Dr. Tyler Ray joins the faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department. He obtained his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina in 2008 and 2010. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2015 and joined the Materials Department at UCSB as a postdoctoral researcher focusing on colloidal assembly of multi-scale composite materials. He received his postdoctoral research training in the Rogers Research Group at Northwestern University in 2016 as a research fellow where he focused on the development of soft, epidermal devices for clinical diagnostics.

Ray’s research interests include the design and fabrication of multifunctional, hierarchical nanocomposite materials, bio-integrated sensing platforms, and micro/nanofabrication with a focus on diagnostic applications. At the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, his group will seek to develop sensing platforms with broad impact on clinical diagnostics and human physiological monitoring by harnessing unique properties of emerging material systems. Initially, this work will center on devices that intimately integrate with the skin for the collection and analysis of sweat. Follow the link (https://youtu.be/_e-xB3Bt1-4) to learn more about this work.