Education and professional experience
Ph.D. in Physics, March 2001, Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
January 2015 - Professor, Paul C. Lauterbur Research Center for Biomedical Imaging, Institute of Biomedical and Health Engineering, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
April 2002 - December 2014, Postdoctoral fellow to associate project scientist, Department of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis, USA.
July 1988 - April 2002, Research assistant to associate professor, Institute of Modern Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou.
April 1999 - March 2001, Visiting researcher at RIKEN, and Department of Physics, Kyushu University, Japan.
July 1992 -- August 1993, Visiting researcher at GANIL, Caen, France.
Nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, with emphasis on positron emission tomography (PET) instrumentation, MRI compatible PET imaging system, PET detector and electronics, system modeling and optimization, image reconstruction and analysis
Yongfeng Yang, Julien Bec, Jian Zhou, Mengxi Zhang, Martin S Judenhofer, Xiaowei Bai, Kun Di, Yibao Wu, Mercedes Rodriguez, Purushottam Dokhale, Kanai S. Shah, Richard Farrell, Jinyi Qi, and Simon R. Cherry, “A high resolution prototype small-animal PET scanner dedicated to mouse brain imaging,” J. Nucl. Med., 57(2016)1130.
Silin Ren, Yongfeng Yang and Simon R. Cherry, “Effects of Reflector and Crystal Surface on the Performance of a Depth-Encoding PET Detector with Dual-Ended Readout,” Med. Phys., 41, 072503 (2014).（Corresponding author）
Yongfeng Yang, Yibao Wu, Richard Farrell, Purushottam A Dokhale, Kanai S Shah and Simon R Cherry, “Signal and noise properties of position-sensitive avalanche photodiodes,” Phys. Med. Biol. 56 (2011) 6327-6336.
Yongfeng Yang, Sara St. James, Yibao Wu, Huini Du, Jinyi Qi, Richard Farrell, Purushottam A Dokhale, Kanai S Shah, Keith Vaigneur and Simon R Cherry, “Tapered LSO arrays for small animal PET,” Phys. Med. Bio. 56 (2011) 139-153.
Yongfeng Yang, Yibao Wu and Simon R Cherry, “Investigation of Depth of Interaction Encoding for a Pixelated LSO Array with a Single Multi-Channel PMT,” IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci., 56 (2009) 2594-2599.
Yongfeng Yang, Jinyi Qi, Yibao Wu, Sara St James, Richard Farrell, Purushottam A Dokhale, Kanai S Shah and Simon R Cherry, “Depth of interaction calibration for PET detectors with dual-ended readout by PSAPDs ,” Phys. Med. Biol. 54 (2009) 433-445
Yongfeng Yang, Yibao Wu, Jinyi Qi, Sara St. James, Huini Du, Purushottam A. Dokhale, Kanai S. Shah, Richard Farrell, and Simon R. Cherry, “A Prototype PET Scanner with DOI-Encoding Detectors,” J Nucl. Med. 49 (2008) 1132-1140.
Yongfeng Yang, Purushottam A. Dokhale, Robert W. Silverman, Kanai S. Shah, Mickel A. McClish, Richard Farrell, Gerald Entine and Simon R. Cherry, “Depth of Interaction Resolution Measurements for a High Resolution PET Detector using Position Sensitive APDs, ” Phys. Med. Biol. 51 (2006) 2131-2142.
Yongfeng Yang and Simon R. Cherry, “Observations regarding scatter fraction and NEC measurements for small animal PET,” IEEE Trans. on Nucl. Sci. 53 (2006) 127-132.
Yongfeng Yang, Stephen Rendig, Stefan Siegel, Danny F. Newport and Simon R. Cherry, “Cardiac PET imaging in mice with simultaneous cardiac and respiratory gating,” Phys. Med. Biol. 50 (2005) 2979-2989.
Yongfeng Yang, Yuan-Chuan Tai, Stefan Siegel, Danny F. Newport, Bing Bai, Quanzheng Li, Richard M. Leahy and Simon R. Cherry, “Optimization and performance evaluation of the microPET II scanner for In Vivo small-animal imaging,” Phys. Med. Biol. 49 (2004) 2527-2545.