Congratulations to Jason!

Congratulations to Jason on winning two prestigious scholarships, the 2019-2020 Ellery B. Paine Outstanding Junior Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Eggers Engineering Scholarship from Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign! Well deserved!

Invited Talk


Yang gives an invited talk at the first Online OSA Sensors and Sensing Congress! Thank you Frank Vollmer for the invitation!

Invited Talk

Yang gives an invited seminar for the Electrical Engineering department at the University of Notre Dame. Thank you David Burghoff for the invitation!

Invited talk

Yang gives an invited seminar talk at the Research Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. Thank you Yu-Jung Lu for the invitation!

Invited talk


Yang gives an invited talk at 2019 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall meeting in Boston, MA. Thank you Howard Lee for the invitation!

We are hiring!

Prospective lab members should email a CV that summarizes their research skills and interests to Prof. Yang Zhao

Postdoctoral Fellows:
We currently have one position opening for postdocs. Candidates in the fields of biophysics, biomechanics, molecular biology, and atomic force microscopy are preferred.

Graduate Students:
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.

Undergraduate Students:
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.