Xinmai Yang

Dr. Xinmai Yang
  • Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Contact Info

Learned Hall, Room 5101F


Dr. Yang is an expert in acoustic/optical imaging and therapy with an extensive background in biomedical optics and ultrasound. His research extends from linear acoustics to non-linear acoustics and laser/ultrasound interaction, including acoustic cavitation, high intensity focused ultrasound, and photoacoustic imaging.  His current research interest focuses on combining light and ultrasound for imaging and therapy.  His primary contributions are in the areas of cavitation bubble dynamics in soft tissue under high intensity ultrasound, photoacoustic brain imaging, and photo-mediated ultrasound therapy. Dr. Yang has authored or co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, more than 20 conference proceedings, and delivered over 60 talks nationally and internationally. Dr. Yang has attracted more than 1800 citations with an H-index of 21.  Dr. Yang has served as a principal investigator on multiple research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health and serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals, book publishers, and grant review panels.


Dr. Yang’s research focuses on early cancer detection, as well as molecular imaging and brain functional imaging with both optical and/or ultrasound methods. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Research interests:

  • Early Cancer Detection; Biomedical Applications of Ultrasound; Bioimaging