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Pan Tingrui

Professor Tingrui Pan is a fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Royal Society of Chemistry RSC, and a Yangtze River Scholar Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. He is currently a Chair Professor of USTC and SIAR. Before returning to China, Prof. Pan was a tenured Full Professor of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis, where he founded the Micro-Nano Innovations (MiNI) Lab and served as the Principal Investigator since 2006.  In 2009, Prof. Pan initiated the Global Research Experience in Advanced Technologies (GREAT) Program and served as the Faculty Director.  Between 2013-2016, Prof. Pan directed the Center for Nano and Micro-Manufacturing (CNM²) of the University of California. He also served on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (TBME) and Annals of Biomedical Engineering (ABME), two flagship journals of the biomedical engineering society.  He co-chaired the US Contest of Applications in Nano/Micro Technologies (uCAN) and served as a review panelist of the National Science Foundation (NSF).  Professor Pan was also a Visiting Professor of the Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) Research Center of Peking University, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and West China Medical Center.  His group has authored over 100 referenced journal and conference publications on high-impact journals such as Nature and Science-series journals, Advanced Materials, Lab Chip, and Biomaterials, and has been granted with more than 20 international patents. Notably, Professor Pan’s group has invented the world-first flexible iontronic sensor (FITS), as the latest generation of tactile sensing technology, and successfully translated it from a laboratory prototype to a series of industrial products. The flexible iontronic sensing has become the core technology of the fourth generation of flexible sensing (Lab Chip, 2018, pp.217-248, and Adv Mater, 2020, 2003464, pp.1-25). Today, TacSense, a high-tech intelligent sensing company, has become a global leader in tactile sensing and intelligence with the technology as its core. In 2021, Prof. Pan was recruited by the newly established Suzhou Institute for Advanced Research, USTC, as its first full-time strategical scientist from abroad and founded its first Frontier Research Center for Intelligent Medical Instruments and Devices (iMIND). For his contribution to both academic innovation and scientific translation, Prof. Pan has received numerous international awards and domestic recognitions, including the National Science Foundation (NSF) Early Career Development (CAREER) Award and Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Award, Xerox Award, the CES Innovation Award, the University of California Outstanding Service Award and Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Award, NSFC Joint Research Fund for Overseas Chinese Scholars, and the first prize of the China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition.