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  • Principal Investigator
     

     

    Meng-Lin Li 李夢麟

    Associate Professor
    Dept. of Electrical Engineering
    National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan

     

    Email: mlli AT ee.nthu.edu.tw
    Tel:+886-3-5162179
    Fax:+886-3-5715971
    Address: R827, Delta Building, NTHU 清華大學台達館R827

     

    BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
    Meng-Lin Li received his B.S. and Ph. D. (biomedical engineering group) degrees in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University, Taiwan, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. His Ph. D. work included the investigation of novel ultrasonic adaptive imaging and vector flow estimation methods, and the development of a high frequency ultrasonic small animal imaging system. From August, 2004, he joined the Optical Imaging Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. In the Optical Imaging Laboratory, his work focused on the development of spectroscopic photoacoustic tomography and microscopy for functional and molecular imaging. In August 2006, he went back to Taiwan and joined the Department of Electrical Engineering in National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, where he is currently an Associate Professor. His current research interests include biomedical photoacoustic imaging, ultrasonic imaging and signal processing.

    EDUCATION
    Post-Doctoral Training (Aug., 2004 - Jul., 2006)
    , Optical Imaging Laboratory (Leading Laboratory in Ultrasound-Mediated Optical Imaging), Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (Mentor: Prof. Lihong V. Wang)
    Ph.D. (Sept., 2000 - Jan., 2004), Ultrasonic Imaging Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. (Adviser: Prof. Pai-Chi Li, Dissertation: Coherence-Factor-Based Adaptive Ultrasound Imaging)
    M.S. program (Sept., 1999 - Aug., 2000), Ultrasonic Imaging Laboratory, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. (Adviser: Prof. Pai-Chi Li, Approved for entrance into Ph.D. program directly in 2000)
    B.S. (Sept., 1995 - July, 1999),
    Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

    AREA OF SPECILIZATION
    Biomedical Optics
    photoacoustic tomography and microscopy: molecular imaging, functional imaging (blood oxygen saturation), and nanoparticle-assisted tumor imaging
    Biomedical Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
    array beamformation, ultrasonic microscopy,  synthetic aperture focusing, flow estimation

    WORK EXPERIENCE
    Aug., 2011 - present
    Associate Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    Aug., 2006 - Jul., 2011
    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    Aug., 2004 - Jul., 2006
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, Optical Imaging Lab, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, TX, USA
    Mar., 2004 - Jul., 2004
    Postdoctoral Researcher, Ultrasonic Imaging Lab, Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

    AWARDS AND HONORS
    Seno Medical Best Paper Award, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2014 (Part of SPIE Photonics West 2014), San Francisco, California, USA. Topic: Optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy using a Blu-ray DVD pickup head.
    The First Prize,  The 10th National Innovation Award - Student Research Contest, 2013. Topic: DVD Pickup Head Based Photoacoustic Microscope for Label-free 3D Hematologic Examination. (advised P.-H. Wang)
    Best Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2013. Topic: Application of Coherent Plane-Wave Compounding to Coherence Factor Ultrasound Imaging. (advised C.-L. Hu)
    Paper Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2013. Topic: Pulsed Magnetomotive Ultrasound with Ultrafast Plane Wave Imaging. (advised P.-H. Ting)
    Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award, Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, November, 2013.
    Best Paper Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2012. Topic: Improved ultrasound temperature imaging with two-stage cross-correlation. (advised S.-M. Huang)
    Best Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2012. Topic: Photoacoustic detection of calcifications with molecular imaging. (advised T.-C. Hsiao)
    Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2012. Topic: Filter-based coherent plane-wave compounding for high frame rate ultrasonography. (advised C.-L. Hu)
    Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taoyuan, Taiwan, 2012. Topic: Ultrasound time-intensity curve analysis for monitoring focused-ultrasound induced blood-brain barrier disruption. (advised N.-Y. Kuo)
    Dr. Wu Da-You Memorial Award, National Science Council, Taiwan, August, 2012.
    Young Faculty Research Award, National Tsing Hua University, November, 2011.
    The 1st Place of Young Investigator's Awards, the 5th World Congress on Bioengineering, Tainan, Taiwan, 2011. Topic: In vivo cerebral hemodynamic imaging on single vessels using transcranial functional photoacoustic microscopy. (co-advised L.-D. Liao)
    Paper Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Tainan, Taiwan, 2011. Topic: Combination of ultrasonic temperature and Nakagami imaging for monitoring of focused ultrasound thermal therapy. (advised S.-M. Huang)
    Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Tainan, Taiwan, 2011. Topic: Investigation of factors affecting quantitative photoacoustic temperature imaging. (advised C.-C. Li)
    Young Faculty Research Award, College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, National Tsing Hua University, June, 2011.
    Best Paper Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010. Topic: Transcranial functional photoacoustic microscopy of cerebral hemodynamic changes in single vessels. (co-advised L.-D. Liao)
    Best Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010. Topic: Adaptive photoacustic imaging based on MVDR and coherence weighting. (advised I.-C. Cheng)
    Paper Award
    , Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010. Topic: Gold-nanorod based ultrasound contrast enhanced imaging technique for monitoring focused-ultrasound induced blood-brain-barrier opening. (advised P.-H. Wang)
    Paper Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2010. Topic: Photoacoustic imaging of breast micro-calcification: feasibility study on chicken breast phantoms. (advised T.-C. Hsiao)
    The Second Prize,
     The 7th National Innovation Award - Student Research Contest, 2010. Topic: Visualization of breast microcalcifications using photoacoustic imaging. (advised T.-C. Hsiao, Y.-Y. Cheng, C.-T. Fan, and P.-H. Wang)
    Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taipei, Taiwan, 2009. Topic: Monitoring focused-ultrasound induced blood-brain-barrier opening in a rat model by photoacoustic micro-imaging. (advised P.-H. Wang)
    Best Paper Award
    , CIEE paper contest, Taiwan, 2009. Thesis: High frequency photoacoustic imaging system and its applications in small animal imaging (advised P.-H. Wang)
    Poster Award
    , Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taichung, Taiwan, 2007. Topic: Microcirculation assessment of Achilles Tendons in small animals with high frequency ultrasound. (co-advised J.-J. Chen)
    Poster Award, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taipei, Taiwan, 2006. Topic: In vivo photoacoustic microscopy of gold nanoshell passive targeting to solid tumors.
    The 2nd Place of Oral Presentation Competition, GSA CVM Research Symposium award, Texas A&M University, 2006 (co-author)
    Pan Wen-Yuan Foundation Scholarship, 2001
    Student Paper Award, Poster Paper Competition, Symposium of Annual Conference of the Biomedical Engineering Society of ROC, Taipei, Taiwan, 2001. Topic: Filter based synthetic two way focusing for ultrasonic imaging.
    Merit Award-Graduate School, TI DSP Solutions Design Challenge, Taiwan, Asia, 1999
    President’s Award, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1995

    PUBLICATIONS
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  • Ph. D. Students


  • Chang-Lin Hu 胡長霖

    M.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University
    Email: hulong AT itri.org.tw
    Research: High frame rate ultrasonic imaging


    Warren Chuo 卓言

    M.S., Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: Warren.Chuo AT imaging-tek.com
    Research: Compressed sensing photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging


    Sheng-Min Huang 黃聖閔

    M.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University
    Email: shengmin0202 AT gmail.com
    Research: Parametric imaging for monitoring of HIFU- and laser-based thermal therapy


  • Master Students


  • 丁珮仙

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University
    Email: tpspearl62182006 AT hotmail.com
    Research: Magneto-motive photoacoustic and ultrasonic imaging


    孫斌翰

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Email: joseph.sbh AT gmail.com
    Research: Multi-wavelength optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy


    邱建豪

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University
    Email: jimmihg AT gmail.com
    Research: Compressive sensing photoacoustic and ultrasonic imaging


    陳柊豪

    B.S., Dept. of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: diablo384 AT yahoo.com.tw
    Research: Flow estimation for functional optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy


    黃郁淳

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: ykc0628 AT gmail.com
    Research: Breast calcification imaging


    彭少瑜

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: forestjunglenami AT yahoo.com.tw
    Research: Ultrafast ultrasound imaging


    李克謙

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University
    Email: al03131008 AT yahoo.com.tw
    Research: Resolution improved optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy


    楊哲昌

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Central University
    Email: jeff50207 AT hotmail.com
    Research: Fiber-based optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy


    呂孟樺

    B.S., Dept. of Photonics, Feng Chia University
    Email: k8067814 AT yahoo.com.tw
    Research: Optical sensing of ultrasound


    張凱堯

    B.S., Dept. of Life Science, National Yang Ming University
    Email: mztthewyao AT hotmail.com
    Research: Functional optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy


  • Alumni


  • Po-Hsun Wang 王柏勛 (Jul., 2009)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Chung Cheng University
    Email: gnaw22 AT msn.com
    MS thesis: High frequency photoacoustic imaging system and its applications in small animal imaging
    Current status: Ph. D. student, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University


    Da-Wei Li 黎大維 (Jan., 2011)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University
    Email: david740624 AT yahoo.com.tw
    MS thesis: Ultrasound Nakagami Imaging of Focused-Ultrasound Induced Thermal Lesions
    Current status: ...


    Chin-Chia Chang 張晉嘉 (Jul., 2011)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: u941826 AT oz.nthu.edu.tw
    MS thesis: Quantitative photoacoustic measurement of blood oxygen saturation
    Current status: FIC 大眾電腦


    Yi-Chieh Tseng 曾奕傑 (Jul., 2011)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Tamkang University
    Email: tyj0924 AT gmail.com
    MS thesis: Model based image reconstruction for photoacoustic tomography
    Current status: MitraStar 盟創科技


    Ming-Hong Shih 施銘鴻 (Jul., 2011)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: u940920 AT oz.nthu.edu.tw
    MS thesis: Dual-modal - photoacoustic and ultrasound - contrast enhanced imaging of focused-ultrasound induced blood-brain barrier disruption
    Current status: TSMC


    I-Cheng Cheng (Ian) 鄭以成 (Jul., 2011)

    B.S., Dept. of Communications Engineering, Yuan-Ze University
    Email: ian59222 AT gmail.com
    MS thesis: Adaptive photoacoustic array imaging based on MVDR and coherence weighting
    Current status: ITRI


    Lun-De Liao 廖倫德 (Feb., 2012, co-advising)

    M.S., Dept. of Engineering Science, National Cheng Kung University
    Email: gs336.tw AT gmail.com
    Ph. D. dissertation: Functional brain imaging of small animals using photoacoustic microscopy
    Current status: Research Scientist, Singapore Institute for Neurotechnology (SiNAPSE), National University of Singapore


    Chia-Chin Li 李佳縉 (Jul., 2012)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Central University
    Email: brandy617_520 AT hotmail.com
    Master thesis: ...
    Current status: TSMC


    Yao-You Cheng 鄭堯友 (Jul., 2012)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: hyhjcjy AT yahoo.com.tw
    Master thesis: Photoacoustic array imaging of breast calcifications: feasibility study
    Current status:  ImagingTek 沛錦科技


    Chih-Tai Fan (Darren) 范植泰 (Jul., 2012)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: u9561107 AT oz.nthu.edu.tw
    Master thesis: ...
    Current status: Advantech 研華科技


    郭乃瑛 (Jul. 2013)

    B.S., Dept. of Medical Imaging and Radiological Sciences, Chung Shan Medical University
    Email: bh78120 AT gmail.com
    Master thesis: Intrinsic contrast based ultrasound time intensity curve analysis for monitoring focused-ultrasound induced blood-brain-barrier disruption
    Current status: ...


    Po-Hsun Wang 王柏勛 (Oct. 2013)

    M.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University
    Email: gnaw22 AT msn.com
    Ph. D. dissertation: Development and applications of acoustic/optical Resolution photoacoustic microscopy system
    Current status: Postdoctoral Researcher, National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center 同步輻射研究中心


    Tsai-Chu Hsiao 蕭在莒 (Oct. 2013)

    M.S., Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University
    Email: vincent_hsiao AT itri.org.tw
    Ph. D. dissertation: Visualization of breast calcifications using photoacoustic imaging
    Current status: Postdoctoral Researcher, Medical Device Innovation Center, National Cheng Kung University 成大前瞻醫療器材科技中心


    王教祐 (Oct. 2013)

    B.S., Dept. of Communications Engineering, Yuan-Ze University
    Email: wgy770925 AT gmail.com
    Master thesis: Problems of quantitative photoacoustic measurement of blood oxygen saturation: a Monte Carlo investigation
    Current status: HTC 宏達電


    Yu-Ju Lin 林玉茹 (Oct. 2013)

    B.S., Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Central University
    Email: yuju.linlin AT gmail.com
    Master thesis: Calcification contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging technique
    Current status: ...


  • Collaborators

  • It is our pleasure to work with the following proactive collaborators who help us to address important inter-disciplinary problems:
    [1] Prof. Hao-Li Liu (劉浩澧教授), Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Chang Gung University (HIFU)
    [2] Prof. You-Yin Chen (陳右穎教授), Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, National Yang-Ming University (Neuro-imaging)
    [3] Prof. Michael S.-C. Lu (盧向成教授), Dept. of Electrical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University (CMOS acoustic sensor)