Shumin Wang


Shumin Wang
Program Director

Dr. Shumin Wang serves as Director of the NIBIB program in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and in Magnetic, Biomagnetic and Bioelectric Devices in the Division of Applied Science and Technology. Dr. Wang received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering in 2003 from Ohio State University, Columbus. He conducted research studies on various engineering aspects of magnetic resonance imaging for six years in the intermural branch of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH. From 2011 to 2014, he was a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Auburn University in Alabama, where his research mainly focused on magnetic resonance imaging hardware development, which includes radio-frequency transmitters and receivers for human and animal imaging and spectroscopic applications. His research also involves the development of real-time and statistical computational electromagnetics techniques to ensure the safety of high-field magnetic resonance imaging. Immediately prior to joining NIBIB, Dr. Wang was a faculty member in the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His research lab conducted hardware development with a focus on combining magnetic resonance imaging with other modalities, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation and positron emission tomography. Dr. Wang holds two patents on magnetic resonance imaging hardware jointly with former colleagues. He also is an author on more than 100 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications.