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Dr. Jianchu (Jason) Yao, PhD  

Associate Professor

East Carolina University
203 Slay Hall
Greenville, NC 27858
Tel: (252) 737-1029
Fax: (252) 737-1041
Email: YAOJatECUdotEDU



Doctorate of Philosophy, Electrical Engineering                                    Dec., 2004
Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, USA
Master of Engineering, Electrical Engineering                                        July, 1995
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering                                            July, 1992

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor/Tenured Associate Professor
Department of Engineering, East Carolina University (ECU), Greenville, NC     2005 –Present
Research Assistant
Medical Component Design Laboratory, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS          2001– 2005
Research Engineer
Robotics Research Institute, Beijing, China          1998–2000
Controls Engineer and Group Leader
Institute of Microcomputer Applications, Shaanxi, China          1995–1998

Honors and Awards

-Best Paper Award, Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies, ASEE 2011, (coauthor: Loren Limberis)
-Scholar-Teacher Award 2010 for successful integration of research and teaching, East Carolina University
-The Oppenheimer Award:64th ASEE Engineering Design Graphics Division's Mid Year Conference, 2009 (coauthor: William Howard, Rick Williams)
-Treasured Pirate Award 2009 for Display of Creativity and Initiative, East Carolina University
-International Travel Award to present papers at Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China, ECU International Affairs Office, 2008.
-Best Paper Nominee, (1 of 5 selected from 75 papers) Experimentation and Laboratory-Oriented Studies, ASEE 2008, (coauthor: Loren Limberis)
-Elevated to IEEE Senior Member in 2007
-New Faculty Research Award, 2006. East Carolina University

Professional Development:

-"National Instruments: LabVIEW Real-time Training," Austin, TX (2 days, August, 2011)
-"Siemens PLC Training," Atlanta, GA (3 days, June 2010)
-"Conducting Rigorous Research in Engineering Research" Workshop, Golden, CO (4 days, August, 2010)
-ABET Accreditation Assessment Training Workshop, Baltimore, MD (one day, February, 2007)
-MIT Leadership Skill Workshop, Boston, MT (two days, July, 2007)
-VaNTH ERC "How People Learn Engineering" Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee (two days, April, 2006)


Professional Membership:

2001 – Present    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) (senior member, '07)
2005 – Present    American Society of Engineering Education
2002 – Present    IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
2009 – 2010       American Telemedicine Association
2003                    IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society