About Sheng Xu
Sheng Xu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at the University of California, San Diego. He received his BS degree in chemistry and molecular engineering from Peking University and PhD degree in materials science and engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Xu worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research group currently focuses on crystalline material growth for high-performance energy harvesting devices and biointegrated electronics for health monitoring and human–machine interfaces. His research has been highlighted as “Groundbreaking Research in 2018” by Forbes, “12 innovations that will revolutionize the future of medicine” by National Geographic, and 2018 National Institutes of Health (NIH)-wide end-of-year review. Xu has been recognized by a series of awards, including the MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Technology Development Award, 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Prize for Young Chemists, and the Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Award.