MSE Seminar Series: Jesse S. Jur

Friday, April 8, 2016
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Room 2110, Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building
JoAnne Kagle

Jesse S. Jur
Assistant Professor
College of Textiles
North Carolina State University

Textile Electronic Systems Design Strategies

Textile electronics represents the potential advancement of garments that provide a distributed system of electronics which enable new dynamics in health, fitness, industrial and entertainment. Primary challenges exist in the development of this marketplace, namely manufacturable integration strategies for durable and comfortable devices.  To overcome this challenge, the synergetic performance relationship between the textile integration and the electronic components needs to be defined. Doing so provides an additional incentive toward promoting a competitive marketplace in this evolving field. This presentation will review activity in the NEXT (Nano-Extended Textiles) research group at NC State, focused on developing facile system-level integration strategies of electronic devices into textiles toward current and future wearable smart devices.  Strategies that assess the performance of the textile electronics in relation to the user’s human scenario will be presented. More complex human scenarios are examined toward self-powered systems, in which methods are presented that track the effects of the user’s activity and external environment.  

About the Speaker

Dr. Jesse Jur is an Assistant Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science at NC State University's College of Textiles. The College of Textiles at N.C. State is the global leader in textile education and research.   Having undertaken his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina, and then spending 3 years in Silicon Valley, he earned his Materials Science and Engineering at N.C. State.   In all Dr. Jur has spent the last 15 years researching the interfaces of technologies: from semiconductor device development to textile designs.  His current research focuses on integration of systems electronics into wearable platforms for energy harvesting and monitoring of a person's environmental and physiological state. He is the Technology Thrust Leader for ‘Wearability and Data’ for ASSIST (Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies), a National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC).  He is also the co-director of the Textile Engineering and Textile Technology Engineering Design Program in the College of Textiles, an intensive course that interfaces students and industry for innovative product development.

Audience: Public 

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