Yaoyao Jia

Assistant Professor
 Engineering Building II (EB2) 2076
 Campus Box 7911
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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.


  • Ph.D. 2019
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Master's 2014
    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)

Recent News

For Neural Research, Wireless Chip Shines Light on the Brain

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.

Neural Interface System for Somatosensory Feedback

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.

Yaoyao Jia Wins IEEE Best Paper Award

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

“Our goal was to create a research tool that can be used to help us better understand the behavior of different regions of the brain, particularly in response to various forms of neural stimulation,” says Yaoyao Jia, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University. “This tool will help us answer fundamental questions that could then pave the way for advances in addressing neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease.”


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