Faculty Profile

Liang Gao

Electrical and Computer Engineering
Liang Gao
Liang Gao
Assistant Professor
  • Electrical and Computer Engineering
4255 Beckman Institute MC 251
405 N. Mathews
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-9930

Administrative Titles


  • Electrical and Computer Engineering

Primary Research Area

  • Biomedical Imaging, Bioengineering, and Acoustics


  • PhD in Applied physics. Rice University. 2011
  • MS in physics. Tsinghua University. 2007
  • BS in physics. Tsinghua University. 2005

Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology
  • Assistant Professor, ECE department

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Other Professional Employment

  • Advisory Research Scientist, Ricoh Research, Cupertino, CA, 2015-2016

Research Interests

  • Ultrafast bioimaging
  • Biomedical Optics
  • 3D Display technologies, VR/AR
  • Optical design and fabrication

Research Honors

  • NIH MIRA (Outstanding Investigator Award R35) for Early-Stage Investigators (2018)
  • NSF CAREER (2017)