Lu obtained her Ph.D. from Columbia University, working with Prof. Wei Min. Too fascinated by the stimulated Raman scattering microscopy, she decided to stay at Columbia, continuing her postdoctoral work on developing new nonlinear vibrational imaging techniques. Lu joined the faculty at Caltech in 2018. Lu has recently been recognized by the 2017 ACS PHYS Division Young Investigator Award and the 2018 Blavatnik Regional Awards for Young Scientists. 

Principal Investigator, Ph.D., lwei@caltech.edu

Lu Wei


Chenxi got his Ph.D. from University of Toronto, working with Prof. Geoffrey Ozin. Since very young he has been fascinated by how things work. Driven by his interests in observing informative phenomena in complex materials and biological systems with emerging vibrational imaging methods, Chenxi joined the Wei lab in 2018, trying to obtain more insights into the working principles of these systems. Apart from science, Chenxi loves literature and photography. 

Postdoc, Ph.D., cqian@caltech.edu

Chenxi Qian


Kun was born and raised in Shenzhen, China and did his undergraduate at the Pennsylvania State University where he worked in the labs of Dr. Xin Zhang and Dr. Karl Mueller on the chemical biology of protein folding and investigating cellulose microfibrils structrue using solid state NMR. Outside lab Kun enjoy singing (well, not only outside but also in lab) playing video games and cooking. 

Graduate Student, G3 (Chem), kmiao@caltech.edu

Kun Miao

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Jiajun graduated with B.S. from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2017, majoring in Chemistry. At USTC, he worked with Prof. Guoqing Zhang on luminescent soft materials.

Graduate Student, G3 (Chem), jddu@caltech.edu

Jiajun Du


Kwan was raised in Seoul, South Korea. He earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Electrical Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he worked in the labs of Prof. Bhargava and Prof. Bailey. When not in lab, Kwan enjoys getting outside, playing basketball, and hoping the LA Lakers will make the Western Conference Finals.

Graduate Student, G2 (ChemE), dongkwan@caltech.edu 

Dongkwan (Kwan) Lee

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Xiaotian was born and raised in Shandong Province, China. She received her B.S. degree in Chemical Biology at College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University in 2019. During her undergraduate studies, she joined the Zoulab and worked with Prof. Peng Zou in developing voltage indicators for mitochondria.

Graduate Student, G1 (Chem), xbi@caltech.edu 

Xiaotian Bi


Li-En was born and raised in Taiwan. He got his B.S. degree in Chemistry at National Taiwan University, where he worked on mass spectrometry imaging techniques in Dr. Cheng-Chih Hsu's lab. He enjoys searching for delicious food (especially desserts) outside of the lab.   

Graduate Student, G1 (Chem), lllin@caltech.edu

Li-En Lin


Rona is from the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Computer Science. Outside lab, she enjoys writing, browsing bookstores, and doing anything related to dogs. 

Undergraduate Senior (CS), ronayu@caltech.edu 

Rona Yu


Jia is a undergraduate student currently pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry at Nanjing University. Outside lab, Jia enjoys listening to K-POP music.

Visiting Undergraduate (Chem), jgao2@caltech.edu

Jia Gao

Wei Lab, Noyes Laboratory of Chemical Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1200 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA, 91125