Optical Imaging  


New What's New in the Lab:

  1. 2018: Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. Congratulations to Dr. Lihong Wang who was selected as the recipient of the 2018 Michael S. Feld Biophotonics Award. The award, estabilished in 2012, honors Prof. Michael Feld for his fundamental contributions to applications of photonics technologies to solving biomedical problems.

  2. 2018: National Academy of Engineering Elects 83 Members and 16 Foreign Members. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has elected 83 new members and 16 foreign members, announced NAE President C. D. (Dan) Mote, Jr., today. This brings the total U.S. membership to 2,293 and the number of foreign members to 262. Congratulations to Dr. Lihong Wang.

  3. 2018: Opto-Acoustic Imaging Leader Seno Medical Instruments Announces Recipient of Its 8th Annual Best Paper Award during the SPIE Annual Conference. Congratulations to our lab members Lei Li, Liren Zhu, Cheng Ma, Li Lin, et al. for winning the 8th annual best paper award during the annual SPIE Photonics West conference with their work "Imaging Small-animal Whole-body Dynamics by Single-impulse Panoramic Photoacoustic Computed Tomography."

  4. 2017: Shining Future of Biomedical Optics. Lihong V. Wang summarizes his tenure as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Biomedical Optics and introduces his successor, Brian Pogue, who will assume the role in January 2018.

  5. 2017: Behind the Paper: Single-impulse Panoramic Photoacoustic Computed Tomography of Small-animal Whole-body Dynamics at High Spatiotemporal Resolution. Our lab members Lei Li and Liren Zhu discuss the motivation and development of our new photoacoustic computed tomography system which was recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering.

  6. 2016: Dr. Lihong Wang will present "Redefining the spatiotemporal limits of optical imaging" in the upcoming 2016 Gordon Research Conference on Image Science on June 7, 2016. See the flyer of the conference:

  7. 2015: Our paper "Optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy for in vivo imaging of single capillaries" is one of the most highly cited articles in Optics Letters.

  8. 2014: Dr. Lihong Wang will present "Photoacoustic tomography and wavefront engineering: ultrasonically beating optical diffusion and diffraction" in the upcoming Symposium on Physics and Medicine on February 26 and 27th, 2015.

  9. 2013: Lihong Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering and a research member of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, has received a 2013 Transformative Research Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was one of only 10 recipients of the award, given to scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research. The award promotes interdisciplinary approaches by investigators who propose research that has the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms. 

    The goal of the five-year, $3.5 million grant is to translate this technology, called single-cell label-free photoacoustic microscopy (PAM), immediately into the clinic for cancer screening, detection, prognosis and monitoring.


  10. 2013: Lihong Wang, the Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a three-year, $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study oxygen consumption rates of individual cells using photoacoustic microscopy, a novel imaging technology he developed that uses light and sound to measure change.


  11. 2012: Lihong Wang, PhD, has received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award to explore novel imaging techniques using light that promise significant improvements in biomedical imaging and light therapy.

    One of only 11 recipients of the highly competitive award, Dr. Wang was selected from among 600 applicants. The award supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering and possibly transforming approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research, according to the NIH.

    The award will provide Wang with a total budget of $3.8 million over five years.




  12. 2012: Dr. Lihong Wang will be giving the following plenary lectures:

    • SPIE Photonics Europe, 16 - 19 April 2012, The Square Conference Ctr., Brussels, Belgium [Link]

    • Biomedical Optics (BIOMED), 28 April - 2 May 2012, Miami, Florida, United States

    • ISBI 2012, 2 - 5 May, Barcelona, Spain

  13. 2011: Our recent paper is about to be published on-line at Angewandte Chemie as a "Hot Paper":

    [Grigory S. Filonov, Arie Krumholz], Jun Xia, Junjie Yao, Lihong V. Wang*, Vladislav V. Verkhusha*, "Deep-tissue photoacoustic tomography of a genetically encoded near-infrared fluorescent probe," Angewandte Chemie International Edition


  14. 2011: Junjie Yao's recent paper, "Label-free oxygen-metabolic photoacoustic microscopy in vivo,"  is highlighted in SPIE Professional Magazine:


  15. 2011: Dr. Lihong Wang was awarded the C. E. K. Mees Medal for “seminal contributions to photoacoustic tomography and Monte Carlo modeling of photon transport in biological tissues and for leadership in the international biophotonics community.” Announced at the OSA Congress on Optics in the Life Sciences, Monterey, CA on April 4, 2011


  16. 2011: The following paper has been identified as a "hot article" for Journal of Materials Chemistry and highlighted on their blog: [Link]

    Chulhong Kim, Hyon-Min Song, Xin Cai, Junjie Yao, Alexander Wei and Lihong V. Wang, “In vivo photoacoustic mapping of lymphatic systems with plasmon-resonant nanostars,” Journal of Materials Chemistry, DOI:10.1039/C0JM04194G (Feb. 2011)

  17. 2010: Best Poster Award to Song Hu, Gordon Conference on Lasers in Medicine and Biology, Plymouth, NH. Song Hu, Konstantin Maslov, Jeffrey M. Arbeit, Jin-Moo Lee, Lihong V. Wang, “Optical-Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy for Biomedical Applications”


  18. 2010: The following paper is highlighted in Science to Practice by Radiology:


    Todd N. Erpelding, Chulhong Kim, Manojit Pramanik, Ladislav Jankovic, Konstantin Maslov, Zijian Guo, Julie A. Margenthaler, Michael D. Pashley, and Lihong V. Wang, “Sentinel Lymph Nodes in the Rat: Noninvasive Photoacoustic and US Imaging with a Clinical US System,” Radiology 2010;256(1)  102–110 (July 2010)

  19. 2010: A review paper by C. Kim, C. Favazza, and L. V. Wang has been featured on the cover of Chemical Reviews:

    C. Kim, C. Favazza and L. V. Wang, “In Vivo Photoacoustic Tomography of Chemicals: High-Resolution Functional and Molecular Optical Imaging at New Depths,”  Chemical Reviews, Vol. 110(5), pp. 2756-2782 (May 2010)


  20. 2010: Lihong Wang and Hsin-I Wu receive Goodman Book Writing Award (List of winners) from SPIE and OSA

    BELLINGHAM, Washington, and WASHINGTON, D.C., USA -- Lihong V. Wang and Hsin-I Wu are recipients of the 2010 Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for their book Biomedical Optics: Principles and Imaging, the Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE have announced More>>

  21. 2010: From the New Editor-in-Chief
    Lihong V. Wang
    J. Biomed. Opt. Vol. 15, 010101 (Feb. 18, 2010)

    Download the PDF (56 kB)

  22. 2010: Highlights of 2009 by the journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology [Link]

    M. Pramanik, K. H. Song, M. Swierczewska, D. Green, B. Sitharaman, and L. V. Wang, “In vivo carbon nanotube-enhanced non-invasive photoacoustic mapping of the sentinel lymph node,” Physics in Medicine and Biology, 54, 3291–3301 (May 2009)

  23. 2010: Best Paper Award to Konstantin Maslov, Photons Plus Ultrasound Conference, Photonics West, SPIE, San Francisco, California

    Konstantin Maslov, Geng Ku, and Lihong V. Wang, “Photoacoustic microscopy with submicron resolution,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7564, 75640W (2010); doi:10.1117/12.841919. [PDF]

  24. 2009: Best Poster Award to Song Hu, Photons Plus Ultrasound Conference, Photonics West, SPIE

    Song Hu, Konstantin Maslov, Lihong V. Wang, “Monitoring the healing process of laser-induced microvascular lesions using optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy,” Proc. SPIE 7177, 71772I (2009). DOI: 10.1117/12.809327 [PDF]

  25. 2009: SPIE announced the appointment of Lihong V. Wang of Washington University in St. Louis as editor of the Journal of Biomedical Optics (effective January 1, 2010). More>>

  26. The following book was recently published:

    L. V. Wang, Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy (CRC, 2009)

    Photoacoustic Imaging and Spectroscopy

    Purchase from Amazon.com

  27. More>>

Last updated 2017.
Send comments, suggestions to webmaster.
Copyright 1999-2017
Caltech Optical Imaging Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology.