Xiaochuan Pan
University of Chicago, USA

Xiaochuan Pan received his B.S. in Nuclear Physics from Beijing University, China in 1982, M.S. in Atomic Physics from the Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of China in 1985. After coming as a graduate student to the Department of Physics at The University of Chicago in 1986, he received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Atomic Physics from The University of Chicago in 1988 and 1991, respectively. Following his Ph.D. training, he joined the Department of Radiology initially as a Post-doctoral fellow and late as an NIH training fellow and a Research Associate.

In 1994, he was appointed as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at The University of Chicago. He was promoted subsequently to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure in 2001, and of Professor with tenure in 2006, in the Department of Radiology at The University of Chicago. He also holds currently appointments as a Professor in the Department of Radiation & Cellular Oncology, the Committee on Medical Physics, and the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of Chicago.

His research interest centers on physics, algorithms, engineering, and applications of tomographic imaging. He and his team have performed research in a number of areas of medical imaging, including molecular imaging, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, photo-acoustic imaging, phase-contrast imaging, diffraction tomography, and image-quality-assessment methodology. His current projects focus primarily on the development advanced algorithms in X-ray-based tomographic imaging with goals to enable new imaging systems, workflows, and applications of practical utility. He and his team have made contributions to the development of advanced algorithms and systems for tomographic imaging. Their developed algorithms, and systems enabled by the algorithms, have found applications not only to medical and biological imaging applications but also to security imaging and non-destructive inspection.

He is the recipient of numerous awards such as IEEE NPSS Early Achievement Award, IEEE EMBS Technical Award, and the Rotblatt Medal for 2012 Physics in Medicine and Biology Citations Prize. He is also a Fellow of AAPM, AIMBE, IAMBE, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE. He has served as a chair and/or a reviewer of study sections/review panels for funding agencies, including NIH, NSF, NSFC, and NSERC; as an associate editor (or editorial board member) for journals in the medical imaging related fields such as IEEE Trans. Med. Imaging, IEEE Trans. Biomed Eng., IEEE J. Transl. Eng. Health and Med., Phys. Biol. Med., Med. Phys., SPIE J. Med. Imaging, J. Cardiovascular CT, and Computerized Med. Imaging and Graphics, X-ray Sci. Tech.; as a chair/member of technical committees of professional organizations such as IEEE and RSNA, and as a chair/member of conferences, programs, themes, and technical/scientific committees for professional conferences such as IEEE EMBC, IEEE MIC, RSNA, AAPM, and MICCIA.