The Iowa Board of Regents recently approved Shan Jiang’s promotion to associate professor of materials science and engineering with tenure, effective July 1.
“I feel very humbled,” Jiang said about the tenure and promotion. “It would not have been possible without the support of my family, students and colleagues. I truly enjoy my research and teaching at Iowa State and living in Ames.”
Before becoming a professor at Iowa State, Jiang worked as a research scientist at Dow Chemical as a project leader and carried out R&D on commercial coatings. Jiang has published more than 50 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and 3 U.S. patents.
He has received the ACS Younger Chemists Committee Leadership Development Award, Early Achievement in Teaching Award, Miller Faculty Fellowship, the Education Leadership Award, Dean’s Excellence in Learning and Teaching Grant and the 3M non-tenured faculty award. His lab has received funding support from NSF, USDA, NASA, and ACS-PRF.
Jiang’s research interests at Iowa State have been broad, with his lab actively working on nano-materials, additive manufacturing, coating materials and biomaterials. His lab also recently helped develop a new material to help NASA build additive manufacturing capabilities in the International Space Station.
“My goal is to generate a positive impact to people around me and to our society through my research. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by a wonderful community at Iowa State,” Jiang said. “My son was born here at Ames during my tenure track, and this has and continues to be a very fulfilling experience.”