Colloquium - J.-C. (Jungchih) Chaio, Southern Methodist University

Wed, 11/06/2019 - 10:00am
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CoRE Bldg Lecture Hall


Title: Miniature Wireless Devices for  Closed-loop Health Management

Speaker: Dr. J.-C. (Jungchih) Chiao, Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair, Southern Methodist University

Abstract: Mobile technologies have changed our life style significantly. Personalized tools such as wearable and implantable devices through wireless communication and Internet of Things have been utilized in healthcare to provide unique functions and reduce costs. Individuals can be empowered with tailored solutions without limitation in mobility or daily activities. Quantitative documentation of physiological parameters presents more accurate assessment. Direct stimulation on tissues or organs by electrical signals can restore or improve body functions. Continuous monitoring and adaptive administration of therapy to treat symptoms via wireless body networking can adaptively optimize the closed-loop health management.

This presentation discusses the development of wireless micro devices and integrated systems for clinical applications. The systems are based on batteryless, wireless implants with enhancement in miniaturization and functionalization. Miniaturization owing to flexible substrates and the elimination of bulky batteries allows endoscopic or minimally invasive procedures to deploy the implants without painful surgeries. Several diagnosis and therapeutic treatment examples for management of gastric and neural disorders, particularly as closed-loop systems, will be introduced. These examples aim to inspire new system application ideas to address the implementation and cost challenges in healthcare, and enable integration of electronics and medicines to improve human welfare and assist better living.

Biography: J.-C. Chiao is Mary and Richard Templeton Centennial Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Southern Methodist University (SMU). He received his PhD at Caltech and was with Bellcore, University of Hawaii-Manoa and Chorum Technologies. He was Greene endowed professor and Garrett professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Texas - Arlington in 2002–18.

Dr. Chiao has published more than 260 peer-reviewed papers and received 15 patents. He received the 2011 O'Donnell Award in Engineering presented by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas. He received the Tech Titan Technology Innovator Award; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award; Research in Medicine milestone award by Heroes of Healthcare; IEEE MTT Distinguished Microwave Lecturer; IEEE Region 5 Outstanding Engineering Educator and individual Achievement awards. Currently, he is an IEEE Sensors Council Distinguished Lecturer and serving as the Editor-in-Chief for Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology. His webpage is at