People

 Principal Investigator

Shiva Abbaszadeh

Email: sabbasza@illinois.edu

 

PhD students

 Mohan Li

B.S. Engineering Physics, Tsinghua University, 2015

Research Interests: My research interest focuses on development of novel radiological imaging modalities such as positron emission tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT). Research methods include detector and electronics simulation, readout electronics design, system assembly and calibration and image reconstruction algorithms.

Email: mohanli2@illinois.edu

 Zheng Liu

M.S. Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering, University of Illinois, 2016
B.S. Nuclear Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2014

Research Interests: My research interest focuses on the development of sensor network systems for background radiation monitoring and radiation source detection. Research methods include system assembly and calibration, neural networks for radiation prediction and anomaly detection.

Email: zliu86@Illinois.edu

Shang Yang

Research Interests: My research interest focuses on the novel radiological image technique to provide ultrahigh resolution PET image for the pre-clinical and experiment purpose, especially for the mice brain image. My research experience is in the medical physics, radiation instrumentation, Monte Carlo simulation, clinical cancer trial and treatment planning so I have more comprehensive understanding of the whole medical image application.

Email: shengy3@illinois.edu

Master’s students

Greg Westphal

B.S. Nuclear Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 2017

My research interests include detector physics and applications including positron emission tomography (PET), image reconstruction, and detector simulation. My goals are to continue research, design, and simulation through a national laboratory with applications to security or healthcare.

Email: gtw2@illinois.edu
 

Hengquan Zhang

B.Eng. Nuclear Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China, 2017

I am a graduate student majoring in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering at UIUC. I am interested in new radiological imaging modalities such as Positron Emission Tomography. My research interest focuses on Monte Carlo simulation, readout electronics design and data processing algorithms.

Email: hz14@illinois.edu

Undergraduate students

 Gregory Romancheck

I am in my final undergraduate semester double majoring in Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering (NPRE) and Engineering Physics. My research interests include multi-parametric positron emission tomography (PET) protocol, algorithms, and optimization, image reconstruction algorithms, and detector simulation and design. I have applied to remain at UIUC for a masters and PhD in NPRE.

Email: romanch2@Illinois.edu


 Heyuan Huang

I am an undergraduate student pursuing dual degree in physics and NPRE. My research interests are focused on improving the accuracy of PET scan quantification in clinical use. I plan to go to graduate school and continue my research after graduation.

Email: hhuang79@Illinois.edu
 


Matthew Weiss

I am a first year undergraduate student planning on majoring in Nuclear, Plasma and Radiological Engineering and minoring in Computer Engineering. My research interests are mostly focused on PET scanner electronics as well as medical image reconstruction.

Email: mattw2@illinois.edu

Alumni

 John Smith

I am an undergraduate student majoring in Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, with a minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology. My research interests are mostly focused on Positron Emission Tomography including readout electronics and system characterization. I am planning on attending medical school in Chicago next year. My career goals are to one day become a physician and hopefully continue research.

Email: jbsmith5@illinois.edu