Professor and MiNI Lab Director
Flexible electronics, wearable sensors, digital Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip devices and human-sensing interfaces
Dr. Pan’s Micro-Nano Innovations Laboratory (MiNI Lab) researches a wide range of topics in cutting-edge bioengineering, including flexible electronics, wearable sensors, digital microfluidics and lab-on-a-chip devices. Dr. Pan is best known for inventing a new category of tactile/force sensors, known as Flexible Ion Tronic Sensing (FITS). Among all the flexible tactile sensors, the FITS device exhibits the highest reported device sensitivity and the largest signal-to-noise ratio, both essential to flexible sensing, by first introducing an angstrom-level supercapacitive interface. Its medical use has been extended to non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, continuous tracking of compression therapy and tactile feedbacks for prosthetics.