Jian-Ping Wang is the Robert F. Hartmann Chair and a Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a member of the graduate faculty in Physics and Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota. He is the director of the Center for Spintronic Materials for Advanced Information Technology (SMART), one of three SRC/NIST nCORE research centers. He received the information storage industry consortium (INSIC) technical award in 2006 for his pioneering experimental work in exchange coupled composite magnetic media, which enabled doubling the areal density for the perpendicular magnetic recording. He is a recipient of the outstanding professor award for his contribution to undergraduate teaching in 2010. He is also the recipient of 2019 semiconductor research corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award for his innovations and discoveries in nanomagnetics and novel materials that accelerated the production of magnetic random-access memories. His inventions have been used in HDD and MRAM products. Novel magnetic technologies developed from his lab have been explored by startups that he co-founded for the products for the diseases early detection and environment-friendly permanent magnets. He is a fellow of IEEE, APS and National Academy of Inventors.