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Faculty

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Kai Wu

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

E-mail: Kai.Wu@ttu.edu | Office: ECE 234 | Phone: 806.834.0778

Education:

PhD, University of Minnesota (2013 - 2017)

BS, Northwestern Polytechnical University (2009 - 2013)

Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal

Editorial Board Member of ACS Applied Nano MaterialsSensors | Nanotechnology

Awards & Honors:

World's Top 2% Scientists (2022, 2023)

Senior Member, IEEE (2023 - Present)

Outstanding Faculty Mentor, TTU (2023)

Group Members

PhD Students

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Electrical Engineering (Enrolled 2022 Fall)

E-mail: pyari@ttu.edu

Research Topics:

Embedded Systems; Sensors; Hardware Design; Magnetic Particle Imaging.

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Awards:

Russell H. Seacat Scholarship (2022, 2023)

Edward E. Whitacre Jr. Distinguished Student Fellowship (2022)

BioMed Journal Club Best Student Presentation Award 3rd Place (2023)

ECE Outstanding Publication Award (2023)

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Electrical Engineering (Enrolled 2024 Fall)

E-mail: onejatim@ttu.edu

Research Topics:

Artificial Intelligence for Cardiac Disease Diagnosis; CT and MRI Image Analysis for Tumor Detection; Magnetic Particle Imaging; Deep Learning for Image Reconstruction.

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Awards:

TTU Distinguished Graduate Student Assistantship (DGSA, 2024)

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Electrical Engineering (Enrolled 2023 Fall)

E-mail: barezaei@ttu.edu 

Research Topics:

Synthesis, Characterization & Functionalization of Magnetic Nanoparticles; Magnetic Hyperthermia; Magnetization Dynamics.

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Awards:

Russel H. Seacat Scholarship (2023)

TTU Distinguished Graduate Student Assistantship (DGSA, 2023)

BioMed Journal Club Best Student Presentation Award 2nd Place (2023)

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Electrical Engineering (Enrolled 2024 Fall)

E-mail: eazizi@ttu.edu

Research Topics:

Machine Learning for Medical Image and Signal Processing; Magnetic particle imaging platform; Magnetic Particle Spectroscopy.

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Awards:

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Electrical Engineering (Enrolled 2023 Fall)

E-mail: smostufa@ttu.edu

Research Topics:

Modeling of Plasmonic and Magnetic Biosensors; Magnetic Particle Imaging; Wearable Biosensors.

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Awards:

Russel H. Seacat Scholarship (2023)

ECE Outstanding Publication Award (2023)

Seacat Endowment Scholarship (2024)

Undergraduate Students

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Chemical Engineering (Expt 2025)

E-mail: haotowan@ttu.edu

Research Topics:

Synthesis of Magnetic Nanoparticles.

Awards:
TTU Honors College (2022)

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Computer Science (Expt 2025)

E-mail: kanglin.xu@ttu.edu

Research Topics: 

Machine Learning in Healthcare; Magnetic Nanoparticles.

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Awards:

TTU Honors College (2022)

TrUE Undergraduate Project Funding Award (2023)

Grace Lasater Allensworth Scholarship (2023)

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Computer Engineering (Expt 2025)

E-mail: Robert.Sherrick@ttu.edu

Research Topics: 

Magnetic Particle Spectroscopy

High School Students

Sahil Hora

Heritage High School

Research Topics:

Machine Learning in Healthcare.

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Kaitlyn Villarreal

Frenship High School

Research Topics:

Magnetic Biosensors.

External Collaborators

Dr. Jian-Ping Wang group, University of Minnesota

Dr. Maxim C. Cheeran group, University of Minnesota

Dr. Alena Talkachova group, University of Minnesota

Dr. Jenifer Gomez Pastora group, Texas Tech University

Dr. Jiajia Sun group, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Dr. Zongqian Shi group, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Dr. Jeffrey J Chalmers group, Ohio State University

Group Alumni

M.S. Students:

Naga V.R.K. Veerla, EE, 09/2022-05/2023 (first job: DST Engineers)

Undergraduate Students:

Sean Sanders, ChemE, 09/2022-05/2023 (first job: Southwest Research Institute)

Nana Mprah, ChemE, 09/2022-12/2022

Helene Deng, CE, Tech Intrapreneurship Program, 09/2022-12/2022

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