Bioelectronics – Transforming Health Care Using the Power of Electronics
September 15 (Thursday), 2022
11:30 am to 12:30 pm (EDT)
Virtual via Zoom
Abstract: Our lives today are filled with technologies that our grandparents, parents, and possibly even each of us could not have imagined growing up. Today, seamless communication on the go is taken for granted. And autonomous transportation is on the immediate horizon. The next revolution that will truly transform how humans live and age is bioelectronics. The convergence of health care and electronics offers incredible opportunities for much more personalized medicine, faster and more effective novel drug discovery, novel disease treatments to not just prolong lifetimes but also the quality of life, and even new computing paradigms. The bioelectronics revolution is just starting, but will fundamentally improve all of our lives!
Biography: Dr. Steve Johnston holds dual roles at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt Germany / EMD Electronics as Vice President and Head of Technology Transformation and Enablement in the Electronics business unit and Vice President and Head of Technology Scouting and Ecosystem Enablement in the Corporate Science and Technology organization. He leads Merck KGaA’s electronics engagements internally and with the semiconductor ecosystem. He also heads an organization in Merck to identify disruptive technologies and launch business growth programs spanning electronics, health care, and life sciences. Previously, he was Senior Director of Supplier Technology and Industry Development at Intel Corp. Dr. Johnston is a member of SEMI’s Board of Industry Leaders, and many more semiconductor industry committees. He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Florida, holds 17 patents and has authored >60 publications/presentations.