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Wearable sensor could guide precision drug dosing: In test with rats, we developed a patch that predicts total dosage that would be delivered to animals’ bloodstream.

December 2022


Ferrobots, Roll Out: Miniaturized “Warehouse Robots” Automate Viral Surveillance

November 2022

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Our paper titled "Ferrobotic swarms enable accessible and adaptable automated viral testing" is published in Nature!

November 2022


Our team creates a wearable patch to monitor drug levels for precision dosing. 

September 2022

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NSF highlights our cryptographic bio-human machine interface.

August 2022


ACS highights our touch-based biosensing technology:  "Sensor could help patients stay on top of their meds."


August 2022

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Shuyu Lin received the UCLA ECE Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Research Award Finalist recognition. 

May 2022

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Shuyu Lin received the travel grant for the 241st ECS meeting in Vancouver.

May 2022

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Shuyu Lin successfully defends his PhD Thesis. Congratulations Shuyu!

May 2022

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Our recent paper titled "A touch-based multimodal and cryptographic bio-human–machine interface" is published in PNAS.

April 2022

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Our recent paper titled "Wearable aptamer-field-effect transistor sensing system for noninvasive cortisol monitoring" was highlighted by BBC.

March 2022

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Jialun Zhu joins I²BL and wins the ECE Graduate Fellowship! 

October 2021

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Our Summer Undergraduate Research Student team, led by Hannaneh Hojaiji, won the best poster award among 66 research groups in Samueli School of Engineering. Each of the students, Kim Kha, Enoch Huang, and Amanda Hacker also received a $750 monetary award and a certificate at the closing ceremoney.

August 2021

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Shuyu Lin won the Dissertation Year Fellowship from UCLA Graduate Division

June 2021

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Yichao Zhao, from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis. Congratulations!

June 2021

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Hannaneh Hojaiji won the Distinguished Master's Thesis Research Award 

June 2021

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Hannaneh Hojaiji won the 2021 Samueli Excellence in Teaching Award.

June 2021

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Kiarash AmirMozafariSabet joins I²BL and wins the ECE Graduate Fellowship! 


March 2021

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Haisong Lin successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

December 2020

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Our paper is on the cover of Science Robotics.

January 2020

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Our paper on wearable drug monitoring is featured in C&EN news.

February 2020

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Our paper is on the cover of ACS Sensors.

January 2020

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I²BL and DiSH Lab collaboration receives “UCLA Innovation Fund” award.

December 2019

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ACS Sensors features Professor Emaminejad

February 2020


Our paper "A Mediator-free Electroenzymatic Sensing Methodology to Mitigate Ionic and Electroactive Interferents’ Effects for Reliable Wearable Metabolite and Nutrient Monitoring", led by Xuanbing, Bo, and Yichao, is published in Advanced Functional Materials. Congratulations!

December 2019

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Our paper is featured in ACS Editors’ Choice.

"ACS Editors’ Choice is an honor given to only one article from the entire ACS portfolio each day of the year and the selected paper is made open access due to its potential for broad public interest." UCLA ECE Newsroom

December 2019

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Our paper on natural perspiration sampling and in-situ electrochemical analysis with hydrogel micropatches for user-Identifiable and wireless chemo/bio-sensing, led by Shuyu and Bo, is published in ACS Sensors. Congratulations!

December, 2019

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Betto Cerrillos wins the prestigious Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers' Undergraduate (SHPE) Scholarship. Congratulations!

October 2019


The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has announced the election of Professor Emaminejad as a Senior Member. NAI Senior Members are active faculty, scientists and administrators with success in patents, licensing and commercialization and have produced technologies that have brought, or aspire to bring, real impact on the welfare of society. 

August 2019

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I²BL is  selected as a winner of the UCLA Health Innovation Challenge in the Medical Technology/Digital Health category. The program aims to support efforts geared at advancing long-lasting health and wellness solutions. 

July 2019


Professor Emaminejad is highlighted as the Featured Scientist by the PhRMA Foundation. Congratulations!

July 2019


Professor Emaminejad gives an invited talk at Presidential Symposium at the 2019 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Annual Meeting and discusses the role that the technology can play in addressing the pressing needs of mental health research, diagnosis, and treatment.

May 2019


Professor Emaminejad is presented with the PhRMA Foundation Award at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science Annual Meeting.

March 2019

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Hannaneh Hojaiji wins The Best Poster Award in the UCLA ECE Annual Research Review. 

March 2019

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Professor Emaminejad received NSF CAREER Award to advance personalized medicine.

March 2019


ECE’s Professor Emaminejad receives PATHS-UP Innovation Seed Fund grant.

March 2019

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Hannaneh Hojaiji receives special recognition of NSF's Honorable Mention. 

March 2019


Hannaneh Hojaiji receives special recognition in the Honorable Mention List of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (Ford Foundation).

March 2019

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Professor Emaminejad presents the roadmap for the future of wearable health and wellness monitoring technologies in the keynote session of UCLA's 2nd Annual Bioengineering Research Day.

February 2019

Shuyu Lin ranks first on preliminary examination of ECE department's PWE track.

January 2019


Professor Emaminejad presents at The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation’s (BBRF) 2018 International Mental Health Research Symposium. 

December 2018

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ECE’s Professor Emaminejad receives the University of Waterloo’s Young Alumni Achievement Medal.

November 2018


Professor Emaminejad gives an invited talk at Micro- Nanotechnologies for Medicine Workshop and presents micro-/nanoscale sensing and actuation modalities for integrated wearable and mobile health monitoring systems.

July 2018


Professor Emamineajd gives an invited talk at Gordon Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology and discusses the role that the emerging wearable sensors will play in monitoring and optimizing the human performance.

July 2018


Professor Emaminejad is selected to participate in NAE’s 2018 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.

June 2018

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Hannaneh Hojaiji wins the Christina Huang Memorial Prize and Engineering Achievement Award.

June 2018


Professor Emaminejad is awarded a PhRMA Fellowship in Translational Medicine & Therapeutics Program.

June 2018

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Hannaneh Hojaiji wins the Eugene V. Cota-Robles four-year fellowship.

May 2018

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Hannaneh Hojaiji wins Madni Scholarship in Engineering.

March 2018


Professor Emaminejad gives an invited talk at Micro- and Nanotechnology Sensors, Systems, and Applications Conference, presenting the current status and challenges of wearable sweat-based performance monitoring, and highlighting the future rewarding opportunities ahead.

May 2018


I²BL wins the UCLA ECE Annual Research Review 2018 best project awards in all three categories: Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentations (graduate and undergraduate). Congratulations on this Hat-trick!

March 2018

I²BL collaborates with CEED at UCLA to support diversity in engineering and raise the next generation of successful engineers.

September 2017

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Congratulations! I²BL receives a collaborative $1M grant from NSF to develop a non-invasive and wearable molecular diagnostic platform for remote and passive monitoring of patients at risk for sepsis. 

August 2017


High school student, Roberto Frias, contributes to research and presents his poster.

August 2017

Andrew and Aaron Wilhelm present at Wireless Health Institute.

August 2017


I²BL Wins NARSAD's Young Investigator Award.

August 2017

‘‘Sweat is a very complex sample. It has a lot of proteins, metabolites, electrolytes—all this molecular-level information.’’ according to Professor Emaminejad.

June 15, 2017


The device uses electrodes to help the body generate about 10 microliters of sweat — a few droplets, enough to analyze — in five to 10 minutes, according to Dr. Emaminejad, an assistant professor and researcher at UCLA who worked on the device and co-authored the study with Davis.

June 12, 2017

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Professor Emaminejad says that the developed wristband continuously gathers health-related data from sweat for crucial medical information without breaking the skin, and importantly, without requiring a visit to the doctor’s office. 

May 11, 2017

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Professor Emaminejad in an interview with UCLA Newsroom explains "Sweat-based monitoring has a huge potential to facilitate non-invasive and continuous monitoring of individuals in a wearable format."

April 24, 2017


The sweat sensor is the first step in what Professor Emaminejad hopes will become an “ecosystem of sensors” monitoring physiological signals in our blood, sweat, and urine. It’s also part of a broader revolution in “bioelectronics” that is helping to achieve faster, more accurate, and more convenient diagnoses.

April 23, 2017


The wristband-style wearable sweat sensor diagnoses diseases by measuring the molecular makeup of sweat such as chloride ions and glucose levels.

April 20, 2017


A Wrist Sensor That Works Up a Sweat: "You can just wrap it on people’s hands and have them engage in their daily activities and you can continuously monitor them," said Dr. Emaminejad, Electrical Engineering Professor at UCLA.

April 18, 2017

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A wearable sensor that extracts sweat and analyzes its constituents could be a useful device for diagnosing and monitoring diseases.

April 17, 2017

“We realized if we wanted to find meaningful information from sweat, we needed to measure a bunch of things at the same time,” says Professor Emaminejad, assistant professor of electrical engineering at UCLA and Former Stanford postdoctoral scholar “The vision is to get as much data as possible.”

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