Dr. Philipp Gutruf is an Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Arizona and leads the Gutruf Lab. He received his postdoctoral training in the Rogers Research Group at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) where he developed a broad set of soft, highly miniaturized wireless battery free tools for the characterization and stimulation of biological systems. Dr. Gutruf received his PhD in 2016 at RMIT University where he worked on oxide based stretchable electronics, sensors and photonics, with emphasis on device fabrication and material concepts for intrinsically stretchable devices. He has authored over 23 journal articles and received 4 patents and his work has been highlighted on 6 journal covers. He has also been the recipient of prestigious scholarships and fellowships such as the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) and the Australian Nano Technology Network Travel Fellowship. The Gutruf Lab`s research focuses on creating devices that intimately integrate with biological systems by unifying innovations in soft materials, photonics and electronics to create systems with broad impact on health diagnostics and neuroscience.