Dr. Jia’s research interests lie at analog/mixed-signal integrated circuit (IC) design, system-on-a-chip (SoC) design, wireless power/data transmission, and embedded hardware/firmware design for implantable microelectronic devices, neural interfacing/neuroprostheses, and assistive/rehabilitation technologies. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2019. During her Ph.D. studies, she has built bi-directional neural interface devices for closed-loop neuromodulation, distributed mm-sized opto-electro stimulation implants, inductive power transmission systems for omnidirectional wireless power delivery, and smart data acquisition systems for enabling large wireless coverage and eliminating RF blind spots. She also worked on power management IC design during her M.S. in Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Microelectronics and Solid-State Electronics
The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China
Awards & Honors
- IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society (SSCS) Predoctoral Achievement Award for 2018-2019
- Best Live Demo Award at the 2015 Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference (BioCAS)
Posted on November 19, 2020 | Filed Under: Research
Researchers including NC State ECE’s Yaoyao Jia have developed a wireless chip that can stimulate the brain with light and electricity.
Posted on August 12, 2020 | Filed Under: Life and Research
NC State’s Yaoyao Jia has been chosen to lead one of the new collaborative NSF programs, with a million-dollar grant aimed at improving our understanding of somatosensory feedback with the help of a cat.
Posted on October 30, 2019 | Filed Under: Awards and Faculty
Congratulations to Yaoyao Jia, winner of Best Paper award from IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems for her work on mm-sized wireless implantable opto-electro stimulation devices.
Recent Media Mentions
New wireless, implantable chip from NC State could help fight Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s
November 19, 2020