Nanyang Assistant Professor (NRF Fellow)
School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Adjunct Junior Principal Investigator
Singapore Eye Research Institute
Postdoctoral Research Fellows
Caroline Livan Anyi
Ph.D., University of Canterbury
Caroline received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2012 and subsequently completed her master’s degree in Engineering Science in 2014 from the University of Malaya, Malaysia. She then completed her PhD in Physics in the University of Canterbury, New Zealand in 2019. In her graduate studies, she worked with the Canterbury ring laser group, investigating the advantages of employing different laser wavelengths in large ring laser gyroscopes to monitor Earth rotation. Upon obtaining her doctorate, Caroline worked as a laser engineer before joining Tong Ling Lab. Currently, she is interested in using high-speed interferometric imaging techniques to track nanometer-scale cellular movement.
Sandeep Kumar Chamoli
Ph.D., CIOMP, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Sandeep received a master's degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology with the MHRD scholarship via the GATE exam. For his Ph.D., he was awarded a prestigious CAS-TWAS fellowship by the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the World Academy of Sciences in 2019. He has been working closely with the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. He received an outstanding international student award from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2022 and completed his Ph.D. in Dec 2022. In his Ph.D. thesis, he focused on the next-generation nano-photonics designs for energy and information technologies. He is currently working on optical diffraction tomography and nano-photonics designs for state-of-the-art microscopes.
B.Eng., Zhejiang University
Huakun received his bachelor’s degree in Opto-Electronic Information Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University in 2021. During his undergraduate studies, he proposed several high-performance optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) algorithms using multi-feature classification. He won the National Scholarship from the Ministry of Education, China, the “Qizhen Cup” Zhejiang University's top ten new academic achievements as the only undergraduate awardee, and the grand prize in the “Challenge Cup” academic achievement contest among college students in Zhejiang Province, China. Now, in Tong Ling lab, he is focusing on the OCT system design and signal processing for functional neuroimaging in the retina.
Hengze (Steven) You
B.Sc., The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Steven received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2021. He has written one book chapter “Treating spinal cord injury with implanted spinal cord stimulators” in Neuroscience of Spinal Cord Injury. He received the HKSAR Government Scholarship and the Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Biomedical Engineering, PolyU in 2020. He is now studying as a PhD student in Tong Ling lab at Nanyang Technological University, working on imaging neural electrical activity with all-optical approaches.
M.Sc., Imperial College London
Liaoliao obtained her master's degree in Optics and Photonics from Imperial College London in 2021 and her bachelor's degree in Opto-Electric Information Science and Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology in 2020. During her master's studies, she worked with a team of scientists led by Professor Chris Phillips and Dr. Hemmel Amrania to design a new cancer diagnostic technology called Digistain that uses infrared laser for breast cancer cell detection. She received the Gladys Locke Prize from Imperial College London for the best performance in Applied Optics in 2021. Now, she is working as a PhD student in Tong Ling Lab, and she is interested in image processing and wavefront engineering in biomedical imaging.
Hui (Grace) Xie
M.Sc., Nanyang Technological University
Hui received her bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering in 2020 from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Then she obtained her master's degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2022 from Nanyang Technological University. Her research interest is mainly related to signal processing using machine learning or classical methods. She is now working on quantitative phase imaging and optical diffraction tomography of mammalian neurons.
M.Sc., Georgetown University
Xinjuan received her bachelor's degree in Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology in 2019 from Arizona State University, USA. She then graduated with a master's degree in Biotechnology in 2020 from Georgetown University, USA. Her previous research experiences mainly focused on applying recombinant DNA technologies to accelerate the discovery and development of novel vaccines. She is now a Research Associate in Tong Ling's lab, and she is working on the development of mammalian cell cultures for optical neuroimaging that examines the dynamics of cellular deformation during the action potential.
M.Sc., University of Bologna
Davide earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bologna in 2020 and 2023, respectively. During his undergraduate studies, he was awarded the European Scholarship from the European Commission, Erasmus+, and conducted research on surface growth theory at the University of Galway, Ireland. After returning to Italy, he completed his thesis titled "Bone metastatic growth as a phase transition," introducing a 1D model to describe tumors as a phase transition. In Tong Ling's lab, he focuses on imaging the functional activity of retinal cells in response to visual stimuli using phase-resolved OCT.
Tran Gia Binh
Kung Pei Wen
Goh Rui Si
Goh Kheng Ling
Cheong Xin Yi Celine
Kong Cheng Zhen
Thaddaeus Lo Wai Soon
Sharon Wong Hui Min
Sim Jia Wen