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)

Curriculum Vitae

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:

  • 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.

Professional Activities:

  • NSF panel on the renewal site visit of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS), Ithaca, NY, April 28 – 30, 2013.
  • Section Editor, Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography, Nov. 2012-present.
  • NSF STC Competition Site Visit Panel, University of Buffalo, New York, Oct. 11-12, 2012.
  • Associate Editor, Crystallography Reviews, Dec. 2012 – present.
  • NIH Review Panel - Small Business: Basic and Integrative Bioengineering, March 2012.
  • COSMIC Advisory Panel, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Feb. 2012 – Present.
  • Co-Editor, Acta Crystallographica Section A: Foundations of Crystallography, Jan. 2011 – Nov. 2012.
  • Chair, Kavli Frontiers of Science Symposium on “Imaging the Nanoworld with X-rays”, Irvine, CA, Nov. 4-6, 2010.
  • Co-organizer, Conference on X-ray Science in the 21st Century, the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, Aug. 2 - Sep. 10, 2010.
  • Organizor, Workshop on Coherent Diffractive Imaging for Biological Applications at NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, May 17-18, 2010.
  • NIH Advisory Panel for National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) beamline development, 2010-2011.
  • Chair, Scientific Program Committee, Workshop on X-ray Science at the Femtosecond to Attosecond Frontier, Los Angeles, May 18-20, 2009.
  • International Advisory Committee for Phase Retrieval and Coherent Scattering Workshop, Asilomar, California, June 25-28, 2007.
  • Co-chair, Workshop on Coherent X-ray Microscopy, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, May 8-9, 2007.
  • Co-chair, Workshop on Nanometrology for Beyond CMOS, San Francisco, California, Dec. 14-15, 2006.
  • Co-team leader, Single Particle Imaging Experiment, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 2005 – 2011. International Advisory Committee for Phase Retrieval / Coherent Scattering Workshop, Porquerolles, France, June 15-17, 2005.
  • Proposal Review Panel, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, 2002 – 2004.
  • International Advisory Board for the 2nd International Workshop on Noncrystallographic Phase Retrieval, Australia, July, 2003.
  • Chair, X-ray Imaging and Spectro-Microscopy Workshop, SLAC, Stanford, Oct. 8-9, 2002.
  • Chair, Microsymposium on Holography and X-ray Microscopy, XIX Congress and General Assembly of the International Union of Crystallography, Geneva, Switzerland, Aug. 8-15, 2002.
  • Co-chair, International Phasing Workshop: New Approaches to the Phase Problem, Berkeley, May 17-19, 2001.
Research Interest: 

My research interests lie in the interplay of physics, materials science, nanoscience, and biology. I am particularly interested in developing new physical methods for high-resolution imaging of nanoscale materials and biological specimens in three dimensions. I have played a major role in pioneering coherent diffraction imaging (CDI), a lensless imaging technique that is under rapid development worldwide. Recently, I led a team that demonstrated electron tomography at 2.4 Å resolution, the highest resolution ever achieved in any general 3D imaging method, and for the first time imaged the 3D core structure of edge and screw dislocations at atomic resolution.  Using state-of-the-art electron microscopy, X-ray free electron lasers, high harmonic generation, and synchrotron radiation, my group will continue to push the frontiers of high-resolution 3D imaging of materials science, nanoscience, and biological samples.