Iowa State University Alumni Association
 

Hanjun Jiang 2017

PhD Electrical Engineering ’05
Beijing, China


For the past 10 years, Hanjun Jiang has been a leading researcher and innovator in the area of integrated circuits and systems, particularly for medical and health care applications. It’s a topic upon which he has published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers and three book chapters. His work has also led to well over 20 issued patents. Jiang currently conducts his research as an associate professor at his undergraduate alma mater – Tsinghua University in Beijing, China – the nation’s top engineering university.

Jiang’s leadership of a key project in the China “863” program from 2008-2011 resulted in the development of the first single-chip wireless capsule endoscope for painless gastrointestinal examination. Today the technology, which is engineered to function continuously for an unprecedented 23 hours, is used by more than 100 hospitals in China. He has also pioneered technology in the field of wearable body sound monitoring – which is now undergoing clinical trials in 10 China hospitals after being transferred to Beijing E-Med Company.

A community leader in technology transfer who is active in many international capacities with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Jiang has chaired the IEEE Solid States Circuits Society Beijing Chapter since 2015. He is the deputy director of Beijing Engineering Research Center on Wireless Medical and Healthcare, as well as the Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory on Integrated Circuits for Wireless Healthcare. He also served as the chief scientist of Changzhou Rishena, a start-up company dedicated for implantable neural stimulators.

Among the many honors and awards Jiang has received are the Okawa Foundation Research Grant (2013), election to the Beijing Higher Education Young Elite Teacher Program (2008), and the Iowa State University Research Excellence Award (2005).

 

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