Yuan Luo 駱遠, Ph.D.

Yuan Luo, Associate Professor

Institute of Medical Device and Imaging; Molecular Imaging Center

National Taiwan University


Phone: 886-2-2312-3456 ext:88736;88613

Honors & Awards Received:

  • Young Principle Investigator Awards in Medicine (青杏醫學獎), Medical Science of Culture and Education Foundation(青杏文教基金會), Taiwan, 2018.
  • Ta-You Wu Memorial Award(吳大猷先生紀念獎) for Young Principle InvestigatorsMinistry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2016.
  • C.Y. Lee Memorial Foundation Award(李鎮源院長紀念醫學獎)National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taiwan, 2016.
  • Young Principle Investigators’ Award(年輕學者獎助計畫)Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 2016-2018.
  • Career Development Awarded CDG Research Grant, National Health Research Institute, Taiwan, 2013-2016.
  • Paper Award, Laser Medical Foundation, Taiwan, 2013.
  • Graduate Valedictorian, College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA, 2008.
  • Achievement Award for Outstanding Research Assistant, Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC), University of Arizona, USA, 2008.
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA, 2008.
  • Christopher Karl Schultz Memorial Scholarship, College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA, 2006.
  • Scholarship for Outstanding Students Studying Abroad, Ministry of Education, Taiwan, 2005-2007.


Academic Position & Education

  • Associate Professor, Institute of Medical Device and Imaging, National Taiwan University,
    Aug. 2015 - current.
  • Assistant Professor, Center for Optoelectronic Biomedicine, National Taiwan University,
    Aug. 2011 - Jul. 2015.
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Mechanical Engineering, MIT, USA,
  • Visiting Scholar, Biosym Laboratory, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre, Singapore,Jan. 2011-Jul.2011
  • Ph.D., College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, USA,
    2004-2008 (GPA:4.0/4.0; Graduate Valedictorian of the College of Optical Sciences 2008)

Scientific Interests

Our research primary interests are in development of high-dimensional optical imaging systems, diffractive optics for high-speed sensing, as well as spatial-spectral holographic components and miniatured medical devices. Advances in those fields will lead to innovations of new optical systems that can better manipulate light for real-time and 3D imaging applications. For example, cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Real-time three-dimensional (3D) imaging systems are necessary and will open the way for better understanding of the onset of cancer and biological tissue morphology as well as other clinical uses.