Faculty Profile

Ling Jian Meng

Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering
Ling Jian Meng
Ling Jian Meng
Associate Professor
111E Talbot Laboratory MC 234
104 S. Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 333-7710

Primary Research Area

  • Radiological Science

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

  • Associate Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 8/2012 - present
  • Affiliated Faculty Member, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, 6/2007 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 3/2006 - 8/2012
  • Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, University of Michigan, 07/2004 - 02/2006
  • Research Fellow, Department of Radiology and Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences, 01/2002 - 07/2004

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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.

Professional Registrations

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

Post-Doctoral Research Opportunities

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

Graduate Research Opportunities

(July 2016) We are currently having 3 GSRA positions open in the Radiation Detection and Imaging Group

Research Interests

  • Biomedical imaging
  • Radiation detection and measurement

Research Areas

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

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 Trans. Nucl. Sci., 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 Trans. Nucl. Sci., 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 Trans. Nucl. Sci., vol. 55, pp. 2508 – 2517, 2008.
  • L. J. Meng, ￿An Intensified EMCCD Camera for Low Energy Gamma Ray Imaging Applications￿, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 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 Trans. Nucl. Sci., vo;. 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 Trans. Nucl. Sci., 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 A, 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 A vol. 545, pp234-251, 2005.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • L. J. Meng, L. Cai and J. W. Tan, "Technological Development Towards Sub-500 μm Resolution SPECT Imaging Inside MR Scanners," Fourth workshop on small animal, single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), Tucson, Arizona, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, J. W. Tan, L. Cai, Qingzhen Guo, and H. S. Krawczynski , "Development of Small-Pixel CZT and CdTe Detectors Read Out by a Novel Energy-Resolved Photon-Counting ASIC," IEEE NSS/MIC, Knoxville, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Jia-Wei Tan and Cai Liang, "Sub-500 μm Resolution SPECT Imaging Inside a 3T MRI Scanner," IEEE NSS/MIC, Knoxville, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Geng Fu, Nan Li, and Patrick La Riviere, "X-ray Fluorescence Emission Tomography (XFET) - Towards 3D Mapping of Trace-Metals in Biological Samples With A Bench-Top X-ray Source," IEEE NSS/MIC, Knoxville, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Geng Fu, Nan Li, Matt Newville, Peter Eng and Patrick La Riviere, "X-ray Fluorescence Emission Tomography (XFET) for Imaging Trace-Metals in Plant," Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA), Ann Arbor, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng, Jia-Wei Tan and Cai Liang, "Sub-500 μm Resolution SPECT Imaging Inside a 3T MRI Scanner," Symposium on Radiation Measurements and Applications (SORMA), Ann Arbor, 2010.
  • L. J. Meng; Geng Fu; Nan Li; Matt Newville; Peter Eng; Patrick La Rivi're, "X-ray fluorescence tomography using imaging detectors," SPIE Conference on Developments in X-Ray Tomography VII, August, 2010.
  • Y. Yin, H. Wu, S. Komarov, A. Garson, Q. Guo, H. Krawczynski, L. J. Meng, Y.-C. Tai1, "Coincidence Measurement of 350μm Pitched Pixelated CdZnTe Detector with LSO PET Module," IEEE NSS/MIC Conference Record, Knoxville, 2010.

Patents

  • D. Ramsden, L. J. Meng, O. Ivanov, S. Ignatov, "Gamma-ray Spectrometry," United States 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.