The overarching theme of my research is light-matter interactions and their applications in microscale and nanoscale. Particularly, my research interests include optical trapping, optofluidics, nanophotonics, cavity optomechanics, and fiber optic sensing systems, with an emphasis on optical actuation, damping, and sensing of mechanics in micro-/nano-scale structures and biological specimens. The potential applications of my research include on-chip disease diagnosis, in vivo disease treatments, motion detection in consumer electronics, health monitoring, and biomechanics. My research has been published in journals including Nature Nanotechnology, Physical Review Letters, Optics Letters, and Optics Express.
Teaching is an enjoyable process for me because it allows me to pass my knowledge on to students as well as to share with them my attitude towards learning. I am satisfied to be able to help students with their personal development. In the meantime, teaching is also a self-development process for me through the interactions with my students.