Hanwei receives the prestigious Hong, McCully and Allen Fellowship!

Congratulations to my graduate student, Hanwei Wang, for being awarded the prestigious Hong, McCully and Allen Fellowship! This is a well-deserved recognition of Hanwei’s hard work and dedication to research. We are proud to have Hanwei as part of our team and look forward to seeing the impact of his work. Congratulations again, Hanwei!

Hanwei receives the prestigious Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award!

Proud to announce that our graduate student, Hanwei Wang, has received the prestigious Illinois International Graduate Achievement Award! 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 at GRC

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!

Hanwei receives the prestigious Hong, McCully, and Allen Fellowship!

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

Hanwei is selected for the 2022-2023 Mavis Future Faculty Fellows Program!

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.”

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 optics, nanophotonics, biophysics, 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.