Lead Principle Investigator

JESSE STEPHEN JUR
Assistant Professor
Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC  27695-8301
(919) 515-1676, jsjur@ncsu.edu

Professional Preparation

The University of South Carolina
Chemical Engineering              B.S.  (2001)

Johns Hopkins University
Chemical Engineering              M.S. (2003)

N.C. State University
Materials Science and Engr.     Ph.D. (2007)

N.C. State University
Materials Science and Engr.     Post-Doc (2007-08)

Appointments

2017-                Associate Professor – Textile Engr., Chemistry & Science, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

2011-2017       Assistant Professor – Textile Engr., Chemistry & Science, NCSU, Raleigh, NC

2008-2010       Res. Asst. Prof. – Chem. and Biomol. Engr., NCSU, Raleigh, NC

2000-2002       Process Development Engr. – NeoPhotonics Corporation, Fremont, CA

 

Curriculum Vitae

Download Dr. Jesse Jur’s Curriculum Vitae here: Dr. Jesse Jur Curriculum Vitae

Project Managers

Jennifer Peavey

Jennifer Peavey

Industry Project Manager

Jennifer Peavey completed her Master’s in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University to add to her two degrees in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University. This new ID degree allows her to develop insights from design research to inform multi-disciplinary teams in the creation and production of materials and technologies that connect directly with human needs.  She then also supports these teams with prototype concepts to tangibly tell the story of that material or technology. In the NEXT group, Jennifer will be working on the flexible thermoelectric cooling technology by engaging with industry in the technology, managing sponsored projects for concepts, presentations and prototypes, researching for new markets and applications, and developing best practices for consistent creation of cooling modules.

 

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Amanda Myers

Amanda Myers

Fusion Designer and Project Coordinator

I grew up in Little Rock, AR. I graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at MS State University in 2012 after working at Argonne National Laboratory. I received a non-thesis M.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 at NCSU. I’m continuing on for a PhD at NCSU. Outside of academics, I spend my time singing in the NCSU State Chorale, running, triathlon-ing, rock climbing, doing yoga, and trying to keep up with my 2 dogs.

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Graduate Researchers

Raj Bhakta

Raj Bhakta

Ph.D. Student

I’m an entrepreneurially minded PhD student at NC State University trying to make the moonshot of ‘smart textiles’ happen in the next 5 years. I ask myself, ‘What if your clothes could help relieve pain?’, ‘What if your clothes could tell a story about you?’, or ‘What if your clothes could sense your vitals?’. The biggest problem is that the tech to realize this vision doesn’t exist at marginal cost. I aim to solve this problem

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Wade Ingram

Wade Ingram

Graduate Student

Before coming to NC State, I attended the University of Florida and received my B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2016. While there, I worked in research labs with projects on biomimetic surface modification of polymers, characterization of ultra-high permittivity ceramics, and biodegradable electrospun fibers for sustainable textiles. Currently I am researching how to create all-fiber devices on a monofilament using ALD. Outside of academics, I enjoy trail running, photography, and eating all the good food in Raleigh.

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Braden Li

Braden Li

Graduate Student

I am currently a PhD student in Fiber & Polymer Science in the College of Textiles at NCSU.  I graduated from the University of Florida in 2017 with a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and a minor in Sales Engineering. As a GEM Associate Fellow, my current research involves developing self-powered wearable devices for health and environmental monitoring by utilizing and applying fundamental materials science concepts.

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Ben Gillespie

Ben Gillespie

M. S. Student

I graduated from NC State in 2015 with a B.S. in Textile Engineering from N.C. State. During my time as an undergrad, I worked for the NEXT research group as an undergraduate research assistant on several different projects. For the two years following graduation I worked in Madrid, Spain teaching English to primary school students. Now I am back at NC State as a master’s student in Textile Engineering.

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Inhwan Kim

Inhwan Kim

Ph.D. Student

I am a Ph.D. student in Fiber and Polymer Science. Before coming to North Carolina State University, I received B.S. (2015) and M.S. (2017) in Clothing and Textiles at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. My research experiences include diverse aspects of textiles. I developed multiple wearable sensors such as ECG electrodes and strain sensors for human motion/respiration detection utilizing nanofibers, intrinsically conductive polymers (ICPs) and silver nanowires.

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Ying Zhou

Ying Zhou

PhD Candidate

I am a Ph.D. student in Fiber and Polymer Science at NC State. I came to NC State after receiving an M.S. in Textile Engineering in my native China.  I do some nanofabrication work,  like manufacture half Au shell on the upconversion nanoparticle (UCNP), UCNP array work. My current research interests are in barium titanate nanoparticles dielectric ink and its applications in textiles and high dielectric inks. Besides doing research and experiments, I enjoy hiking and cooking.

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Zoe Rosenberg

Zoe Rosenberg

Graduate Student

I am a PhD student at NC State in Fiber and Polymer Science, originally from Boston, Massachusetts. I
graduated from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in 2018 with a B.S. in Materials Science
and Engineering and a B.A. in Design. While there I studied the crystallization of iron oxide on aluminum
oxide films. During my free time I enjoy running, hiking, biking and snowboarding.

 

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Casey Kivett

Casey Kivett

Graduate Student

Born and raised in Lewisville, NC I graduated from West Forsyth High School in 2012. I graduated from NC State in 2016 with a B.S. in Textile Engineering. For 2 years after graduation I worked at a synthetic fiber manufacturer in Kingstree, SC. I am now back at NC State pursuing my master’s degree in Textile Engineering. Outside of school I have had the opportunity to volunteer with the athletic communications offices of NC State, UNC, Wake Forest, and the ACC. Primarily, this means assisting in the gameday operations of every sport.
Elizabeth Cobarrubias

Elizabeth Cobarrubias

Graduate Student

I am a master’s Student in Textile Engineering at NC State. I graduated from Oregon State University Honors College in 2012 with a B.S Biochemistry Biophysics and a B.A. in Spanish and International Studies. Outside of research I am actively involved in community outreach programs through Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE). I also enjoy golfing, hiking, and trying new food. Love traveling, have only made it to 13 countries and 4 continents but plan to eventually go to every continent and as many countries as possible.

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Undergraduate Researchers

Henry Soewardiman

Henry Soewardiman

Undergraduate Researcher

I attended high school at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, where I had the opportunity to work with this group short time over the summer before my senior year. I enjoyed the research experience so much, that I continued throughout my senior year and the summer after. I am currently an undergraduate engineering student at NC State.

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Kyrsten Rudock

Kyrsten Rudock

Undergraduate Researcher

A senior in Textile Engineering, I joined the NEXT research group to contribute to interdisciplinary research with amazing real-world applications for wearables and IoT. In addition to research during the school year, I participated in the Summer 2016 ASSIST Nano-Systems and Technology Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Since then, I have worked on the optimization and degradation testing of screen-printed flexible interconnects. Outside of class, I enjoy hiking, cooking/eating good food, and exploring new places in Raleigh and beyond.

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Caroline Kvietok

Caroline Kvietok

Undergraduate Researcher

Carly Kvietok is a senior in the College of Textiles, where she is pursuing a B.S. in Fashion & Textile Design. Carly loves to work from interdisciplinary perspectives in both fashion studios and STEM-based research. Last fall, she created samples of ECG-monitoring athletic shirts within the NEXT research group, and studied abroad at London College of Fashion this past spring. Currently, she is prototyping concepts for a sleep study headband that houses electrodes. She is always looking for new ways to combine her passion for design with her interest in innovative technologies.

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Furkan Kose

Furkan Kose

Undergraduate Researcher

I am a high school senior and dual-enrolled at Wake Tech CC, expecting to complete my Associate’s in Science Degree by May 2018.  Since summer 2016, my research at the NCSU COT has centered around optimizing printable circuit boards for wearable electronic applications through mechanical testing. I have been part of the FRC 900 Robotics Team for the last 3 years and have served as a Mechanical Lead/Drive team member during which time our robot won the NC District Championship out of 60 teams.  Besides my engineering interests, I enjoy playing basketball.

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Dylan Kyker

Dylan Kyker

Undergraduate Researcher

I’m a third year student at North Carolina State University pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in Textile Product Engineering. I hope to find a position in Research and Product Development in the Textiles Industry. I started my Undergraduate Research with the NEXT research group as a REU over the summer of 2018 and have continued into the school year. I grew up in Mooresville, North Carolina and enjoy playing the ukulele, basketball, snowboarding, and wake-boarding.

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Jack Jansen

Jack Jansen

Undergraduate Researcher

I grew up in Chapel Hill, NC and I did not fly too far from the nest as I am now a senior at UNC Chapel Hill in the NCSU-UNC Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. I am a member of the UNC men’s club basketball team and volunteer with the women’s varsity basketball team as a practice player. Another passion of mine are the outdoors, as I have bicycled across the country, visited 14 national parks, and achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. I am planning on getting a master’s degree focusing on wearable sensor technology for these applications, however I am still figuring out if I want to gain work experience in the private sector before going back to school.

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High School Researchers