Prof. Xiaojing (John) Zhang
Professor at Dartmouth College
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
optical MEMS , Nanophotonics , Cancer diagnositics , BioMEMS , Biosensing , Point of Care
Profile Summary

Our research focuses on exploring bio-inspired photonic microsystems, nanomaterials, scale-dependent biophysics, and nanofabrication technology, towards developing new diagnostic devices and methods on probing complex cellular processes and biological networks critical to development and diseases. Both multi-scale experimental and theoretical approaches are combined to investigate fundamental force, flow and energy processes at the interface of engineering and biomedicine.

Translational biomedical engineering plays an important role in assimilating the advancement of device engineering towards developing innovative diagnosis, treatment and prevention of important human diseases at genetic, molecular and cellular levels. The micro-nanoscale tools for cell manipulation, dynamic culturing and in vivo microscopy contribute to the continuity of investigations across the biological hierarchy of multiple scales, culminating in the understanding of whole body functions in health and disease. Nano-Micro, Info, and Bio are integrative components of our research, in which engineering expertise in micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) design and nanotechnologies, photonics, microfluidics and informatics is synergized to facilitate precision medicine and point-of-care (POC) diagnostics for global health initiatives, and to obtain a better understanding of the fundamental problems in life science. This in turn benefits the advancement of engineering research.
Publications (6)

Proceedings Article | 11 March 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9341, Bioinspired, Biointegrated, Bioengineered Photonic Devices III
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Optical filters, Light sources, Cancer, Imaging systems, Glasses, Silicon, Quantum dots, Absorption, Quantum dot displays

Proceedings Article | 8 September 2011
Proc. SPIE. 8191, International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging 2011: Sensor and Micromachined Optical Device Technologies
KEYWORDS: Microelectromechanical systems, Light sources, Light emitting diodes, Cancer, Silicon, Quantum dots, Printing, Near field scanning optical microscopy, Near field, Quantum dot displays

Proceedings Article | 3 June 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7729, Scanning Microscopy 2010
KEYWORDS: Optical fibers, Optical design, Visible radiation, Finite-difference time-domain method, Resonators, Waveguides, Silicon, Photonic crystals, Near field, Near field optics

Proceedings Article | 16 February 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7591, Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics III
KEYWORDS: Plasmonics, Finite-difference time-domain method, Optical lithography, Silica, Interfaces, Silicon, Photoresist materials, Near field scanning optical microscopy, Near field, Aluminum

Proceedings Article | 15 February 2007
Proc. SPIE. 6446, Biomedical Applications of Light Scattering
KEYWORDS: Microfluidics, Modulation, Tissues, Speckle, Capillaries, Laser speckle contrast imaging, Blood circulation, Speckle imaging, Liquids, Brain

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Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Photonic Microdevices/Microstructures for Sensing II
7 April 2010 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Photonic Microdevices/Microstructures for Sensing
17 April 2009 | Orlando, Florida, United States
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