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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (May 2010 − Sep. 2014): Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, USA
    Dissertation: “Size and Shape Specific Contrast Agents For Biomedical Imaging: Design, Fabrication, And Characterization”
  • Master of Science (Sep. 2008 − May 2010): Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, USA
  • Bachelor of Science (Sep. 2004 − Jun. 2008): Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, China

Summary

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering with 7+ years of cleanroom/laboratory experiences in micro- and nano-scale material characterization and device design/fabrication.
  • Published/presented in 20+ peer-reviewed scientific journals and international conferences.
  • Highly motivated, efficient, and fast-learning team member with strong presentation and communication skills, as well as leadership qualities.
  • Seeking R&D engineer positions in product design, technology development and process integration.

Skills

  • Micro/Nano Fabrication: (7+ years of cleanroom experiences) photolithography, e-beam lithography, nanoimprint lithography, two photon polymerization, direct laser writing, focused ion beam, DC/RF magnetron sputtering, thermal/e-beam evaporation, (deep) reactive ion etching, annealing, electrochemical anodization, laser cutting, wet chemistry processing, emulsion-based nanoparticle synthesis, lyophilization;
  • Characterization: nanoindentation, ellipsometry, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, superconducting quantum interference magnetometer, x-ray diffraction, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, surface profiler, optical microscopy;
  • Programming & Technical Software: C/C++, Ruby, Python, Shell Script, AppleScript, HTML, MATLAB, R, Mathematica, COMSOL Multiphysics, SolidWorks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, OriginPro, ImageJ;
  • Common Software: Microsoft Office Suite, SQL, Web, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac OS X, *NIX;
  • Language: Mandarine Chinese (Native proficiency), English (Full professional proficiency).

Research and Teaching Experiences

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate (Sep. 2014 − Present):
    Supervisor: Prof. Xin Zhang, PhD
    Location: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A

    • Currently developing self-assembling techniques for large area uniform diatom (purified from live microalgae or diatomaceous earth) frustule monolayers, with nano-scale features, for dye synthesized solar cell and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy applications.
    • Also working on designing, fabricating, and testing mercury vapor sensing devices based on amalgam-forming gold electrode with high sensitivity and portability.
  • Graduate Research Assistant (Sep. 2008 − Aug. 2014): Leading researcher in several interdisciplinary collaborative research projects between Laboratory for Microsystems Technology (LMST) and Department of Radiology at Boston University Medical Center
    Advisors: Prof. Xin Zhang, PhD and Prof. Stephan Anderson, MD
    Location: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A

    • Characterized the mechanical properties of silicon oxy-nitride and silicon oxy-carbide thin films using nanoindentation.
    • Developed deposition techniques of various iron oxide thin films using DC/RF reactive sputtering;
    • Characterized various material properties of the iron oxide thin films using SQUID, SEM, XRD and EDX;
    • Designed, fabricated, and tested micro/nano iron oxide particle arrays with different structural configurations for multispectral and functional contrast agents used in magnetic resonance imaging;
    • Synthesized monodispersed tantalum oxide and gold nanoparticles, and developed patterning techniques for PEG-DA hydrogel particles for use in multispectral and functional computed tomography contrast agents.
    • Developed a simple 3-step anodization process for aluminum thin films directly grown on substrates with superior adhesion and uniformity. Achieved wafer-level uniform nanoporous AAO membrane with controllable pore size and spacing, ranging from ~90nm to 220nm;
    • Developed a nanomanufacturing platform based on template-assisted nanoimprint lithography using AAO membranes for cost effective and high throughput fabrication of size and shape specific polymeric nanoparticles.
  • Graduate Student Advisor (2009 − 2014): Technical advisor for undergraduate senior design project teams
    Supervisor: Prof. Xin Zhang, PhD
    Location: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A

    • Mentored a team of senior undergraduate students with their final design project for four consecutive academic years;
    • Proposed the research topics of these projects and helped the students to understand and to get started to conduct their own research with literature search and planning specific aims of the project;
    • Guided the students through their experimental design, and trained them on all the necessary equipments/procedures, and helped the students with proposal and final report writing, as well as preparing for the final presentation.
  • Graduate Teaching Fellow (Sep. 2008 − Jan. 2010): Teaching assistant
    Supervisor: Prof. Glynn Holt, PhD
    Location: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, Boston, MA, U.S.A

    • 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):
    Advisor: Prof. Guizhen Yan
    Location: National Key Laboratory of Micro/Nano Fabrication Technology, Peking University, Beijing, China

    • 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 Material Science & Engineering Student Photography Contest 3rd Place (2014)
  • 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 Photonics Center Student Travel Award (2011)
  • BU Center for Nanoscience & Nanobiotechnology Nanomedicine Award (2010)
  • Best Student Paper Finalists (IEEE Sensor ’10 Conference)
  • BU Graduate Research Assistantship (2009 to 2014)
  • BU College of Engineering Dean’s Catalyst Award (2009)
  • BU Graduate Teaching Fellowship (2008−2009)
  • PKU “May Fourth” Top Scholarship (2005);

Professional Societies

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) member since 2012
  • Material Research Society (MRS) member since 2010
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) member since 2006

Publications

Journal

  1. J. Zhang, X. Zhao, K. Fan, X. Wang, G. Zhang, K. Geng, X. Zhang and R.D. Averitt, “Terahertz Radiation In- duced Sub-cycle Field Electron Emission across Dipole Antenna”, 2015, manuscript.
  2. J. Cai, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Biologically Enabled Micro- and Nanostencil Lithography Using Diatoms”, 2015, manuscript.
  3. C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Fabrication and Characterization of Composite Hydrogel Particles with X-Ray Attenuating Payloads”, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 2014, 32, 032001.
  4. C. Wang, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Biocompatible, Micro- and Nanofabricated Magnetic Cylinders for Potential Use as Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Sensors & Actuators: B, Chemical, 2014, 196, pp. 670–675.
  5. X. Wang, C. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Microfabricated Iron Oxide Particles for Tunable, Multispectral Magnetic Resonance Imaging”, Materials Letters, 2013, 110, pp. 122–126.
  6. P. Du, X. Wang, I-K Lin, and X. Zhang, “Effects of Composition and Annealing Temperature on the Mechanical Properties and Residual Stress of Silicon Oxycarbide Films”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 2012, 176, pp. 90–98.
  7. A. Marconnet, M. Panzer, S. Yerci, S. Minissale, X. Wang, X. Zhang, L. D. Negro, and K.E. Goodson, “Thermal Conductivity and Photoluminescence of Light-Emitting Silicon Nitride Films”, Applied Physics Letters, 2012, 100, 051908.
  8. X. Wang, Z. Yang, G. Yan, “A sacrificial layer etching method applied in surface micromachining using agitated BHF and glycerol solution”, Chinese Journal of Semiconductors, 2008, 29(11):2175–2179.

Conference Proceeding

  1. X. Wang, B.C. Barry, S.W. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Simple Fabrication and Pattern Transfer of Anodized Aluminum Oxide Membranes for Nanoimprinting Templates“, Proceeding of the 18th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (microTAS ’14), San Antonio, TX, USA, Oct. 26th − Oct. 30th, 2014, pp.1862-1864. (Poster, Proceeding)
  2. J. Cai, S. Anderson, X. Wang, and X. Zhang, “Biologically Enabled Micro- and Nanostencil Lithography Using Diatoms”, Proceeding of the 16th Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head ’14), Hilton Head Island, SC, USA, June 8th − 12th, 2014, pp.183-186. (Poster)
  3. 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. (Poster)
  4. 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. (Poster)
  5. 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. (Poster)
  6. 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. (Oral)
  7. 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. (Poster)
  8. 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. (Poster)
  9. 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. (Poster)
  10. 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. (Oral)
  11. 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. (Poster)

Other Conference Presentations

  1. X. Wang, S.W. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Template-assisted Patterning of Polymeric Nanorods Using Anodized Aluminum Oxide Membranes“, MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibits, Boston, MA, USA, Nov. 30th − Dec. 5th, 2014. (Poster)
  2. X. Wang, B.C. Barry, S.W. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Anodized Aluminum Oxide Membranes for Nanoimprinting Templates“, Open Poster in the 16th Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop (Hilton Head ’14), Hilton Head Island, SC, USA, June 8th − 12th, 2014. (Poster)
  3. 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, Outstanding Paper Award)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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)
  11. 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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