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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.

2022

11/21 Our manuscript led by Hongjie, Yuxiang, and Xiaoxiang is accepted in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

11/20 Dr. Xu serves on the editorial board of Nano Trends.

11/20 Our research is recognized by an Outstanding Contribution Award from the Chinese Association for Science and Technology-San Diego.

11/15 Dr. Xu joins the list of highly cited researchers by Clarivate.

10/31 Our paper led by Hongjie, Hao, Mohan, and Xiaoxiang is accepted in Nature.

10/14 Dr. Xu visited the Colorado School of Mines Mechanical Engineering Department as a Distinguished Guest Speaker.

9/20 Sai wins a Shah Fellowship.

9/13 Our research is supported by Wellcome Leap.

8/30 Our joint paper with Prof. Joseph Wang is accepted in Nature Electronics.

8/22 Dr. Xu serves on the international advisory board of Small Methods.

8/15 Dr. Xu is elevated to an IEEE Senior member.

8/4 Our research is supported by a Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine Award.

7/18 Dr. Xu joins the list of Georgia Tech 40 Under 40.

7/14 Our research is recognized by a FLEXI Award in R&D Achievements.

7/6 Our research on perovskites is selected to exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum and in the WongAvery Library breezeway.

7/2 Our research is recognized by an Outstanding Youth Award from the International Society of Bionic Engineering.

6/30 Dr. Xu serves on the advisory board of Matter.

6/27 Our research is supported by the Defense Health Agency.

6/21 The Air Force Research Lab obtained an FDA exemption for our ultrasound sensors as a breakthrough technology.

6/15 Our research is recognized by the 2022 EMBS Technical Achievement Award.

6/3 Alex wins the 2022 UC San Diego Undergraduate Library Research Prize.

6/2 Our research is supported by the Center for Wearable Sensors.

5/30 Our research is supported by an NIH R01 grant.

4/28 Our manuscript led by Yusheng is accepted in Nature. This work was report by UCSD, Techxplore, LIST SOLAR, sdbn, DailyInFormat, The Weekly, and many others.

4/6 Yangzhi is promoted to Assistant Professor at the Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation.

3/29 Alex is designated as the inaugural CAMP Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholar.

3/28 Our research is supported by the Department of Defense.

3/25 Our research is supported by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Systems Center.

3/24 Dr. Xu gives a keynote presentation at the 2022 Virtual Symposium on Advances in Device Concepts and Applications.

3/21 Dr. Xu serves on the Technical Advisory Council of the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium.

3/7 Innovative Pop-up Sensors for Heart Cells,” NAE FOE highlights our work on its homepage.

3/7 Buckled scalable intracellular bioprobes,” Prof. Chi Hwan Lee writes a News & Views piece in Nature Nanotechnology to highlight our work.

2/26 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the 6th Annual Frontiers in Therapeutics and Diagnostics (FTD) Forum organized by SABPA.

2/3 Alex wins Special Merit, the highest award at the statewide McNair scholar CAMP Symposium.

2/2 Our research is featured and reported in Phys.org.

1/22 Our research is broadcasted on Voice of America – Russian Service and VOA’s affiliate network “Current Time” in the Czech Republic.

1/21 Yusheng joins the list of MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35 China.

1/20 Our research is covered by Physics World.

1/7 Our research is covered by BioWorld.

 

2021

12/22 Our research is highlighted by the Jacob School of Engineering annual review.

11/30 Yimu Chen joins the list of MIT Technology Review Innovators Under 35 Asia Pacific 2021.

11/16 Dr. Xu joins the list of highly cited researchers by Clarivate.

11/12 Alexander Perez de Leon is named as a Jacobs School Racial Equity Fellow.

11/10 Our research was recognized by a Materials Research Prize for Young Investigators from the Department of Materials at ETH Zürich.

11/2 Dr. Xu participates in the 8th Arab-American Frontiers of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Symposium.

10/29-11/1 Dr. Xu presents in two panels on new materials and global competence during the World Laureates Forum.

10/13 Dr. Xu gives an inaugural Distinguished Westlake Engineering Lecture at Westlake University.

10/11 Muyang, Hongjie, and Sai’s review is accepted in Nature Reviews Materials.

10/7 Yue is now Dr. Gu!

9/24 Hongjie is now Dr. Hu!

9/14The physician cocks an ear,” Our research is highlighted by The Statesman.

9/13 Our research is supported by the Department of Energy.

9/6 Our manuscript led by Yue is accepted in Nature Nanotechnology. This work has been reported by UCSDScienceDaily, Nanowerk, Scienmag, and many others.

9/2 Tom Park is supported by a Powell Fellowship.

8/23 “Ultraschallbilder mit elektronischen Pflastern,” Our research is highlighted by Wissenschaft Aktuell.

8/17 “Wearable patch could predict risk of stroke and heart attacks,” Our research is highlighted by Physics World.

7/29 Our research is highlighted by The Imaging Wire.

7/19 Zhenlong Huang lands on a faculty position at UESTC (Shenzhen).

7/7 Dr. Yangzhi Zhu is promoted to Terasaki Fellow.

7/5 Dr. Xu gives a keynote presentation at the International Symposium on Flexible Electronics and Digital Health.

7/1 Dr. Xu is promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

6/29 Dr. Xu gives a keynote presentation at the 7th International Symposium of Flexible & Stretchable Electronics.

6/2 Our research gets support from the Center for Wearable Sensors.

5/24 Our manuscript led by Chonghe, Baiyan, Muyang, and Zhuorui is accepted in Nature Biomedical Engineering. This work has been covered by UCSDTheengineerNewatlasDeepTechBioengineerYahoonews, and many others.

5/4 Our review on single-crystal halide perovskites is accepted in Matter.

4/21 Dr. Xu is invited to participate in the Emerging Leaders Forum as a panelist organized by the National Academy of Medicine.

4/7 All-in-one conformal epidermal patch for multimodal biosensing,” Prof. Jun Chen writes a preview in Matter to highlight our research on integrated wearable sensors for blood pressure and chemical biomarkers.

4/7 Dr. Xu gives a webinar at Keyanyun, with an online audience of >40,000.

4/6 “Wearable patch sends simultaneous signals of health,” our research is highlighted by NIBIB.

3/21 Our manuscript led by Xiangjun, Xiaoxiang, and Aki is accepted for publication in a Nano Research Award Special Issue.

3/18 Yimu and Yusheng land on faculty positions at HIT-Shenzhen and Fudan University, respectively.

3/8 Our research is highlighted in “Techietonics.”

2/23 All in one patch,” Dr. Christine Horejs writes a research highlight on our wearable sensors for blood pressure and chemical signals in Nature Review Materials.

2/19 Our integrated hemodynamic and metabolic device is collected by the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania.

2/16 Our research is supported by a Sloan Research Fellowship.

2/15 Our research on integrated hemodynamic and metabolic sensors is highlighted in IEEE Spectrum.

1/19 Dr. Xu is recognized by an Outstanding Engineer Award from the San Diego County Engineers Council.

1/12 Dr. Xu serves on the committee of the MRS Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award.

 

2020

12/4 Our collaborative manuscript with Prof. Joseph Wang’s group is accepted in Nature Biomedical Engineering.  This work has been covered by UCUCSDUCSD EngineeringABC10ScienceDailyNutritioninsightHealthcare-in-Europe, and many others.

12/3 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk as a Young Faculty Speaker at UC Davis Biomedical Engineering Department.

11/18 Alexander Perez de Leon is named as a McNair Scholar.

11/4 Dr. Xu is invited to give a talk at The Terasaki Institute.

10/31 Dr. Xu is invited to present and moderate a panel on public health during the World Laureates Forum.

10/25 Kuang Yuan wins the Guo Moruo Scholarship.

10/10 Wiley reports our research and aspirations.

10/9 Dr. Pabitra K. Nayak writes a News and Views piece in MRS Bulletin to highlight our work on single-crystal halide perovskites.

10/1 Our research is supported by a subcontract from the University of Chicago.

9/23 Our research is highlighted in “Request for Proposals for Smart MedTech innovations” from Nano-Bio Materials Consortium, Air Force Research Lab.

9/19 “Single-Crystal Perovskite Devices,” Prof. Yuelong Li and Prof. Liming Ding publish a Perspective piece in Science Bulletin to highlight our work on single-crystal halide perovskites.

9/16 Yusheng Lei becomes Dr. Yusheng Lei!

9/4 “Epitaxial lift-off for controllable single-crystalline perovskites,” Dr. Caofeng Pan highlights our work on single-crystal halide perovskite thin films in Science Bulletin.

9/2 “Perovskite Single-Crystal Thin Film Devices Using Lithography Assisted Epitaxy,” Prof. Edward Sargent and Prof. Xiwen Gong publish a Preview in Matter to highlight our work on single-crystal halide perovskite thin films.

8/4 Our research is supported by an NIGMS Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award.

7/20 Yimu Chen becomes Dr. Yimu Chen!

7/18 Yimu and Yusheng are highlighted on the NSF MRSEC homepage.

7/9 Our research is supported by an Administrative Supplement grant from NIBIB.

7/8 Our research is recognized by an IEEE Sensors Council Early Career Technical Achievement Award.

6/30 “Softsonics: a device to take way to blood-pressure readings continuously,” Nature Outlook publishes an essay to highlight our translational work on wearable blood pressure sensors.

6/26 Dr. Xu gives an invited webinar at iCANX Talks, with an online audience of 335,238 people.

6/19 Our research is supported by a COVID-19 supplement from the Wellcome Trust.

6/1 Our research is supported by the Center for Wearable Sensors.

5/21 National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute publishes a feature article on blood pressure measurement devices to bolster the public awareness of the World Hypertension Day.

5/6 Our research is supported by the GEM Challenge – COVID-19.

4/28 Our research is supported by the UC Office of the President.

4/24 Our manuscript led by Yusheng and Yimu is accepted in Nature. This work was reported by UCSDUCSD EngineeringNatureAsiaMaterialsTodayScienceDailyPhysNanowerkEurekAlertCleantechnica, and many others.

4/14 “5 Cool Technologies Your Tax Dollars Are Funding,” NIH Director’s Blog highlights our research in a special collection of advances at NIBIB.

3/2 Our research is supported by the George W. and Carol A. Lattimer Faculty Research Fellowship.

2/11 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the WEARABLE TECH + DIGITAL HEALTH + NEUROTECH SILICON VALLEY workshop in Menlo Park, CA.

2/5 “Strain Control for Halide Perovskites,” Dr. Xingcai Zhang publishes a Preview in Matter to highlight our work on strained epitaxial halide perovskites.

2/1-2 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk and chairs a session at the SPIE Photonics West Conference in San Francisco, CA.

1/30 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1/29 Dr. Xu gives an invited talk at the IMAPS Advanced Packaging for Medical Microelectronics Workshop in San Diego, CA.

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. This work has been reported by UCSDC&ENEurekAlertScienceDailyPhysTechXploreNAE FOE, and many others.

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 in 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, and receives the designation of Kavli Fellow.

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).

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

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.

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 in 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 sensors 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.

9/11 “A 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.

8/13 “Stretchable 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 UCSDBreitbartSciencedailyInnovationtorontoTechxploreChemeuropeEurekalertYahooXinhuanetPeople, 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 UCSDMIT Technology ReviewNIBIB Science HighlightNIH Research MattersNBC7Local12SmithsonianXueshujingwei, 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 UCSDScienceDailyTechxploreEurekalertTheengineerACMASME, 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.

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.

6/15 Our research receives the 2016 Galvanizing Engineering in Medicine (GEM) 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.