“Innovating Health” Outstanding Young Speaker Webinar – Dr Gao Wei


“Innovating Health” Outstanding Young Speaker Webinar – Dr Gao Wei

The rising research interest in personalised medicine promises to revolutionise traditional medical practices, which presents a tremendous opportunity for developing wearable devices for predictive analytics and treatment. This talk will introduce our efforts in developing fully integrated skin-interfaced biosensors for non-invasive molecular analysis. Such wearable biosensors can continuously, selectively, and accurately measure a broad spectrum of sweat analytes, including metabolites, electrolytes, hormones, drugs, and other small molecules. The clinical value of our wearable sensing platforms is evaluated through multiple human studies involving both healthy and patient populations toward physiological monitoring, nutritional monitoring, disease diagnosis, mental health assessment, and drug personalisation. This talk will feature our recent works on self-powered battery-free electronic skins and mHealth-based biosensors for multiplexed COVID-19 diagnosis and management. These wearable and flexible devices could open the door to a wide range of personalised monitoring, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications.

Wei Gao is an Assistant Professor of Medical Engineering in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2014 as a Jacobs Fellow and HHMI International Student Research Fellow (2012–2014). In 20142017, he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award, Sloan Research Fellowship, IEEE EMBS Early Career Achievement Award, IEEE Sensor Council Technical Achievement Award, 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, and ACS DIC Young Investigator Award. He is a World Economic Forum Young Scientist (Class of 2020), a member of Global Young Academy (Class of 2019), and a 2020 Highly Cited Researcher (Web of Science). He is an Associate Editor of Science Advances. His research interests include wearable devices, biosensors, flexible electronics, micro/nanorobotics, and nanomedicine.

For more information about Gao’s research, visit www.gao.caltech.edu.

Register the webinar here: https://nus-sg.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_q4GTENe4R_Wf0_RbM78wYQ

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