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Office Location: BME 3.503B

Huiliang (Evan) Wang

Assistant Professor

Department Research Area:
Biomedical Imaging and Instrumentation
Cellular and Biomolecular Engineering


Research Focus

Neuroengineering, Bioelectronics, Biomaterials, Wearable Electronics, Nanotechnology

Research Interests

Recent advances in bidirectional neural interfacing enable both improved neurosciences understanding and enhanced clinical diagnosis/therapy. Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the development of new tools to modulate and record neural activity from targeted neuronal populations using minimally-invasive methods. The research goal will be developing clinical neural interfacing therapies with the power and specificity afforded by optogenetics methods, using materials and electronic devices that are clinically translatable. In addition to clinical applications, the developed new tools can also be applied for neuroscience research.

Dr. Wang obtained his undergraduate degree in Materials Science from the University of Oxford and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. During his graduate studies with Professor Zhenan Bao, he worked on nanomaterials and polymers for flexible/wearable electronics. After his Ph.D. studies, he started his postdoctoral work with Professor Karl Deisseroth at Stanford Bioengineering, developing nanomaterial-based technologies for targeted modulation of neural activity. Dr. Wang has received several awards and fellowships including the Materials Research Society (MRS) Gold Graduate Student Award, NIH F32 NRSA Postdoctoral Fellowship and NIH K01 Mentored Research Scientist Development Award.