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

Development

Allison Bowles

Allison Bowles

Developer

I am a product developer at North Carolina State University College of Textiles exploring wearable technology and e-textiles.  I graduated from NC State with a MS in Textile and Apparel Product Development with a research focus on zero-waste garment design. From there I joined the NEXT (Nano-Extended Textiles) research group and ASSIST (Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies) where I lead industry projects focused on self-powered wearable technology and health monitoring. I am passionate about being a leader at the intersection of fashion and technology and reimagining the future of the textile industry.

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Jack Twiddy

Jack Twiddy

Devleoper

I hold a joint position with the NEXT lab and the ASSIST Center as a research associate/lab manager while completing a master’s degree in Integrated Manufacturing Systems Engineering at NCSU.  Before this position, I managed the Makerspace within the D.H. Hill Library at NCSU.  I recieved my undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Philosophy and Studio Art, where I worked in painting, sculpture, and digital rendering.  During my time at here at State, I’ve gained a great interest in microfabrication (integrated circuits and MEMS) and other cleanroom-related work.  Ultimately, I hope to puruse a Ph.D. in the area of microfabrication applications for neural interface engineering and brain research.

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Graduate Researchers

Amanda Myers

Amanda Myers

Ph.D. Student

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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Hasan Shahariar

Hasan Shahariar

Ph.D. Student

I am a PhD student at North Carolina State University, where I am pursuing his degree with a major in Fiber and Polymer Science and minor in Electrical Engineering. Previously, I have received an M.S. degree in Textile Engineering (concentration in Polymer Engineering) from NC State. My research interest is focused on development of functional materials and fabrication processes of printing devices for wireless communication and smart sensing applications.

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Cemile Aksu

Cemile Aksu

Ph.D. Student

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 Turkey. During the summer of 2017 I interned at Microsoft where I worked on several innovation projects. In addition, I have worked in the College of Textiles’ weaving lab where I work on industry projects.   My current research interests are in 3D patterning of metal oxides-carbon nanotube structures and their applications in microfluidics. Besides doing research and experiments, I enjoy hiking and traveling.

 

 

Raj Bhakta

Raj Bhakta

Ph.D. Student

I’m currently a PhD student in Fiber & Polymer Science in the Textiles Engineering department at NCSU. I graduated from the University of Texas-Austin in 2014 with a B.S. in Physics (concentration in Nuclear Engineering) and a minor in Philosophy of Physics as a proud Longhorn (Hook ’em!). I was granted a Department of Homeland Security Research Fellowship to work on a Spark-Source Mass Spectrometer at Y-12 National Security Complex in Summer 2014.  I am excited by the future of the Internet-of-Things and the role the wearables space will play. I am also very entrepreneurial minded and plan to launch a start-up someday.

My current research is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) towards developing self-powered devices for health and environment monitoring.

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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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Nate Weiner

Nate Weiner

M. S. Student

I completed my B.S. in Textile and Biomedical Engineering at NC State in 2016 and am now a M.S. graduate student in Textile Engineering. My current research is to study thermoelectric cooling (or Peltier cooling) and it’s potential in thermal comfort applications. Our goal is to develop a novel flexible thermoelectric technology using standard polymer/textile materials along with innovative conductive printing or patterning techniques. I hope to pursue a career in materials development on athletic/outdoor products or wearable technology.

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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

Upon graduation from Sun Valley High School in Monroe, NC, I joined the NC State class of 2019 as a Textile Engineering student. I began working with the NEXT research group before participating in the Summer 2016 ASSIST Nano-Systems and Technology REU. Since then, I have worked on the optimization and degradation testing of screen-printed flexible interconnects. Outside of class, I enjoy being in Textiles clubs, cooking/eating good food, and exploring new things off campus.

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Ellie Scott

Ellie Scott

Undergraduate Researcher

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Ella Schauss

Ella Schauss

Undergraduate Researcher

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Caroline Barker

Caroline Barker

Undergraduate Researcher

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High School Researchers

Furkan Kose

Furkan Kose

High School 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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