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February 21, 2020

Patrick Mercier receives the 2020 San Diego County Engineering Council's Outstanding Engineering Award

Professor Patrick Mercier has been awarded the 2020 San Diego County Engineering Council's Outstanding Engineering Award. Awarded to one engineer in the San Diego County area annually for recognition of significant engineering advancements and demonstrated leadership in professional societies, Prof. Mercier has been recognized for his technical contributions to ultra-low-power integrated circuit technologies and for his leadership as co-director of the UC San Diego Center for Wearable Sensors. The award was presented at the annual Engineers Week San Diego (EWSD) Awards Banquet on February 21.


March 18, 2019

Joseph Wang received the SEAC - Charles N. Reilley Award at PITTCON 2019

At the PITTCON 2019, awards are presented to scientists who have made outstanding contributions to analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Joseph Wang is the recipient of Society for Electroanalytical Chemistry (SEAC) - Charles N. Reilley Award.

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June 29, 2018

Making off-the-shelf electronics stretchable

Stretchy electronics that can conform to the body no longer have to compromise between electrical and mechanical performance, thanks to some smart engineering by Sheng Xu. His strategy made it possible to integrate off-the-shelf components into elastic materials to create highly stretchable electronics as capable as their rigid counterparts.

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June 15, 2018

Joseph Wang received Heyrovsky Honorary Medal

Joseph Wang, CWS Director, has received the Heyrovsky Honorary Medal from the Czech National Academy of Sciences


June 06, 2018

Joseph Wang received ESEAC 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Joseph Wang, CWS Director, has received the ESEAC 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award in Electroanalytical Chemistry. This prize is awarded to a senior scientist with a proven record of significant achievements in Electroanalytical Chemistry and active involvement in the activities of ESEAC. 


November 27, 2017

Joseph Wang named Honorary Doctor in Europe

Joseph Wang, Distinguished Professor and Chair of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego, was awarded a "Doctor Honoris Causa" (honorary doctorate) by two universities in Europe last week.

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July 08, 2016

Wearable sensors work in PNAS news

Joe Wang's self-healing electronics research profiled in a PNAS news feature by Katherine Bourzac.

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April 16, 2016

Self-healing gadgets?

Researchers from the lab of Center for Wearable Sensors Joseph Wang recently presented work that could one day be useful for fixing circuits woven into clothing or other fabrics.

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March 03, 2016

Smart clothing on display at ARPA-E Technology Showcase

Researchers from the ATTACH smart clothing project presented their work at the 2016 ARPA-E Technology Showcase in Washington, D.C. this week.

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February 09, 2016

Patrick Mercier wins DARPA Young Faculty Award

Professor Patrick Mercier received a 2016 DARPA Young Faculty Award, which is given to rising research stars in junior faculty positions at U.S. academic institutions. 

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January 20, 2016

Nanoengineers win $1 million grant

Nanoengineers win $1 million grant to develop wearables that decontaminate chem-bio agents from skin.

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January 14, 2016

Joseph Wang recognized in prestigious Thomson Reuters lists in 2015

Professor Joseph Wang was named one of the World's Most Influential Scientific Minds and a Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters in 2015

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June 25, 2015

NSF Career Award

Professor Drew Hall’s National Science Foundation proposal titled “Ultrasensitive Point-of-Care Diagnostics using Magnetic Biosensors” was selected for an NSF CAREER award. 

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November 25, 2014

Wearable Sensors Center Director Receives Endowed Chair

Professor Joseph Wang is now the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) Endowed Chair in Engineering.

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November 20, 2014

Wearable Drones

UC San Diego cognitive science alumna Jelena Jovanovic is making wearable drones to serve as personal photographers.

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November 17, 2014

Center for Wearable Sensors Poster Session

Check out photos from the poster session at the TSensors Summit.

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November 13, 2014

EE Times: Tiny Tattoos Sense Health

Press coverage of Joseph Wang's talk at Trillion Sensors Summit. 

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November 12, 2014

EE Times: Trillion-Sensor Vision, Results Shared

Center for Wearable Sensors contributes big to Trillion Sensors Summit. 

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November 09, 2014

Using sweat to monitor your health

Q&A with Dean Pisano on TSensors Summit highlights wearable sensors research. 

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November 08, 2014

Prof. Mercier wins Hellman Fellowship

Associate Director of the Center for Wearable Sensors Patrick Mercier won a prestigious Hellman Fellowship Award from UC San Diego for this academic year. 

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