Jiang Lab

Soft Matter and Nano Engineering Laboratory

News


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-- 2020 --

Postdoc position available in nanotechnology and biobased materials. Contact sjiang1@iastate.edu


    Sept - Oct
  • Fei's work is accepted by Nano Letters! (IF=12.34)
  • Prof. Jiang and Becky gave presentation at ASEE North Midwest Conference.
  • Ayuna published her results on high-impact journal J. Phys. Chem. Lett.! (IF=6.71)
  • Zihao published his results on Biochemical Engineering Journal!
  • Prof. Jiang presides and presents on virutal ACS National Conference!
  • Prof. Jiang initiates a new project on sustainability with City of Ames and CIRAS !
  • Yanhua publishes his results on J. Manuf. Process.!
  • Kyle received Teaching Excellence Award, Congratulations!
  •     July - Aug
  • Prof. Jiang is affiliated with the Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Education(NIAMRRE)!
  • Prof. Jiang received funding support from Swine Health Information Center as a co-PI!
  • Our stratification research is featured in the Engineering News!
  • Prof. Jiang is awarded an NSF IUSE EHR undergraudate education grant as a co-PI!
  • Welcome Erin Peters, Tyler Kirscht and Chahong Lee to our group!
  • Prof. Jiang is awarded the Iowa Space Grant Consortium Base Program as the lead PI!
  • Yanhua successfully defended his Master thesis, congratulations!
  • Prof. Jiang recieves Pilot Proof-of-Concept Competition Award from the Regents Innovation Fund.
  • Prof. Jiang is invited to the Industry-University Partnership in Doctoral Education Virtual Workshop.
  •    May - June
  • Yifan's artwork will be featured as the front cover of Materials Horizons. Congratualtions!
  • Emily's work on light blocking films is accepted by SM&T (IF=7.59). Congratualtions!
  • Yifan's work with Janus particles is accepted by Materials Horizons (IF=14.36). Congratualtions!
  • Emily's collaborative work with simulation is accepted on Nanoscale (IF=6.97). Congratualtions!
  • Prof. Jiang launches a new website for active learnign and inductive teaching link.
  • Prof. Jiang receives award from Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program!
  • Madi receives Dean’s Leadership Award, congratulations!
  • Prof. Jiang is nominated to attend the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI3) workshop!
  •    March - April
  • Kyle and Prof. Jiang published a book chapter on Fundamentals of Smart Materials!
  • Prof. Jiang is affiliated with department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering (IMSE)!
  • Yanhua's paper on nanoink is accepted in J. Manuf. Process., congratulations!
  • GUMP launched by Prof. Jiang is featured on Engineering Podcast.
  •    Feburary
  • Kyle, Becky and Prof. Jiang gave presentation and demos on Scholars' Day.
  • Prof. Jiang is now affilicated with Crop Bioengineering Center.
  • Our new GAPS program is featured on Engineering news, Ames Tribune news and ASEE First Bell.
  • Prof. Jiang concluded the active learning workshop.
  • Prof. Jiang gave a seminar about gene delivery to plant cells in Crop Bioengineering Center.
  •    January
  • Prof. Jiang initiates the GAPS (Graduates for Advancing Professional Skills) learning community.
  • MSE undergraduate Andrew Ruba joins our lab, welcome!
  • Prof. Jiang is awarded NSF Innovations in Graduate Education (IGE) as the lead principle investigator!
  • Emily passed the prelim smoothly, congratulations!
  • Prof. Jiang is giving the Active Learning and Inductive Teaching workshop.

  • -- 2019 --

       November - December
  • We held a potluck and gift exchange celebration with Wang lab in Agronomy, Happy Holidays!
  • Prof. Jiang is awarded foreign travel grant to give a keynote speech in a Workshop in Spain.
  • Prof. Jiang is serving the MSE department chair search committee.
  • Emily is presenting her results in Food Chemistry and Technology Conference.
  • Kyle and Becky performed outreach and gave demos and tours to Science Bound students.
  •    October
  • Our research has been featured on the back cover of Cyclone Engineering Research!
  • Emily is awarded the NASA fellowship from the Iowa Space Grant Consortium (ISGC), Congrats!
  • Prof. Jiang concludes the Active Learning and Inductive Teaching workshop.
  • Prof. Jiang recieves Biobased Chemical/Bioproduct Seed Grant.
  •    September
  • Prof. Jiang gave MSE department seminar on the recent research progress.
  • Kyle and Becky performed outreach and gave demos to Science Bound students.
  • Our collaborative work was presented at the conference on nanotechnology of cement and concrete.
  • Prof. Jiang's new Active Learning and Inductive Teaching workshop is featured in the news.
  •    August
  • Prof. Jiang presented in nanomaterials sesssion at the ACS annual meeting.
  • Our research was presented in the National Association of Plant Breeders meeting.
  • Prof. Jiang co-chaired a new "Nanoinformatics" Symposium at the ACS annual meeting.
  • Emily won 2nd best presentation at the nano@ISU meeting, congrats!
  • Emily and Yifan presented at the nano@ISU meeting!
  • Rebecca Mort (undergraduate from Cornell) joins our group as a Ph.D. candidate, welcome!
  • Our work on nanoink collaborated with IMSE has been accepted on J. Micromech. Microeng.
  • We published a collaborative work of plastic recycling on J. Clean. Prod. (IF=6.4).
  •    July
  • Prof. Jiang gave a talk in a Polymer and Food Protection Consortium annual meeting.
  • Prof. Jiang gave a Lunch and Learn seminar for CB2 REU students.
  • We receive funding support through the Catron Fellowship.
  • Our lab and research is featured in the news.
  • Our biobased coating research is featured in the news.
  • Kyle is teaching the summer OPPTAG course for materials science and engineering.
  •    June
  • Emily's work on biobased coating is accepted by ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces (IF=8.5)!
  • Ayuna and Prof. Jiang gave presentations at ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium.
  • Prof. Jiang is nominated to attend the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI2) workshop.
  • Prof. Jiang receives Dean’s Excellence in Learning and Teaching Grant to promote active learning.
  • Prof. Jiang receives Doctoral New Investigator Grant from ACS Petroleum Research Fund.
  • Our lab receives a Phase 2 RIF award to develop a smart ink with Siegwerk USA Inc.
  • Yifan and Prof. Jiang gave poster and invited talk at 3M.
  •    May
  • Prof. Jiang gave invited talks at Dow, Akema and EPI at Lehigh University.
  • Our research is featured in the news.
  • Dr. Liu won the Postdoctoral Scholar Seed Grant Award, congrats!
  • Prof. Jiang gave an invited talk at PPG Industries in Pittsburgh.
  • Prof. Jiang receives College of Human Sciences Intramural Collaborative Seed Grant as a co-PI.
  • Carmen Wu from Boise State will join us as a summer REU student, welcome!
  • GUMP founded by Prof. Jiang is featured in the news.
  • Prof. Jiang received excellent ratings for his 3rd year review.
  •    April
  • Prof. Jiang gave an invited talk at the USDA National Center at Peoria IL.
  • Ayuna's paper is featured as a covery story on Langmuir!
  • Riley recieved the offer and scholarship of MD/PhD program from University of Iowa, congrats!
  • Emily, Yifan and Ana gave presentations in CoatingsTech conference in Cleveland.
  • Prof. Jiang gave a tutorial talk in CoatingsTech conference about biobased coatings.
  • Yifan's work on polymer nanoparticle is featured in the news.
  •     March
  • Fei and Ayuna presented their work in Research Day!
  • Yifan's work is featured as a cover story on Journal of Colloid and Interface Science!
  • Fei's work on nanodumbbell is featured in the news.
  • Prof. Jiang receives courtesy appointment from Agronomy department!
  • Prof. Jiang gave a talk in APS annual conference!
  •     February
  • We received prestigious NSF-USDA EAGER Grant Award with Prof. Kan Wang from Agronomy!
  • Kyle, Madi and Prof. Jiang volunteered for the Engineering Scholars’ Day!
  • Prof. Jiang gave a talk in Smart Coating conference!
  • We received Presidential Interdisciplinary Research Seed (PIRS) Grant !
  • We received First-Year Honors Mentor Grant! Congratulations, Henry, Mason and Emily!
  •     January
  • Yifan's paper is accepted by JCIS (IF=6.361), congratulations!
  • Robben (Xuan) Wang from Chemistry joined our group. Welcome!
  • First-Year Honors students Mason and Henry are joining our group. Welcome!
  • Prof. Jiang recieves The Education Leadership Award for his outreach effort!

  • -- 2018 --

        October - December
  • Fei's nanodumbbell will be featured as cover on Nano Letters, congratulations!
  • Fei's paper on Janus nanodumbbell is accepted by Nano Letters (IF 12.080), congratulations!
  • Emily and Prof. Jiang filed a patent application on biobased transparent UV blocking coating.
  • Ayuna won Teaching Excellence Award, congratulations!
  • Jiang lab and Wang lab held a joint Christmas lunch.
  • We purchased a new Keyence confocal microscope for coating reserach.
  • Our lab is affiliated with and receiving support from Polymer and Food Protection Consortium.
  • Prof. Jiang is giving an invited talk at North Dokota State University.
  • We are setting up a new lab space for new cell culture work.
  •    July - September
  • Prof. Jiang is nominated to attend the National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI1) workshop.
  • Prof. Jiang, Emily, Yifan and Ana were selected to join the NSF I-Corps Program.
  • Madi joined group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!
  • Prof. Haojie Yu from Zhejiang University visited lab and gave a department seminar!
  • Prof. Jiang and Fei gave invited talk at ACS Boston meeting, Yifan gave a poster presentation.
  • Ana, Riley and our research were featured in a CB2 REU program video.
  • Fei gave an excellent oral presentation in Nano@IAState meeting, congratulations!
  • Kyle and Prof. Jiang taught Summer OPPTAG program.
  •     April - June
  • Kyle and Ayuna's paper is accepted in Soft Matter and featured as backcover story, congratualtions!
  • Zihao and Jenny's paper (collaborating with Bratlie group) is accepted in ACS Omega, congratualtions!
  • We are awarded with Regents Innovation Fund to develop smart ink with Siegwerk!
  • Yifan, Emily and Prof. Jiang filed a patent disclosure on core-shell technology.
  • Welcome two REU students, Ana Miller and Riley Behan!
  • Emily and Prof. Jiang filed a patent disclosure on biobased transparent UV absorbing coating.
  • GUMP hosted a series events with Dr. Patricia Tice and Associate Dean Dr. Sriram Sundararajan.
  • Prof. Jiang launched GUMP (Graudate-Undergraduate Mentor Program) for inclusion and diversity.
  • Prof. Jiang gave a presentation at a Tau Beta Pi meeting.
  •     January - March
  • Dr. liu and Prof. Jiang filed a patent disclosure on nanoparticle synthesis.
  • Prof. Jiang gave an oral presentation in APS annual meeting.
  • Prof. Jiang received funding from NSF for organizing an ACS symposium.
  • A book chapter written by Kyle has been accepted, congratulations!
  • Prof. Jiang gave a seminar in ME department.
  • Prof. Jiang is awarded with 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award!
  • Emily is awarded with Brown Fellowship, congratulations!
  • We obtained a new lab room with more chemical hoods and bench space.

  • -- 2017 --

        October - December
  • Kyle won the Trinect Fellowshiop award, congratulations!
  • Our lab is awarded funding from NSF-CB2 center to develop biobased coating with industry.
  • Prof. Jiang gave invited talks at Cornell and Binghamton University.
  • Prof. Jiang and Jenny li gave a career talk to students from Education without Borders.
  •     July - September
  • Our lab (Kuyle, Yasi and John) hosted department and lab tour for students from Science Bound.
  • Our lab (Fei and Yifan) hosted department and lab tour for students from Education without Borders.
  • Serkan has a new baby, congratulations!
  • Welcome new group members: Yasi and John!
  • Yifan li received presidential scholarshiop! Congratulations!
  • Welcome new group members: Dr. Fei liu, Emily Olyson and Yifan li!
  • Kyle and Serkan presented in Nano@ISU Symposium!
  • Prof. Jiang gave invited talks at Zhejiang University, SJTU and CNICETH!
  •     April - June
  • Prof. Jiang talked to undergraduates at REU and Ames Lab Summer program!
  • Nancy Sweeney joined lab as a SULI summer student, welcome!
  • Kyle Miller is getting married, congratulations!
  • Prof. Jiang attended and presented proposals at CB2 IAB meeting in Decatur.
  • Prof. Jiang's paper on coating materials is accepted by the prestigious Chemical Society Reviews!
  • Dana, Devin and Connor presented poster in Undergraduate Research Symposium.
  • Prof. Jiang is nominated and selected to be a Sigma Xi member.
  • Serkan and Kyle presented their research in 2017 SFB annual conference at Minneapolis.
  • Prof. Jiang invited Prof. Minglin Ma from Cornell to give talk at MSE deparment seminar.
  •     January - March
  • Prof. Jiang is selected to attend NSF Career proposal writing workshop.
  • Prof. Jiang served as a panelist to review NSF proposals.
  • Serkan's paper on stimuli-responsive polymer brush is accepted by Chemical Communications!
  • We received First-Year Honors Mentor Program Grant!
  • Prof. Jiang gave a Seminar for Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering.
  • Our full-fledged fluorescent microscope is up running!
  • Honor students Dana Smith, Devin Palm and Connor Hammons joined lab, welcome!
  • Visiting scholar Serkan Demirci joined lab, welcome!

  • -- 2016 --

  • PhD candidate Kyle Miller joined lab, welcome!
  • Prof. Jiang is associated with Ames Lab!
  • Prof. Jiang is invited to talk in Peking, Tsinghua universities and Chinese Academy of Sciences!
  • Master candidate Zihao Xu joined lab (co-advised with Prof. Katie Bratlie), welcome!
  • Prof. Jiang is awarded foreign travel grant!
  • Gilman labs are cleaned and up-running!
  • Group webpage is online!