Group News

Open Position Announcement:

Graduate students and postdoctoral candidates who have a background in ultrasound devices are welcome to join the group. 

If you are interested, please contact Dr. Xu with your CV.

2020


1/17 Dr. Xu was recognized as one of the "DCS Rising Reseachers" by SPIE. 

1/8 "A structurally unstable semiconductor stabilized and enhanced by strain", Prof. Jian Shi writes a News and Views article in Nature to highlight our work on strained epitaxial halide perovskites.

2019


12/11 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

12/5 Our research is recognized by a Bell Labs Prize from the Nokia Bell Labs. 

12/3 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA.

11/17-19 Dr. Xu is selected to participate in the Seventh Arab-American Frontiers symposium organized by the Library of Alexandria and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Cairo, Egypt. 

11/13 Our research is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

10/29 Our manuscript led by Yimu and Yusheng is accepted in Nature.

10/28 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the IEEE Sensors, Montreal, Canada.

9/25 Our stretchable ultrasonic device is highlighted in a testimony to the congressmen and congresswomen at a Congressional Hearing

9/23 Our research is recognized by a Catalyst Award from Biocom. 

9/18 Dr. Xu participates a panel on "My engineering journey" during the Global Grand Challenge Summit at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London, UK. 

9/9 Our research receives support from the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium.

9/5 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 31st Annual Electronics Packaging Symposium, GE Research Center, Niskayuna, NY

8/20 Dr. Xu is selected to participate in the National Academy of Sciences - 2019 Japanese-American-German Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium.

8/14 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 2019 IEEE International Flexible Electronics Technology Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

8/12 Chonghe wins the Baxter Young Investigator Award (First tier). Congratulations!

8/10 Dr. Chunfeng Wang lands on a faculty position at the Shenzhen University, China. Congratulations!

8/6 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 2019 NextFlex Innovation Day in San Jose, CA.

7/11 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 2019 "Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Medicine: Emerging Frontiers and Applications" workshop at UCLA.

6/25 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 2019 Sensors Expo & Conference, San Jose, CA.

6/18 Dr. Xu serves Nano Research as a Young Star Editor. 

6/12 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 18th International Workshop on Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (MUT2019), Grenoble, France.

5/28-29 Dr. Xu gives two invited talks at the 235th ECS Meeting, Dallas, TX.

5/28 Dr. Xu is selected to participate in the National Academy Engineering’s 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

5/28 Senlu will start his new career at Selection Bioscience LLC. Congratulations!

5/19 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the IEEE-EMBS 16th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, Chicago, IL.

4/26 Our research is supported by the Center for Wearable Sensors.

4/23 Our research is supported by an NIBIB Trailblazer Award.

4/22 Dr. Xu speaks on the MRS TV about the opportunities and challenges of soft electronics.

4/15 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference, Baltimore, MD.

4/12 Dr. Xu gives a keynote talk at the 14th Annual IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, Bangkok, Thailand.

4/10 Dr. Xu participates two panels on "Human X Machine" and "Intelligent Transformations" during the World Innovation Summit in New York City. 

4/4 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Sino-America Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professional Association, San Diego, CA.

4/2 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the SelectBIO conference BioEngineering, BioDetection & BioSensors, Coronado Island, CA.

3/22 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Illumina headquarter, San Diego, CA.

3/21 Our research is supported by an Innovator Award from the Wellcome Trust.

2/19 Our research on wearable blood pressure sensor is highlighted in the NIH National Engineers Week.

2/14 Dr. Xu is recognized by an Outstanding Young Investigator Award from the Materials Research Society. 

2/1 Our research is supported by a gift fund from Honda Research Institute-USA.

1/29 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

1/12 "12 innovations that will revolutionize the future of medicine", National Geographic highlights our research on wearable blood pressure sensors. 

1/4 Dr. Xu and Chonghe speak on the CBC radio about the wearable blood pressure sensor. 

2018


12/21 "Groundbreaking Research In 2018", Forbes highlights our research on wearable blood pressure sensors.

12/18 Our research on wearable blood pressure sensor is highlighted in the 2018 Jacob School of Engineering annual review and the NIH-wide annual review.

12/11 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Sensors Summit 2018 in San Diego, CA.

11/25-30 Yusheng, Hongjie, and Chonghe present their work during the MRS Fall meeting in Boston, MA. 

11/20 Our Samsung Global Research Outreach project will continue into the third year.

11/18 "UC San Diego enjoys a golden age in research", San Diego Union-Tribune highlights our research on wearable electronics.

11/15 Our group is invited to participate in the 58th Founders Day to demonstrate our research to the Chancellor and Founders of UC San Diego.

11/14 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Smart Health Institute at the San Diego State University.

11/2 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Center for Minimally Invasive Therapeutics at UCLA.

11/1 Our research on wearable ultrasonic sensors for central blood pressure monitoring is highlighted by the NIH Director's Blog.

10/15 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the IEEE 13th Nanotechnology Materials & Devices Conference in Portland, OR.

10/14 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Nature Conference on Flexible Electronics-Visions of a Flexible Future in Xi'an, China.

9/13 Dr. Xu gives a pitch talk on wearable ultrasonic patches for deep tissue monitoring during the 2018 EmTech Conference at MIT Media Lab.

9/11A skin patch for sensing blood pressure", Dr. Steven Steinhubl and Dr. Eric Topol write a News & Views piece in Nature Biomedical Engineering that highlights our work on central blood pressure monitoring.

8/20 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the International Union of Materials Research Societies in Daejeon, South Korea.

8/13Stretchable electronics on another level", Professor Dae-Hyeong Kim writes a News & Views piece in Nature Electronics that highlights our work on 3D integrated stretchable electronics.

8/7 Our research on the ultrasound patch was selected to the Top 100 Science Spinoffs and has entered 2 % out of 5,000 global science spinoffs according to the following criteria: uniqueness of the technology/product, high commercial potential and positive impact to the humanity’s well-being.

7/11 Our research receives the NHLBI Technology Development Award. 

7/11 Dr. Xu chairs a session during the U.S. Air Force Science and Technology 2030 Visioning Workshop at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

7/8 Our manuscript led by Zhenlong, Yifei, and Yang is accepted in Nature Electronics. This work has been covered by UCSD, Breitbart, Sciencedaily, Innovationtoronto, Techxplore, Chemeurope, Eurekalert, Yahoo, Xinhuanet, People, and many others.

6/29 Our manuscript led by Chonghe, Xiaoshi, and Hongjie is accepted in Nature Biomedical Engineering. This work has been covered by UCSD, MIT Technology ReviewNIBIB Science Highlight, NIH Research MattersNBC7, Local12, SmithsonianXueshujingwei, and many others. 

6/27 Dr. Xu is named among the 2018 list of 35 Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review.

6/26 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Sensor Expo Precon Workshop in San Jose, CA.

6/21 Dr. Xu gives a power talk during the HP innovation week. 

6/1 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the ASCE EMI Conference at MIT. 

5/15 Chunfeng, Chonghe, and Zhenlong's invited review article has been accepted in Advanced Materials.

5/15 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Electrochemical Society Meeting in Seattle, WA.

5/9 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Emerging Technologies Conference in Whistler, Canada.

5/1 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, MD.

5/1 Our research receives support from the Altman Clinical & Translational Research Institute.

5/1 Dr. Xu serves as a member of the editorial board for Current Applied Physics, an official journal of the Korean Physical Society published by Elsevier.

5/1 Dr. Xu becomes an affiliated faculty of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC San Diego.

4/24 Our research gets support from the Center for Wearable Sensors.

3/26-27 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk and Chonghe Wang presents a poster at the NSYSU-UCSD Bilateral Symposium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

2/28 Dr. Xu becomes an affiliated faculty of the Department of Bioengineering at UC San Diego.

1/31 Our Center for Human Urban Mobility is supported by the Center Launch Seed Funds for Large Proposal Development. 

1/22 The first two manuscripts that our group leads have been accepted in Science Advances and Advanced Materials, respectively. Media reports include UCSD, ScienceDaily, Techxplore, Eurekalert, Theengineer, ACM, ASME, and many others. 

  

2017


12/17 Our Samsung Global Research Outreach project will continue into the second year.

11/27 Our research gets support from the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering at NIH.

11/16-17 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the UCSD-NYMU-NCTU Bilateral Symposium in Taipei, Taiwan.

11/1 Our research gets support from the Honda Research Institute.

9/2 Our research gets support from the Contextual Robotics Institute.

8/8-18 Dr. Xu is selected to participate in the rapid response program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM.

7/28-29 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 1st Biomedical Engineering Summit at Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China.

6/5-6 Dr. Xu attends the Science & Engineering Faculty Day at the 3M Headquarter and visits the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Minnesota in Twin Cities.

5/1 Our research gets support from the Center for Wearable Sensors.

4/26-28 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 9th MEMS Engineer Forum and visits 3M Japan Headquarter and Sony Headquarter in Tokyo, Japan.

4/22 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the MRS/Kavli Future of Materials Workshop in Phoenix, AZ.

4/19 Dr. Xu gives a Distinguished Lecture in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University.

4/11 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at SPIE Defense and Commercial Sensing Conference in Anaheim, CA.

1/31 Group member Dr. Lin Zhang takes on his new role as an associate professor at Xi'an Jiaotong University. Congratulations, Lin!

1/25 Our research receives the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award.

2016


10/5 Our research is featured by Nature Nanotechnology's "Ten years in images".

10/3 Our research gets support from the Center for Healthy Aging.

9/2 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH.

8/8 Our research receives a gift fund from Sony.

8/4 Our research receives the Samsung 2016 Global Research Outreach Award.

5/31 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the ECS Spring meeting at San Diego, CA.

5/25-27 Dr. Xu gave an invited talk on wearable electronics technology at the 2016 CMOS Emerging Technologies (CMOSET) Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

5/2 Our research gets support from the Center for Wearable Sensors.

3/14-16 Dr. Xu gives the Bright Mind Lecture on soft electronics at 2016 KAUST-NSF Research Conference on Electronics Materials, Devices and Systems for Sustainable Future, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

1/5 Group member Dr. Lin Zhang's research receives a fellowship from Frontiers of Innovation Scholars Program.

2015


10/14 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the ECS Fall meeting in Phoenix, AZ.

7/8 Our research gets support from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

7/1 The Xu research group at UC San Diego Department of NanoEngineering is founded.