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Dame Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang DBE, DSc, FREng is a Professor of Precision Metrology at the University of Huddersfield’s Centre for Precision Technologies.  She is the Director of the EPSRC Future Metrology Hub and is the Renishaw/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Precision Metrology.  In 2017 she was recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list and was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Engineering and Manufacturing.

Jane started her career as an apprentice. She spent twenty years in the Chinese automotive industry moving from an apprentice to a qualified engineer. 

In 1990, Jane started her academic life as an MSc student in measurement science, and transferred directly to a PhD programme where she focused on measurement instruments research. Jane obtained her PhD in 1995 with a thesis entitled “Theory and method for measurement of curved surface topography”.

In 1994-1995, she became a visiting scholar at the Measurement and Instrumentation Centre at City University with Professor Ken Grattan FREng. 

In 1996, Jane joined the Centre for Metrology at the University of Birmingham with the late Professor Kenneth Stout. In 1997, the research group moved to the University of Huddersfield, where the Centre for Precision Technologies was founded. She first worked as a Research Fellow on the development of standards for areal surface metrology. She was awarded a Chair in Precision Metrology in 2003 and a DSc for precision metrology in 2007. She became the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Advanced Metrology in 2011 which ran until early 2017. She was awarded the Renishaw/Royal Academy Chair in Precision Metrology in 2016 and became the Director of the EPSRC Future Metrology Hub, one of eight EPSRC funded Future Manufacturing Research Hubs, in 2017.

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Projects 2011 2023

Miniature Flexible & Reconfigurable Manufacturing System for 3D Micro-products

Jiang, J., Luo, X., Dunningan, M., Ion, W., Qin, Y. & Kong, X.


Project: Research

Future Advanced Metrology Hub

Jiang, J., Martin, H., Longstaff, A., Kadirkamanathan, V., Turner, M. S., Keogh, P., Scott, P., McLeay, T., Blunt, L., Zeng, W., Huntley, J. M., Bills, P., Fletcher, S., Gao, F., Coupland, J. M., Kinnell, P., Mahfouf, M. & Mullineux, G.


Project: Research

Research Output 1999 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Liquid crystal displays
3 Citations (Scopus)

Accurate and efficient height extraction in chromatic confocal microscopy using corrected fitting of the differential signal

Chen, J-C., Yang, W., Wang, J., Lu, W., Liu, X. & Jiang, X., Mar 2019, In : Precision Engineering. 56, p. 447-454 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Confocal microscopy
Computational efficiency
Differential equations
Machine tools
Milling (machining)
Surface topography
Open Access

A new Gaussian process-based approach for uncertainty propagation in surface metrology profile parameters estimation

Obajemu, O., Mahfouf, M., McLeay, T. E., Jiang, X., Scott, P. J. & Kadirkamanathan, V., 2019, European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, Conference Proceedings - 19th International Conference and Exhibition, EUSPEN 2019. Nisbet, C., Leach, R. K., Billington, D. & Phillips, D. (eds.). euspen, p. 520-523 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Parameter estimation

Activities 2006 2019

  • 17 Oral presentation
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Other
  • 1 Poster presentation

Plenary Talk: The Advances of 3D Vision Researches at the EPSRC Advanced Metrology Hub

Feng Gao (Speaker), Jane Jiang (Speaker)
18 Oct 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Surface Measurement and Characterisation of Additively Manufactured 3D Cellular Scaffold for Acetabular Implants

Shan Lou (Speaker), Luca Pagani (Speaker), Wenhan Zeng (Speaker), Muhammad Usman Ghori (Speaker), Xiangqian Jiang (Speaker), Paul Scott (Speaker)
16 Sep 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Visit Tata Steel for collaboration

Feng Gao (Participant), Jane Jiang (Participant), Luca Pagani (Participant)
14 May 2019

Activity: Other activity typesOther

A search algorithm for accuracy improvement of holistic calibration of stereo stereo deflectometry

Yongjia Xu (Speaker), Feng Gao (Speaker), Jane Jiang (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Phase retrieval algorithm for line-scan dispersive interferometry

Dawei Tang (Speaker), Prashant Kumar (Speaker), Feng Gao (Speaker), Jane Jiang (Speaker)
9 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media

China-UK metrology collaboration

Xiangqian Jiang


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

Organisers prepare for a bumper year at Subcon

Xiangqian Jiang


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Other

Scuoler and Stannah Brothers Receive Lift from Honours List

Xiangqian Jiang


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other

The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017

Xiangqian Jiang


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Other