Principal Investigator

Meng Lu
Dr. Meng Lu
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ph.D. - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2008
M.S. - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2005
B.S. - University of Science and Technology of China, 2002 | Office: 2128 Coover Hall | Tel: (515) 294-9951

Graduate Students

Yifei Wang
Yifei Wang
Ph.D. Candidate, co-advised with Prof. Liang Dong
B.S. - Iowa State University, 2014 | Office: 2135 Coover Hall
Hosein Monshat
Hosein Monshat
Ph.D. Candidate
M.S. - Iowa State University, 2016
B.S./M.S. - Sharif University of Technology, Iran 2013 | Office: 2201 Coover Hall
Le Wei
Le Wei
Ph.D. Student, co-advised with Prof. Liang Dong
B.S. - Iowa State University, 2016 | Office: 2135 Coover Hall
Mingdian Liu
Mingdian Liu
Ph.D. Student
B.S. - Shandong University, 2016 | Office: 2201 Coover Hall
Jingjing Qian
Jingjing Qian
M.S. Student
B.S. - Nanjng University, 2017 | Office: 2135 Coover Hall
David Dong
David Dong
Research Intern | Office: 2135 Coover Hall
Zijian Zhao
Zijian Zhao
M.S. Student
B.S. - Purdue University, 2015 | Office: 2135 Coover Hall
Gurlyn Grewal
Gurlyn Singh Grewal
M.S. Student | Office: 2201 Coover Hall
Yalun Tang
Yalun Tang
M.S. Student
B.S. - Iowa State University, 2018 | Office: 2135A Coover Hall

Undergraduate Students

Qinming Zhang
Senior ECpE
Kyle Winkleblech
Freshman ECpE


Longju Liu (Ph.D. 2018)
Current: Western Digital
PhD Thesis: Fabrication, instrumentation, and application of sub-wavelength periodic nanophotonic devices
Yunfei Zhao (M.S. 2014; Ph.D. 2017)
Current: Tsinghua University
PhD Thesis: Novel biomarker assays based on photothermal effects and nanophotonics
MS Thesis: Development of plasmonics-based photoacoustic immunoassay and a photonic crystal substrate for sensitivity enhancement
Zhihao Liao (M.S. 2018)
Current: Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
Yilun Ji (M.S. 2016)
Current: Baidu Inc.
Zhi Han (M.S. 2016)
Current: Raysung Photonics Inc., China
MS Thesis: Tunable external cavity ring laser with wavelength selective elements
Benjamin Ch'Ng (M.S. 2015)
Current: John Deere
MS Thesis: Development of smartphone-based spectroscopy instruments for diagnostic test analysis
Yin Huang (M.S. 2015)
Current: PhD with Professor Gary Eden at UIUC
Master Thesis: Development of nanoscale sol-gel fabrication methods for photonic crystal optical sensors