Xiaoning Jiang


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Dr. Jiang has 9 years of industrial experience before he joined NC State in 2009. At the graduate level, Dr. Jiang teaches micro-transducers incorporated with smart materials and micro/nanostructures (MAE 532). At the undergraduate level he teaches Solid Mechanics (MAE 314), Strength of Mechanical Components (MAE 316) Principles of Automatic Control (MAE 435), and Non-destructive Testing and Evaluation (MAE 440, with lab modules). As a faculty advisor, Dr. Jiang looks for hard-working students who have a strong background in physics and acoustics  and who are interested in developing strong instrumentation skills. His research is attractive to students who are interested in cutting-edge research in the biomedical, mechanical or aerospace areas, and who are interested in advanced imaging and therapy methods and techniques.


Ph.D. 1997

Precision Instruments

Tsinghua University

M.S. 1992

Mechanical Engineering

Tianjin University

B.S. 1990

Mechanical Engineering

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Research Description

Jiang is interested in micro/nano-sensors, actuators and transducers and their applications in biomedical and aerospace engineering; ultrasound imaging for medical and industrial NDE/NDT applications; high power ultrasound therapy; sensors and actuators for extreme environment; and micro/nanofabrications with smart materials and structures incorporation. Presently, he is 1) conducting research in high-frequency and broadband ultrasound transducers for biomedical imaging, therapy and NDE, 2) developing electromechanical devices for extreme environments, and 3)  studying new smart materials and micro/nanostructures for energy conversion (harvesting, sensing, actuation).


Flexoelectricity in a metal/ferroelectric/semiconductor heterostructure
Huang, S. J., Yau, H. M., Yu, H., Qi, L., So, F., Dai, J. Y., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), AIP Advances, 8(6).
Flexoelectricity in dielectrics: Materials, structures and characterizations
Huang, S. J., Qi, L., Huang, W. B., Shu, L. L., Zhou, S. J., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), Journal of Advanced Dielectrics, 8(2).
Miniaturized focused ultrasound transducers for intravascular therapies
Kim, J., Wu, H. Y., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2017, vol 3, ).
On the mechanics of curved flexoelectric microbeams
Qi, L., Huang, S. J., Fu, G. Y., Zhou, S. J., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), International Journal of Engineering Science, 124, 1-15.
Patterned nano-domains in PMN-PT single crystals
Chang, W. Y., Chung, C. C., Yuan, Z. Y., Chang, C. H., Tian, J., Viehland, D., Li, J. F., Jones, J. L., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), Acta Materialia, 143, 166-173.
Real-time ultrasound angiography using superharmonic dual-frequency (2.25 MHz/30 MHz) cylindrical array: In vitro study
Wang, Z. C., Martin, K. H., Dayton, P. A., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), Ultrasonics, 82, 298-303.
Real-time ultrasound angiography using superharmonic dual-frequency (2.25 MHz/30 MHz) cylindrical array: In vitro study
Wang, Z. C., Martin, K. H., Dayton, P. A., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), Ultrasonics, 82, 298-303.
Photoacoustic transduction efficiency evaluation of candle soot nanoparticles/PDMS composites
Chang, W. Y., Zhang, X. A., Kim, J., Huang, W. B., Chang, C. H., & Jiang, X. N. (2017), In 2017 ieee 17th international conference on nanotechnology (ieee-nano). (IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, ) (pp. 439-442).
High frequency piezo-composite micromachined ultrasound transducer array technology for biomedical imaging
Jiang, X., Li, S., Kim, J., & Ma, J. (2017), New York, NY, USA: ASME Press.
High temperature transducer using aluminum nitride single crystal for laser ultrasound detection
Kim, T., Kim, J.,& Jiang, X. N. (2017), In Nondestructive characterization and monitoring of advanced materials, aerospace, and civil infrastructure 2017. (Proceedings of SPIE-the International Society for Optical Engineering, 10169).

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Effect of AC Poling on Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Relaxor Single Crystals for Acoustic Sensors
US Navy-Office Of Naval Research(7/01/18 - 6/30/21)
ULTRA – Ultrasound for Resource-limited Areas
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(5/04/18 - 4/30/19)
Forward viewing catheter-delivered microbubble enhanced sonothrombolysis (FV-CAMUS)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)(8/15/18 - 6/30/19)
Novel Biomedical Ultrasound Sensors
Goodix Technology Inc.(2/20/18 - 2/19/20)
High temperature embedded/integrated sensors (HiTEIS) for remote monitoring of reactor and fuel cycle systems
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(10/01/17 - 9/30/20)
Ultrasonic Characterization of Atherosclerotic Plaque using Multiple Scattering
National Institutes of Health (NIH)(9/30/16 - 7/31/19)
Characterization of high temperature NDE sensors
Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.(6/06/16 - 6/30/17)
Design and analysis of a lead-free d36 in-plane shear-based piezoelectric torsion transducer
Max Kade Foundation, Inc(4/29/16 - 4/28/17)
Laser Ultrasound Patch Using Carbon Nanofiber Composites
NCSU Research and Innovation Seed Funding Program(7/01/15 - 6/30/16)
Surface and Domain Nano-Engineering of Relaxor Single Crystal for Acoustic Sensors
US Dept. of Defense (DOD)(6/01/15 - 8/31/18)