Professor John Rogers obtained BA and BS degrees in Chemistry and in Physics from the University of Texas, Austin, in 1989; SM degrees in Physics and in Chemistry 1992 and a PhD in Physical Chemistry in 1995 from MIT. Rogers was a Junior Fellow, Harvard University Society of Fellows, from 1995 - 1997.
He then went to Bell Laboratories where he served as a Director from late 2000 through 2002.
Rogers spent thirteen years on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, before joining Northwestern University in 2016 where he is Director of the Center on Bio-Integrated Electronics.
Rogers' research includes fundamental and applied aspects of nano and molecular scale fabrication as well as materials and patterning techniques for unusual electronic and photonic devices, with an emphasis on bio-integrated and bio-inspired systems.
His research has been recognized with many awards, including the Lemelson-MIT Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship.
Rogers is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.