Nano Sensors Group | Illinois

People

Weili ChenWeili Chen

E-mail: wchen71@illinois.edu

Education

B.S. Physics (Optoelectronics), Nanjing University, 2011

Research Interests

My research is focused on design, development and application of biosensor instrumentation that enables high-resolution imaging of biological phenomena. Currently, I'm working on photonic crystal enhanced microscopy project to noninvasively monitor celluar processes by real-time, label-free images. Besides this, enhanced fluorescence imaging can also be obtained with same setup.

Other interests include: nanofabrication, MEMS, optical imaging and computer simulations.

Personal Interests

Sports, traveling and reading.

Honors and Awards

Excellent Graduate of Nanjing University, 2011.

Publications

  1. R. D Peterson, W. Chen, B. T. Cunningham, and J. Andrade, "Enhanced sandwich immunoassay using antibody-functionalized magnetic iron-oxide nanoparticles for extraction and detection of soluble transferrin receptor on a photonic crystal biosensor" (submitted)
  2. G. L. Damhorst, C. Duarte-Guevar, W. Chen, T. Ghonge, B. T. Cunningham, and R. Bashir, "Smartphone-imaged HIV-1 reverse transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification (RT-LAMP) on a chip from whole blood" (submitted)
  3. W. Chen, K. D. Long, J. Kurniawan, M. Hung, H. Yu, B.A. Harley, and B. T. Cunningham, "Planar photonic crystal biosensor for quantitative label-free cell attachment microscopy" (submitted)
  4. W. Chen, K. D. Long, H. Yu, Y. Tan, J. S. Choi, B. A. Harley, and B. T. Cunningham, "Enhanced live cell imaging via photonic crystal enhanced fluorescence microscopy." Analyst, Vol.139, No. 22, pp. 5955-5964, 2014.
  5. Y. Zhuo, H. Hu, W. Chen, M. Lu, L. Tian, H. Yu, K. D. Long, E. Chow, W. P. King, S. Singamaneni c and B. T. Cunningham, "Single nanoparticle detection using photonic crystal enhanced microscopy." Analyst, Vol.139, No. 5, pp. 1007-1015, 2014.
  6. W. Chen, K D. Long, M. Lu, V. Chaudhery, H. Yu, J.S. Choi, J. Polans, Y. Zhuo, B. A. Harley, and B. T. Cunningham, "Photonic crystal enhanced microscopy for imaging of live cell adhesion." Analyst, Vol.138, No.20, pp.5886-5894, 2013.

Conference Proceedings

  1. B. T. Cunningham, W. Chen, K. D. Long, Y. Zhuo, J. S. Choi, and B. A. Harley, "Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy", in CLEO: 2015, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper AW4K.1.
  2. Y. Zhuo, L. Tian, W. Chen, H. Yu, S. Singamaneni, and B. T. Cunningham, "Protein-protein binding detection with nanoparticle photonic crystal enhanced microscopy (NP-PCEM)," Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE , vol., no., pp.2069,2072, 26-30 Aug. 2014
  3. Y. Zhuo, H. Hu, W. Chen, M. Lu, L. Tian, H. Yu, K. D. Long, E. Chow, W. P. King, S. Singamaneni, and B. T. Cunningham, "Detection of Single Nanoparticles Using Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy," in CLEO: 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper SM4P.6.
  4. W. Chen, M. Lu, K. Long, V. Chaudhery, H. Yu, J. Polans, J. S. Choi, and B. T. Cunningham, "Photonic Crystal Enhanced Microscopy for Imaging of Live Cell Adhesion," in Frontiers in Optics 2013, I. Kang, D. Reitze, N. Alic, and D. Hagan, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper FTu5A.4.