Harnessing the Power of Photonics

Our efforts have been dedicated to applying our expertise in electromagnetics, photonics, and micro/nano-fabrication to develop next-generation technologies that solve challenging problems in life sciences, agriculture, environment, and sustainable energy. Our vision in exploring biophotonics lies at studying the intersection of biological and micro/nano scale systems through a wide variety of optical phenomena.The group members are young, energetic, and talented who came from multiple disciplines, including electrical engineering, material science, and biophysics. They enjoy fostering innovative technologies, as well as obtaining knowledge and skills for future career successes.


  • 3M Nontenured Faculty Award

    February 28, 2015
    Prof. Lu received 3M Nontenured Faculty Award to support our effort to develop portable biosensors.
  • New graduate students

    August 26, 2014
    Yifei and Yin are graduate students now.
  • Yunfei passed MS defense!

    July 20, 2014
    Yunfei passed his Master oral defense and is one step closer to become Dr. Zhao. Congrats!
  • Longju's first paper!

    April 25, 2014
    Longju's first paper on label-free imaging instrument is accepted by Optics Letters. Congratulations!
  • Congratulations! Yunfei.

    April 04, 2014
    Yunfei's paper on photoacoustic detection of gold nanoparticles is accepted by Applied Physics Letters. Congrats on your first publication!