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The Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering

It’s WSUFacultyFriday, today with Xianglong Wang!

Taken from on January 14th, 2022.

It’s #WSUFacultyFriday, today with Xianglong Wang, assistant professor (career track) of bioengineering at WSU Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering.

  •  If you conduct research, what is your main research topic?
    “My main research topic is clinical applications of machine learning. We are trying to use neural networks to quantify lung edema through ultrasound imaging. However, since I am in charge of the senior capstone course, I come across a variety of bioengineering problems as well.”
  • What classes do you teach at WSU Pullman Spring Semester 2022?
    “BIO_ENG 330 Bioinstrumentation, BIO_ENG 411 Bioengineering Capstone Project II, and a combined course BIO_ENG 481/CHE 581 Biophotonics and Image Analysis with Prof. Wenji Dong.”
  • What brought you to WSU Pullman?
    “I really enjoyed teaching at the college level, being a teaching assistant 8 times as a college student. I have imagined that I would come to a great university to leave some impact through teaching after obtaining my Ph.D. WSU Pullman is the only school I applied to.”
  • How has #COVID19 changed how you teach?
    “I started teaching at #WSU in Fall 2020, so technically there weren’t changes (laugh). When I formulated course policies during this pandemic, I started to listen to the students more and created more flexibilities. Managing stress has seemed to be the key for me and my students during teaching and learning in this pandemic.”
  •  What is a Fun Fact about yourself?
    “I play bass. Rock, funk, metal – I like them all! I picked bass because the role of bass in a band is like my personality. Just like a bass, I do not intend to stand out most of the time, but I can definitely lead a groove when it’s time. I started by playing Rocksmith on console, and then liked bass so much that I started taking lessons.”
  • Anything else you’d like to add?
    “We are always looking for bioengineering-focused projects to adopt in our senior capstone course. We are especially looking for people who are willing to sponsor or collaborate in projects involving medical devices.”

As of May 2022, Xianglong has resigned and is pursuing other opportunities.

Xianglong Wang standing in front of tropical trees.