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Standards for Wearable Technology & Textile Electronics
Join ASSIST on March 8th and 9th to identify resources and policies for the testing and design of wearable devices. The primary goal of the workshop is to report on the state of the technology and identify the research needs of academics and industry to develop unified standards and regulatory procedures that are accepted across disciplines.
Product Innovation Lab Product Showcase
Student teams impressed local entrepreneurs at HQ Raleigh. Several teams are considering start up formation in the Spring.
ASSIST Wins Big at IDTechEx Wearable USA 2015
At the most recent IDTechEx Wearable USA conference, America’s largest event on wearable technology held in Santa Clara, CA on November 18th and 19th, 2015, the ASSIST Center and Dr. Zhu captivated judges winning an award: Best Wearable Material/Component Development.
The Pulse Fall 2015!
The latest version of The Pulse – ASSIST Center’s newsletter – offers a great insight into the happenings within the Center since the last release. Updates include articles on Dr. Ramakrishnan Rajagopalan and Dr. Clive Randall’s supercap research, ASSIST summer pre-college and undergraduate programs, and SLC updates.
Center Director Dr. Veena Misra speaks with Dr. France Cordova of NSF

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ASSIST student, Francisco Suarez, wins award

Francisco Suarez, an ASSIST student advised by Professor Mehmet Ozturk, won the 2nd place poster award at the 2016 FLEX conference in Monterey, CA for his work on flexible thermoelectric devices.


Veena Misra to present at TEDxRaleigh, 2016!

Two NC State faculty members are among 13 locals selected to present at TEDxRaleigh 2016, an event designed to showcase the best and the brightest of Raleigh thinkers, tinkers and revolutionary visionaries. Additional information
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Alper Bozkurt receives NSF CAREER Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Alper Bozkurt, on receiving the Faculty Early Career Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF CAREER Award, is one of the highest honors given by NSF to young faculty
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About Assist

Monteith Research Center at North Carolina State University

The National Science Foundation
The NSF Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC) for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) develops and employs nano-enabled energy harvesting, energy storage, nanodevices and sensors to create innovative battery-free, body-powered, and wearable health monitoring systems.


We envision a paradigm shift in health informatics enabled by wearable nanotechnologies that monitor individual health parameters and environmental exposures. Long-term sensing will enable patients, doctors, and scientists to make direct correlations between health and environmental toxins leading to chronic disease prediction, management and treatment. ASSIST advances will accelerate environmental health research and clinical trials as well as inform environmental policy.


Use nanotechnology to improve global health by enabling correlation between personal health and personal environment and by empowering patients and doctors to manage wellness and improve quality of life.