Jianwei (John) Miao

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My research interests lie in the interplay of physics, nanoscience and biology. I am particularly interested in developing new physical methods for quantitative imaging of nanoscale materials and biological specimens in three dimensions. I have played a major role in pioneering a three-dimensional imaging approach based upon the principle of using coherent diffraction in combination with a method of direct phase recovery called oversampling. I, together with my graduate students and postdocs, will continue to improve the spatial resolution of this imaging technique and pursue its applications in nanoscience and biology by using optical lasers, coherent X-rays and electrons.

Ph. D., Physics, the State University of New York, Stony Brook, 12/1999.
M. S., Computer Science, the State University of New York, Stony Brook, 5/1999 
Advanced Graduate Certificate, Biomedical Engineering, the State University of New York, 
Stony Brook, 5/1999
M. S., Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 7/1994 
B. S., Physics, Hangzhou University, P. R. China, 7/1991

7/2009-Present Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy & California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
7/2007-7-2009    Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy & California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
8/2004-7/2007 Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy & California
NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles 
1/2000-7/2004 Staff Scientist, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, SLAC, Stanford University

Kavli Frontiers Fellow, 2010.
Guest Professor, Zhejiang University, China, 2009 – Present.
Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA, 2006-2007.
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 2006.
Guest Professor, RIKEN, Japan, 2004 – Present.
Werner Meyer-Ilse Memorial Award, 1999.
Whitaker Foundation Scholarship, 1997-1999.
Outstanding Student of the Year Award, Hangzhou University, 1990-1991.