ASSIST Year 8 Industry Meeting

The Year 8 Industry Meeting will take place on November 20 and November 21 at the Park Alumni Center on NC State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC. For any questions regarding the workshop, please email Events & Communications Coordinator, Carolin Lehmann at There is no fee to attend.

Keynote Speaker

Bobby Jefferson, Chief Technology Officer for DAI Global Health, is a leader in the field of information and communications technology for development (ICT4D). Bobby leads the development and deployment of mobile solutions for social development and clinical applications. Bobby also serves as a competition judge on digital innovation hubs at Yale and Duke and mentors digital health startups. His keynote is titled “Appropriate Development and Successful Commercialization of Technology.”


Wednesday Nov 20:  Open to industry members and industry guests

  • Talks from industry friends and partners on innovation in their organizations
  • Presentations from ASSIST faculty describing new areas of research
  • Introduction of collaboration and funding opportunities
  • An evening networking reception / student poster session

Thursday Nov 21:  Open to industry members and faculty only

  • Latest updates on ASSIST research projects
  • Industry Advisory Board meeting

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

7:30 AM8:30 AMRegistration & Breakfast
8:30 AM9:30 AMWelcome & ASSIST Introduction
Dean Louis Martin-Vega, Prof Veena Misra, Adam Curry
9:30 AM10:15 AMKeynote Address
Context-Appropriate Innovation – Bobby Jefferson, DAI Global Health
10:15 AM10:30 AMCompany Introductions & Break
10:30 AM11:30 AMASSIST Research
Body Motion Energy Harvesting – Prof Susan Trolier-McKinstry
Body Heat Energy Harvesting – Prof Mehmet Ozturk
Energy Harvesting Using Liquid Metals – Prof Michael Dickey
Energy Harvesting from Sweat – Prof Koji Sode
12:00 PM1:00 PMLunch & Demos
1:00 PM1:25 PMIndustry Perspective
Innovation with a Healthcare Perspective – Mark Waugh, Murata
1:30 PM2:15 PMASSIST Research
Detecting Vaping Emissions – Prof Bongmook Lee
Virtual Testbed – Prof Suman Datta
2:15 PM2:45 PMIndustry Perspective
Innovation in Long-term Monitoring – Bruce Lavin, BioSerenity
2:45 PM3:00 PMCompany Introductions & Break
3:00 PM4:00 PMASSIST Research
Biochemical Sensing Platform – Prof Michael Daniele
Sweat Sampling – Prof Orlin Velev
Stress Biomarker Detection – Prof Spyros Pavlidis
Alcohol Detection – Prof Shekhar Bhansali
4:05 PM4:30 PMIndustry Perspective
Thinking Inside AND Outside the Box – Andrew DiMeo, Trig
4:35 PM5:00 PMASSIST Collaboration Opportunities
5:00 PM7:00PMReception & Student Poster Session


  • Park Alumni Center, 2450 Alumni Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
  • Room – Great Reception
  • For directions, please click here.
The Park Alumni Center

Parking Information

Plenty of free parking is available at the venue. No parking passes are required.

Nearby Hotels

Hotels in Closest Proximity to the Venue

The StateView Hotel
2451 Alumni Dr, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-743-0055

Aloft Raleigh
2100 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, 27607
Phone: 919-828-9900

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
3741 Thistledown Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: 919-854-0001

Other Hotels

Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown
600 Glenwood Ave, Raleigh, NC 27603
(919) 825-4770

Homewood Suites Raleigh – Crabtree
5400 Homewood Banks Dr, Raleigh, NC 27612
(919) 785-1131

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
5630 Dillard Dr, Cary, NC 27511
TOLL FREE 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
(919) 851-1220

Marriott Raleigh Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Drive, Raleigh, NC 27612
TOLL FREE 1-800-909-8289
(919) 781-7000

Sheraton Raleigh Capital Center Hotel
421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
(919) 834-9900

DoubleTree by Hilton – Brownstone 
1707  Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605
(919) 828-0811

La Quinta Inn & Suites Raleigh Crabtree
2211 Summit Park Ln, Raleigh, NC 27612
TOLL FREE 1-800-SLEEPLQ (753-3757)


Please contact Carolin Lehmann

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Please contact Adam Curry