Alumni

Former Honorary Researchers

Xiangxiang Zeng, Ph.D.

Honorary Visiting Professor (06/2019-10/2019

Next Position: Yuelu Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Computer Science, Hunan University

Short biography: My research work is relevant about  machine learning, data mining, computational intelligence, bioinformatics and precision medicine. Before joining Hunan University in 2019, I worked at the Department of Computer Science in Xiamen University. I received my Ph.D. degree in system engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, in 2011. I have served as a visiting scholar in Indiana University, CityU of Hongkong, Oklahoma State University and Harvard Medical School. From 2016 to 2018, I worked as a Juan de la Cerva Scholar in Polytechnic University of Madrid. I have published more than 70 papers on journals and conferences such as Neural Computation, Bioinformatics, PLoS Computational Biology, Briefings in Bioinformatics and IEEE Trans. Cybernetics. According to google scholar citation, my research works were cited more than 2,700 times. 

Xiantao Jiang, Ph.D. 

Honorary Research Associate (06/2021-06/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering 

Next Position: Associate Professor ("Hundred Talents Program"), Sun Yat-sen University; previous position: Scientist, Bay Jay Ray Technology Limited

Short biography: I got my bachelor’s and master's degrees in Materials Physics from Sichuan University and Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (SICCAS), respectively. Then, I moved to Australia to obtain my Ph.D. degree in Optics from Macquarie University. My research interest covers waveguide lasers, ultrafast spectroscopy, and 2D materials. Now, I am working on developing high-resolution quantitative phase microscopy for label-free biomedical imaging. 

Yi Wang, Ph.D. 

Honorary Research Associate (04/2023-08/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering 

Next Position: Assistant Researcher, Shanghai Institute of Optics Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Short biography: I got my bachelor's degree from Taiyuan University of Technology and my PhD degree from South China Normal University. My research interests covers intelligent microscopic technologies, computational imaging technologies and the beautiful physical-mathematical model behind them. My favorite sports is swimming and hiking. I am also known as a big fan of the background story of Warhammer 40K.

Former Postdoctoral Researchers

Yi Xiao, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow (04/2019-02/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Tenure-track faculty, Shenzhen Polytechnic University

Short biography: I obtained my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from City University of Hong Kong, focusing on digital fringe projection based 3D measurement. My research interests include digital fringe projection, optical metrology and image processing. 

Wei Luo, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Fellow (01/2021-01/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering 

Next Position: Distinguished Research Associate, Zhejiang University

Short biography: I got my B. Sc. degree in Mathematics and Ph.D. degree in Electronic Information Technology and Instruments from Zhejiang University. I am interested in applying AI techniques to biomedical data processing in the hope of making human life better. In my free time, I like reading, painting, and traveling. 

Yanqing Xu, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Fellow (04/2021-12/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Postdoc, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Short biography: I am interested in the study of how dysregulation of lipid metabolism contributes to metabolic diseases, and the biomedical applications of state-of-the art optical imaging techniques that can improve our human life. I obtained my doctoral degree from the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales in 2019. 

Jianming Chen, Ph.D. 

Postdoctoral Fellow (06/2019-12/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Postdoc, Institute of Physical and Chemical Research, Japan

Short biography: I obtained my Ph.D degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2018. After finishing one-year postdoc in the same university, I take another postdoctoral position at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I like playing basketball. My research interests are interdisciplinary, including the fiber spinning, textile-based sensors, shape memory polymers, silk-based materials and drug delivery. Currently, I mainly focus on the label-free optical imaging for functional applications.

Kaiqiang Wang  

Postdoctoral Fellow (08/2022-02/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Postdoc, The University of Hong Kong 

Short biography: I received the bachelor's and PhD degrees from the Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2016 and 2022, respectively. My main research direction during my Ph.D. was deep-learning-based phase recovery/retrieval. My research interests include computational imaging and deep learning.

Yujie Nie 

Postdoctoral Fellow (10/2022-08/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Senior Optical Scientist,  Shenzhen BJR Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd. 

Short biography: I graduated my bachelor's and PhD degrees both in Biomedical Engineering from Shandong University in 2018 and The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2022, respectively. I enjoy different sorts of sports,drawing and reading. My research interests include image processing, computer-aided diagnosis and microscope technology for live bioimaging. I am exploring the application of label-free light microscopy and hope to provide significant basis for early detection of some diseases. 

Former Graduate Students

Yujie Nie 

PhD student (08/2018-08/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: postdoc fellow in the same group 

Short biography: I graduated my bachelor's degree from Shandong University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. I enjoy different sorts of sports,drawing and reading. My research interests include image processing, computer-aided diagnosis and microscope technology for live bioimaging. I hope to explore the application of microscopy and provide significant basis for early detection of some diseases. 

Yanping He  

PhD student (08/2018-10/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Tenure-track Research Assistant, Institute of Photonic Chips, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

Short biography: I got my bachelor's and PhD degrees both in Biomedical Engineering from Wu Yuzhang Honors college of Sichuan University in 2018 and The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2022, respectively. I am outgoing and have wide interests, include photography, sports, drawing and so on. My research interests include biomedical imaging especially microscopic imaging and image processing. I hope to explore better methods in disease diagnosis by using microscopy.

Xin Shu 

PhD student under Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (08/2018-02/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: postdoc fellow in the same group 

Short biography: I got my bachelor's degree from Sichuan University in 2017 majoring in Electrical Engineering and Automation. Then I serve as an intern in Medical Imaging and Health Center, Research Institute of Tsinghua University in Shenzhen from 2017 to 2018. In August 2018, I become a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering in CUHK. I like traveling, spicy food and novels. My research interests include optical image analysis, biomedical image processing and its practical application. I hope to do something to help illness diagnosis and treatment.

Yi Zhang 

MPhil student (08/2021- 08/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: PhD student, The University of Hong Kong 

Short biography: I obtained my Bachelor's degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2021, majoring in mathematics and information engineering. My research lies in trustworthy machine learning and image super-resolution. I am into 3D rendering, books, movies, and electronic devices.

Mengxuan Niu

PhD student (08/2019- 10/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: short stay as a postdoc fellow in the same group 

Short biography: I graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor's degree in Measurement and Control Technology and Instruments. I have mainly studied courses in optics, mechanics and electronics. I am very interested in microscopic imaging. In my spare time I often play the Chinese national musical instrument Ruan. I did my PhD study in Biomedical Engineering between 2019-2023.

Dipanjana Saha 

Graduate student (08/2018-07/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: PhD student and Marie Curie Research Fellow at LNE CNAM

Short biography: I did my Bachelor’s in electronics science (honours). Meanwhile, I developed an interest in optics, which motivated me do a post B.Sc. B.Tech. in optics and optoelectronics from the Department of Applied Optics and Photonics, University of Calcutta, India. My master’s degree was in “Masters in Technology in Optics and Optoelectronics” from the same department. After that I have worked as Junior Research Fellow in Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Hyderabad, India. There I have worked on a project which involves design and development of intense, narrow bandwidth and broadly tunable mid-IR radiation sources. These will be useful for high resolution spectroscopy and state selective preparation of molecules in molecular beams. I have also worked on A project to develop a Laser Wavemeter with solid Fizeau Interferometer of resolution I in range”. Apart from studies I like to play flute, Indian classical music, painting and reading poems and novels.

Haojia Sun

Graduate  student (08/2020- 07/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: PhD student, Mechanical and Automation Engineering Department, CUHK

Short biography: I graduated from Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT) with Bachelor’s degree, majoring in Optics and Photonics. My research interest mainly focus on Optical diffraction tomography (ODT) including system design, reconstruction model and applications. In my spare time, I like swimming, soccer, music and photography.

Dayan  Melisov

Graduate  student (08/2021- 12/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: AI Developer, CLSA 

Short biography: Greetings from sunny Kyrgyzstan! I'm Dayan Melisov. I got my BEng in Biomedical Engineering at CUHK, and now I am continuing my journey into BME world with LAMB team. My research interests are in application of machine learning and other AI tools in medicine. Curious mind of mine makes me pay a lot of attention to the surrounding world, and I find that there is always something to appreciate and be grateful for. 

Jing Sun 

Graduate student (04/2022-02/2023; co-supervisors: Prof. Shih-Chi Chen and Prof. Yuanting Zhang)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong & Hong Kong Center for Cerebro-cardiovascular Health Engineering (COCHE)

Next Position: unknown 

Short biography: I graduated my bachelor's and master's degrees from Shandong University, majoring in Biomedical Engineering. My research interests include biomedical imaging and image processing. I love drawing, reading and watching movies.

Heng Du 

Graduate  student (08/2022-12/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I graduated from the Nanyang Technological University in June, 2022, majoring Power Engineering. My master degree dissertation focused on the speckle imaging with scattering media. I receieved my B.Eng. degree in 2021 from Beijing University of Chemical Technology, majoring Mechanical Design, Manufacturing and its Automation. My major research interests are computational imaging, quantitative phase imaging and optical diffraction tomography.

Former Research Assistants

Cheng Zheng

Junior Research Assistant (06/2018 - 08/2018) 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Co-advised Master student at Zhejiang University (2015-2018)

Next Position: PhD student at M.I.T

Short biography: My name is Cheng Zheng, a master student majored in optical engineering at Zhejiang University. I got my bachelor degree from Zhejiang University. My research interest includes quantitative phase imaging and super resolution imaging. I am jointly supervised by Prof. Renjie Zhou on quantitative phase imaging and we have done many work together. Recently I am working on solving inverse problems in microscopy with optimization algorithms to achieve super resolution.

Gang Luo

Junior Research Assistant (11/2017-07/2018)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: PhD student at CUHK with Prof. Thierry Blu (co-supervisor: Prof. Renjie Zhou)

Short biography: I am Luo Gang, in 2014 I got my bachelor degree from Nanchang University with a major in Engineering in Measuring and Controlling Technology and Instrument. Then I studied in Tianjin University with a major in Instrument Science and Technology in the subsequent three years and got my master degree in 2017. I am friendly, outgoing, open-mind and diligent. And I like playing basketball, badminton and hiking and so on. My research interests include tunable laser absorption spectrum, interferometric spectroscopy, and bioimaging area.

Yao Yao 

Honorary Research Assistant (04/2018 - 08/2018; PhD student at Huazhong University of Science and Technology)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: PhD student at Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Short biography: I received my bachelor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, then continue embarking on graduate studies here and major in biophotonics. I have participated in synthetic aperture and lensless imaging experiments, and have interest in image processing. I am mild, practical and earnest.

Ye Yao 

Junior Research Assistant (08/2019- 08/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Unknown

Short biography: I'm interested in applying depth learning to optical imaging . I got my bachelor's degree in Department of Optical Information Science and Technology from Jilin University. Later, I obtained a master's degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. After working for Huawei  for a year, I joined Professor Zhou's group.

Chaodu Shi  

Honorarium Research Assistant (11/2022-05/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Joined the same group as postdoc fellow

Short biography: I received my Bachelor's degree from Henan Polytechnic University in 2017. In 2019, I graduated my Master’s degree from Tianjin University and continued my doctoral studies at there. My main research interests include laser generation, fiber laser amplification, linewidth-suppression of single-frequency fiber lasers, new wavelength fiber lasers and nonlinear effect in fiber system.

Former Interns

Hon Son Ooi 

Intern (09/2018-10/2020; co-supervisor: Prof. Yi-Ping Ho)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Unknown

Short biography: Hailing from the quaint and curious village of Telok Panglima Garang, Malaysia, I graduated from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2018. I am interested in inter-disciplinary research across the fields of traditional lithography, microscopy, and its regenerative tissue engineering applications. In my free time, I enjoy travelling, coffee quests and arguing with anyone who would listen about the existence of life

Haiyin Chen 

Intern (09/2018-06/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Unknown

Short biography: I am currently an intern in the Biomedical Engineering department at CUHK, specialized in biomedical imaging. I graduated from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology with a major of Medical Imaging and then majored in chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for MSc. My hobbies are listening to music, swimming and so on.

Former Final Year Project Students

Celine Lam 

Final Year Project student (09/2018-05/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Quantitive phase imaging processing and analysis.

Wang Meiqi 

Final Year Project student (06/2019-05/2020)

Department of Electronic Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: RNA Aptamer Probe Influenza Detector

CHAN Chi Yip 

Final Year Project student (06/2019-05/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Develop a machine-learning based blood testing system

YIN Jing

Final Year Project student (06/2019-05/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Build a high-sensitivity polarized light microscope

CHENG Wing Man

Final Year Project student (06/2019-05/2020)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Develop a low-cost microscope for medical applications in remote areas

LI Jing 

Final Year Project student (06/2020-05/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: The development of a phase-retrieval method in a synthetic aperture phase microscope (SAPM) for tissue imaging application

MELISOV Dayan

Final Year Project student (06/2020-05/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Machine-learning based approach for blood smear testing using portable quantitative phase microscope

HUO Jian 

Final Year Project student (06/2020-05/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Thesis topic: Real-time Processing algorithm of QPI

Kin Hei Leung

Final Year Project student (06/2021-05/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Thesis topic: Manipulate cell nucleus mechanics by optogenetic approach and study nucleus stiffness through quantitative phase imaging

Shiliang Deng 

Final Year Project student (06/2021-05/2022)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Thesis topic: Manipulate cell nucleus mechanics by optogenetic approach and study nucleus stiffness through quantitative phase imaging

Suet Ching Luk

Final Year Project student (06/2022-05/2023)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Thesis topic: Structured illumination microscopy with fluorescent samples

Former Undergraduate Researchers

Dayan Mellisov 

Summer Intern in 2019 

Current Position: PhD student at CUHK with the same group

Short biography: Greetings from sunny Kyrgyzstan! I am Dayan, a 3rd-year Biomedical Engineering student. I have a strong biology background, and I got several awards on international biology competitions (IBO, Toronto BioComp). I am pretty excited about combining nature and technology. As an engineer, my interests are in BioImaging, Modeling, and Informatics. My current project is about Deep Learning in Diffraction Phase Microscopy. I am glad to be a part of the LAMB Team!








Zixuan Shen

UG Summer Research Intern (06/2022-08/2022)

Department of Computer Science Engineering 

Thesis topic: Real-time Cell Segmentation for Quantitative Phase Imaging


Lu Luo

Summer Intern in 2019

Current Position: Unknown

Short biography: I'm Louis, a year 3 undergraduate student in Computer Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. I'm interested in biological imaging and now focusing on developing CUDA program for phase retrieving and 3D reconstruction. 

Former Summer Research Placement Programme for Mainland and Taiwan Students 

Former Group Supporting Staff 

Yuetong Du

Project Coordinator (6/2019- 10/2019)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Current Position: UK

Short biography: I graduated from Boston University, majored in Financial Economics. Worked at a start-up, 5UBoston, as an operation analyst, I have knowledge and experience in operating, financing, and marketing in entrepreneurship. I am thrilled to join Professor Zhou’s research team to accelerate the process of innovation industrialization. 

Qianqian Su

Project Coordinator (11/2019- 04/2021)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Next Position: Unknown

Short biography: N/A