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Jing Jiang

Jing Jiang

Jing Jiang

0250 Everitt Lab


  • 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 taught undergraduate courses in the ECE, CS, and BioE department since 2017. He was the co-founder/CTO of LifeFoundry, Inc. After studied at Zhejiang University for three years, Dr. Jiang finished his BS, MS, Ph.D. study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published more than 30 journal papers and conference proceedings. During graduate study, Dr. Jiang was a major contributor to a multi-disciplinary project, Mobosens, a smart-phone based electrochemical sensor, which has won $1,200,000 prizes including Vodafone wireless innovation award, Nokia sensing XChallenge distinguished award, SBIR, etc.

Dr. Jiang has expertise in coaching teams to solve practical problems. Very often team members are arguing because they are looking at different aspects of a problem. Dr. Jiang can facilitate the team member to look at the full picture and listen to each other and work towards a better direction together.

Other Professional Employment

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

Major Consulting Activities

  • Solution for Project WeChat msg to 32,000 ft2, 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

  • 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

Dr. Jiang is excited in teaching engineering students to use/create tools smartly so as to solve real-world problems effectively. Dr. Jiang's teaching philosophies include:

1. "Theory is when one knows everything but nothing works. Practice is when everything works but nobody knows why. In our lab, theory and practice go hand in hand: nothing works and nobody knows why." -- a joke adopted from ECE at McMaster website. Guiding students to actively apply knowledge to explain/troubleshoot the practice, which is critical for future top tier engineers, like U of I ECE graduates.

2. You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives. - Clay P. Bedford Following the internal desire of curiosity and leading students to discover knowledge are like building channels for the water of knowledge to flow into students' hearts.

Other Undergraduate Advising Activities

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

Research Interests

  • Robotics
  • Synthetic biology automation
  • Plasmonic and electro-chemical sensing

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)

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 414 - Biomedical Instrumentation
  • ECE 415 - Biomedical Instrumentation Lab
  • ECE 445 - Senior Design Project Lab