Rongguang Liang

  • Faculty Affiliation: OSC Professor
  • Research Specialty: Optical Engineering
Professor of Optical Sciences
Email Address: 
rliang@optics.arizona.edu
Office Location: 
Meinel 723
Mailing Address: 

College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Phone Number: 
520-621-4995
Education: 
  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2001
  • M.S., Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 1998
  • B.S., Zhejiang University (China), 1989
Employment: 
  • Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2016-present
  • Associate Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2011-2016
  • Senior Principal Research Scientist: Carestream Health Inc., Research and Innovation Laboratories, 2007-2011
  • Senior/Principal Research Scientist: Eastman Kodak Co., Research and Development Laboratories, 2001-2007
  • Graduate Research Assistant/Associate: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 1998-2001
  • Optics Engineer: Micro-Optic Industrial Group Co., Research and Development Group, 1989-1996
Professional Affiliations and Activities: 
  • OSA: Topical Editor, Optica, 2015-present
  • OSABio-Optics: Design and Applications, Chair, 2011, 2013
  • OSATopical Editor, Applied Optics, 2008-2014
  • SPIEDesign and Quality of Biomedical Techniques, Chair, 2008-present
  • SPIEOptical Design for Biomedical Imaging, Short-Course Instructor, 2008-present
Awards and Honors: 
  • SPIE: Fellow
Specific Research Interests: 
  • Optical engineering:
    • Optical system design.
    • Freeform optics: design, fabrication, and testing.
    • Optical metrology.
    • Space optics.
    • 3D imaging.
    • Computational imaging.
    • Advanced imaging techniques
  • Biomedical optical imaging:
    • Novel optical imaging techniques and devices for clinical applications.
    • Advanced biomedical optical imaging techniques and device for biomedical research. 
Research Summary: 
The research in Applied Optics Laboratory (AOL) specializes in optical engineering and biomedical optical imaging. In the field of optical engineering we focus on the following:
  1. Optical system development from design, to fabrication and to testing.
  2. Freeform optics.
  3. Optical metrology and 3D imaging.
  4. Computational imaging
  5. Advanced imaging technologies. 
In biomedical optical imaging, we concentrate on the following:
  1. Novel optical imaging techniques and devices for clinical applications.
  2. Advanced biomedical optical imaging techniques and device for biomedical research. 
The applied research in AOL provides the hands-on opportunities to develop problem solving skills in developing novel optical solutions, including concept generation, system design, lens design, optics fabrication, testing, and system evaluation. 
 

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Books Authored

  • Optical Design for Biomedical Imaging
    Rongguang Liang

Books Edited

  • Biomedical Optical Imaging Techniques: Design and Application
    Rongguang Liang