Long-time research chair appointed to Order of Ontario

Jing Jiang at podium
Jing Jiang has spent 30 years with the University of Western Ontario (UWO). Photo: UWO

Western University’s Jing Jiang has contributed to the Canadian and international nuclear industries through his research work and teaching.

MARCH 10, 2021 – Jing Jiang has led a 30-year career filled with accolades and achievements. This year, he has added Ontario’s highest honour to his list of accomplishments.  

On Jan. 1, 2021, the 2020 appointees to the Order of Ontario were announced and Jiang was among 25 Ontarians to be recognized.  

Jiang is one of the University of Western Ontario’s longest-serving NSERC-UNENE Senior Industrial Research Chairs (IRC), in the role since 2003. He has spent three decades with the university’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.  

During that time, Jiang established a world-class research program on instrumentation and control systems for nuclear power plants. He has also worked closely with Canadian nuclear organizations, through UNENE, and has helped prepare highly-qualified personnel (HQPs) for work in the nuclear industry.  

“Jiang’s innovative research work has contributed to nuclear industries in Ontario and internationally,” the Order of Ontario announcement said. “As a research chair professor at Western University, he has also trained the next generation of Ontario’s leaders in safe utilization of nuclear energy for power generation.”   

The Order of Ontario is the presented annually to individuals who have shown outstanding qualities of excellence in any field. Previous appointees include former premiers, philanthropists, scientists and business leaders. 

Click here to see the full list of 2020 Order of Ontario appointees. 

Click here to see the full story from the University of Western Ontario.