tiny wires in electronic tattoo
Curving, tiny wires in Lu's electronic "tattoo" form a soft and pliable mesh. Photo credit: Nanshu Lu and Alex Jerez

Assistant Professor Nanshu Lu’s work on developing stretchable, flexible electronic tattoos used for monitoring blood pressure and other vitals signs has been featured in the Austin American Statesman’s “Medical Advances” column. Read the story.

Lu joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in the fall of 2011. Her research focuses on the mechanics of flexible electronics in all aspects such as materials, structural design, micro-fabrication, mechanical tests, bio-integration as well as analytical and numerical mechanics modeling.

She was named by MIT Technology Review as one of the world’s top 35 innovators under the age of 35 (TR35) for her health-related work.

Most recently, Lu was awarded a Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers).