Welcome to the Laser Metrology and Biomedicine (LAMB) Lab at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Our lab, directed by Prof. Renjie Zhou, works on advancing optical techniques for solving complex material metrology and biomedical problems to improve human life. Our current research projects include: (1) developing advanced optical diffraction tomography techniques; (2) building novel high sensitivity interferometric microscopy systems. As a growing lab, LAMB has multiple openings for interested candidates to apply (click here for more information). 


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  • A 2-year Postdoc Fellow position is immediately available at our lab. Check here  for more information. May 25, 2018.
  • Our lab has two internship openings to local graduates to start immediately. Check here for more information. April 28, 2018.
  • Prof. Zhou gave an invited talk on Recent Technology Development in Optical Diffraction Tomography for 3D Cell Imaging at CLEO Pacific Rim Conference. August 2, 2018
  • Prof. Xu Liu of Zhejiang University and Prof. Zhou co-chaired a workshop on Optical Microscopy and Super-resolution Imaging at CLEO Pacific Rim Conference. The workshop featured world-leading experts in optical imaging and was well attended. July 30, 2018   
  • Prof. Gabriel Popescu from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign gave a BME Departmental seminar on Label-free imaging of thick specimens using gradient light interference microscopy. July 27, 2018
  • Mr. Baoliang Ge from the Spectroscopy Lab MIT visited us and giving us a BME Departmental seminar on Single-shot Quantitative Polarization Interference Microscopy for Material Metrology and Biological Imaging. July 20, 2018 
    • Welcome Cheng Zheng, Chengfeng Zhang, and Yuchen Chen from Zhejiang University joining our lab. Cheng will be here as a Research Assistant while Yuchen and Chengfeng will be an exchange student during the summer. July 16, 2018
    • The LAMB lab is participating in HKTDC International ITC Expo from April 13-16 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. We are showcasing our portable quantitative phase microscope and demonstrating real-time imaging to our audience. Check out our lab press release here
    • We welcome Yao Yao from HUST joining our lab as a visiting student. March 30, 2018 
    • Welcome the third LAMBer, Yanping He, on board. March 19, 2018 


      • Welcome the second LAMBer, Gang Luo, on board. November 8, 2017 
      • We were glad to have Prof. Janusz M. Smulko from Gdańsk University of Technology in Poland visiting us and giving us a BME Departmental seminar on Improving Sensitivity for Resistive Gas Sensors and Raman Spectroscopy. It was interesting to learn that Fahrenheit was born in Gdańsk. October 26, 2017 
      • Welcome the first LAMBer, Mengxuan Niu, on board. October 18, 2017 
      • Prof. Zhou gave a talk on Recent Development of High-speed Label-free Quantitative Optical Tomography for Cell Imaging for the Biomaterial Group at CUHK. September 22, 2017
      • We officially celebrated the establishment of our Biomedical Engineering Department, the first among all tertiary institutions in Hong Kong; check local news coverage. Although joined CUHK very recently, Prof. Zhou is fortunate to be one of the seven founding faculty members of CUHK BME Department which was officially started on July 1, 2017. September 20, 2017 
      • Prof. Zhou gave a talk on Optical Diffraction Tomography at Hong Kong Eye Hospital. August 24, 2017
      • Prof. Zhou received the Kaufman Teaching Certificate (KTCP) from MIT for his participation in this teaching program during the past spring (completed 6 class sessions and 2 micro-teachings). July 21,2017 
      • The Laser Metrology and Biomedicine (LAMB) Lab has been formed. July 1, 2017
      • Our review paper on "Tomographic phase microscopy: principles and applications in bioimaging [Invited]"  in JOSA B was again the second most downloaded paper in JOSA B in May 2017. June 17, 2017
      • Our review paper on "Tomographic phase microscopy: principles and applications in bioimaging [Invited]"  in JOSA B was the second most downloaded paper in JOSA B in April 2017. May 24, 2017
      • Dr. Renjie Zhou joined The Chinese University of Hong Kong as an Assistant Professor, following his postdoctoral training at the G. R. Harrison Spectroscopy Lab at MIT. May 15, 2017