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Education

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

Skills

  • Micro/Nano Fabrication: (7 years of cleanroom experiences) photolithography, e-beam lithography, nanoimprint lithography, direct laser writing, focused ion beam, DC/RF magnetron sputtering, thermal/e-beam evaporation, reactive ion etching, annealing, emulsion-based nanoparticle synthesis, anodization, wet chemistry processing, laser cutter;
  • Characterization: nanoindentation, ellipsometry, scanning electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, superconducting quantum interference device, x-ray diffraction, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, dynamic light scattering, surface profiler, optical microscopy;
  • Programming & Technical Software: C/C++, Python, Ruby, Bash, Applescript, HTML, MATLAB, Mathematica, COMSOL, SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD, OriginPro;
  • Common Software: MS Office Suite, SQL, Web, Adobe Suite, UNIX, MacOS;
  • Language: Chinese (Native), English (Fluent)

Research and Teaching Experiences

  • Graduate Research Assistant (Sep. 2008 − Present): 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

    • Examined the mechanical properties of silicon oxynitride and silicon oxycarbide thin films using nanoindentation.
    • Developed deposition techniques of various iron oxide thin films using DC/RF reactive sputtering, the magnetic and chemical properties of which were well controlled characterized using SQUID, 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.
    • Currently developing nanomanufacturing platforms based on both nanoporous anodized aluminum oxide membranes (template assisted) and nano-structured diatoms (biologically inspired), 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

    • Guided and instructed senior undergraduate students f
  • 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 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);

Professional Societies

  • IEEE member since 2006
  • MRS member since 2010
  • ASME member since 2012

Publications

Journal

  1. J. Cai, X. Wang, S. Anderson, and X. Zhang, “Biologically Enabled Micro- and Nanostencil Lithography Using Diatoms”, Small, 2014, under review.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 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, in press. (Poster)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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)
  10. 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, 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)
  2. 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)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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)
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. 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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