Our new collaborated paper, “Photoacoustic signal enhancement in dual-contrast gastrin-releasing peptide receptor-targeted nanobubbles”, is accepted for publication in Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology! Congratulations to Shensheng Zhao and the coauthors!
Our collaborative research, “Understanding the Near-Field Photoacoustic Spatiotemporal Profile from Nanostructures,” is now published in Photoacoustics. Congratulations to Hanwei Wang and the coauthors!
Proud to announce that our graduate student, Hanwei Wang, has received the prestigious Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award Recipients! Well deserved, Hanwei!
“The Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award recognizes an Illinois graduate student whose innovative and sustained international research or public service abroad has had a significant, societal impact.”
To learn more about this award, please see https://international.illinois.edu/awards-funding/achievement/grad.html
Yang gives an invited talk on “Ultrafast Optical Force Nanoscopy” at SPIE Optics and Photonics. Thank you, Prof. Din Ping Tsai, Prof. Takuo Tanaka, and Prof. Yu-Jung Lu, for the invitation!
Yang gives an invited talk on “Visualizing Ultrafast Photothermal Dynamics with Decoupled Optical Force Nanoscopy” at Gordon Research Conference Plasmonics and Nanophotonics. Thank you, Jen and Javier for the invitation!
Congratulations to our PhD student, Hanwei Wang, on winning the prestigious Se June Hong and Karen McCully Hong Fellowship! Great work Hanwei, we are so proud of you!
The BioNanophotonics lab expresses our sincere appreciation for the generous gift from the sponsor in supporting our graduate students and honoring their academic achievements!
Read more about this fellowship: https://ece.illinois.edu/academics/grad/fellowships/hong
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student, Hanwei Wang, for being selected as one of the 2022-2023 Mavis fellows.
“The Mavis Future Faculty Fellows (MF3) Academy in The Grainger College of Engineering was developed to facilitate the training of the next generation of great engineering faculty. The Grainger College of Engineering is internationally recognized for the impact of our research and the strength of our graduate education. The doctoral programs that produce this reputation are primarily research-focused and may not provide students interested in academic careers with the opportunity to gain the knowledge of how to become a highly productive faculty member.”
Congratulations to our Ph.D. student Hanwei Wang on winning the prestigious Yee Memorial Fund Fellowship from Grainger College of Engineering! This Fellowship has been made possible by a generous bequest of Drs. Warren and Ming Ting Yee. Dr. Warren Yee received his Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1943. Dr. Warren Yee was a partner in the Detroit firm of Harley, Ellington, Pierce & Yee Associates and later was the founder of Bio-Tech Research Laboratory, Inc. in Washington, D.C.
Hanwei, well deserved!
Our recent paper in the New Journal of Physics on wearable metasurface has been highlighted in HMNTL news, Spot on Illinois, Bioengineering news, and Grainger Engineering News; the news release can be found here:
We thank the Jump ARCHES endowment for supporting our research!
Check out all the funded awards here: https://www.osfhealthcare.org/innovation/how/academic-incubator/jump-arches/
We are hiring!
Prospective lab members should email a CV that summarizes their research skills and interests to Prof. Yang Zhao
We currently have one position opening for postdocs. Candidates in the fields of biophysics, biomechanics, molecular biology, and atomic force microscopy are preferred.
We are actively looking for exceptionally qualified graduate students with a background in Electrical Engineering, Bioengineering/Biology, Materials Science, and Physics/Applied Physics to join our lab.
We welcome UIUC undergraduates who are interested in gaining research experience in the areas of biophotonic devices, microscopy, nano-optics and nanophotonics. Please note that we generally discourage short term projects (single semester) since there is a significant amount of training required prior to participating in one of our research programs. Students, who are interested in long-term (two semesters or longer) intensive research projects, are highly encouraged to contact Prof. Zhao.