Xiaoping Wu, PhD

Xiaoping Wu

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Xiaoping Wu, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR), Department of Radiology, at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wu received his Bachelor of Engineering (2001) and Master of Engineering (2004) degrees in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. In 2004, Dr. Wu became a graduate student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Minnesota and, in 2005, joined the CMRR to pursue his PhD degree. His thesis work was focused on parallel radiofrequency (RF) transmission for ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging and was conducted under the mentorship of both Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D. and Pierre-Francois van de Moortele, Ph.D. After receiving his Ph.D degree in 2010, Dr. Wu continued to work at the CMRR as a Postdoctoral Associate (2010-2011), Research Associate (2011-present), and subsequently as an Assistant Professor (2013-present).


Research Summary/Interests

  • Radiofrequency (RF) pulse design, in particular parallel transmission RF pulse design.
  • Parallel RF transmission for MRI and MRS applications at ultra-high magnetic field.
  • RF safety in parallel transmission.


  • X. Wu, S. Schmitter, E. Auerbach, S. Moeller, K. Ugurbil, and P.-F. Van de Moortele. Simultaneous multislice multiband parallel radiofrequency excitation with independent slice-specific transmit B1 homogenization. Magn. Reson. Med. (2013), doi: 10.1002/mrm.24828.
  • S. Schmitter, X. Wu, G. Adriany, E. Auerbach, K. Ugurbil, and P.-F. Van de Moortele. Cerebral TOF Angiography at 7T: Impact of B1+ Shimming with a 16-Channel Transceiver Array. Magn. Reson. Med. (2013), doi: 10.1002/mrm.24749
  • X. Wu, J. T. Vaughan, K. Ugurbil, and P.-F. Van de Moortele. Parallel excitation in the human brain at 9.4 T counteracting k-space errors with RF pulse design. Magn. Reson. Med. 63:524-529(2010).
  • X. Wu, C. Akgun, J. T. Vaughan, P. Andersen, J. Strupp, K. Ugurbil, and P.-F. Van de Moortele. Adapted RF pulse design for SAR reduction in parallel excitation with experimental verification at 9.4 T. J. Magn. Reson. 205:161-170(2010).