University of Missouri
Ph.D. Candidate, Research Assistant
January 2009 — Present
• Co-invented a leak-tight micro gas pumping mechanism.
~Conducted literature reviews, explored and weighted feasibility of designs.
~Simulated, optimized designs through fluid dynamic and/or electrical field models using COMSOL and MATLAB.
~Fabricated multiple layered devices through variety MEMS techniques from plain substrate till final product.
~Designed, coded, and built the testing setup which includes user interfaces of testing circuits and pressure reading systems.
~Collected, analyzed data through coding a MATLAB based program.
• Led group user-meetings to ensure daily laboratory operations.
• Fully in charge of the laboratory equipment including daily maintenance and repair.
Conference and Publications:
• Jiao, J, Almeida, R, & Kwon J. A leak-tight and zero-dead-volume micro gas pump integrated with electrokinetic liquid pistons. Oral presentation for the Hilton Head 2012 Workshop, Hilton Head, SC, June 2012.
• Jian Jiao, Jae Wan Kwon, “An electrokinetically driven micro liquid-piston for leak-tight gas pumping,” Lab chip, 12 (16), 2792 – 2794, (2012).
• Nan Jun Kim, Jian Jiao, and Jae Wan Kwon, “A Facile, One-pot Synthesis of Polyaniline-Au Ultra-long Nanowires and Electric-field-directed Assembly toward Organic Electronic Devices,” MRS Spring Meeting, Apr. 5-9, (2010).