2021 Award Recipient – Dr. Jing (Jin) Jiang

Dr. Jing (Jin) Jiang (姜晶) (Electrical and Computer Engineering)

Dr. Jing (Jin) Jiang, Professor at the Western University, is a world-renowned expert in electrical power systems and control of nuclear power plants, and holds the rank of Distinguished University Professor at Western University. He has made foundational contributions in fault-tolerant control for safety-critical systems; instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants; and integration of renewable energy resources (e.g. solar and wind) in microgrids. He is also one of the longest serving NSERC Industrial Research Chair Professors in Canada, having held this prestigious title continuously since 2003. He is internationally recognized for his pioneering contributions and ongoing research.

Dr. Jiang has uncovered the underlying relationships between system reliability and sensor and actuator redundancies, which have fundamentally changed the way fault-tolerant control systems are designed and analyzed. Consequently, these works have laid the foundations for improving the reliability and safety of our nuclear power plants.

Dr. Jiang has trained numerous PhDs, MESc and MEng students and 20 postdoctoral fellows. As an engineering professor, Dr. Jiang has a remarkable publication record, with over 170 papers in leading journals and over 180 conference papers. As of August 29, 2021 Google Scholar indicates that the citations for his academic work have reached 15,520. He has been on the list of the top 2% of the world’s scientists as determined by a Stanford University study for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021).

Education Background

1989Ph.D.Electrical Engineering, University of New Brunswick 
1984M.Sc.Electrical Engineering, University of New Brunswick
1982B.Sc.Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Honours and Awards (selected)

  • 2021 The Order of Ontario (The highest civilian honour in Ontario) Government of Ontario
  • 2020 Fellow, Royal Society of Canada The Royal Society of Canada
  • 2020 OPEA Research and Development Medal, Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • 2020 Fulbright Research Chair Fulbright Foundation (USA)
  • 2020 P.D. Ziogas Electric Power Award IEEE Canada
  • 2019 Fellow, American Nuclear Society American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • 2019 Alexander von Humboldt Research Award Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (Germany)
  • 2018 Don Miller Outstanding Contribution Award American Nuclear Society (ANS)
  • 2018 Distinguished University Professor Western University
  • 2017 Vanguard Award for Research Innovation Western University
  • 2017 Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers IEEE
  • 2016 RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award RBC Royal Bank/Immigrant Magazine
  • 2016 Vanguard Award for Research Innovation Western University
  • 2015 Harold A. Smith Outstanding Contribution Award Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA)

Summary of Publications

(Google Scholar Citations: 15,520 times and hi-index 58, as of August 29, 2021)

Number of Publications
Journal Papers177
Conference Papers186
Books & Book Chapters7
Technical Reports14
IAEA, IEC Reports6
Patents Issued4
Patents Pending2
Technology Transfer2