2018 Innovator Under 35: Sheng Xu

Sheng Xu, University of California, San Diego

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Sheng Xu, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

Sheng Xu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego. He received his BS in chemistry and molecular engineering from Peking University in Beijing and his PhD in materials science and engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research group focuses on crystalline material growth for high-performance energy devices, nanosensors for intracellular action-potential recording, and wearable electronics for human-machine interface and health monitoring. His research has been recognized by a series of awards, including the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, the Samsung Global Research Outreach Award, the TSMC Research Gold Award, and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Prize for Young Chemists.


Innovators Under 35
individuals whose superb technical work promises to shape the coming decades through the development of new technology or the creative application of existing technologies to solve problems.