JI Assistant Professor Sung-Liang Chen has been awarded by the Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program 2014, a talent program sponsored by Shanghai Science and Technology Committee, aiming to help young researchers start and develop their research in science and technology.
Prof. Chen’s proposal is titled “All-optical integrated optical- and acoustic-resolution photoacoustic microscopy.” This project intends to take advantages of high resolution of optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy and large penetration depth of acoustic-resolution photoacoustic microscopy. A prototype imaging system will be developed.
The laser-scanning photoacoustic microscopy system at JI
One major challenge in biomedical research and clinical practice is how to noninvasively detect  functional or molecular changes to indicate the presence of disease. Photoacoustic imaging is an emerging technology that can provide anatomic, functional, and molecular information on biological tissue. Because of the useful information it provides, research on the related and promising field of imaging modality has garnered widespread interest and  experienced a dramatic rise in activity over  the last decade. The  all-optical integrated optical- and acoustic-resolution photoacoustic microscopy proposed in this research will not only facilitate in vivo image acquisition but also improve the image quality. Such developments in microscopy may in turn have immediate clinical applications.
Prof. Chen received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering and M.S. degree in electro-optical engineering from National Taiwan University and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan. He underwent postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan Medical School. He has published 17 peer-reviewed journal articles in Nature Photonics, Optics Letters, Optics Express, etc. His work on photoacoustic detection of pulsed terahertz radiation was reported by Gizmag Emerging Technology Magazine, IEEE Spectrum, Michigan News, R&D Magazine, Radiology Daily, Science Daily, etc. His research interests include optical resonators for sensing applications and photoacoustic imaging for biomedical applications.
Prof. Sung-Liang Chen webpage: http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn/~slchen