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Current Members

Principal Investigator

  • Xiaorong (Ronald) Xu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
The Ohio Sate University
270 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Rd, Columbus, OH 43210
Email: xu.202 at osu.edu, Phone: (614) 688-3635, Fax: (614) 292-7301
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Dr. Xu earned his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by a postdoctoral training at Stanford University. Before joining the Ohio State University, he had been Director of Technology Development in a medical device company for five years and led the company efforts in technology development, benchtop testing, animal validation studies, and filing FDA 510k applications. His teaching and research interests include medical device innovation, bioinstrumentation, multimodal imaging, and image-guided therapy. He has carried out 5 clinical trials, published 11 patents, and authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications in the field. In 2010, he was profiled as one of ten best and brightest Central Ohioans in the Columbus CEO Magazine and was honored as one of two Superstars in the category of Research and Development. He also earned the 2010 TechColumbus "Inventor of the Year" Award.

Visiting Scholars

  • Shufang Chang, M.D.

Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China
Email: chang.1042 at osu.edu

Dr. Chang earned a B.S. degree in Clinics from Lanzhou Medical College, a M.S. degree in Gynecology and Obstetrics from Lanzhou Medical College, and a M.D. degree of Gynecology and Obstetrics from Chongqing Medical University. She is currently a Visiting Professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department of the Ohio State University.

Graduate Students

  • Jiwei Huang

Postcandidacy PhD student
M.S. Biophysics Graduate Program, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
B.S. Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China
Email: huang.544 at osu.edu


  • Leilei Zhang

Postcandidacy PhD student
M.S. Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
B.S. Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
Email: zhang.737 at osu.edu

  • Ruogu Qin

M.S. student
B.S., Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, China
Email: qin.40 at osu.edu

Undergraduate Students

  • Kinshuk Mitra
Sophomore, Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH
  • Joshua Mena
Senior, Biomedical Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH

Former Lab Members

  • Jeff Xu, Ph.D.


  • Nasser Kashou, Ph.D.


  • Allen Carpenter, Ph.D.


  • Hamid El-Dahdah, M.S.


  • Bei Wang, M.S.


  • Abdul Rana, M.S.


  • Jacob Adams, M.S.


  • Xiaoyin Ge, M.S.


  • Joseph Ewing, B.S.


  • Lei Ma, B.S.


  • Nikhil Theyyunni, M.D.