Living Laser
on Chip

Welcome to Prof. Chen's Research Group in Nanyang Technological University!


[Qualification for application by Aug 31, 2021, need to be able to enter SG by end of this year]
1.    A ph.d. degree in the field of biomedical engineering or photonics.
2.    Preferred to have publications related to biosensing, exosomes on well-known journals.
3.    Experiences in optofluidics, nanoparticles, cellular experiments, and biochip devices.

4.    Need to help maintain the laser system, therefore experience with optical systems is very important.

Note that this project will be co-supervised with professor Huang Changjin in the school of mechanical engineering. Only highly-qualified candidates will be contacted. 

Please send your CV to

We are an intelligent lab under the School of Electronics and Electrical Engineering & School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering in NTU, SG. Our lab is dedicated to developing novel micro-nano bio-integrated lasers for the next generation biomedical applications, including nanophotonic biochips, bioimaging, and medical diagnosis. This is an emerging field which integrates the beauty of lasers, optofluidics, biophotonics, plasmonics, metasurface, electronics, machine learning, devices, and biomedicine. We sincerely welcome all backgrounds to join us.

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Dancing DNA Lasers published by ACS Nano

November 06, 2020

More than 10 media reports!

Yuan's paper accepted by ACS Photonics!

July 29, 2020

The first paper to distinguish small molecules by using microlaser and lasing polarization.

Our paper accpeted by Biosensors & Bioelectronics

July 05, 2020

The first living algae electrochemical biosensor for metal detection.

Our paper published on Advanced Science's Cover

June 10, 2020

Daniel's paper accepted by ADVANCED SCIENCE !

March 12, 2020

The first paper on living photosynthetic optical cavity to amplify bioenergy.

Advanced Science

Yuan's paper selected as cover!

March 10, 2020

Fannie's paper on Tunable laser accepted by Adv. Opt. Materials!

March 09, 2020

Tunable microlaser by using chiral liquid crystal droplets in side of  FP cavity.​

Yuan's paper accepted by Adv. Optical Materials!

December 16, 2019

Huge congrats to Yuan's first paper published by AOM, which is the top 5 % Optics leading journal. 

Review Paper Accpeted by Advanced Optical Materials!

June 06, 2019

The first review paper on biomedical applications of biological lasers!!!  

Our paper accepted by Nature Biomedical Engineering!

September 15, 2017

The flagship journal in the field of biomedical engineering. This research marks the very critical step as the first demonstration of using "Laser-based detection" in the clinical and biomedical field. 

New Paper Accepted by Lab on Chip!

February 01, 2018

Our paper on the development of a robust tissue laser platform for analysis of FFPE biopsies is accepted by Lab on a Chip. Congratulations!

Our work on laser-emission microscopy highlighted & reported by Nature Methods

November 02, 2017

A new optical setup for observing targeted fluorophores lasing from within tissue.

Our paper reported by Nature News and Views

October 01, 2017

Lasing Cancer Biomarkers:

Laser light emitted by fluorescently stained human tissue inside a laser cavity can be used to diagnose cancer

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