Ling Jian Meng

Ling Jian Meng
Ling Jian Meng
Professor
(217) 333-7710
111E Talbot Laboratory

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Education

  • Ph.D., Detector Physics, University of Southampton, UK, 2001
  • B.Sc., Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, PRC, 1995

Academic Positions

  • Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 09/2017 - present
  • Affiliated Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Bioengineering, 09/2017 - present
  • Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 08/2012 - 08/2017
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 06/2007 - present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 03/2006 - 08/2012
  • Assistant Research Scientist, University of Michigan, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, 07/2004 - 02/2006
  • Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Department of Radiology and Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, 01/2002 - 07/2004

Major Consulting Activities

  • Proliferation Deterrence Merit Review Team workshop, May 2. 2011, at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington.
  • NIH In Vivo Imaging and Bioengineering Research Study Section on February 7-8, 2011, LA

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

We are currently recruiting a post-doctoral research associate to join the Radiation Detection and Imaging Group.

Research Interests

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Radiation detection and measurement

Research Areas

  • Emerging X-ray imaging techniques
  • Health Physics
  • Image processing and statistical performance assessment
  • Instrumentation for emission tomography (PET and SPECT)
  • Nanomaterial-mediated radiation therapy
  • X-ray and gamma ray imaging detectors

Research Topics

  • Bioimaging at Multi-Scale

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Original Editions)

Books Authored or Co-Authored (Revisions)

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Nan Li and L. J. Meng, "Adaptive Angular Sampling for SPECT Imaging," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 58,(5), pp. 2205-2218, 2011
  • L. J. Meng, Nan Li and P. J. La Riviere, "X-ray Fluorescence Emission Tomography (XFET) with Novel Imaging Geometries--A Monte Carlo Study", IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Sciences, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 3359-3369, 2011.
  • L. J. Meng and N. Li, "Non-uniform Object-Space Pixelation (NUOP) for Penalized Maximum-likelihood Image Reconstruction for a Single Photon Emission Microscope System," IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 56(5), pp. 2777-2788, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng, J. W. Tan, K. Spartiotis, T. Schulman, “Preliminary Evaluation of A Novel Energy-Resolved Photon-Counting Gamma Ray Detector”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods A, vol. 604(3), pp. 548-554, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng, G. Fu, E. J. Roy, B. Suppe, and C. T. Chen, “An Ultrahigh Resolution SPECT System for I-125 Mouse Brain Imaging Studies”, Nucl. Instru. Methods, vol. 600(2), pp. 498-505, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng and N. Li, “A Vector Uniform Cramer-Rao Bound for SPECT System Design”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Sciences, vol. 56, pp. 81-89, 2009.
  • L. J. Meng and G. Fu, “Investigation of the Intrinsic Spatial Resolution of an Intensified EMCCD Scintillation Camera”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Sciences, vol. 55, pp. 2508 – 2517, 2008.
  • L. J. Meng, “An Intensified EMCCD Camera for Low Energy Gamma Ray Imaging Applications”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Sciences, vol. 53, pp. 2376 – 2384, 2006.
  • L. J. Meng, Z. He, B. Alexander and J. Sandoval, “Spectroscopic Performance of 1 cm thick HgI2 Detectors”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Sciences, vol. 53, pp. 1706 – 1712, 2006.
  • L. J. Meng “Design and Feasibility Study of a Single Photon Emission Microscope System for Small Animal I-125 Imaging”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Sciences, vol. 53, pp. 1168-1178, 2006.
  • L. J. Meng and Z. He, “Exploring the Limiting Timing Resolution for Large Volume CZT Detectors with Waveform Analysis”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 550, pp. 435-445, 2005.
  • L. J. Meng and Z. He, “Estimate interaction timing in large volume HgI2 detector using cathode pulse waveforms”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section a-Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, vol. 545, pp. 234-251, 2005.

Patents

  • D. Ramsden, L. J. Meng, O. Ivanov, S. Ignatov, "Gamma-ray Spectrometry," US Patent #20060027754.
  • L. J. Meng, D. K. Wehe, W. L. Rogers, N. Clinthorne, "Method and system for generating an image of the radiation density of a source of photons located in an object," United States Patent #6,881,959.

Professional Societies

  • Member, Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  • Member, Society of Molecular Imaging
  • Member, IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Member, 2000 - present

Recent Courses Taught

  • NPRE 435 - Radiological Imaging
  • NPRE 441 - Radiation Protection
  • NPRE 451 - NPRE Laboratory