Feb 18, 2016: Congratulations to Shawn and the team: Your paper "Temperature-dependent shape-responsive fluorescent nanospheres ..." has been accepted by J. Mater. Chem. C.


Nov 04, 2015: Congratulations to David and the team: Your paper "Highly sensitive image-derived indices of water-stressed plants using hyperspectral..." has been accepted by Scientific Reports


Sep 29, 2015: Congratulations to Haiying and the team: Your paper "Nanothermometry: from microscopy to thermal treatments" has been accepted by ChemPhysChem

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Aug 1, 2015: Congratulations to Hairong and Qian: Your paper "Fluorescence anisotropy (polarization): from drug screening to precision medicine" has been accepted by Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery


March 9, 2015: Congratulations to Haiying and the team: Your paper "Visualization of Pulmonary Clearance Mechanisms..." has been accepted by Cytometry, A


October 22, 2014: Congratulation to Lydia. Your research project has been selected as a semifinalist in 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology


August 5, 2014: Congratulations Daniel, Hairong and David: Your paper "Multispectral measurement of contrast in tissue-mimicking phantoms..." has been accepted by Journal of Biomedical Optics


Excited states are the cornerstone of a variety of chemical, physical, and biological phenomena. The ability to probe, investigate, and control excited states is one of the largest achievements of modern science. Our research interest lies in the investigation and application of molecular excited states and their reactions for medical imaging, clinical treatment and environmental monitoring. The lab searches for optical signatures of biological tissue, designs optically active probes from small molecules to nanoparticles, and develops optical instrumentation for spectroscopy and imaging.