Zheng Yan

Zheng Yan

Yan honored with UM System Presidential Faculty Award

Mizzou Engineering’s Zheng Yan has received the 2021 UM System Presidential Faculty Award for Career Excellence Early Career – STEM. Yan is an assistant professor, holding a joint appointment between the Department of Biological, Biomedical and Chemical Engineering, and the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

Zheng Yan

Detecting COVID-19 with a sticker on your skin

One day, a wearable, bioelectronic device could wirelessly transmit a person’s vital signs — potentially providing critical information for early detection of health issues such as COVID-19 or heart disease — to a healthcare provider, eliminating the need for an in-person visit while also saving lives.

Drawing of person writing on their forearm.

The New Tattoo: Drawing Electronics on Skin

One day, people could monitor their own health conditions by simply picking up a pencil and drawing a bioelectronic device on their skin. In a new study, University of Missouri engineers demonstrated that the simple combination of pencils and paper could be used to create devices that might be used to monitor personal health.

Zheng Yan

Wearable AC

One day, soldiers could cool down on the military battlefield — preventing heat stroke or exhaustion — by using “wearable air conditioning,” an on-skin device designed by engineers at the University of Missouri. The device includes numerous human health care applications such as the ability to monitor blood pressure, electrical activity of the heart and the level of skin hydration.

A man in glasses and a suit poses on a balcony.

Graduate takes Mizzou Engineering’s ‘bridge to a higher level’

Mizzou Engineering seniors followed all kinds of paths to get to the same destination — Saturday’s commencement ceremony at Mizzou Arena. They come from a variety of backgrounds, have achieved success in different ways and have developed expertise in a multitude of areas.