Seminar
Radiation Detection and Imaging for Homeland Security and Nuclear Medicine
Speaker:Prof. Qingyang WEI
Associate Professor
Department of Instrument Science and Technology
School of Automation and Electrical Engineering
University of Science and Technology Beijing
China
Date & Time:9 Dec 2020 (Wednesday) 11:00 - 12:00
Venue:E11-G015
Organized by:Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Abstract

Radiation detection and imaging is useful for homeland security and personal radiation safety. In this presentation, I will describe the instruments and methods developed by our group for this direction including high sensitivity gamma-ray spectrometry, coded-aperture gamma-ray imaging cameras and radiation detection methods using CMOS cameras. Radiation imaging detectors have also been used in SPECT and PET systems, which can provide functional imaging and quantitative information about diseases. In this presentation, I will also describe the details of several PET and SPECT systems which we have made contributions.

Biography

Qingyang Wei, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Department of Instrument Science and Technology, School of Automation and Electrical Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB).

He received his bachelor's degree in Department of Engineering Physics in Tsinghua University. He obtained a PhD in nuclear science and technology from Tsinghua University with the dissertation on developing PET detectors under the supervision of Professor Yongjie Jin and Yaqiang Liu, followed by postdoctoral training at the same group in nuclear medical imaging. Dr. Wei became the faculty of USTB in 2015.

Dr. Wei leads a group of master and Phd students working in the field of radionuclide imaging instrumentation. His primary research focus is to develop instruments and methods for radiation detection and imaging. One direction is aiming for homeland security and radiation safety such as developing gamma-ray spectrometry, coded-aperture cameras and radiation detection methods using CMOS cameras. Another direction is developing high performance gamma-ray detectors for PET and SPECT systems. He has cooperated with Tsinghua University in developing the animal SPECT/PET/CT, brain PET and other molecular imaging tools for nuclear medical imaging and radiation therapy monitoring.