Principal Investigator

Renjie Zhou, Ph.D

Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering; Assistant Dean (research), Faculty of Engineering

Email: rjzhou at cuhk dot edu dot hk; Office Phone: (+852) 3943 0874; Fax: (+852) +852 3749 5898

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 label-free optical imaging techniques for various applications. I am interested in applying my methods for 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 applications. I contributed to > 50 journal papers and > 50 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 a Topical Editor of JOSA A and an Associate Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. I served a three-year term on the SPIE Scholarship Committee. I am the treasurer of the IEEE Photonics Society Hong Kong Chapter. For more information about my professional activities, refer to my CV