Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego
Soft electronic devices that can acquire vital signs from the human body represent an important trend for healthcare. Combined strategies of materials design and advanced microfabrication allow the integration of a variety of components and devices on a stretchable platform, resulting in functional systems with minimal constraints on the human body. In this presentation, I will demonstrate a wearable multichannel patch that can sense a collection of signals from the human skin in a wireless mode. Additionally, integrating high-performance ultrasonic transducers on the stretchable platform adds a new third dimension to the detection range of conventional soft electronics. Ultrasound waves can penetrate the skin and noninvasively capture dynamic events in deep tissues, such as blood pressure and blood flow waveforms in central arteries and veins. This stretchable platform holds profound implications for a wide range of applications in consumer electronics, sports medicine, defense, and clinical practices.
Dr. Xu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular Engineering from Peking University in Beijing, China, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His group is interested in soft wearable electronics for health monitoring and human-machine interfaces. His research has been presented to the Congressmen and Congresswomen as testimony of NIH extramural research during a Congressional Hearing. He has been recognized by a number of awards, including the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, NIH NIBIB Trailblazer Award, Wellcome Trust Innovator Award, 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, and MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award (one of the 32 recipients of this award since its inception in 1991). He is Frontiers of Engineering of the National Academy of Engineering and a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. He serves Nano Research as a Young Star Editor.
徐升博士目前是加州大学圣地亚哥分校纳米工程系的助理教授。他在北京大学获得化学和分子工程学士学位，在佐治亚理工学院获材料科学与工程博士学位。他曾在伊利诺伊大学香槟分校材料科学与工程系担任博士后研究助理。该团队的主要研究领域是应用于健康监测和人机交互界面的柔性可穿戴电子产品。他的研究成果曾在国会听证会上作为国家卫生研究院校外研究的证词提交给国会议员。他获得了许多奖项的认可，包括麻省理工学院技术评选的35名35岁以下的创新者，NIH NIBIB开拓者奖，Wellcome Trust创新者奖，3M非学生教师奖，MRS杰出青年研究者奖（自1991年设立以来，该奖项的32个获奖者之一）。他是国家工程院的工程先驱和国家科学院的Kavli会士，同时也是Nano Research的年轻明星编辑。