Brief Biography

Education

PhD (1993-1997) in Physics,  University of Newcastle, Australia

MSc (1989) in Physics,           The Chinese Academy of Science, China

BSc (1986) in Physics,            Fuzhou University


Employment


University Research Chair, 2014-


Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, cross appointed to the Dept. of of Biology and Chemistry, University of Waterloo, 2013-.


(Tenured) Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, cross appointed to the Dept. of Biology and Chemistry, University of Waterloo, 2008-2013. 


CIHR Senior Research Fellow (Phase II), Jan 2004-Dec. 2005.

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics, cross appointed to the Chemistry Dept, University of Waterloo, 2004-2007. 


CIHR Senior Research Fellow (Phase I) at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) with Prof. Ahmed H. Zewail (1999 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), 2002~2003


Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Senior Research Fellow (Phase I) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sherbrooke, QC (2000-02)


Postdoctoral Research Associate (1997-1999) and Research Associate (1999-2000) in the Laboratory for Surface Modification at Rutgers University, USA


Awards

New Investigator Award (2008-2013)                      Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Early Researcher Award(2007~2012),                     Ontario’s Ministry of Research and Innovation


Professional Experience

Member of Peer Review Committees of CIHR, CCSRI, Terry Fox Research Institute and Ontario Graduate Scholarship.


Reviewer for Canada Research Chairs Program, NSERC, British Council, the US ACS Petroleum Research Funds, European Science Foundation, etc.


Reviewers for international journals including Science, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Physical Review E, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Surface Science, Journal Chemical Physics, Journal of Physical Chemistry, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Journal of Biophotonics, Cell Proliferation, Annual Geophysics, etc.,