Taster talk: Tomorrow's electronics

Dr Matt Cole takes us from the origins of the transistor to the new materials that will power the electronics of the future.

‘Nano technology is set to lay the foundations for the next generation of electronics. In these electronics we'll see new kinds of bio-compatible, flexible, truly-transparent electronics.’
Dr Matt Cole Lecturer in Electronic & Electrical Engineering

Learning outcomes

  • the origins of the transistor
  • the increasing needs of society for smaller and more powerful electronic devices
  • how and why we are developing new materials
  • what the electronics of the future might look like

Meet the presenter

Find out more about Matt's role, what inspired him to become an electrical engineer and what the future of the sector will look like.


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Discuss the future of electronics with your class