MSI PI Jian-Ping Wang (professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering) is a co-leader, with Professor Maxim Cheeran (Veterinary Population Medicine), of a multidisciplinary team that is developing a portable device that can detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the virus that causes COVID-19. Professor Wang has been developing this technology, which is based on magnetic particle spectroscopy, for the past ten years. Stories about the project can be found on the following websites:
- College of Science and Engineering: Portable Virus Detection Device On Its Way
- Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering: Multidisciplinary Team Work on Development of Handheld COVID-19 Diagnostic Device.
Professor Wang uses MSI for projects related to the search for and study of new magnetic materials.