Dr. Jesse Jur is an Assistant Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science at NC State University's College of Textiles. He received his Ph.D .in Materials Science and Engineering from N.C. State and has spent the last 12+ years researching primarily at the nanoscale, including experiences in the semiconductor and opto-electronics industries. His research focuses understanding how wearable systems can be design to improve on their potential in creative platforms for energy harvesting and monitoring of a person's environmental and physiological state. He instructs courses on e-textiles materials design as well as industry-driven product development. He is passionate about creativity and action!