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Our Team

Principal InvestigatorDr. Guoan Zheng

Guoan Zheng 10Dr. Guoan Zheng is an Assistant Professor at University of Connecticut, with a joint appointment from the Biomedical Engineering Department and the Electrical Engineering Department. His primary field of expertise lies in the optical Engineering, biophotonics, computational imaging, and lab-on-a-chip devices. His current research interests include Fourier ptychography, high-throughput imaging technologies, super-resolution imaging, phase retrieval techniques, and the development of optofluidics and chip-scale imaging solutions. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech. He received the $30000 Lemelson-MIT Caltech Student Prize in 2011 for his development of chip-scale microscopy solutions. He got the Caltech Demetriades Thesis Prize in 2013 for his development of the Fourier ptychography technology. His research has resulted in more than 50 peer-reviewed publications and 15 issued/pending patents, 4 of which have been extensively reported and highlighted by national media agencies.




Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering / Electrical and Computer Engineering, UConn, Sept. 2013-present



  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2013

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2008

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2007


Honors and Awards



  • Co-founder of ePetri Inc., a startup company developing high-throughput microscopy technologies


Graduate Students

Shaowei Jiang 
Jun Liao
Aparna Nambiar
Kaikai Guo 
Zichao Bian 
Yutong Jiang

Visiting Students and Professors

     Prof. Feng Pan, Beihang University


     Zev Kartiganer

     Jun Liao

     Charmi Patel

     Peter Satonick

Former Members

Mr. Siyuan Dong (now PhD student at MIT)

Nabid Ahmed, now graduate student at U of Maryland

Bruce Che, now graduate student at CMU

      Zibang Zhang, now Associate Professor at Jinan University

      You Zhou, now PhD student at Tsinghua University

      Zhe Wang, now researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital