Esma Ismailova is an Associate Professor in the Bioelectronics department (BEL) at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Étienne, in France. She completed her PhD in Chemistry and Chemical Physics at the University of Strasbourg, working on the synthesis of polymers as chemically amplified photoresists used for microelectronic device fabrication. She then joined the Laboratory for Organic Electronics at Cornell University, USA as a postdoctoral researcher, developing conducting polymer-based devices at the interface between biology and electronics. Since 2012, her research interest focuses on the design and fabrication of novel organic electronic devices for integration in healthcare. In 2015, she started the Bioelectronic textiles research group at BEL, and serves as a lead organizer of Electronic Textiles Symposia for the Materials Research Society in USA (2016, 2018, 2019) and Europe (2017).