Photoacoustic Research Group at UIUC 2021

Principal Investigator

Yun-Sheng Chen, PhD

Yun-Sheng Chen is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is affiliated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, Beckman Institute, and the Department of Bioengineering. Yun-Sheng received his master’s degrees in materials science and engineering from National Sun-Yat Sen University (Taiwan) and Optics from CREOL at the University of Central Florida. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, working with Prof. Stanislav Emelianov. Following his Ph.D., Yun-Sheng finished his postdoctoral training in the molecular imaging program at Stanford University, Department of Radiology, working with Prof. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir. His research develops new translatable imaging and diagnostic techniques using the photoacoustic effect. 

Current Members

Shensheng Zhao

Shensheng is a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He was the Guomoruo Scholarship honoree at USTC. Outside lab, Shensheng enjoys swimming and playing table tennis.

Junxi Yi

Junxi is a PhD student in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), majoring in Chemical Biology. Junxi is the recipient of prestigious scholarships, including the Lu Jiaxi Talent Program Scholarship, Wu Xuezhou Scholarship, and Bronze Award for Outstanding Student Scholarship of USTC.

Henry (Hanwei) Wang (Co-supervised with Professor Yang Zhao)

Henry is a graduate student in electrical engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his bachelor’s degree in physics at Tsinghua University. He is interested in applying nanophotonics to biomedical imaging. 

Megha Agrawal

Megha Agrawal is an undergraduate student majoring in Bioengineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and pursuing a minor in Chemistry. She is interested in nanotechnology, biomedical imaging, and prosthetics.

 

Leanne Lee

Leanne Lee is an undergraduate student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, pursuing a minor in Bioengineering. She is interested in biomedical imaging.

 

Kashyap Ramachandrula

Kashyap is an undergraduate student majoring in computer engineering. He is interested in artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and medical imaging. He hopes to pursue a career in these engineering fields as he continues to develop as an ECE major.

 

Alumni

  • Sean Yao (now in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Graduate School)
  • Jonathan Hartanto (now in Stanford University, Graduate School)
  • Christine Wu (now in University of Washington, Seatle, Graduate School)