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Optofluidic and microfluidic devices for imaging, optical communication, display and biomedical applications

Su (Tracy) Xu

Research Scientist

Email: suxu@creol.ucf.edu

Office: Room 289
Phone: (407) 823-4965

University of Central Florida
College of Optics & Photonics: CREOL & FPCE
4000 Central Florida Blvd.
Orlando, Florida 32816-2700

 

12/2012-Present

 

 

 

Research Scientist

College of Optics & Photonics: CREOL & FPCE, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 

 

08/2007-12/2012

 

 

Ph.D in Optics,

College of Optics & Photonics: CREOL & FPCE, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 

 

09/2004-09/2006

M.S. in Optical Engineering,

Optical Engineering Department, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P. R. China 

 

09/2000-07/2004

B.S. in Information Engineering,

Optical Engineering Department, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, P. R. China

 

Journal Publications

1.    S. Xu, H. Ren, and S. T. Wu, “Dielectrophoretically tunable optofluidic devices,” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. (Accepted, 2013, Topical review).

2.    H. Ren, S. Xu, Y. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “Plano-convex/Biconvex microlens array based on self-assembled photocurable polymer droplets,” J. Mater. Chem. C, 23, xxxx (2013). DOI: 10.1039/c3tc31268b

3.    H. Ren, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, “Polymer-stabilized liquid crystal microlens array with large dynamic range and fast response time,” Opt. Lett. 38, 3144-3147 (Aug. 15, 2013).

4.    J. Sun, S. Xu, H. Ren, and S.T. Wu, “Reconfigurable fabrication of scattering-free polymer network liquid crystal prism/grating/lens,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 161106 (April 23, 2013).

5.    H. Ren, S. Xu, Y. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “Switchable focus using a polymeric lenticular microlens array and a polarization rotator,” Opt. Express 21, 7916-7925 (March 25, 2013).

6.    H. Ren, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, “Liquid crystal pumpLab Chip 13, 100-105 (Jan., 2013, Back Cover).

7.    S. Xu, H. Ren, and S. T. Wu, “Adaptive lens actuated by liquid crystal pistons,” Opt. Express 20(27), 28518-28523 (Dec. 2012, Issue Highlight, “Image of Week” at OSA Optics Infobase Dec.11, 2012).

8.    H. Ren, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, “Gradient polymer network liquid crystal with a large refractive index change,” Opt. Express 20, 26464-26472 (Nov., 2012, “Image of Week” at OSA Optics Infobase Nov.19,2012).

9.    H. Ren, S. Xu, Y. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “Liquid-based infrared optical switch,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 041104 (July, 2012).

10. S. Xu, H. Ren, J. Sun, and S. T. Wu, “Polarization independent VOA based on dielectrically stretched liquid crystal droplet,” Opt. Express 20, 17059-17064 (July, 2012).

11. H. Ren, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, “Optical switch based on variable aperture,” Opt. Lett. 37, 1421-1423 (May, 2012).

12. S. Xu, H. Ren, Y. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “Color displays based on voltage-stretchable liquid crystal droplet,”J. Display Technol. 8, 336-340 (June, 2012).

13. H. Ren, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, “Voltage-expandable liquid crystal surface,” Lab Chip 11, 3426-3430 (Sept., 2011, Back Cover)

14. Y. Liu, H. Ren, S. Xu, Y. Chen, L. Rao, T. Ishinabe, and S. T. Wu, “Adaptive focus integral image system design based on fast-response liquid crystal microlens,” J. Display Technol. 7, 674-678 (Dec., 2011)

15. H. C. Cheng, S. Xu, Y. Liu, S. Levi, and S. T. Wu, “Adaptive mechanical-wetting lens actuated by ferrofluids,” Opt. Commuin. 284, 2118-2121 (April, 2011).

16. H. Ren, S. Xu, Y. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “Electro-optical properties of dielectric liquid microlens,” Opt. Commuin. 284, 2122-2125 (April, 2011).

17. S. Xu, H. Ren, Y. Liu, and S. T. Wu, “Dielectric liquid microlens with switchable negative and positive optical power,” IEEE J.  MEMS 20, 297-301 (Feb., 2011).

18. H. Ren, S. Xu, D. Ren, and S. T. Wu, “Novel optical switch with a reconfigurable dielectric liquid droplet,” Opt. Express 19(3), 1985-1990 (Jan., 2011, Issue Highlight, top4 downloads in Optics Express – April 2012)

19. S. Xu, Y. Liu, H. Ren, and S. T. Wu, “A novel adaptive mechanical-wetting lens for visible and near infrared imaging,” Opt. Express 18(12), 12430-12435 (June, 2010, Issue Highlight)

20. H. Ren, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, “Effect of gravity on the shape of liquid droplets,” Optics Commun.283, 3255-3258 (Sep., 2010).

21. H. Ren, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, “Deformable liquid droplets for optical beam control,” Opt. Express 18, 11904-11910 (May, 2010).

22. S. Xu, H. Ren, Y. J. Lin, M. G. Jim Moharam, S.T. Wu, and N. Tabiryan, "Adaptive liquid lens actuated by photo-polymer," Opt. Express 17, 17590-17595 (Sept. ,2009)

23. S. Xu, Y. J. Lin, and S. T. Wu, “Dielectric liquid microlens with well-shaped electrode", Opt. Express 17, 10499-10505(June, 2009).

24. H. Ren, H. Xianyu, S. Xu, and S. T. Wu, "Adaptive dielectric liquid lens",  Opt. Express 16, 14954-14960 (Sep., 2008).

Conference Proceedings/Presentations

1.    S.Xu, H.Ren, Y.Liu, and S.T.Wu, “A Novel Color Display Based on Voltage-Stretchable Liquid-Crystal Droplet”, SID annual meeting, Boston, MA, June 2012.

2.    H.Ren, S.Xu, and S.T.Wu, “A Novel Optical Switch and Display Based on Variable Aperture”, SID annual meeting, Boston, MA, June 2012. (Invited paper).

3.    S.Xu, H.Ren, Y.Liu, and S.T.Wu, “Color Displays Using Reconfigurable Liquid Droplets

”, SID annual meeting, Los Angeles, CA, May 2011.

Magazine Publications

H. Ren, S. Xu, Y. J. Lin, and S. T. Wu, “Adaptive-focus lenses",   Optics and Photonics News, pp. 42-47 (October, 2008, feature article).

Leadership and Service

09/2009 - 09/2010         Vice President of Society of Information Display (SID) UCF Student Branch

08/2008 - 09/2009        Treasurer of Society of Information Display (SID) UCF Student Branch

Award

2012  SID Student Travel Grant Award (Boston, MA, USA)

2011  SID Student Travel Grant Award (Los Angeles, CA, USA)

2011  SPIE Educational Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering

2005  Zhejiang University Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship

2004  Privilege of entering Graduate Program of Zhejiang University, waived of entrance exams

2002  Asia Optical Scholarship, sponsored by ASIA OPTICAL CO., INC.

2000-2003  Zhejiang University Excellent Undergraduate Scholarship

 

 

             

 

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