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Jing Jiang
Jing Jiang
0250 Everitt Lab

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  • PhD, ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • MS, ECE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2015 
  • BS, EE, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • Undergraduate study, Communication Eng, Zhejiang University, 2009


Dr. Jing Jiang has been teaching undergraduate courses in the ECE, CS, and BioE at ILLINOIS since 2017. Dr. Jiang got his BS, MS, Ph.D. from ECE@ILLINOIS published more than 30 journal papers and conference proceedings in biosensing and hardware, software system integration. Dr. Jiang was a major contributor to a multi-disciplinary project, Mobosens, a smart-phone based electrochemical sensor, which has won more than $1M prizes including Vodafone wireless innovation award, Nokia sensing XChallenge distinguished award, SBIR, etc. After working in his co-founded startup, LifeFoundry, for 2 years, Dr. Jiang found that coaching and training are the highest leveraging tasks in the world. So he now focuses on education and helps young talents more successful in their study, career, and entrepreneurship.

Other Professional Employment

  •  CTO & Co-founder, LifeFoundry, Inc. Feb 2017 ~ Aug 2019

Major Consulting Activities

  • Solution for Project WeChat msg to 32,000 ft2 screen, Qin Han Tang International & Culture Plaza, Xi’an, Shaanxi, China

Other Professional Activities

  • Reviewer: Small, Sensors & Actuators B: Chemical, Sensors & Actuators A: Physical, Material, Sensors, IEEE Photonics, Optical Materials, Computers in Industry, Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, Journal of Sensors, Sensor Review, Advances in Nanomaterials

Professional Highlights

  • Experienced at training and coaching young talents towards future success
  • A leader of innovating interdisciplinary teams and projects and block remover
  • The co-founder of multiple companies with multi-million funding
  • 10-year experience in bio-sensor design and fabrication

Teaching Statement

It is far more important to inspire students to learn by creating curiosity than merely transmitting the knowledge to students so that they can be lifelong learners both during school years and after graduation. In order to achieve the goal of educating lifelong learners, creating curiosity is critical. I define curiosity as a powerful tool for students to explore new knowledge in order to satisfy their internal desires. Curiosity is about incubating the desire for students to ask why something happens. Asking why indicates that students are thinking. Then, it is a lot easier for students to get on the journey of exploring theories behind the scenes. Curiosity means having fun while mastering the hurdles. Curiosity injects perseverance into students during the dark times before the sunshine comes. Curiosity is about the desire to appreciate and maximize the benefits of differences. Can you imagine a world where everything is the same? It sounds like the world is going to be so plain. It is the differences that make things pop up. During my teaching career, I have been very curious about the puzzle about how to enable students to learn better. Teaching is also a learning process. I am curious about learning updated thoughts from young students, where I can help students better by understanding them better.

Other Undergraduate Advising Activities

  • Advisor for iRM (Team for DJI RoboMaster 2018, 2020 robotic competition)

Research Interests

  • Education and entrepreneurship
  • Robotics
  • Synthetic biology automation
  • Plasmonic and electro-chemical biosensing

Books Edited or Co-Edited (Original Editions)

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals


Journal Editorships

  • Editorial board member, American Journal of Nanosciences

Service on Campus Committees

  • Faculty senator, 2019-2020


  •  Bronze Tablet (University Honors), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Apr 2011)

Teaching Honors

  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent (Fall 2015)

Research Honors

  • 2nd Place, $200K prize, Wireless Innovation Competition, Vodafone Foundations, CA  (Apr 2013)
  • Distinguished Award, $120K prize, Nokia Sensing XChallenge, X Prize Foundation, CA  (Oct 2013)

Other Honors

  • Mobosense, LLC - NSF SBIR P-I Award, 717k prize, Multiplexed Smartphone-Based Handheld Sensor for Ion Contaminants Detection in Environmental Water (Mar 2017)
  • Mobosense, LLC - NSF SBIR P-I Award, $150k prize, Smartphone-Based Handheld Sensor (Jul 2015)

Improvement Activities

  • Collins scholar program
  • Work towards the Certificate in Teacher Scholar

Courses Taught

  • BIOE 415 - Biomedical Instrumentation Lab
  • CS 225 - Data Structures
  • ECE 110 - Introduction to Electronics
  • ECE 210 - Analog Signal Processing
  • ECE 211 - Analog Circuits & Systems
  • ECE 415 - Biomedical Instrumentation Lab

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