Dr. Jesse Jur is an Associate Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science at NC State University’s College of Textiles, the global leader in textile education and research. Dr. Jur has spent his career researching the interfaces of technologies: from semiconductor device development to textile designs. His research focuses on the integration of systems electronics into wearable platforms for energy harvesting, monitoring of a person’s physiological state, and improving user’s comfort. He is the Technology Thrust Leader for ‘Wearability and Data’ for ASSIST (Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies), a 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.