Nanophotonics and Biophotonics

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.


  • NSF CAREER Award

    Feb 10, 2017
    Dr. Lu has been awarded the 2017 NSF CAREER. Thank you, NSF.
  • New graduate students

    Jan 01, 2017
    Welcome Hosein Monshat and Zhihao Liao!
  • Exploratory Research Project Grant

    Dec 12, 2016
    We are collaborating with Prof. Yong Guan to develop an early heart failure warming system.
  • ISU Seed Grant

    Sept 03, 2016
    The seed fund from the VPR office allows us to develop on-chip sensors to combat the worldwide concern of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Student Award

    Aug 19, 2016
    Longju received the Catron Fellowship. Congrats!
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