Professor Jian-Ping Wang, an MSI PI from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (College of Science and Engineering), is developing a handheld device that will allow farmers to detect diseases in their livestock. This will be useful because it will allow farmers to react to disease before it has time to infect an entire herd or flock. This work appeared recently in an article about collaborations to curb animal diseases on the OVPR’s Inquiry blog.
Professor Wang uses MSI to support his research into the electronic structure of materials. Last year, he received a prize from the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE for a device that may eventually help physicians diagnose serious ailments using just a drop of blood. He was named a Titan of Technology by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal in August 2014.