J. Jiang (Jieke)

Assistant Professor

About Me

I am currently working as an assistant professor in Engineering Fluid Dynamics research group at the University of Twente starting from 2022. I am predominately interested in studying the behavior of droplets in micro-scale and using ejected micro-droplets as a tool to fabricate novel functional materials. By precisely controlling the adhesion of microdroplets on a surface, I have developed several novel approaches including high-resolution printed electronics, reduced transmission of the aerosolized bacteria, and enhanced detection of the aerosolized pathogen.


Before working as an assistant professor, I worked as a postdoc on the topic of Fluid Dynamics for Functional Materials in EFD for 4 years. My project was to develop functional core-shell microparticles (e.g. particles with biologically degradable ”air-shell” ) by using a new technology, “In-air microfluidics”. My research in this project leads to several active research lines in the team. I collaborated with a UT spin-off company, IamFluidics, to explore how microparticles could be applied in the preservation of functionality and the targeted delivery of bioactive materials. 


I received my Master's degree in material engineering (2015, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing) and my Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences (2018, City University of Hong Kong & Cornell university, collaborative PhD program). In my Master's assignment, I developed “embedded-inkjet printing” to fabricate transparent multilayer circuits composed of high‐resolution embedded cables. In my Ph.D. study, I expanded my research from inkjet printing to the interaction of micro-droplets on antifouling surfaces and explored their biomedical applications. I designed antifouling surfaces to repel or collect aerosolized droplets. I was actively involved in a joint program at Cornell University to develop nanoparticles for vaccine delivery.  


Engineering & Materials Science
Medicine & Life Sciences


Jieke, J., Gary, T. J. S. , & Claas, W. V. (2022). A method and system for producing polymer micro-bodies. (Patent No. NL2027000B).
Han, P., He, X., Zhang, Y., Zhou, H., Liu, M., Wu, N. , Jiang, J., Wei, Y., Xi, YAO., Zhou, J., & Song, Y. (2019). Cascade-Microphase-Separation-Induced Hierarchical Photonic Structures in Supramolecular Organogel for Deformation-Insensitive Structural Colors. Advanced Optical Materials, 7(6), Article 1801749. https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201801749
Jiang, J. , Gao, J., Zhang, H., He, W. , Zhang, J., Daniel, D., & Yao, X. (2019). Directional pumping of water and oil microdroplets on slippery surface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(7), 2482-2487. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1817172116
He, W. , Liu, P. , Jiang, J., Liu, M., Li, H., Jianqiang, ZHANG., Luo, Y., Cheung, H-Y., & Xi, YAO. (2018). Development of multifunctional liquid-infused materials by printing assisted functionalization on porous nanocomposites. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6(9), 4199-4208. https://doi.org/10.1039/C7TA10780C
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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex (building no. 20), room N250
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst Complex  N250
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands