Jesse Jur

Dr Jesse Jur

Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science at NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles




Dr. Jesse Jur is a Professor of Textile Engineering, Chemistry & Science at NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles, the global leader in textile education and research.   Having undertaken his undergraduate studies at the University of South Carolina, and then spending three years in Silicon Valley, he earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at N.C. State. Dr. Jur has spent his career researching the interfaces of technologies: from semiconductor device development to textile designs.  His research focuses on integration of systems electronics into wearable platforms for energy harvesting, monitoring of a person’s physiological state, and improving user’s comfort.  He is the Technology Thrust Leader for ‘Wearability and Data’ for ASSIST (Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies), a National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center (NERC).  He is also the co-director of the Textile Engineering and Textile Technology Engineering Design Program in the Wilson College of Textiles, an intensive course that interfaces students and industry for innovative product development.

Presentation Title:

  • Designing for E-Textile System Success

Presentation Summary:

  • Innovation in electronic textiles (e-textile) is challenged by a multitude of issues, including a lack of use case understanding, low cost manufacturing strategies, and standards testing. This presentation explores the root causes of the e-textile innovation challenges as it relates to the product system that they are designed toward and explores strategies to resolve these issues.  Specifically, e-textiles materials will be reviewed with respect to system level impact, in which considerations of the performance of the textile and the electronics are mutually beneficial to another.   Furthermore, textile design strategies for reducing the complexity of the wearable garment designs will be examined. Finally an outlook to the future will be previewed, including recent progress toward comfort management and self-powered garment-based wearables for remote wellness.