Dr. Xu is currently an assistant professor at UC San Diego. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular Engineering from Peking University and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He did his postdoctoral studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His group is interested in developing soft wearable electronics for health monitoring and human-machine interfaces. His research has been presented to the Congressmen and Congresswomen as testimony of NIH extramural research during a Congressional Hearing. He has been recognized by many awards, including NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award, NIH Trailblazer Award, Wellcome Trust Innovator Award, 3M Nontenured Faculty Award, Nokia Bell Labs Prize, MIT TR 35, SPIE Rising Researchers, IEEE Sensor Council Technical Achievement Award, and MRS Outstanding Young Investigator Award (one of the 33 recipients of this award since its inception in 1991). He is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and a Frontier of Engineering of the National Academy of Engineering. He serves Nano Research as a Young Star Editor.