Dr. Jun Jiao

Jun Jiao, Ph.D.

Portland State University

Director, Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication
Professor, Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Physics

Contact Information
(503) 725-4228
jiaoj@pdx.edu
Science Research and Teaching Center (SRTC, formerly SB2),
Room 376

Mailing Address
Portland State University
Department of Physics
Jun Jiao
P.O. Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Shipping Address
Portland State University
Department of Physics
Jun Jiao
1719 SW 10th Ave., Room 128 Portland, OR 97201

 

Dr. Jun Jiao holds an M.S. in Physics and a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Arizona and is currently a professor of Mechanical & Materials Engineering and Physics. She is also the Director of the Center for Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication at Portland State University (PSU). Dr. Jiao's principal research interests are focused on nanoscale materials and devices, electron microscopy, and characterization techniques. Current research in the Jiao lab is focused on the development of nanofabrication techniques for the property-controlled growth of graphene and its metal and metal oxide hybrids, nanotubes, nanowires, and nanocrystals for use in nanoelectronic devices with the potential for industrial applications. Another important effort is to use nanoscale materials and devices for biomedical applications including cancer therapy, cancer vaccine, and adjuvant for infectious diseases. The results of her nanomaterials research are documented in more than 180 publications and two issued patents.

Since joining PSU in 1999, Dr. Jiao has successfully initiated several major research activities that have provided a strong foundation for her research and teaching at PSU. Her devotion to mentoring undergraduate students and encouraging young scientists led her to establish an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program, the only such program in the greater Portland area. More than 150 students have been trained through this program since 2001. Dr. Jiao has been recognized as the Outstanding Mentor of 2003–04 by Siemens Westinghouse Competition of Math, Science, and Technology. In 2004, she was awarded the John Eliot Outstanding Teacher Award, a recognition based on student nomination. Dr. Jiao was honored by United States President with the 2004 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers—the nation's highest honor for professionals at the outset of their research careers whose work shows exceptional promise for leadership at the frontiers of scientific knowledge. Dr. Jiao also received the (PSU) President's Diversity Award, and has been nominated for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, acknowledging her commitment to providing opportunities for female and minority students to explore their interests in science and engineering.

Through her research, Dr. Jiao has collaborated with local high tech companies such as Intel, FEI, ON Semiconductor (former LSI Logic), and Sharp Labs of America, to mention jut a few, and various research institutions including Oregon State University, University of Oregon, and Washington State University, Shandong University, in Jinan, Shandong, China, and Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. Dr. Jiao has allocated more than $10 million in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Petroleum Research Foundation, the Murdock Foundation, FEI Company, Intel Corporation, Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), private donors, and PSU for the establishment of an integrated research, education, and outreach program in nanoscience and nanotechnology.