Xiaoping Wu

Assistant Professor


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

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.


PhD, University of Minnesota
Major: Biomedical Engineering



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