Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Affiliated Faculty Member, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
Office: 111E Talbot Laboratory, 104 S Wright St, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Tel: 217-333-7710 Fax: 217-333-2906
B.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2011
M.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2016
Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2017
My research interests include x-ray fluorescence, x-ray luminescence imaging, and theranostic techniques. My undergraduate and graduate training was a mix of nuclear engineering, chemistry, and molecular biology. I have a particular interest in investigating applications of theranostics for gliobastomas and astrocytomas.
Elena Maria Zannoni
BIOE PhD Student
B.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy, 2013
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy, 2015
My research interests focus on developing advanced ionizing and ion-ionizing molecular imaging techniques such as MRI-compatible SPECT system, exploring statistical techniques for the design and optimization of complex imaging systems and, delving into advanced image formation techniques for emission tomography. Finally, I want to concretize all my effort in preclinical and clinical applications such as tracking radiolabeled stem cells in gliomas or imaging other innovative carriers for theranostic purpose.
NPRE MS Student
B.S. Applied Physics, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 2017
My current research interests focus on some fundamental problems in detector physics and radiological imaging system development, which would be the footstone of the research based on X-ray fluorescence computer tomography (XFCT). Finally, I will focus on the XFCT preclinical and clinical applications.
NPRE MS Student
B.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), 2017
My research interest includes advanced radiological imaging technique like Compton cameras and PET, radiation therapy, and exploring statistical technique to improve radiological imaging performance. I am also interested in image processing and I want to develop an imaging system which can give both high-quality image and high-accuracy diagnosis. Finally I want to transfer my effort to fundamental clinic problems.
NPRE PhD Student
B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 2011
M.S. Nuclear Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, 2014
My research interests focus on radiological imaging techniques. Currently I will be working on Monte Carlo techniques related to the use of fast neutrons for non-destructive essay (NDE) of spent fuel casks, especially for verifying the potential damage to fuel rod assembly in transportation fuel casks.