Jiang named endowed assistant professor

Xiaocheng Jiang has been appointed to the John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Assistant Professorship.
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Assistant Professor Xiaocheng Jiang in his lab at Tufts University. Photo: Anna Miller/Tufts Photography

Xiaocheng Jiang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, has been named the John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Assistant Professor. The endowed professorship recognizes Jiang’s commitment to teaching and research excellence at Tufts University.

Jiang received his PhD in physical chemistry from Harvard University in 2011. His research at Harvard focused on the design, development, and application of semiconductor nanowires and nanoelectric devices. Prior to joining Tufts in 2015, he was an American Cancer Society postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied microfluidic isolation and characterization of circulating tumor cells for early cancer diagnostics.

His research at Tufts concentrates on the interface of materials science and biomedical application, with specific interests in bio-integrable electronics, biomaterials, and microfluidics. The Jiang Lab develops small-scale platforms that seamlessly integrate with cells or tissues for probing, interrogating, and directing biological processes. The lab also pursues bio-derived materials and approaches for engineering applications such as energy storage, chemical sensing, and water treatment.

In 2017, Jiang received a Young Investigator Research Program Award from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research for developing an innovative method to observe fundamental cellular and molecular processes, and a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation to explore nanoelectronic probes for minimally invasive cellular interfacing and signal transduction.

The John A. and Dorothy M. Adams Faculty Development Professorship was created to recruit and retain outstanding junior faculty members with a gift from the estate of Dorothy Adams in honor of her husband, John A. Adams, E39, who graduated from Tufts with a degree in electrical engineering.