Prof. Chao Zuo
Professor at Nanjing Univ of Science and Technology
SPIE Involvement:
Membership & Communities Committee | Conference Program Committee | Author | Editor | Student Chapter Advisor
Area of Expertise:
Computational Imaging , Quantitative Phase Imaging , Digital Holography , Optical Metrology , Phase Retrieval , Ptychography
Profile Summary

Dr. Chao Zuo is a professor in optical engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NJUST), China. He leads the Smart Computational Imaging Laboratory (SCILab: at the School of Electronic and Optical Engineering, NJUST, and is also the founder and director of the Smart Computational Imaging Research Institute of NJUST. He has long been engaged in the development of novel Computational Optical Imaging and Measurement technologies, with a focus on Phase Measuring Imaging Metrology such as Digital Holographic Microscopy (DHM), Noninterferometic Quantitative Phase Imaging (QPI), Fringe Projection Profilometry (FPP), and Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM). He has authored >200 peer-reviewed journal publications with over 12,000 citations. These researches have been featured on journal cover over 20 times and highlighted by Nature, Light. Sci. Appl., SPIE Newsroom, CLP Newsroom, and Optica Image of the Week. He is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher and a Fellow of SPIE and Optica. He also serves as an Associate Editor of PhotoniX, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, and Frontiers in Photonics. He served as an organizing committee member of more than 60 international conferences and congresses, and delivered >100 plenary/keynote/invited talks. He also served as the Optica/SPIE Student Chapter Advisor of NJUST.
Publications (171)

Proceedings Article | 15 February 2024 Paper
Wanyan Nie, Yan Hu, Mengnan Yang, Lizhaoxuan Liu, Shijie Feng, Chao Zuo
Proceedings Volume 13069, 1306909 (2024)
KEYWORDS: 3D modeling, Infrared imaging, 3D image processing, Infrared radiation, Infrared cameras, Point clouds, Unmanned aerial vehicles, 3D acquisition, Atomic force microscopy, Cameras

Proceedings Article | 18 December 2023 Paper
Yu Zhang, Yao Fan, Chao Zuo
Proceedings Volume 12963, 129630X (2023)
KEYWORDS: Image processing, Hough transforms, Imaging systems, Optical alignment, Optical microscopes, Optical microscopy, Biological imaging, Control systems, Computing systems, Optical proximity correction

Proceedings Article | 18 December 2023 Paper
Na Liu, Li Chen, Yao Fan, Chenyue Zheng, Chao Zuo
Proceedings Volume 12967, 129670E (2023)
KEYWORDS: Light sources and illumination, Phase transfer function, Phase recovery, Phase contrast, Phase distribution, Simulations, Phase imaging, Phase reconstruction, Biological samples, Spatial frequencies

Proceedings Article | 18 December 2023 Paper
Qiulong Xu, Yao Fan, Chao Zuo
Proceedings Volume 12967, 1296704 (2023)
KEYWORDS: Light sources and illumination, Microscopes, LCDs, Multimodal imaging, Modulation, Imaging systems, Biological imaging, Liquid crystals, Transmittance, Spatial light modulators

Proceedings Article | 18 December 2023 Paper
Yao Jin, Yefeng Shu, Yuzhen Zhang, Jiasong Sun, Chao Zuo
Proceedings Volume 12967, 129670C (2023)
KEYWORDS: Boundary conditions, Phase reconstruction, Imaging systems, Phase imaging, Image resolution