Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Degrees and Appointments
B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, 1984; M.S., 1987; Ph.D., Rice University, 1992. Visiting Associate, Caltech, 2016; Bren Professor, 2017-.
Professor Wang's laboratory reported the first functional photoacoustic tomography, 3D photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), optical-resolution PAM, photoacoustic Doppler effect, photoacoustic reporter gene imaging, microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography, the universal photoacoustic reconstruction algorithm, frequency-swept ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, time-reversed ultrasonically encoded (TRUE) optical focusing, compressed ultrafast photography (capable of 100 billion frames per second), sonoluminescence tomography, Mueller-matrix optical coherence tomography, optical coherence computed tomography, and oblique-incidence reflectometry. Combining rich optical contrast and scalable ultrasonic resolution, photoacoustic imaging is the only modality capable of providing multiscale high-resolution structural, functional, metabolic, and molecular imaging of organelles, cells, tissues, and organs in vivo. In comparison to modern optical microscopy, photoacoustic imaging has advanced the penetration by nearly two orders of magnitude, breaking through the optical diffusion limit. His Monte Carlo model of photon transport in scattering media is used worldwide as a standard tool.
List of Research Areas
Wavefront engineering (wavefront shaping)
Compressed ultrafast photography
Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography