Our paper published in Advanced Materials (Jul 2016)

Our paper published in Nano Letters (May 2016)

Prof. Shih awarded NSF grant to study synergy of plasmonic intensification and chemical multiplication for biosensing applications (May, 2016)

Prof. Shih awarded NSF grant to develop smartphone microscopy based waterborne pathogen detection for citizen scientists (June, 2016)

Our paper published in Optical Materials Express reported by OSA, Forbes, and Science Daily (March, 2016)

Our paper on DotLens Microscopy published in Journal of Biomedical Optics is the #1 downloaded paper for 2015 with >11,000 times (Jan, 2016)

Our article featured on the cover of Journal of Biophotonics (2015)

Prof. Shih (with J Wolfe) awarded NIH R21 to develop novel opto-electro neural probes (Sept, 2014)

Prof. Shih awarded by Department of Interior to develop chemical sensors for offshore contaminants (Sept, 2014)

Ji Qi is featured on Cullen College of Eng. Website (Aug, 2014)

Ji Qi defended her thesis (July, 2014)

Peter Liu won best oral presentation award at UH Graduate Research Conference (Apr, 2014)

Ji Qi won best poster award at UH Graduate Research Conference (Apr, 2014)

Our article is featured on the cover of Nanoscale (May, 2013)

Undergraduate researcher Cesar Figueroa admitted with full scholarship to ECE department of U. Michigan, Ann Arbor (May, 2013)

Jingting Li won Urvish Medh Memorial Award for best overall presentation in Graduate Research Conference (April, 2013)

Szu-Te Lin won Outstanding Poster Presentation Award in Graduate Research Conference (April, 2013)

Prof. Shih wins Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship (university level), University of Houston (March, 2013)

Prof. Shih wins inaugural NASA CAREER Award (10 awards nationwide) (August, 2012)

Prof. Shih wins GoMRI RFP-II Grant (19 awards nationwide) (August, 2012)

Prof. Shih wins NSF CAREER Award (3 awards nationwide in CBET-Biophotonics, Imaging & Sensing) (March, 2012)

Undergraduate researcher Emery Annis wins Provost Undergraduate Research Scholarship (Dec, 2012) (Three-peat!)

Ji Qi wins Outstanding Poster Presentation Award in Graduate Research Conference (April, 2012)

Undergraduate researcher Cesar Figueroa selected for National Conference on Undergraduate Research (March, 2012)

Undergraduate researcher Gustavo Acevedo wins Provost Undergraduate Research Scholarship (Dec, 2011) (Repeat!)

Undergraduate researcher Cesar Figueroa wins Provost Undergraduate Research Scholarship (Dec, 2010)