Current Members

Principal Investigator

Renjie Zhou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Email: rjzhou@cuhk.edu.hk

Short biography: I am interested in advancing optical imaging techniques for material metrology and biomedical applications that can improve our human life. I obtained my doctoral degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2014. Before joining CUHK in 2017, I was a postdoctoral research associate at the George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Lab M.I.T. Here is the link to my profile.

Supporting Staff

Technical Support

Ms. Cathy LAU

Department of Biomedical Engineering

E-mail: c.lau@cuhk.edu.hk

Office Phone: (+852) 3943 0494

Office Address: Room 1102A, 11/F, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Clerical Support

Ms. Joyce Chan

Department of Biomedical Engineering

E-mail: joyce.chan@cuhk.edu.hk

Office Phone: (+852) 3943 8278

Office Address: Room 1106, 11/F, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Project Coordinator

Ms. Lisha Mo

Department of Biomedical Engineering

E-mail: lisha.mo@cuhk.edu.hk

Office Phone: (+852) 5211 1417

Office Address: Room 814, 8/F, William M.W. Mong Engineering Building

Postdoctoral Researchers

We are actively recruiting Postdoctoral Researchers. If you are interested, please refer to details here.

Lei Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellow (08/2022-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I got my bachelor’s and doctor’s degrees from the Ocean University of China and Zhejiang University, respectively. My research interests include wavefront measurement and computational imaging.

Kaiqiang Wang

Postdoctoral Fellow (08/2022-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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.

Yanping He

Postdoctoral Fellow (joining soon)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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.

Graduate Students

Xin Shu

PhD candidate under Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (08/2018-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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.

Shiyuan Wei

PhD candidate (01/2019-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I got my bachelor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2018, majoring in Optical and Electronic Information Science and Engineering. My research interests include Label-free Biomedical Imaging and image processing.

Mengxuan Niu

PhD candidate (08/2019-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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.

Yijin Wang

PhD candidate (08/2019-present; co-supervisor: Prof. Liting Duan)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a bachelor's degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. After graduation, I joined a pharmaceutical enterprise named Yunnan Baiyao Group Co., Ltd, where I worked as a medical project specialist, mainly conducting clinical projects. My research interest is in investigating optical strategies that obtain a high spatial and temporal resolution, high sensitivity, high contrast, and high speed to remotely and non-invasively control intracellular processes.

Andreas Zheng

PhD candidate (08/2020- present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: My name is Andreas and I am from Germany. I studied Physics at the Technical University of Munich and obtained both, my Bachelor and Master degree there. I´m interested in optical imaging techniques and super-resolution microscopy. In my free time I like reading, riding the bike and watching movies.

Nansen Zhou

PhD candidate (08/2020- present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I got my bachelor's degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2020, majoring in Optical and Electronic Information Science and Engineering. Personally I like traveling, music and Chinese calligraphy. My research interests include optical imaging techniques and super-resolution microscopy. I hope to apply these techniques to clinical diagnosis and help to improve the medical treatment.

Guangyuan Zhao

PhD student (08/2021-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I got my master degree from Zhejiang University and studied in UCLA before coming to CUHK. My research interests are in computational imaging, perception of robotics and their associated applications.

Hongfei Zhu

PhD student (08/2021- present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I got my bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University in 2021, majoring in Opto-Electronics Information Science and Engineering. During my undergraduate, I focused on super-resolution microscopy, like 3D-SIM and FPM. I am interested in developing new super-resolution microscopy based on quantum optics and organically integrating phase imaging and super-resolution imaging. I hope to explore smaller resolutions and broader application scenarios in biomedical fields. In my free time I enjoy cooking and playing basketball.

Dayan Melisov

PhD student (08/2021- present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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.

Yi Zhang

MPhil student (08/2021- present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Short biography: I got my bachelor's degree with the first class honors from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2021, majoring in mathematics and information engineering. My research interest lies in biomedical image processing. I hope to apply AI techniques on disease diagnosis to make people’s life better. In my spare time, I like watching movies and travelling.

Lei Lei

PhD student (11/2021-present; co-supervisors: Prof. Liting Duan, 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)

Short biography: I obtained my master's degree in Medicine from Peking University and worked as a full time ophthalmologist for nearly one year. I finally chose to further my exploration in the scientific world. I am now interested in label-free imaging for neurobiology applications and optogenetic tools for neuroprotection.

Jing Sun

PhD student (04/2022-present; 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)

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.

Atif Hassan

PhD student (08/2022-present; 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)

Short biography: I got my bachelor's and master's degree in physics from COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad Pakistan. My research interests include lensless optical imaging microscopy. I hope to develop cutting-edge and translational bio-photonics technologies that interface and bridge optics and medical diagnosis.

Heng Du

PhD student (08/2022-present)

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.

Research Assistants


We are actively recruiting Research Assistants. Please refer to Openings.

Chaodu Shi

Honorarium Research Assistant (11/2022-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

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.

FYP Students

Suet Ching Luk

Final Year Project student (06/2022-present)

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Thesis topic: Structured illumination microscopy with fluorescent samples


Lab Alumni

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