BE Seminar – Jun Chen, Ph.D. (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford)


Smart Textiles for Personalized Health Care

There is nothing more personal than healthcare. Health care must move from its current reactive and disease-centric system to a personalized, predictive, preventative and participatory model with a focus on disease prevention and health promotion. As the world marches into the era of Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G wireless, technology renovation enables industry to offer a more individually tailored approach to healthcare with more successful health outcomes, higher quality and lower costs. However, empowering the utility of IoT enabled technology in personalized health care is still significantly challenged by the shortage of cost-effective and wearable biomedical devices to continuously provide real-time, patient-generated health data. Textiles have been concomitant and playing a vital role in the long history of human civilization. In this talk, I will introduce my research on smart textiles for biomedical monitoring and personalized diagnosis, textile for therapy, and textile power generation as an energy solution for the future medical devices. Lastly, I will briefly introduce my proposed research on autonomous self-powered textile body area network that seamlessly integrates wearable power sources, self-powered sensors, microcontrollers, and internet connection for revolutionary applications in the future personalized health care and body computing.


Dr. Jun Chen is currently a postdoctoral research fellow with Prof. Yi Cui at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2016 under the supervision of Prof. Zhong Lin Wang. His research focuses on nanotechnology for energy, sensors, healthcare, and environment in the form of smart textiles, wearables, and Internet of things. He has already published 2 books, 85 journal articles and 45 of them are as first/corresponding authors in Nat. Energy, Nat. Sustain., Nat. Commun., Joule, and many others. He also filed 10 US patents and licensed 1. Jun also received the 2015 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Award, and the 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad. His current h-index is 52.

Seminar Flyer_Jun Chen

Date(s) - Feb 28, 2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Engineering V, Room 2101
410 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095

UCLA Bioengineering