The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Professors Yeonsik Noh and Sunghoon Ivan Lee Receive 2019 Armstrong Fund for Science Award

Mar 15, 2019

Yeonsik Noh, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing/ Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (as co-PI) and Sunghoon Ivan Lee, PhD, Assistant Professor in the College of Information and Computer Sciences, are the winners of the Armstrong Fund for Science 2019 competition for their proposal, "Enabling Battery-less Wearable Sensors via Intra-Body Power Transfer.” 

In the proposal, Dr. Lee writes, "In this project, we aim to develop a novel concept of wirelessly transferring power through human skin to enable batteryless wearable sensors such that the sensors can be ultra-miniaturized and ergonomically designed for their placement at small body parts (e.g., on-finger, in-ear, in-tooth), otherwise would not be possible with on-device batteries. We believe that the proposed research, if successful, can lay the technological groundwork to transform current architectures and designs for body-area networks, promoting the development of innovative on-body sensors that have not been possible until now."

The Armstrong Fund for Science, administered by the UMass Amherst Office of Research Development, supports exciting and innovative research via an annual competition. This year, the review panel selected the winning proposal from among five entries and granted $40,000 over two years to Drs. Lee and Noh.

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