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Dr. Wenfeng Xia is a Lecturer and Internationa Lead in the School of Biomedical Engineering & Imaging Sciences at King’s College London, UK. He received a BSc in Electrical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, and a MSc in Medical Physics from University of Heidelberg, Germany, in 2005 and 2007, respectively. In 2013, he obtained his Ph.D from University of Twente, Netherlands. From 2014 to 2018, he was a Research Associate / Senior Research Associate in the Department of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering at University College London, UK.
He leads the Photons+ Ultrasound Research Laboratory (PURL) at King's College London, which brings together talented scientists who are committed to transform the ways that surgical and interventional procedures are performed via ground-breaking technological innovations. They are fascinated by how light and sound interact with biological tissue, and how they can be used for patient benefit. In particular, the research at PURL is centered on the technological advancements and clinical translation of photoacoustics (also called optoacoustics), an emerging imaging and sensing technique that is based on light generated ultrasound.