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Ling Jian Meng
Ling Jian Meng

Ling Jian Meng

Professor
(217) 333-7710
111E Talbot Laboratory

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Education

  • Ph.D., Detector Physics University of Southampton, UK, 2001
  • B.Sc., Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, PRC, 1995

Academic Positions

  •  Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 9/2017 - present
  •  Affiliated Professor, Department of Bioengineering, 09/2017 - present
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 6/2007 - present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 8/2012 - 8/2017
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 3/2006 - 8/2012
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 07/2004 - 02/2006
  • Research Fellow, Department of Radiology and Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, 01/2002 - 07/2004

Major Consulting Activities

  • Proliferation Deterrence Merit Review Team workshop, May 2. 2011, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.
  • NIH In Vivo Imaging and Bioengineering Research Study Section on February 7-8, 2011, LA.

Professional Registrations

  • Member, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Member, Society of Molecular Imaging
  • Member, IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Member, 2000- present

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

We are currently recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to join the Radiation Detection and Imaging Group.

Graduate Research Opportunities

(July 2016) We are currently having 3 GSRA positions open in the Radiation Detection and Imaging Group

Research Interests

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Radiation detection and measurement

Research Areas

  • Emerging X-ray imaging techniques
  • Health Physics
  • Image processing and statistical performance assessment
  • Instrumentation for emission tomography (PET and SPECT)
  • Nanomaterial-mediated radiation therapy
  • X-ray and gamma ray imaging detectors

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Nan Li and L. J. Meng, "Adaptive Angular Sampling for SPECT Imaging," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., Vol. 58,(5), pp. 2205-2218, 2011
  • L. J. Meng, Nan Li and P. J. La Riviere, "X-ray Fluorescence Emission Tomography (XFET) with Novel Imaging Geometries--A Monte Carlo Study",IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., Vol. 58, No.6, pp. 3359-3369, 2011.
  • L. J. Meng and N. Li, "Non-uniform Object-Space Pixelation (NUOP) for Penalized Maximum-likelihood Image Reconstruction for a Single Photon Emission Microscope System," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., Vol 56(5), pp. 2777-2788, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng, J. W. Tan, K. Spartiotis, T. Schulman, ?Preliminary Evaluation of A Novel Energy-Resolved Photon-Counting Gamma Ray Detector?, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, Vol 604(3), pp. 548-554, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng, G. Fu, E. J. Roy, B. Suppe, and C. T. Chen, ?An Ultrahigh Resolution SPECT System for I-125 Mouse Brain Imaging Studies?, Nucl. Instru. Methods, Vol 600(2), pp. 498-505, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng and N. Li, “A Vector Uniform Cramer-Rao Bound for SPECT System Design”, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 56, pp. 81-89, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng and G. Fu, “Investigation of the Intrinsic Spatial Resolution of an Intensified EMCCD Scintillation Camera”, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 55, pp. 2508 – 2517, 2008.
  • L. J. Meng, ?An Intensified EMCCD Camera for Low Energy Gamma Ray Imaging Applications?, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 53, pp. 2376 ? 2384, 2006.
  • L. J. Meng, Z. He, B. Alexander and J. Sandoval, ?Spectroscopic Performance of 1 cm thick HgI2 Detectors?, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vo;. 53, pp. 1706 ? 1712, 2006.
  • L. J. Meng, “Design and Feasibility Study of a Single Photon Emission Microscope System for Small Animal I-125 Imaging”, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 53, pp. 1168-1178, 2006.
  • L. J. Meng and Z. He, “Exploring the Limiting Timing Resolution for Large Volume CZT Detectors with Waveform Analysis”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, vol. 550, pp. 435-445, 2005.
  • L. J. Meng and Z. He, ?Estimate interaction timing in large volume HgI2 detector using cathode pulse waveforms?, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A vol. 545, pp234-251, 2005.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • L. J. Meng, L. Cai and J. W. Tan, "Technological Development Towards Sub-500 μm Resolution SPECT Imaging Inside MR Scanners," Fourth workshop on small animal, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), Tucson, Arizona, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, J. W. Tan, L. Cai, Qingzhen Guo, and H. S. Krawczynski , "Development of Small-Pixel CZT and CdTe Detectors Read Out by a Novel Energy-Resolved Photon-Counting ASIC," IEEE NSS/MIC, Knoxville, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Jia-Wei Tan and Cai Liang, "Sub-500 μm Resolution SPECT Imaging Inside a 3T MRI Scanner," IEEE NSS/MIC, Knoxville, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Geng Fu, Nan Li, and Patrick La Riviere, "X-ray Fluorescence Emission Tomography (XFET) - Towards 3D Mapping of Trace-Metals in Biological Samples With A Bench-Top X-ray Source," IEEE NSS/MIC, Knoxville, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Geng Fu, Nan Li, Matt Newville, Peter Eng and Patrick La Riviere, "X-ray Fluorescence Emission Tomography (XFET) for Imaging Trace-Metals in Plant," Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA), Ann Arbor, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Jia-Wei Tan and Cai Liang, "Sub-500 μm Resolution SPECT Imaging Inside a 3T MRI Scanner," Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA), Ann Arbor, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng; Geng Fu; Nan Li; Matt Newville; Peter Eng; Patrick La Rivi're, "X-ray fluorescence tomography using imaging detectors," SPIE Conference on Developments in X-Ray Tomography VII, August, 2010.
  • Y. Yin, H. Wu, S. Komarov, A. Garson, Q. Guo, H. Krawczynski, L. J. Meng, Y.-C. Tai1, "Coincidence Measurement of 350μm Pitched Pixelated CdZnTe Detector with LSO PET Module," IEEE NSS/MIC Conference Record, Knoxville, 2010.

Patents

  • D. Ramsden, L. J. Meng, O. Ivanov, S. Ignatov, "Gamma-ray Spectrometry," United States Patent #20060027754.
  • L. J. Meng, D. K. Wehe, W. L. Rogers, N. Clinthorne, "Method and system for generating an image of the radiation density of a source of photons located in an object," United States Patent #6,881,959.

Courses Taught

  • NPRE 435 - Radiological Imaging
  • NPRE 441 - Radiation Protection
  • NPRE 451 - NPRE Laboratory