- Innovation Award in 2019 at Chinese University of Hong Kong
Professor Renjie Zhou works on advancing optical imaging techniques for material metrology and biomedical applications that can improve our human life. Particularly, he is developing precision measurement tools that can enable him to collaborate with researchers and engineers to solve fundamental and/or practical problems. He obtained his PhD degree from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 2014. Immediately following that, he took a postdoc training at MIT until May 2017. Since 2011, he has focused on developing physical imaging models and building laser interferometric imaging instruments for various applications. In total, he has contributed to ~ 30 journal papers and ~ 20 conference proceedings.
Apart from research, he is very keen in promoting optical sciences and optical technologies to raise their awareness among the general public. He delivered about 20 research seminars at different universities over the past 2 years. As a recipient of SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship, He organized iOptics seminar series at UIUC. He also advocates interdisciplinary research subjects, for which reason he was awarded a Beckman Institute Fellowship from 2013-2014. To provide research opportunities for young people, over the past 5 years he has mentored over 10 undergraduates and 5 visiting students, which has helped most of them to find jobs and/or advance to graduate studies.
Professor Zhou is a member of SPIE, OSA and IEEE Photonics Society.