BME Seminar with Simiao Niu, Ph.D.*

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    • Thursday February 13, 2020
      11:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Location: Emory, HSRB, Room E360: Videoconference Georgia Tech – UAW 3115 / Stream from PC:
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Walter Rich


Summary Sentence: Wireless Human-inspired Bioelectronic Network

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Simiao Niu, Ph.D.*
Postdoctoral Fellow
Stanford University


"Wireless Human-inspired Bioelectronic Network"


60% of Americans live with at least one chronic disease. These diseases and associated comorbidities are now the leading causes of death in the United States. Effective management of complex chronic diseases requires body-wide, long-term, accurate, and continuous monitoring of multiple physiological signals to precisely determine the pathological state. These physiological signal monitoring can dramatically reduce the demand of physician visiting and increase patients’ engagement and treatment adherence rate. The ultimate technology platform for such kind of monitoring would be a close-looped wireless bioelectronic network. In this talk, I will discuss my previous research efforts on building such wireless bioelectronic network. First, I will describe a body area sensor network technology that utilizes novel wireless hybridization strategy to integrate soft on-skin devices with rigid high-performance silicon electronics to bypass the mechanical modulus mismatch. Then I introduced complex stretchable circuits so multiple analog sensors can be integrated into one soft skin sensing stickers. Next, I will introduce a smart bandage that can accelerate and monitor the wound healing process. Finally, I will switch the topic to triboelectric nanogenerator, an emerging technology for mechanical energy harvesting, to provide alternative power supply for the on-body network. Overall, the bioelectronic network technology platform could assess multiple health outcomes and treatment response to various chronic diseases. Ultimately, this technology will help to reduce chronic disease burden, lower medical costs and provide a better quality of life for patients.

Simiao Niu is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, under the supervision of Prof. Zhenan Bao. He received his Ph.D. degree in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Zhong Lin Wang. He earned his master of science degree in the Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015 and his bachelor of engineering degree in the Institute of Microelectronics at Tsinghua University in 2011 with the highest honors and outstanding undergraduate thesis award. He is a receipt of the MRS graduate student award. His research interest includes wearable electronics, bioelectronics and biosensing systems, flexible and stretchable electronic devices, energy harvesting technologies towards self-powered system, cyber-physical systems, and Internet of things.


Host: Stas Emelianov


Thursday, February 13
11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Emory HSRB bldg, E360

Video Conference: Whitaker 3115

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Wallace H. Coulter Dept. of Biomedical Engineering

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