Tingrui Pan

Prof. Tingrui Pan is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis.  Leading the Micro-Nano Innovations (MiNI) Group, his research interests span a wide range of topics in bioengineering frontiers, including flexible and wearable technologies, lab-on-a-chip microfluidics, mobile health and personalized medicine.  Prof. Pan has been known for inventing a new category of mechanical sensors, known as Flexible Iontronic Sensors (FITS), with the highest reported pressure-to-capacitance sensitivity and the largest signal-to-noise ratio, utilizing an elastic electronic double layer interface, both highly essential to dynamic wearable environments.  Prof. Pan has authored over 100 refereed publications, received more than $20 million federal and private research funding, and held more than 20 US patents/patent applications.  His translational activities lead to formation of multiple high-tech startup companies and more than 10 of his co-inventions have been successfully licensed.  He is the founding Director of UC Davis Global Research and Education in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program, a flagship educational outreach program.  Professor Pan is an elected Fellow of American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).