Hanwei receives the Yee Fellowship!

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 research is highlighted in media!

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:

New paper published in Journal of Physics D!

Congratulations to Jason Pan and his coauthors (Tommy Kmieciak, Yen-Ting (Andy) Liu, Matthew Wildenradt) on a review paper, “Quantifying molecular- to cellular-level forces in living cells,” which is published in Journal of Physics D!

Invited Talk

Yang gives an invited seminar for the Electrical and System Engineering Department at Washington University in St Louis! Thank you Mark Lawrence for the invitation!

Invited Talk

Yang gives an invited seminar for the Photonics Research Centre at Macquarie University! Thank you Mikolaj Schmidt for the invitation!

Invited Talk

Yang gives an invited talk at MRS Spring 2021! Thank you Howard Lee for the invitation!

Congratulations on Hanwei’s Fellowship!

Congratulations to Hanwei on winning the Hong, McCully and Allen Fellowship from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign! Well deserved, Hanwei, keep up the good work!

New paper accepted in Nature Nanotechnology!

Congratulations to Hanwei Wang on his co-authored paper, “Ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency-acoustic molecular imaging with saline nanodroplets in living subjects”, which is accepted for publication in Nature Nanotechnology!

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.