Dr. Xiaoming Zhang completed his Ph.D in Ship Engineering and Acoustics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 1990. He completed postdoctoral training at the Department of Acoustics, Harbin Engineering University, China, and Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton, England. He was promoted to full professor in 1995 at Huazhong University. In 2001, he joined one of the best ultrasound research laboratories at Mayo Clinic and has become Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering since 2004. Dr. Xiaoming Zhang research interests are in biomedical engineering, biomechanics, ultrasound, acoustics, elastography, imaging, instrumentation, clinical translational research, noninvasive techniques for assessing tissue disease. He has developed novel techniques using ultrasound, acoustics and optics to measure tissue elasticity noninvasively. These approaches have substantial potential for clinical use in assessing tissue diseases in a safe, noninvasive, quantitative, and cost-effective manner. He has set up strong multidisciplinary collaborations with physicians in a range of fields (Pulmonary Medicine, Cardiovascular disease, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Rheumatology, and Surgery).