Dr. ZHENG Hairong is a professor of Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), CAS. He received his B.S. degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2000 and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Division from University of Colorado at Boulder in 2006. He joined the University of California Davis first as a postdoctoral fellow, and then as project scientist in the Biomedical Engineering Department, before his joining SIAT by the end of 2007.
Dr. ZHENG is the director of SIAT-Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering (IBHE), and director of Paul C. Lauterbur Research Centre for Biomedical Imaging. Dr. ZHENG’s research areas focus on ultrasonics, ultrasonic imaging-drug delivery-therapy, and multimodality medical imaging. Dr. ZHENG has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers and international conference proceedings, and owned more than 20 patents.
Dr. ZHENG was a recipient National Outstanding Young Scientist Award of China(2013), American Heart Association Pre-doctoral Fellowship (2005). He is the committee member of IEEE-EMBS technical standard committee, Associate editor of IEEE Transactions on UFFC, editoral board member of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, editoral board member of Physics in Medicine and biology, the chairman of IEEE EMBS Shenzhen Chapter.
Acoustic manipulation and elastography imaging system: Biomedical ultrasonic technology is an interdisciplinary area of acoustics and biomedical engineering with great clinic and industrial values. It has been significantly promoted by the investigation of some scientific frontiers including the accurate prediction of acoustic radiation force, acoustic manipulation and ultrasound imaging. Within this area, Dr. ZHENG Hairong achieved several extraordinary progress: developing a novel numerical simulation method for acoustic radiation force calculation in a complex acoustic field, which provided a powerful tool for designing a special acoustic radiation force field; presenting a precise and programmable microchip based method and the acoustic sieve to manipulate particles; understanding the nonlinear dynamic behavior for an elastic-shelled microbubble excited by ultrasound; proposing a new ultrasound molecular imaging technology based on the microbubbles’ nonlinear acoustic characteristics and a multi-functional ultrasound technology integrating diagnosis and therapy; developing a commercial ultrasound scanner using acoustic radiation force for quantitative elasticity measurement, which has been commercialized and used for clinic.