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Xiaoqin Shen, PhD

PhD: National University of Singapore 2013

MSc: University of Science and Technology of China 2008



Xiaoqin Shen graduated from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) with a MSc degree in Polymer Chemistry and Physics in 2008, where he started his scientific research journey. He then received PhD in Chemistry from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2013, where he was dedicated to study two-photon excited energy transfer and two-photon imaging of conjugated polymers, and their nanomedicine and bioimaging applications, under the guidance of Prof Qing-Hua Xu (Laser Spectroscopy and Imaging), and Prof Shao-Qin Yao (Chemical Biology). After graduation, he moved to U.S. to worked with Prof Fred Wudl to enrich his research experience in organic materials chemistry at California NanoSystem Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, where he focused on synthesizing novel n-type conjugated molecules for organic optoeletronics applications.

Dr Shen is currently a postdoc associate, working in Armani Research Lab (ultrahigh Q microresonators and integrated optics) at University of Southern California. He is currently working on synthesis of organic optical materials and the integration with high Q micro-resonators for potiential applications. Dr Shen is dedicated to apply his unique multidisciplinary background (polymers, organic materials chemistry, laser sepctrscopy, bioimaging, organic optoelectronics) to solve interdisciplinary scientific and pratical problems and to explore potential new research directions.

Research Interests

Organic Opical Materials: Fluorescent molecules, Nonlinear Optical Materials, electron defficient material, photo-responsive materials, etc.

Organic Photonics and Optoeletronics: Integration of organic materials with ultra-high Q microcativites for next-generation photonics and optics applications in compact and energy efficient manners, such as ultra-low threshold microlaser, on-chip optical circuits, etc.

Nanomedicine, Bio-Imaging and Bio-sensing: Developing new nanoprobes and micro-devices for healthcare-relacted applications, such as bio-sensing, bio-imaging, noninvasive cancer therapy, imaging-guided therapy, etc.