Super-stretchable functionalized materials and fibers for third generation wearable technology

Project Details


Smart textiles and wearables are predicted to transform our lives. This project aims to solve two main barriers of integrating rigid functional materials and devices into textiles, namely limited deformability and the lack of autonomous power production. We will develop methods and protocols for direct deposition of micro- and nanoscale components onto textile fibers and bring about new understanding of how to efficiently design stretchable functional textile fibers. Furthermore, the increase of the stretching capacity of the electrodes is targeted with novel hierarchical folded structures, i.e. accordeon-type electrodes. These electrodes can be used as building blocks for stretchable textile-integrable organic solar cells.
Effective start/end date01/09/201931/08/2023

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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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