Presented by Professor Joseph Wang, Distinguished Professor, Chair of Nanoengineering, University California San Diego (UCSD), USA
Venue: Innovation Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, 90 Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs
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This presentation will discuss recent advances and developments in our UCSD laboratories aimed at developing wearable flexible sensors and tiny self-propelled nanomachines. My long career has been devoted at generating innovative solutions for supporting our changing societal needs, while training highly skilled future scientists. Our research over the past three decades has thus aimed at stretching the imagination for introducing new creative concepts. Two such recent examples will be discussed towards changing the way we monitor and treat our body using skin-worn sensors and nanoscale submarines. Technical challenges and future prospects for realizing such wearable sensors and tiny nanomachines will be discussed.
Joseph Wang is a SAIC Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Nanogineering at University of California San Diego (UCSD), USA. He is also the Director of the UCSD Center of Wearable Sensors (CWS). After holding a Regents Professor and Manasse Chair positions at New Mexico State University (NMSU), he moved to Arizona State University (ASU) where he served as the Director of the Center for Bioelectronics and Biosensors (Biodesign Institute). He joined the UCSD NanoEngineering Department in 2008. Wang is also a Honorary Professor from 7 different universities and the recipient of 2 national American Chemical Society (ACS) Awards for Electrochemistry (2006) and Instrumentation (1999). He also serves as the Chief Editor of the Wiley journal Electroanalysis and on the editorial board of 20 other journals. The research interests of Prof. Wang include the development of nanomotors and microrobots, wearable sensors, flexible materials, bioelectronics and biosensors, and biofuel cells. He has authored over 990 research papers, 10 books, 12 patents, and 35 chapters (H Index of 112 making him one of the world's best living Chemists). He was ranked as the most cited electrochemist in the world in 1995, and the most cited researcher in engineering during 1995-2005.