Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professorship at Washington University, St. Louis
Dr. Wang is Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Endra. He is Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professorship at Washington University in St. Louis, and is widely recognized as a world leader and pioneer in the field of photoacoustic imaging. He has authored one of the first textbooks on biomedical optics, and is editor for the first comprehensive book on biomedical photoacoustic tomography.
He has published 170 peer-reviewed journal articles and delivered 198 keynote, plenary, and invited talks. He is a fellow of the AIMBE, OSA, IEEE, and SPIE. He serves as an equal co-chair for the annual conference on Photons plus Ultrasound, the 2010 Gordon Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology, and the 2010 OSA Topical Meeting on Biomedical Optics.
He also serves as an equal co-chair for the International Biomedical Optics Society. He is a chartered member on an NIH study section. He has served as Principal Investigator on 12 NIH grants, totaling >$21M. His laboratory invented or discovered frequency-swept ultrasound-modulated optical tomography, dark-field confocal photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), optical-resolution PAM, photoacoustic Doppler sensing, photoacoustic reporter gene imaging, focused scanning microwave-induced thermoacoustic tomography, Mueller-matrix optical coherence tomography, optical coherence computed tomography, and oblique-incidence reflectometry.
His Monte Carlo model of photon transport in scattering media has been used worldwide.