Xinmai Yang, Ph.D.

Xinmai Yang
  • -Graduate Studies Director, Bioengineering
  • -Track Director, Bioimaging
  • -Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Contact Info

5101F Learned Hall


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.


B.A. in Engineering Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 1997, Xi’an, PR China
M.S. in Solid Mechanics, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2000, Xi’an, PR China
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, 2003, Boston, MA


Associated Tracks


Research Interests

-Photoacoustic Imaging

-Biomedical Ultrasound