Xiaoning Jiang

Distinguished Professor

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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).


Apparent phase stability and domain distribution of PMN-30PT single crystals with nanograted Au/MnOx electrodes
Gao, M., Luo, C., Chang, W.-Y., Leung, C. M., Tian, J., Li, J., … Viehland, D. (2019), ACTA MATERIALIA, 169, 28–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2019.02.039
A Dual-Frequency Colinear Array for Acoustic Angiography in Prostate Cancer Evaluation
Li, S., Kim, J., Wang, Z., Kasoji, S., Lindsey, B. D., Dayton, P. A., & Jiang, X. (2018), IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ULTRASONICS FERROELECTRICS AND FREQUENCY CONTROL, 65(12), 2418–2428. https://doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2018.2872911
Dielectric and piezoelectric properties of 0.7 Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O-3-0.3 PbTiO3 single crystal poled using alternating current
Chang, W.-Y., Chung, C.-C., Luo, C., Kim, T., Yamashita, Y., Jones, J. L., & Jiang, X. (2018), MATERIALS RESEARCH LETTERS, 6(10), 537–544. https://doi.org/10.1080/21663831.2018.1498812
Domain engineering and full matrix material constants of the [111](c)-poled 0.63Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)-0.37PbTiO(3) single crystal
Yuan, Z., Sang, S., Sun, E., Qi, X., Chang, W.-Y., Zhang, R., … Cao, W. (2018), CRYSTENGCOMM, 20(33), 4745–4751. https://doi.org/10.1039/c8ce00831k
Dynamic flexoelectric effect on piezoelectric nanostructures
Nguyen, B. H., Nanthakumar, S. S., Zhuang, X., Wriggers, P., Jiang, X., & Rabczuk, T. (2018), EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MECHANICS A-SOLIDS, 71, 404–409. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.euromechsol.2018.06.002
Evaluation of Photoacoustic Transduction Efficiency of Candle Soot Nanocomposite Transmitters
Chang, W.-Y., Zhang, X. A., Kim, J., Huang, W., Bagal, A., Chang, C.-H., … Jiang, X. (2018), In IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NANOTECHNOLOGY (Vol. 17, pp. 985–993). https://doi.org/10.1109/TNANO.2018.2845703
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). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5031162
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. https://doi.org/10.1142/s2010135x18300025
Miniaturized focused ultrasound transducers for intravascular therapies
Kim, J., Wu, H. Y., & Jiang, X. N. (2018), In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2017, vol 3. https://doi.org/10.1115/imece2017-72426
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijengsci.2017.11.022

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Photoacoustic-imaging-guided Intravascular Sonothrombolysis
National Institutes of Health (NIH)(6/01/19 - 3/31/20)
Forward-viewing Intravascular Transducers for Thrombolysis
UNC - UNC Chapel Hill(12/15/18 - 9/14/19)
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 - 4/30/20)
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)