Dr. Cheng received his BS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan in 1995, 2003 respectively. He joined the University of Alabama (UA) as a full professor in 2019. Prior to that, he was a faculty member at Wayne State University and the University of Texas Health Science at Houston. Dr. Cheng’s research interests include sensor design, internet-of-things (IoT), biomedical devices, micro electromechanical systems (MEMS), and 2D materials. Cheng received the NSF CAREER Award, ONR Summer Research Faculty Award and Presidential Research Enhancement Award. At UA, he and his students are applying state-of-the-art technologies to emerging challenges in our society, including water population and wearable biomedical sensing. His current research is supported by National Science Foundation, and Great Lake Protection Fund.