Bioplasmonics Group

Group
Soming Eunice Lee

Somin Eunice Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Biomedical Engineering

Professor Somin Eunice Lee received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Davis and a Ph.D. degree in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley as a Siebel Scholar. She demonstrated optical gene silencing, and she showed that gene circuits in living cells can be precisely controlled using plasmonic nanoantennas. She then completed her postdoctoral studies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as an NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Fellow, where she explored secreted single molecules within their local cellular microenvironment using plasmonic approaches. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Electrical & Computer Engineering Department and an affiliated Assistant Professor in the Biomedical Engineering Department. She is also affiliated with the Solid State Electronics Laboratory, the Biointerfaces Institute and the Applied Physics Program. She is the recipient of the 2016 AFOSR YIP Award and the 2015 NSF CAREER Award. Her research interests lie in advancing innovations in nanoscale-dependent properties to enable unique spatial and temporal capabilities needed for quantification in bioscience and medicine.

Zachary Burns

Undergraduate Student

Engineering Physics

Zachary Burns in an undergraduate studying Engineering Physics with a focus in Electrical Engineering. His research interests are in electromagnetics, optics, and materials.


Hojae Lee

Graduate Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Hojae Lee is currently a doctoral student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. She received her B.S. in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interest lies in utilizing microfluidics and plasmonics for single-cell analysis of neurons.

Wei-Kuan Lin

Graduate Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Wei-Kuan Lin is currently a doctoral student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Physics at National Taiwan University. His research interest lies in optical microscopy and super-resolution techniques.

Yunbo Liu

Graduate Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yunbo Liu received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his M.S. in Electrical Engineering at the University of Washington. He is currently a doctoral student in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. His research interests lie in developing nanoplasmonic-enabled methodologies with high-spatial and high-temporal control for biological systems.

Katarina Subotic

Undergraduate Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Katarina Subotic is currently an undergraduate in the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. Her research interests lie in the application of electromagnetics and the relationship between electromagnetic waves and different material structures.


Christina Thantrakul

Graduate Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Christina Thantrakul received her Bachelor's of Science in Engineering Physics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is currently a doctoral student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. Her research interests lie in developing optical tools for biological applications.

Yipei Wang

Postdoctoral Scholar

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Yipei Wang is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He received both his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Optical Engineering at Zhejiang University. His research interests lie in low-dimensional metal nanostructures and related nanophotonic devices.


Xintao Zhao

Graduate Student

Electrical & Computer Engineering

Xintao Zhao is currently a doctoral student in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. He received B.S. degree in School of Precision Instrument and Optoelectronics Engineering at Tianjin University. He then received his M.S. in the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Michigan. His research interests lie in the combination of nanotechnology and biomedical image processing.