Jianwei (John) Miao

Jianwei (John) Miao
Professor
Coherent Imaging Group at UCLA

Office: 3-108 Knudsen
Phone: (310) 206-2645
E-Mail: [javascript protected email address]

Educational Background: 
  • Ph. D., Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 12/1999
  • M. S., Computer Science, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 5/1999
  • Advanced Graduate Certificate, Biomedical Engineering, 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
Positions Held: 

Coherent Imaging Group Website
(Miao Group)

Short bio

Curiculum Vitae (February 2017)

Professional Experience:

  • Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy and the California NanoSystems Institute, the University of California, Los Angeles, 7/2009 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy and the California NanoSystems Institute, the University of California, Los Angeles, 7/2007 - 7/2009
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy and the California Nanosystems Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, 8/2004 - 7/2007
  • Staff Scientist, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University, 1/2000 - 7/2004

Honors, Awards:

  • Fellow, American Physical Society, 2016
  • The University of Strasbourg Institute for Advanced Study (USIAS) Fellowship, France, 2015-2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA, 2012-2013
  • Microscopy Today Innovation Award, 2013
  • Theodore von Kármán Fellowship, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 2013.
  • 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.
Research Interest: 

Dr. Miao’s research interests lie in the interplay of physics, materials science, nanoscience, and biology. He has developed groundbreaking physical methods for high-resolution 3D imaging of nanoscale materials and biological specimens. He pioneered coherent diffraction imaging (CDI), a lensless imaging (or computational microscopy) technique that is under rapid development worldwide. Recently, he pioneered atomic electron tomography (AET) for 3D structure determination of crystal defects and disordered systems at the single-atom level. Using advanced electron microscopies, X-ray free electron lasers, high harmonic generation, and synchrotron radiation, his group will continue to push the frontiers of high-resolution 3D X-ray and electron imaging and to pursue their applications in the physical and biological sciences.