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Education

  • PhD Candidate (Sep. 2010 – Present): Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, USA
    “Size and Shape Specific Contrast Agents For Biomedical Imaging: Design, Fabrication, And Characterization”
  • Master of Science (Sep. 2008 – Jul. 2010): Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, USA
  • Bachelor of Science (Sep. 2004 – Jun. 2008): Microelectronics, Peking University, China

Skills

  • Micro/Nano Fabrication: Photolithography, Electron beam lithography, Direct laser writing, Imprinting, Atomic layer deposition, DC/RF sputtering, Thermal/e-beam evaporation, Reactive ion etching, DRIE, Plasma asher, Nanoparticle synthesis, Microemulsion, Lyophilization, Wet processing;
  • Characterization: Nanoindentation, Surface profiler, Ellipsometry, SEM, SQUID, XRD, EDS, XPS, DLS;
  • Special Software: C/C++, MATLAB/Simulink, Mathematica, COMSOL, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, OriginPro;
  • Common Software: MS Office Suite, Database, Web, Photoshop, Illustrator, UNIX, MacOS;
  • Language: Chinese (Native), English (Fluent)

Experience

Graduate Research Assistant (Sep. 2008 – Present)

Laboratory for Microsystems Technology

Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A

Advisors: Dr. Xin Zhang and Dr. Stephan Anderson

  • Designed, fabricated, and tested micro/nano particle arrays with different structure configurations for multispectral and functional contrast agents used in magnetic resonance imaging;
  • Developed deposition techniques of various iron oxide thin films using RF reactive sputtering, the magnetic and chemical properties of which were controllable with deposition parameters and well characterized using SQUID, XRD and EDX;
  • Synthesized monodispersed tantalum oxide and gold nanoparticles, and developed patterning techniques for PEG-DA hydrogel particles for use in multispectral and functional CT and MRI contrast agents.

Graduate Teaching Fellow (Sep. 2008 – Jan. 2010)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A

Supervisor: Dr. Glynn Holt

  • Teaching assistant for course ME 310 Instrumentation and Theory of Experiments, responsible for preparing and guiding junior/senior undergraduate students through different lab sessions, giving short lectures and grading lab reports on electrical, mechanical, fluidic and thermal experiments.

Undergraduate Research Assistant (Jul. 2007 – Jul. 2008)

National Key Laboratory of Micro/Nano Fabrication Technology

Peking University, Beijing, China

Advisor: Prof. Guizhen Yan

  • Designed and fabricated a silicon based micro-needle array for biological fluid extraction and in situ analysis, optimized the DRIE process parameters for high aspect-ratio anisotropic silicon etching;
  • Investigated and developed an improved structural releasing method for silicon dioxide sacrificial layers in MEMS devices.

Awards and Honors

  • BU Scholars Day Photonics Center Berman Future of Light Award (2013)
  • ASME Global Congress on Nano Engineering for Medicine and Biology Outstanding Paper Award (2013)
  • BU Cross-Disciplinary Training in Nanotechnology for Cancer Fellowship (XTNC, 2011 to present)
  • BU Graduate Research Assistantship (2009 to present)
  • BU Photonics Center Student Travel Award (2011)
  • BU Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2008-2009)
  • BU Center for Nanoscience & Nanobiotechnology Nanomedicine Award (2010)
  • Best Student Paper Finalists (IEEE Sensor ’10 Conference)
  • BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award (2009)
  • PKU “May Fourth” Top Scholarship (2005);
  • IEEE member since 2006
  • MRS member since 2010
  • ASME member since 2012

Publications

Journal

Conference Proceeding

  • C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Fabrication and Characterization of Composite Hydrogel Particles with X-Ray Attenuating Media”, Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers ’13 & Eurosensors XXVII), Barcelona, Spain, June 16th – 20th, 2013, pp. 2221-2224.
  • C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Biocompatible Microfabricated Magnetic Cylinders as Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers ’13 & Eurosensors XXVII), Barcelona, Spain, June 16th – 20th, 2013, pp. 120-123.
  • X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Fabrication of Hydrogel Particles with Tantalum Oxide Nanoparticle Payloads as Computed Tomography Contrast Agents”, Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers ’13 & Eurosensors XXVII), Barcelona, Spain, June 16th – 20th, 2013, pp. 426-429.
  • X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Characterization of Reactively Sputtered Iron Oxide Thin Films for Develop-ing Magnetic Resonance Imaging Contrast Agents”, Proceeding of the 17th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers ’13 & Eurosensors XXVII), Barcelona, Spain, June 16th – 20th, 2013, pp. 2403-2406.
  • C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Gold Nanoparticle-based Hybrogel Contrast Agent Particles with Tunable Elasticity for X-Ray Computed Tomography Imaging”, Proceeding of the 16th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ’12), Okinawa, Japan, Oct. 28th – Nov. 1st, 2012, M.7.171.
  • C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Iodinated Hydrogel Microparticles as X-ray Computed Tomography Contrast Agents”, Proceeding of the 15th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ’11), Seattle, WA, USA, Oct. 2nd – 6th, 2011, W20H.
  • X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Microengineered Iron and Iron-Oxide Contrast Agent Particles for Tunable Multispectral Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Proceeding of the 16th International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers ’11), Beijing, China, June 5th – 9th, 2011, pp. 2152-2155.
  • X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “A Novel Contrast Agent for Multispectral Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Proceeding of the 9th IEEE Sensors Conference (IEEE Sensors ’10), Waikoloa, HI, USA, Nov. 1st – 4th, 2010, pp. 1305-1308.
  • X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Microengineered Multi-Spectral Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Proceeding of the 14th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ’10), Groningen, Netherlands, Oct. 3rd – 7th, 2010, pp. 1310-1312.

Conference Presentations

  • X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, X. Zhang, “Template-Assisted Fabrication of Hydrogel Nanoparticles for Use as Computed Tomography Contrast Agents”, ASME 2013 2nd Global Congress on Nanoengineering for Medicine & Biology (NEMB2013), Boston, MA, USA, Feb. 4th – 6th, 2013. (Poster)
  • P. Du, X. Wang, I-K Lin, and X. Zhang, “Residual Stress, Modulus and Hardness of Silicon Oxycarbide Films”, MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 25th – 30th, 2012. (Oral)
  • X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Fabrication of Hydrogel Nanoparticles for Use as Computed Tomography Contrast Agents”, MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 25th – 30th, 2012. (Poster)
  • C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Hydrogel-based Hollow-cylinder Magnetic Resonance Imaging Microsensors”, MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 25th – 30th, 2012. (Poster)
  • X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Micro/Nano-fabricated Contrast Agent Particles for Multispectral Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Nanomanufacturing Summit 2012 & 11th Annual NanoBusiness Conference, Boston, MA, USA, Sep. 4th – Sep. 6th, 2012. (Poster)
  • X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Novel Manufacturing Platform for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Hydrogel Particles”, Late-Breaking Research Papers in the 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC’12), San Diego, CA, USA, Aug. 28th – Sep. 1st, 2012. (Poster)
  • X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Characterization and Application of Reactively Sputtered Iron Oxide Thin Films”, MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 28th – Dec. 2nd, 2011. (Poster)
  • C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Nanofabricated Biocompatible Hollow Cylinders as Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 28th – Dec. 2nd, 2011. (Oral)
  • X. Wang, S. Yerci, I-K Lin, L. Dal Negro, and X. Zhang, “Mechanical and Optical Properties of Reactively Sputtered Silicon-rich Silicon Nitride Films”, MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 30th – Dec. 3rd, 2009. (Poster)

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