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Dr. Min Xu

Associate Professor of Physics
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 119
p: x3440
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  • Dissertation Year Fellowship, the Graduate center of City University of New York, 2000.
  • Outstanding University Graduate of Shanghai, 1992.
  • Winner of an excellence prize of the 4th National Youth Physics Contest sponsored by the Society of Physics, China, 1987.
  • Winner of an Excellence prize of the National Youth Mathematics Contest ’87 sponsored by the Society of Mathematics, China, 1987.


  • 2010-2013:  3-year DOC PCRP New Investigator Award "Hyperspectral Low-Coherence Enhanced Backscattering Mesoscopic Tomography for Analysis and Risk Stratication of Prostate Cancer"
  • 2010-2012:  2-year Multi-investigator Cottrel College Science Award "Multimodal monitoring of oxidative stress, proliferation and cell death with light:  The role of peroxiredoxins in breast cancer"
  • 2009-2011:  2-year AREA grant "Low Coherence Enhanced Backscattering Tomography" by National Institutes of Health
  • 2008-2011:  3-year Idea award "Development of rectal near infrared scanning polarization imaging unit and independent component analysis algorithm for prostate cancer detection" by U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command
  • 2007-2009:  2-year Cottrel College Science Award "Backscattering ofpartially coherent polarizedl ight from a turbid medium" by Research Corporation

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