Meet the Innovators Under 35

Wei Gao, University of California, Berkeley

The engineer has built sweatbands that monitor your health.

Wei Gao, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

Wei Gao was born in Xuzhou, China. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 2007 and a master's degree from Tsinghua University in 2009. As a Jacobs Fellow and a HHMI International Student Research Fellow, he received a PhD in chemical engineering at the University of California, San Diego, in 2014. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley. His recent work has focused on wearable and flexible biosensors for non-invasive physiological monitoring and clinical assessment, as well as synthetic micro/nanorobots for biomedical and environmental applications.