Principle Investigator

Renjie Zhou, Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Email: rjzhou at cuhk dot edu dot hk

Office Phone: (+852) 3943 0874

Office Address: Room 1111, 11/F, William M. W. Mong Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, China

Biography: My current work is focused on advancing optical imaging techniques for various biomedical applications. I am interested to apply my methods to solving fundamental and practical problems, which often requires interdisciplinary collaborations. I obtained my doctoral degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2014. Before joining CUHK, I took a postdoc training at the G. R. Harrison Spectroscopy Lab at MIT between 2014 to 2017. Over the past decade, I have focused on developing optical imaging methods from deriving physical models and building the instrument to demonstrating their biomedical applications. I contributed to ~ 40 journal papers and ~ 30 conference proceedings.

Apart from research, I am very keen in promoting optical sciences and optical technologies to raise their awareness among the general public. I delivered about 20 research seminars at different universities between 2016-2018. As a recipient of SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, I organized iOptics seminar series at UIUC while I was a graduate student. I strongly advocate interdisciplinary research, for which reason I was awarded a Beckman Institute Fellowship from 2013-2014. To provide equal research opportunities, I have mentored students of very diverse background throughout the years since I was a graduate student.

I am a Senior Member of Optica (formerly OSA), a Senior Member of SPIE, and a Regular Member of IEEE Photonics Society. I am currently serving as the treasurer of the IEEE Photonics Society Hong Kong Chapter. I am also serving a three-year term on the SPIE Scholarship Committee.