Paul P. Wang

UMN MSTP student Paul Wang


Entering Class:


University of California, Berkeley
Chemistry major
B.S., 2014

University of Minnesota
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program
Ph.D., 2021 

MSTP Student Governance:

  • Student Advisory Committee 2014-2015

Thesis Advisor: Michael Garwood, PhD

Thesis Research

Paul's research focuses on the construction and development of a compact, desktop MRI pO2 scanner for making non-invasive, in-vivo oxygen measurements within islet macro-encapsulation devices. This work is a collaborative effort between multiple investigators whose combined expertise spans Halbach magnet construction, FPGA spectrometer fabrication, novel accelerated MRI methods development, and islet macroencapsulation technology.


Wang P, Froelich T, Torres E, DelaBarre L, Jenkins P, Radder J, Mullen M, Garwood M. Correcting image distortions from a nonlinear B1-gradient in frequency-modulated Rabi-encoded echoes. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (accepted)

Wang P, Dona A, Khetarpal N, Reeder S, Robertson J, Patel, S. EEG correlates of spikes in intracranial pressure due to transient ventriculoperitoneal shunt malfunction. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology (under revision)

Torres E, Froelich T, Wang P, DelaBarre L, Mullen M, Adriany G, Pizetta DC, Martins MJ, Vidoto ELG, Tannús A, Garwood M. B1 -gradient-based MRI using frequency-modulated Rabi-encoded echoes. Magn Reson Med. 2022 Feb;87(2):674-685.