Ming-Yuan Wei received the B.Sci. degree in applied chemistry from Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China, in 2003 and the Ph.D. degree in environment science from Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, in 2009.
He worked as postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA, from 2009 to 2012. He was involved in the field of BioMEMs, and engaged in the research on fabricating nano-transportation device with motor proteins, leading by Professor Parviz Famouri. In June 2012, he joined Professor Baohong Yuan’s group in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA. His current research interests are mainly focusing on the development of contrast agents for ultrasound-switchable fluorescence imaging with thermoresponsive polymer or nanoparticles and environment-sensitive fluorophores.
Dr. Wei is a member of Biomedical Engineering Society, American Chemical Society, and American Nano Society.