Linwei Wang has been named the new director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative at Rochester Institute of Technology. Adam Smith has been named creative director, a new position with the group. It is one of RIT’s strategic research areas and has been instrumental in the development of new health care solutions in areas such as non-invasive technologies, technology-based behavioral health, and new capabilities in cardiac care.
Wang will take on the role held by David Borkholder, who is taking leave from the university to serve as the head of research and development for the start-up company, Heart Health Intelligence (HHI).
Adam Smith, an associate professor in the School of Design, show here in a 2018 file photo, has been named creative director of the Personalized Healthcare Technology signature research initiative.
“Since the initiative began in 2016, we have seen exciting growth in healthcare research
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers recognizes his contributions to developing electron beams that power unique ‘electron cameras’ and could advance X-ray lasers.
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Xijie Wang, an accelerator physicist at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, will receive the 2021 Nuclear and Plasma Science Society’s Particle Accelerator Science and Technology Award. Bestowed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the prestigious award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development of particle accelerator science and technology.
Wang is cited “for contributions to the development of high-brightness, ultrafast electron beams and their applications to free-electron lasers and ultrafast electron diffraction.” At SLAC, these beams power the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser and a unique “electron camera,” an instrument for ultrafast electron diffraction (UED).
Both UED and X-ray lasers allow scientists to study the atomic world