Xiaoguang Zhao, PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Radiology

Xiaoguang Zhao (Ph.D.) is a Research Assistant Professor of Radiology at Boston University. Dr. Zhao received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and his M.E. and B.S degree in Precision Instruments from Tsinghua University.

Recently, Dr. Zhao developed intelligent magnetic metamaterials to enhance the signal to noise ratio of MRI by in excess of 10-fold. This work won the 2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Awards. His published works on the magnetic metamaterials for MRI have attracted more than 70 worldwide media reports, including Science Daily, Physics World, EurekAlert!, Medgadget, Radiology Business, etc.

Dr. Zhao's research interests include metamaterials, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), terahertz science and technology, microelectromechanical system (MEMS), and RF circuits and system design.

Dr. Zhao has 34 peer-reviewed journal publications and 7 of them are selected as the cover image of the journal, including Advanced Materials, Optica, ACS Photonics, Advanced Functional Materials, Microsystems and Nanoengineering - Nature, Small, and Applied Physics Letters. He holds 3 patents on metamaterials for MRI and wireless communication.

Dr. Zhao's work on metamaterial devices has been highlighted by Science: Reconfigurable metasurfaces (https://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6386/281.6)

Dr. Xiaoguang Zhao serves as the reviewer for prestigious journals, including Nature Communications, Optics Express, Microsystems & Nanoengineering, Optics Letters, etc.

2019 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Innovation Award for the MRI Metamaterials
2019 Research paper on MRI Metamaterials became Cover Image of Advanced Materials (Vol. 31, No. 49, 2019)
2019 Keynote speaker of the 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Wave
2019 Research paper became Cover Image of ACS Photonics (Vol. 6, No. 4, 2019)
2019 Research paper became Cover Image of Advanced Functional Materials (Vol. 29, No. 22, 2019)
2018 Boston University: Technology Development Ignition Award
2018 Research paper became Cover Image of Optica (Vol. 5, Issue 3, 2018)
2018 Research paper became Cover Image of Small (Vol. 14, Issue 47, 2018)
2017 College of Engineering, Boston University: Wallace H. Coulter Translational Research Partnership Awards
2016 Research paper became Cover Image of Microsystems & Nanoengineering – Nature
2015 Research paper became Cover Image of Applied Physics Letters
2015 Boston University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology XTNC Fellowship
2015 Boston University: Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Award of Graduate Research Symposium
2011 Boston University College of Engineering: Dean's Fellowship

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  1. Zhao X, Duan G, Wu K, Anderson SW, Zhang X. Intelligent Metamaterials Based on Nonlinearity for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Adv Mater. 2019 Dec; 31(49):e1905461.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31663651
  2. Aobo Li, Xiaoguang Zhao, Guangwu Duan, Stephan Anderson, Xin Zhang. Diatom Frustule-Inspired Metamaterial Absorbers: The Effect of Hierarchical Pattern Arrays. Advanced Functional Materials. 2019; 29(22):1809029.
  3. Xiaoguang Zhao, Jingdi Zhang, Kebin Fan, Guangwu Duan, Jacob Schalch, George R Keiser, Richard D Averitt, X Zhang. Real-time tunable phase response and group delay in broadside coupled split-ring resonators. Physical Review B. 2019; 99(24):245111. View Publication
  4. Ziheng Yao, Vyacheslav Semenenko, Jiawei Zhang, Scott Mills, Xiaoguang Zhao, Xinzhong Chen, Hai Hu, Ryan Mescall, Thomas Ciavatti, Stephen March, Seth R Bank, Tiger H Tao, Xin Zhang, Vasili Perebeinos, Qing Dai, Xu Du, Mengkun Liu. Photo-induced terahertz near-field dynamics of graphene/InAs heterostructures. Optics Express. 2019; 27(10):13611-13623.
  5. Duan G, Zhao X, Anderson SW, Zhang X. Boosting magnetic resonance imaging signal-to-noise ratio using magnetic metamaterials. Commun Phys. 2019 Dec; 2(1). PMID: 31673637; DOI: 10.1038/s42005-019-0135-7;
  6. Zhao X, Wang Y, Schalch J, Duan G, Cremin K, Zhang J, Chen C, Averitt RD, Zhang X. Optically modulated ultra-broadband all-silicon metamaterial terahertz absorbers. ACS Photonics. 2019; 6(4):830-837.
  7. Zhao X, Duan G, Li A, Chen C, Zhang X. Integrating microsystems with metamaterials towards metadevices. Microsystems & Nanoengineering - Nature. 2019; 5(1):5.
  8. Zhao X, Chen C, Li A, Duan G, Zhang X. Implementing infrared metamaterial perfect absorbers using dispersive dielectric spacers. Optics Express. 2019; 27(2):1727-1739.
  9. Duan G, Schalch J, Zhao X, Li A, Chen C, Averitt RD, Zhang X. A survey of theoretical models for terahertz electromagnetic metamaterial absorbers. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical. 2019; 287(1):21-28.
  10. Xu Y, Zhao X, Li A, Yue Y, Jiang J, Zhang X. Plasmonic heating induced by Au nanoparticles for quasi-ballistic thermal transport in multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Nanoscale. 2019; 16(11):7572-7581.
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