Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Liu Linbo

Nanyang Assistant Professor (NTU)

School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering

Phone: (+65)6790 4361
Office: S2.2-B2-23

  • PhD (Bioengrg) National University of Singapore 2009
  • MEng (Optical Engrg) Tianjin University 2004
  • BEng (Precision Instrument) Tianjin University 2001
Liu Linbo received B.Eng in Precision Instrument in 2001, and M. Eng. in Optical Engineering in 2004, from Tianjin University, China. He received PhD in Graduate Programme in Bioengineering (GPBE) in 2008 from School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. From 2008-2011, he received his postdoctoral training in Wellman Center in Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where he developed and established a new generation of OCT technology termed micro-Optical Coherence Tomography (µOCT). Dr Liu was promoted as an Instructor in Dermatology at HMS before he joined the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering as a Nanyang Assistant Professor in 2012.
Research Interests
My research interests are mainly focused on development and validation of non-invasive, cellular and sub-cellular resolution imaging methods for disease diagnosis and life science research.

Research postion in clinical or veterinary medicine

Job description:
 Performing histology immunohistochemistry works;
 Performing animal (rodents) disease modelling experiments;
 Performing animal handling dissections and surgical operations;
 Requisition and management of lab supplies.

Relevant expertise and hands-on skills are required. Competitive salary will be provided and negotiable.

Research associate in mechanical engineering and instrumentation

Job description:
 Design, fabricate and test mechanical system of medical endoscope

Job Requirements
 Bachelor or Master's degree in mechanical engineering and instrumentation;
 A least 3-5 years of work experiences in mechanical design and machining;
 Experienced in machining of various materials including metal and polymers;
 Self-motivated and ability to work well in a team and independently;

Research associate in software engineering/windows based programming

Job description:
 Develop image acquisition card based C++/C# program

Job Requirements
 Bachelor or Master's degree;
 Experienced in Windows based programming;
Research Grant
  • Academic Research Fund Tier 2 (2014-2017) [by Ministry of Education (MOE)]
  • NRF Competitive Research Program (2015-2020) [by National Research Foundation (NRF)]
  • NTU Internal Funding – Nanyang Institute of Technology in Health & Medicine (NITHM) (2016-2019) [by Nanyang Technological University]
  • National Medical Research Council (2013-2017) [by National Medical Research Council (NMRC)]
Current Projects
  • Fiber Medical Devices For Diagnosis of Coronary Artery Disease
  • In Vivo Histology By Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography (Μoct) For Early Detection Of Intraepithelial Neoplasia In Gastrointestinal Tracts
  • In Vivo Ultrahigh Resolution High Speed Endoscopic Optical Coherence
  • In-depth View of Ciliary Motion and Underlying Physical Mechanism
  • Nano-optical Coherence Tomography and Multiphoton Endomicroscopy For Intracoronary Imaging
  • Nano-optical Coherence Tomography and Multiphoton Endomicroscopy For Intracoronary Imaging
Selected Publications
  • Xinyu Liu, Si Chen, Dongyao Cui, Xiaojun Yu, and Linbo Liu. (2015). Spectral estimation optical coherence tomography for axial super-resolution. Optics Express, 23(20), 26521-26532.
  • Shi W, Liu X, Wei C, Xu Z, Sim S, Liu Linbo, Xu C. (2015). Micro-Optical Coherence Tomography Tracking of Magnetic Gene Transfection via Au-Fe3O4 Dumbbell Nanoparticles. Nanoscale, 7(41), 17249-17253.
  • Dongyao Cui, Xinyu Liu, Jing Zhang, Xiaojun Yu, Sun Ding, Yuemei Luo, Jun Gu, Ping Shum, and Linbo Liu. (2014). Dual spectrometer system with spectral compounding for 1-μm optical coherence tomography in vivo. Optics Letters, 39(23), 6727-6730.
  • Susan E Birket, Kengyeh K Chu, Linbo Liu, Grace H Houser, Bradford J Diephuis, Eric J Wilsterman, Gregory Dierksen, Marina Mazur, Suresh Shastry, Yao Li, John D Watson, Alexander T Smith, Benjamin S Schuster, Justin Hanes, William E Grizzle, Eric J Sorscher, Guillermo J Tearney, Steven M Rowe. (2014). A functional anatomic defect of the cystic fibrosis airway. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 190(4), 421-432.
  • L Liu, JA Gardecki, SK Nadkarni, JD Toussaint, Y Yagi, BE Bouma, GJ Tearney. (2011). Imaging the subcellular structure of human coronary atherosclerosis using micro-optical coherence tomography. Nature Medicine, 17(8), 1010-1014.

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