Jin Jiang, Ph.D., P. Eng.

FAQ

A level system
Physical NPP simulator
NPP simulator
DCS systems
FPGA
Safety system
Wireless sensor devices
WirelessHART system
Energy storages
dSPACE
Grid Connection rack
Power Electronic Converters
Wind turbine
Solar panels
Programmable loads
Microgrid
Solar simulator
Synchronous Gen-sets
Wind simulator
Wireless systems
Wireless sensor devices

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here is a list of frequently asked questions with answers. Please read them carefully before contacting me for potential positions in the research group. Thank you.

1. Q: What are the top qualities you look for in a candidate to join the research group?

A: I always have openings for researchers who are truly passionate about research, innovation, possess high levels of honesty and integrity, independent thinkers, with relevant previous experience, and who are absolutely dedicated to academic excellence. If you feel that you possess these qualities, please contact me by e-mail with relevant supporting documentation so that I can assess your suitability for the program.

2. Q: Can I come to see you in your office or call you to introduce myself?

A: Please do not drop by my office unscheduled or call me about potential research positions, as these matters are too serious to discuss over the phone.

Instead, you can send your curriculum vitae with a statement of research interests to me at the following address for consideration (an electronic version of your curriculum vitae can be sent by email).

        Dr. Jin Jiang
        Dept. of Electrical & Computer Engineering
        The University of Western Ontario
        London, Ontario
        N6A 5B9 CANADA
        E-mail: jjiang@eng.uwo.ca

After initial correspondence, I normally arrange an in-person interview (if possible). The purpose of the interview is to assess your academic background and interests, as well as your communication skills. Some technical questions may be asked during this process. For overseas students, telephone interviews may be arranged. I strongly prefer that applicants refrain from coming to my office uninvited.

3. Q:How/when do I apply?

A: If you believe that you are qualified, you are encouraged to formally submit your application through the Engineering Departmentís on-line application site. Your application will be screened and ranked according to UWO internal guidelines by the graduate admission committee. The application packages of all applicants successfully passing the initial screening process will be made available to faculty members for consideration of possible admission. You should contact the graduate office for all application related issues. If you wish to work with me, you should indicate your intention to do so on your application form.

The detailed procedure for submitting your application can be found at:
http://www.eng.uwo.ca/electrical/graduate/future_students/index.html

4. Q: Will I receive financial support? How much would it be?

A: Currently, all members of the research team receive financial support through NSERC scholarships, Ontario Graduate Scholarships, or other provincial government scholarships, as well as teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other university/government scholarships. The exact amount of support varies from student to student based on their academic performance, but the total amount of support will normally be enough for you to live comfortably as a student in London. Some students in the past have received sizeable extra research stipends in recognition of their outstanding academic performance. Self-funded students (e.g., foreign government scholarships) are also welcome to apply to join the team. However, self-funding alone will not be sufficient to automatically secure a position on the research team.

5. Q: How do I apply for a postdoctoral/visiting scholar position?

A: Applicants wishing to apply for either postdoctoral or visiting scholar positions should send me their curriculum vitae electronically (jjiang@eng.uwo.ca) with a detailed list of publications, research/educational experience, and a detailed copy of your research plan. If your proposed research activities are a good fit with the current and future research activities of the group I will contact you to further discuss your appointment. Applications for postdoctoral fellows/visitors are accepted all year round. The exact level of financial support will depend on your research experience, specific research projects, academic accomplishment, and the availability of funds. If you need assistance to apply for external scholarships, such as an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship award, to be tenured with my research group, please contact me at the earliest possible convenience.






 

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Phone: (519) 661-2111 Ext. 88320; Fax: (519) 850-2436; E-mail: jjiang@uwo.ca
Office: TEB 333, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B9