Professor and Director of Medical Physics Research

ContactSha Chang (2011)

Phone: (984) 974-8423
Fax: (984) 974-8607


Radiation therapy, medical physics, multidisciplinary research


PhD (Solid State Physics): Clark University, Massachusetts, USA

Medical Physics Residency: The Joint Center for Radiotherapy, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA

BS (Physics): Nanking University, Nanking, China

Research Interests

  • Microbeam and spatially-fractionated radiation therapy preclinical research
  • Carbon nanotube field emission based radiation technology development
  • Early treatment outcome detection using acoustic angiography
  • Enhancement of NP drug tumor delivery using microbeam radiation
  • IMRT dose optimization and delivery
  • Recyclable compensator-IMRT solution
  • Radiotherapy treatment planning system development
  • Radiotherapy physics education

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology (1996)

Academic Honors/Awards

Fellow of American Association of Physics in Medicine (2012)

Fellow of Academy of Educators of UNC School of Medicine (2011)

President of Southeast Chapter of American Association of Physics in Medicine (2008)

Grants (Active)

Center of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence Pilot Grant (2015-2016) ($50,000.00)
Enhance Tumor Delivery of Carrier-Mediated Agents Using Microbeam Radiation Therapy
PI: S Chang

UNC Eshelman Institute for Innovation Grant (2015-2016) ($50,000.00)
Enhancing tumor delivery of nanoparticle anticancer agents using microbeam radiation therapy
PI: W Zamboni
Co-PI: S Chang

UNC-UIH PLUNC 2.0 Development Grant (2013-2017) ($550,000.00)
UIH is an emerging Chinese medical device company. The grant supports the collaboration between UNC and UIH to develop and commercialize a treatment planning system based on the PLUNC software used in UNC.
PI: S. Chang

Publications (.pdf)