Nan Sun, assistant professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Nanshu Lu, assistant professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering received a grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate and implement stretchable planar antenna modulated by integrated circuit for the near field communication of epidermal electrophysiological sensors.
The Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems of the National Science Foundation awarded the grant. This division addresses fundamental research issues underlying devices and component technologies, power controls, and computation, networking, communications and cyber technologies. It supports the integration and networking of intelligent systems principles at the nano, micro and macro scales for a variety of application domains in healthcare, homeland security, disaster mitigation, energy, telecommunications, environment, transportation, manufacturing, and other systems-related areas.
In 2013, Prof. Sun, received an NSF CAREER award for his work on Combining Nuclear Magnetic Resonance with Integrated Circuit Technology. It was part of the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program that promotes junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations.