Lihong Wang, PhD, will receive the 2014 IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award, the highest honor conferred by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in this field.
Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, was selected for his pioneering contributions to the field of photoacoustic tomography, a novel imaging technology he developed that uses light and sound to measure change.
Wang will receive a bronze medal, a certificate and an honorarium.
“This award acknowledges Lihong Wang as an innovator of imaging technology that will benefit a wide range of important preclinical and clinical applications, including the detection of cancer,” said Mark Anastasio, PhD, professor and interim chair of the Department of Biomedical Engineering. “We are pleased that IEEE will recognize Lihong for his groundbreaking work.”
A leading researcher on new methods of biomedical imaging, Wang has received more than 34 research grants as the principal investigator with a cumulative budget of more than $41 million. His research on nonionizing biophotonic imaging has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Defense, The Whitaker Foundation and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
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