Dr. Pengfei Song is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, and the Department of Bioengineering at Illinois. He was previously an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Radiology, and an Associate Consultant in the Department of Radiology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Song gained his PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota, in 2014. He continued his postdoctoral research at Mayo Clinic under the support of the American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship and the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award. His research interests focus on ultrafast ultrasound imaging, ultrasound microvessel imaging and ultrasound shear wave elastography. Dr. Song has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers on topics of ultrasound shear wave elastography, ultrafast microvessel imaging, and super-resolution microvessel imaging. Dr. Song holds several patents that have been licensed and commercialized by major ultrasound companies, installed on top-tier ultrasound scanners and used worldwide to benefit patients. Dr. Song is the recipient of the Edward C. Kendall Alumni Award for Meritorious Research, and an awardee of the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award.
- Edward C. Kendall Alumni Award for Meritorious Research, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Rochester, MN, 2018.
- Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists (ITARSc) Program, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Chicago, IL, 2017.
- NIH/NCI K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award, 2017-2022.
- American Heart Association postdoctoral fellowship, 2014-2016.
- IEEE UFFC Society 2012 Student Paper Competition Award, IEEE IUS, Dresden, Germany, 2012.
- Dean’s Fellowship, Mayo Graduate School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, 2010-2012.
- Illinois researchers’ development of imaging introduces new health applications in study of Alzheimer’s disease
- NIH awards University of Illinois researchers grant for Alzheimer’s ultrasound imaging
- Researchers funded to develop ultrasound imaging tools to study Alzheimer's disease
- Beckman researchers develop new ultrasound tool to measure blood flow and image microvasculature in brain
- New ultrasound tool measures blood flow, images microvasculature in the brain
- Seven students win 2022 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellowships
- Song, Rodriguez-Lopez receive Illinois Proof-of-Concept Program Awards
- Beckman postdoctoral fellows address cancer research, medical imaging grand challenges