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Xinmai Yang Ph.D.

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Director, Bioimaging
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

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Research Interests

Photoacoustic Imaging
Biomedical Ultrasound


B.E. - Engineering Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, PR China, June 1997
M.E. - Solid Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, PR China, June 2000
Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, May 2003

Short Bio

Dr. Yang joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2008. He was previously a postdoctoral research associate at Washington University in St. Louis (2006 – 2008). He has also worked at the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi as a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Yang conducts research in photoacoustic imaging and biomedical applications of ultrasound. He has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceeding publications.

Dr. Yang’s research focuses on early cancer detection, as well as molecular imaging and brain functional imaging with both optical and/or ultrasound methods. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Yang is a member of Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers, and is an associate member of the Acoustical Society of America.

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