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Yu Kuang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Allied Health Sciences
Office: BHS 350
Mail Code: 3037
Phone: 702-895-3555
Fax: 702-895-4819


Assistant professor Yu Kuang joined the Health Physics department during fall 2012 and teaches radiation therapy physics, clinical radiation oncology physics internship, and radiation dosimetry within the undergraduate and graduate programs. 

Kuang’s research focuses on the development and clinical integration of novel medical imaging devices with medical linear accelerator and proton therapy devices; real-time image guided and adaptive radiation therapies; combining biological- and imaging- biomarkers for early detection of cancers and cancer Interventions; nanotechnology and its application in imaging and therapeutics; biological imaging for radiation biology and clinical applications.

Kuang earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Case Western Reserve University during 2009 and completed medical physics postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan during 2010 and at Stanford University during 2012. He received the 2012 Best in Physics Awards (joint therapy-imaging category and imaging category) from the American Association of Physicist in Medicine, 2012 Basic Science Abstract Award – Medical Physics Category from American Society of Radiation Oncology, and the 2014 RSNA Travel Award for Young Investigators in Molecular Imaging from The Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). He is the voting member of the Working Group on a Professional Doctorate Degree for Medical Physics in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine.