Dr. Jesse Jur is an Assistant Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science at N.C. State University’s College of Textiles, the global leader in textile education and research.   Having undertaken his undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering, and then spending 3 years in Silicon Valley, he earned his Ph.D.in Materials Science and Engineering at N.C. State.   In all Dr. Jur has spent the last 15 years researching the interfaces of technologies: from semiconductor device development to textile designs.  His current research focuses on integration of systems electronics into wearable platforms for energy harvesting and monitoring of a person’s environmental and physiological state. He is the Technology Thrust Leader for ‘Wearability and Data’ for ASSIST (Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies), a $38M USD National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC).  He is also the co-director of the Textile Engineering and Textile Technology Engineering Design Program in the College of Textiles, an intensive course that interfaces students and industry for innovative product development.