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Dr. Jing Yong Ye, Ph.D.

Jing Yong Ye, Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Educational Background

  • Ph. D., University of Tsukuba, Japan.
  • B. S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

Areas of Teaching Interest:

  • Biophotonics
  • Biomedical Imaging

Areas of Research Interest:

Advanced Biophotonics and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Dr. Ye’s research covers a wide range of areas in biomedical optics and nanobiotechnology, with special emphasis on the development of cutting-edge ultrasensitive and ultrafast laser-based detection techniques and methodologies to address critical issues at the frontier of biomedical science and technology. His research activities involve:

  1. Photoacoustic imaging with a unique optoacoustic sensor
  2. Label-free bioassays with photonic crystal biosensors
  3. Optical coherence tomography
  4. In vivo fiber-optic biosensing and imaging of multifunctional nano-devices for drug delivery
  5. Ultrafast laser interaction with nanoparticle targeted cancer cells
  6. Fiber scanning multiphoton microscopy
  7. In vivo two-photon flow cytometry
  8. Adaptive optical aberration correction in confocal microscopy, and
  9. Single-molecule fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy.
Dr. Ye has led multiple exciting research programs funded by NIH and several other funding agencies. He has published 81 refereed articles, over 130 conference papers, and two book chapters, and holds 12 patents. He serves as a reviewer for funding agencies including NIH, NSF, Petroleum Research Fund, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation, the James & Esther King Biomedical Research Program and the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program. He also serves as a reviewer for a number of scientific journals. He is a senior member of IEEE and was elected as the president for the OSA Ann Arbor Chapter for 2008-2009. In addition, Dr. Ye is a co-founder of Photon Affinity LLC and has served as a professional consultant for five companies.

Honors & Awards:

  • NASA Patent Application Award, 2011
  • Outstanding Research Scientist Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2006-2007
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), since 2002
  • NEDO Fellow, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan, 1999
  • JRCAT Award for outstanding researchers, 1998
  • Finalist for Inoue Prize, 1997
  • Japanese Government (Monbusho) Scholarship for Postgraduate Research (1993-1997)
  • Excellent Thesis Award in Optical Division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (1990)
  • HUST Award for Outstanding Students (1987)

Professional Consultations:

Olympus Corp., Japan, IMRA America, Inc., Self-Guided Systems, LLC, and OptiScan, KCI Inc.


81 Peer Reviewed Articles
2 Book chapters
12 Patents
133 Conference Presentations


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