Gang Yao

Gang Yao

Gang Yao, Professor

Biomedical, Biological & Chemical Engineering


Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University


Gang Yao received his BS degree in physics from Nanjing University in 1989 and his PhD degree in biomedical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2000.

He worked as a software engineer in GE Medical Systems from 2000-2002. He subsequently joined the engineering faculty of University of Missouri in 2002 and is currently a professor in the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering.

His research focuses on studying of light-tissue interactions and developing new optical imaging systems and analysis methods for biomedical applications.


  • PhD from Texas A&M University
  • ME from the China Institute of Atomic Energy
  • BS from Nanjing University

Technical Focus

  • Biomedical optics, photon migration in turbid media and subsurface imaging.
  • Tissue optics and non-invasive tissue characterization.
  • Optical imaging in vision studies, dynamic pupil light reflex and cortical imaging.
  • Biomedical instrumentation and signal/image processing.


  • BE 4770/7770, Biomedical Optics
  • BE 8770, Photon Migration and Optical Imaging in Turbid Media

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