Liquid Metal-based Microfluidics for Stretchable Bioelectronics
Our interest in making stretchable bioelectronics stems from our work in microfluidic chips that allow many biomedical functions, such as diagnosis, screening/synthesis of therapeutics, as well as tissue engineering. Integrating liquid metal and elastic polymer-based microfluidic chips into stretchable electronic circuits, we find that these stretchable circuits can dramatically expand the capability of micro-/nano-scale structures in a variety of biomedical applications, such as biomedical sensing, tissue engineering, drug discovery and biological computing. For example, a fully stretchable blood oxygen sensor and a fully stretchable sweat detection device can be prepared by using liquid metal elastic polymer microfluidic devices. These new materials can also be used to prepare healable electronic blood vessels and vascular stents that allow gene therapy on targeted live tissues.
Xingyu Jiang is a Chair Professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China. He obtained his BS at the University of Chicago (1999) and PhD at Harvard University (Chemistry, 2004). In 2005, he joined the National Center for NanoScience and Technology/the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He moved to the Southern University of Science and Technology in 2018. His research interests include microfluidics and nanomedicine. He was awarded the “Hundred Talents Plan” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation of China’s Distinguished Young Scholars Award, the Scopus Young Researcher Gold Award, the Human Frontier Science Program Young Investigator Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed papers.
1999年获得美国芝加哥大学化学学士，2004年于美国哈佛大学化学系取得博士学位，师从美国两院院士George Whitesides教授。2005年开始任职于国家纳米科学中心、中国科学院大学。2018年开始任南方科技大学讲席教授。蒋兴宇研究员2010年获 “国家杰出青年科学基金”， 还获中组部“万人计划”拔尖青年、国务院政府特殊津贴、科技部“创新人才推进计划”、科技部重点研发计划（任首席科学家）、基金委重点项目、腾讯“科学探索奖”、中国化学会青年化学奖等。现在是美国医学与生物工程学会(AIBME)与英国皇家化学会(RSC)会士。发表论文超过300篇。研究方向主要包括：微流控芯片和纳米生物医学。