Faculty & Staff

Post Doctoral Fellows

Jingping Xu, PhD

Post-doctoral Associate UPMC Cardiovascular Institute


PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 1996


Dr. Xu spent under three years at Xi’an Jiaotong University in China earning his doctoral degree in the field of biomedical engineering, specifically interested in biomedical imaging. He worked at the Northwestern Polytechnical Institute University in Xi’an, China and subsequently at the Clinical Research Institute of Montreal as a post-doctoral fellow turned research associate before becoming a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Florida, then the University of Michigan. For two years preceding his arrival at the University of Pittsburgh in 2009, he developed devices related to respiratory acoustics as a senior engineer of Sharp Labs of America, Inc.


His current research, performed under the advisement of Dr. Kang Kim, lies in the areas of ultrasound imaging and photoacoustic imaging and developing methods for uniquely detecting certain types of tissues.