Hongrui Jiang

Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering & Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor

Room: 3440
Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 265-9418
Fax: (608) 262-1267
hongrui@engr.wisc.edu


Profile Summary

My research interests include MEMS sensors and actuators, especially biological MEMS (BioMEMS) and optical MEMS (or Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems - MOEMS), microlfuidics, lab on chips, smart materials and microstructures, and biomimetics and bioinspiration. Our research effort currently involves micro optical imaging systems, biological/chemical sensing, functional polymer materials. MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), lab on chips, nano scale science and engineering, and biomimetics and bioinspiration have attracted much attention in the whole engineering arena and are undergoing rapid development. They give promises to better design and performance of microsystems.

Please visit my extended web page for more information at http://mnsa.ece.wisc.edu.

Education

  • BS Physics, Peking University, 1995
  • MS EE, Cornell Unversity, 1999
  • PhD EE, Cornell University, 2001
  • Postdoctoral scholar, University of California, Berkeley, 2001-2002

Research Interests

  • MicroElectroMechanical System
  • Microsensors and microactuators
  • BioMEMS and micro-optics
  • Microfluidics
  • Lab on chips
  • Biomimetics and bioinspiration

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • Graduate Fellowship Award, IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, 2000
  • 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, 2005
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2008
  • DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2008
  • H.I. Romnes Faculty Fellowship, 2011
  • NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, 2011
  • Vilas Associates Award, 2013-2015
  • Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professorship, 2013 -
  • Lynn H. Matthias Professor in Engineering, 2014 -

Publications

  1. J.-L. A. Yeh, H. Jiang and N. C. Tien, \"Integrated polysilicon and DRIE bulk silicon micromachining for a torsional actuator,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 456-465, 1999.
  2. J.-L. A. Yeh, H. Jiang, H. P. Neves and N. C. Tien, \"Copper-encapsulated silicon micromachined structures,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 281-287, 2000.
  3. H. Jiang, Y. Wang, J.-L. A. Yeh and N. C. Tien, \"On-chip spiral inductors suspended over deep copper-lined cavities,\" IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory Techniques, vol. 48, no. 12, pp. 2415-2423, 2000.
  4. H. Jiang, K. Yoo, J.-L. A. Yeh, Z. Li and N. C. Tien, \"Fabrication of thick silicon dioxide sacrificial and isolation blocks in a silicon substrate,\" Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 12, pp. 87-95, 2002. Featured on cover.
  5. H. Jiang and N. C. Tien, \"A monolithic transformer with underlying deep silicon-oxide block,\" Electronics Letters, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 142-144, 2002,
  6. A. K. Agarwal, S. S. Sridharamurthy, D. J. Beebe, and H. Jiang, \"Programmable autonomous micromixers and micropumps,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 1409-1421, 2005.
  7. A.K. Agarwal, D.J. Beebe and H. Jiang, \"Integration of polymer and metal microstructures using liquid-phase photopolymerization,\" Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 16, pp. 332-340, 2006.
  8. S. S. Sridharamurthy, A. K. Agarwal, D. J. Beebe and H. Jiang, \"Dissolvable membranes as sensing elements for microfluidics based biological/chemical sensors,\" Lab on a Chip, vol. 7, pp. 840-842, 2006. One of Top 10 Articles (most accessed on line) of Lab on a Chip in July, 2006.
  9. L. Dong, A. K. Agarwal, D. J. Beebe and H. Jiang, \"Adaptive liquid microlenses activated by stimuli-responsive hydrogels,\" Nature, vol. 442, pp. 551-554, 2006. Featured on cover. Selected in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology -- August 14, 2006, vol. 14, no. 7.
  10. H. Jiang and L. Dong, \"Smart lenses,\" invited, Physics World, vol. 19, no. 11, pp. 29-31, 2006. Also reprinted in Optics and Laser Europe, November 2006.
  11. L. Dong, H. Jiang, \"pH-adaptive microlenses using pinned liquid-liquid interfaces actuated by pH-responsive hydrogel,\" Applied Physics Letters, vol. 89, no. 21, art. no. 211120, 2006.
  12. S. S. Sridharamurthy, L. Dong and H. Jiang, \"Microfluidic chemical/biological sensing system based on membrane-dissolution and optical absorption,\" Measurement Science and Technology, vol. 18, pp. 201-207, 2007.
  13. L. Dong, A.K. Agarwal, D.J. Beebe, and H. Jiang, \"Variable-focus liquid microlenses and microlens arrays actuated by thermoresponsive hydrogels,\" Advanced Materials, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 401-405, 2007. Listed in Advances in Advance section for papers deemed urgent and important by editors. Highlighted in March 2007 issue of Nature Photonics.
  14. A.K. Agarwal, L. Dong, D.J. Beebe and H. Jiang, \"Autonomously-triggered microfluidic cooling using thermo-responsive hydrogels,\" Lab on a Chip, vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 310-315, 2007. Featured on inside front cover. Highlighted in materials@nature.com.
  15. L. Dong and H. Jiang, \"Tunable and movable liquid microlens in situ fabricated within microfluidic channels\", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, issue 4, art. no. 041109, 2007 .
  16. S.S. Sridharamurthy and H. Jiang, \"A microfluidic device to acquire gaseous samples via surface tension held gas-liquid interface,\" IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 7, no. 9, pp. 1315-1316, 2007.
  17. L. Dong and H. Jiang, \"Autonomous microfluidics with stimuli-responsive hydrogels,\" invited, Soft Matter, no. 3, pp. 1223 - 1230, 2007.
  18. S. S. Sridharamurthy, K. D. Cadwell, N. L. Abbott and H. Jiang, \"A microstructure for detection of vapor-phase analytes based on orientational transitions of liquid crystals,\" Smart Materials and Structures, vol. 17, art. no. 012001, 2008.
  19. L. Dong and H. Jiang, \"Selective formation and removal of liquid microlenses at pre-determined locations within microfluidics through pneumatic control,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 17. no. 2, pp. 381-392, 2008.
  20. X. Zhang, H. Jiang and X. Li, \"Design, fabrication, and characterization of metal embedded microphotonic sensors,\" Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, vol. 130, art. no. 031104, 2008.
  21. D. Cheng, Y.-J. Choe, and H. Jiang, \"Controlled air/liquid interfaces and interfacial polymer micro membranes in microfluidic channels,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 17. no. 4, pp. 962-973, 2008.
  22. X. Zeng and H. Jiang, \"PDMS microlens arrays fabricated through liquid phase photopolymerization and molding,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 1210-1217, 2008.
  23. X. Zeng and H. Jiang, \"Tunable liquid microlens actuated by infrared light-responsive hydrogel,\" Applied Physics Letters, vol. 93, issue 15, art. no. 151101, 2008. Featured on cover.
  24. A. M. Marconnet, M. M. He, S. Sengele, S.-J. Ho, H. Jiang, N. J. Ferrier, D. W. van der Weide, V. Madhaven, N. Nelson, and J. H. Booske, \"Microfabricated silicon high frequency waveguide couplers and antennas\", IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 721-729, 2009.
  25. S. Sengele, H. Jiang, J. H. Booske, C. L. Kory, D. W. Van der Weide, and R. L. Ives, \"Microfabrication and characterization of a selectively metalized W-band meander-line TWT circuit,\" IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 56, no. 5, pp. 730-737, 2009.
  26. D. Cheng, S. S. Sridharamurthy, J. T. Hunter, J.-S. Park, N. L. Abbott, and H. Jiang, \"A sensing device using liquid crystal in a micropillar array supporting structure,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 18, no. 5, pp. 973-982, 2009.
  27. C. Li, C.-W. Lo, C. Li, D. Zhu, Y. Liu, and H. Jiang, \"A synthesis process of photoresponsive liquid-crystalline polymer containing azobenzene,\" Macromolecular Rapid Communications, vol. 30, issue 22, pp. 1928-1935, 2009. Featured on back cover.
  28. D. Cheng and H. Jiang, \"A debubbler for microfluidics utilizing air-liquid interfaces,\" Applied Physics Letters, vol. 95, issue 21, art. no. 214103, 2009.
  29. C.-W. Lo and H. Jiang, \"Photopatterning and degradation study of dextran-glycidyl methacrylate hydrogels,\" Polymer Engineering and Science, vol. 50, issue 2, pp. 232-239, 2009.
  30. D. Zhu, C. Li, X. Zeng and H. Jiang, \"Tunable-focus microlens arrays on curved surfaces\", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 96, art. no. 081111, 2010.
  31. J. Greenwood, Y. Liu, D. Busacker, D. Cheng and H. Jiang, \"Collection of gaseous and aerosolized samples using microfluidic devices with gas-liquid interfaces,\" IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 952-959, 2010.
  32. X. Zeng*, C. Li*, D. Zhu, H. Cho, and H. Jiang, \"Tunable microlens arrays actuated by various thermo-responsive hydrogel structures,\" IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 20, art. no. 115035, 2010. *:equal contribution.
  33. X. Zeng, and H. Jiang, \"Fabrication of complex structures on non-planar surfaces through a transfer method,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 6-8, 2011.
  34. D. Zhu, X. Zeng, C. Li and H. Jiang, \"Focus-tunable microlens arrays fabricated on spherical surfaces,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 389-395, 2011.
  35. X. Zeng, C. T. Smith, J. C. Gould, C. P. Heise, and H. Jiang, \"Fiber endoscopes utilizing liquid tunable-focus microlenses actuated through infrared light,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 583-593, June 2011.
  36. C.-W. Lo, D. Zhu, and H. Jiang, \"An infrared responsive graphene-oxide incorporated PNIPAAm hydrogel nanocomposite,\" Soft Matter, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 5604-5609, 2011.
  37. C. Li, G. Hall, X. Zeng, D. Zhu, K. Eliceiri, and H. Jiang, \"Three-dimensional surface profiling and optical characterization of liquid microlens using a Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor,\" Applied Physics Letters, vol. 98, art. no. 171104, 2011.
  38. C. Li*, Y. Liu*, C.-W. Lo, and H. Jiang, \"Reversible white-light actuation of carbon nanotube incorporated liquid crystalline elastomer nanocomposites,\" Soft Matter, vol. 7, no. 16, pp. 7511-7516, 2011. *: equal contribution.
  39. Y. Yang, L. Zhang, S. Wang, H. Jiang, C. J. Murphy and J. Ver Hoeve, \"A multi-affine model for tensor decomposition,\" IEEE Workshop on Information Theory in Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (IWITINCVPR) 2011, Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 13, 2011.
  40. T. Portz, L. Zhang, and H. Jiang, \"High-quality video denoising for motion-based exposure control,\" IEEE International Workshop on Mobile Vision (IWMV) 2011, Barcelona, Spain, Nov. 7, 2011.
  41. C. Lo, C. Li and H. Jiang, \"Direct solar energy conversion and storage through coupling between photoelectrochemical and ferroelectric effects\", AIP Advances, vol. 1, no. 4, art. no. 042104, 2011.
  42. C.-C. Huang, X. Zeng, and H. Jiang, \"Fabrication of large-area three-dimensional microstructures on flexible substrates by micro-transfer printing methods,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 749-755, 2012.
  43. C. Li, G. Hall, D. Zhu, H. Li, K. Eliceiri, H. Jiang, \"Three-dimensional (3D) surface profile measurement of microlenses using Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 530-540, 2012.
  44. T. Portz, L. Zhang, and H. Jiang , “Optical flow in the presence of spatially-varying motion blur,” IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) , Providence, Rhode Island. June 18-20, 2012.
  45. B. Aldalali, C. Li, L. Zhang, and H. Jiang, \"Micro Cameras Capable of Multiple Viewpoint Imaging Utilizing Photoresist Microlens Arrays,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 945-952, 2012.
  46. D. Zhu, C.-W. Lo, C. Li, and H. Jiang, \"Hydrogel-Based Tunable-Focus Liquid Microlens Array with Fast Response Time,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 21, no. 5,pp. 1146-1155, 2012.
  47. C. Li, and H. Jiang, \"Electrowetting-driven variable-focus microlens on flexible surfaces,\" Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, art. no. 231105, 2012.
  48. Y. Yang, Z. Li, L, Zhang, C. Murphy, J. Ver Hoeve, H. Jiang, \"Local label descriptor for example based semantic image labeling,\" The 12th European Conference on Computer Vision, Firenze, Italy, October 2012.
  49. Y. Liu, D. Cheng, I.-H. Lin, N.L. Abbott, and H. Jiang, \"Microfluidic sensing devices employing in situ-formed liquid crystal thin film for detection of biochemical interactions,\" Lab on a Chip, vol. 12, no. 19, pp. 3746-3753, 2012.
  50. C. Li*, Y. Liu*, X. Huang, H. Jiang, \"Direct sun-driven artificial heliotropism for solar energy harvesting based on photo-thermo-mechanical liquid crystal elastomer nanocomposite,\" Advanced Functional Materials, vol. 22, no. 24, pp. 5166-5174, 2012. *: equal contribution. Highlighted in Nature.
  51. Y. Liu, B. Aldalali, and H. Jiang, \"Lateral tunable liquid microlenses for enhanced fluorescence emission in microfluidic channels,\" IOP Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, vol. 22, art. no. 105010, 2012.
  52. T. Portz, L. Zhang and H. Jiang, \"Random coded sampling for high-speed HDR video,\" IEEE International Conference on Computational Photography (ICCP), April 19-21, 2013, Cambridge, MA.
  53. X. Zhang, X. Huang, and H. Jiang, \"Recovering degraded quasi-solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells by applying electrical pulses,\" Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, vol. 15, no.18, pp. 6864 - 6869.
  54. A. Kanhere, B. Aldalali, J. A. Greenberg, C. P. Heise, L. Zhang, and H. Jiang, \"Reconfigurable micro camera array with panoramic vision for surgical imaging,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 22 (5), pp. 989-991, 2013.
  55. H. Jiang, C. Li, and X. Huang, \"Actuators based on liquid crystalline elastomer materials,\" (invited review), Nanoscale, vol. 5, pp. 5225-5240, 2013.
  56. X. Zhang*, X. Huang*, C. Li, and H. Jiang, \"Dye-sensitized solar cell with energy 
    storage function through PVDF/ZnO nanocomposite counter electrode,\" Advanced Materials25 (30), pp. 4093-4096, 2013. *: equal contribution. 
  57. X. Zeng and H. Jiang, \"Liquid tunable microlenses based on MEMS techniques,\" (invited review), Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46, art. no. 323001, 2013.
  58. A. O. Ashtiani and H. Jiang, \"Thermally actuated tunable liquid microlens with sub-second response time,\" Applied Physics Letters,  103, art. no. 111101, 2013.
  59. H. Jiang and X. Zeng. Microlenses: Properties, Fabrication and Liquid Lenses. CRC Press, 2013. ISBN 1439836698.
  60. H. Li, H. Choi, C. Ma, J. Zhao, H. Jiang, W. Cai, J. A. Abell, and X. Li, \"Transient temperature and heat flux measurement in ultrasonic joining of battery tabs using thin-film microsensors,\" Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 135 (5), art. no. 051015, 2013.
  61. B. Patel, M. Patel, M. Bassett, S. Landge, X. Huang, H. Jiang, and J. Wu, \"Ionic rectification via the formation of complexes or precipitation in carbon nanotube membranes,\" Chemistry Letters,  42 (10), pp. 1173-1175, 2013.
  62. B. Aldalali, J. Fernandes, Y. Almoallem, and H. Jiang, \"Flexible miniaturized camera array inspired by natural visual systems,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 22 (6), pp. 1254-1256, 2013.
  63. X. Huang, X. Zhang, and H. Jiang, \"Energy Storage via Polyvinylidene Fluoride Dielectric on the Counterelectrode of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells,\" Journal of Power Source, 248, pp. 434-438, 2014.
  64. Y.-S. Lu, H. Tu, Y. Xu, and H. Jiang, \"Tunable dielectric liquid lens on flexible substrate,\" Applied Physics Letters, 103, art. no. 261113, 2013.
  65. C.-C Huang, X. Wu, H. Liu, B. Aldalali, J. A. Rogers and H. Jiang, \"Large-field-of-view wide-spectrum artificial reflecting superposition compound eyes,\" Small, 10 (15), pp. 3050 – 3057, 2014. Featured on front cover.
  66. B. Aldalali, A. Kanhere, J. Fernandes, C.-C. Huang and H. Jiang, \"Fabrication of polydimethylsiloxane microlenses utilizing hydrogel shrinkage and a single molding step,\" Micromachines, 5 (2), pp. 275-288, 2014.
  67. C.-C. Huang and H. Jiang, \"Bio-inspired wide-angle broad-spectrum cylindrical lens based on reflections from micro-mirror array on a cylindrical elastomeric membrane,\" Micromachines, 5 (2), pp. 373-384, 2014.
  68. C. Li and H. Jiang, \"Fabrication and characterization of flexible electrowetting on dielectrics (EWOD) microlens,\" Micromachines, 5 (3), pp. 432-441, 2014.
  69. A. O. Ashtiani and H. Jiang, \"Tunable microlens actuated via a thermoelectrically driven liquid heat engine,\" Journal of Applied Physics115, art. no. 243103, 2014.
  70. C.(S.) Li, X. Huang, C.(H.) Li, and H. Jiang, \"Reversible photo actuated bulk nanocomposite with nematic liquid crystalline elastomer matrix,\" Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, in press.
  71. T. Bhattacharjee, H. Jiang, and N. Behdad, \"A fluidic colorimetric sensor design for water hardness detection,\" IEEE Sensors Journal, in press.
  72. T. Bhattacharjee, H. Jiang, and N. Behdad, \"Large-scale fluidic tuning of sub-wavelength periodic structures,\" IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, in press.
  73. A. Kanhere, K. Van Grinsven, C.-C. Huang, Y.-S. Lu, J. Greenberg, C. Heise, Y. H. Hu and H. Jiang, \"Multi-camera laparoscopic imaging with tunable focusing capability,\" IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, in press.
  74. X. Wu, C. Li, G.Lin, X. Huang, W.H. Tepp, E.A. Johnson and H. Jiang, \"Microfluidic detection of botulinum neurotoxin type A utilizing polyacrylamide hydrogels with SNAP-25 peptide crosslinker,\" IEEE Sensors Journal, in press.
  75. C.(S.) Li, Y. Liu, X. Huang, C.(H.)i Li and H. Jiang, \"Light actuation of graphene-oxide incorporated liquid crystalline elastomer nanocomposites,\" Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, in press.

Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • ECE 542 - Introduction to Microelectromechanical Systems

  • ECE 990 - Research or Thesis
  • ECE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research
  • ECE 790 - Master\'s Research or Thesis
  • ECE 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ECE 999 - Advanced Independent Study
  • Profile Summary

    My research interests include MEMS sensors and actuators, especially biological MEMS (BioMEMS) and optical MEMS (or Micro Opto Electro Mechanical Systems - MOEMS), microlfuidics, lab on chips, smart materials and microstructures, and biomimetics and bioinspiration. Our research effort currently involves micro optical imaging systems, biological/chemical sensing, functional polymer materials. MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), lab on chips, nano scale science and engineering, and biomimetics and bioinspiration have attracted much attention in the whole engineering arena and are undergoing rapid development. They give promises to better design and performance of microsystems.

    Please visit my extended web page for more information at http://mnsa.ece.wisc.edu.


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