Core Faculty Profile

Hao Zhang

Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering

2145 Sheridan Road

Tech M335

Evanston, IL 60208-3107

hfzhang( at )


PhD, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

M.S., Biomedical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

B.S., Electrical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Research Interests

Biomedical optics: photoacoustic microscopy; multimodal imaging; photon-tissue interaction; retinal imaging; diabetic retinopathy; retinal aging

Selected Publications


    1. Zhen Zhang, Biqin Dong, Hao Li, Fan Zhou, Hao F. Zhang, and Cheng Sun, “Theoretical and experimental studies of distance dependent response of micro-ring resonator-based ultrasonic detectors for photoacoustic microscopy,” Journal of Applied Physics 116, 144501 (2014)

    2. Wei Song, Qing Wei, Wenzhong Liu, Tan Liu, Ji Yi, Nader Sheibani, Amani Fawzi, Robert A Linsenmeier, Shuliang Jiao, and Hao F. Zhang§, “A combined method to quantify the retinal metabolic rate of oxygen using photoacoustic ophthalmology and optical coherence tomography,” Scientific Reports 4, 6525 (2014)

    3. Ji Yi, Siyu Chen, Vadim Backman, and Hao F. Zhang§, “In vivo functional microangiography by visible-light optical coherence tomography,” Biomedical Optics Express 5, 3603-3612 (2014)

    4. Hao Li, Qi Liu, Hongyang Lu, Yao Li, Hao F. Zhang, and Shanbao Tong, “Directly measuring the absolute flow speed by frequency-domain laser speckle imaging,” Optics Express 22, 21079-21087 (2014)

    5. Ben Urban, Ji Yi, Vladislav Yakovlev, and Hao F. Zhang§, “Investigating femtosecond-laser induced two-photon photoacoustic generation”, Journal of Biomedical Optics 19, 085001 (2014)

    6. Biqin Dong, Siyu Chen, Zhen Zhang, Cheng Sun, and Hao F. Zhang§, “Photoacoustic probe using a micro-ring resonator ultrasonic sensor for endoscopic applications,” Optics Letters 39, 4372-4375 (2014)

    7. Wenzhong Liu, Kathryn M. Schultz, Kevin Zhang, Amy Sasman, Fengli Gao, Tsutomu Kume, and Hao F. Zhang§, “In vivo corneal neovascularization imaging by optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy,” Photoacoustics 2, 81-86 (2014), PMCID: PMC4083229

    8. Hao Li*, Biqing Dong*, Zhen Zhang, Hao F. Zhang§, and Cheng Sun, “A transparent broadband ultrasonic detector based on optical micro-ring resonator for functional photoacoustic imaging,” Scientific Reports 4, 4496 (2014), PMCID: PMC3968454
    9. Cuixia Dai, Xiaojing Liu, Hao F. Zhang, Carmen A. Puliafito, and Shuliang Jiao, “Absolute retinal blood flow measurement with a dual-beam Doppler optical coherence tomography,” Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science 54, 7998-8003 (2013), PMCID: PMC3858018

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