Mi Chao
Research Assistant Professor

Education Background

2015.08~2019.11      Ph.D., Optics, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

                    (Supervisor: Prof. Dayong Jin)

2012.09~2015.06      M.Sc., Physical Electronics, Hebei University, China

                    (Supervisor: Prof. Yanmin Yang)

2008.09~2012.06      B.Sc., Electronics, Hebei University, China

Working Experiences

2022.6-present,  Research Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology

2020.01~2022.06      Postdoctoral Researcher, Shenzhen University    (co-advisor: Prof. Xiaocong Yuan)

Research Experience

NIR-II optical window bio-imaging

Rare-earth doped fluorescent nanoprobe


Single nanoparticle fluorescence microscopy


1. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 62005179, Nano temperature measurement technique combined with super-resolution fluorescence imaging and its application, 2021-01-01 to 2023-12-31, 240,000 RMB, in charge

2. China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2020M682866, NIR-II nano-fluorescent probe for visual stem cell transplantation therapy, 2020-09 to 2022-04, 80,000 RMB, in charge


[1] Chao Mi, Ming Guan, Xun Zhang, Liu Yang, Sitong Wu, Zhichao Yang, Zhiyong Guo, Jiayan Liao, Jiajia Zhou, Fulin Lin, En Ma, Dayong Jin*, Xiaocong Yuan*, High Spatial and Temporal Resolution NIR-IIb Gastrointestinal Imaging in Mice, Nano Letters, 2022, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c04909, accepted.

[2] Chao Mi, Jiajia Zhou*, Fan Wang, Gungun Lin and Dayong Jin, Ultra-sensitive ratiometric nanothermometer with large dynamic range and photostability, Chemistry of Materials, 2019

[3] Chao Mi, Jiajia Zhou*, Fan Wang and Dayong Jin, Thermally enhanced NIR–NIR anti-Stokes emission in rare earth doped nanocrystals, Nanoscale, 2019

[4] Chao Mi, Jianhong Wu, Yanmin Yang*, et al. Efficient upconversion luminescence from Ba5Gd8Zn4O21:Yb3+, Er3+ based on a demonstrated cross-relaxation process, Scientific Reports, 2016

[5] Yanmin Yang*, Chao Mi, Xianyuan Su, et al. Ultraviolet C upconversion fluorescence of trivalent erbium in BaGd2ZnO5 phosphor excited by a visible commercial light-emitting diode, Optics Letters, 2014

[6] Yanmin Yang*, Chao Mi, Fuyun Jiao, et al. A novel multifunctional upconversion phosphor: Yb3+/Er3+ codoped La2S3, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2014

[7] Yanmin Yang*, Chao Mi, Fang Yu, et al. Optical thermometry based on the upconversion fluorescence from Yb3+/Er3+ codoped La2O2S phosphor, Ceramics International, 2014

[8] Yanmin Yang*, Chao Mi. Highly sensitive optical thermometry based on the upconversion fluorescence from Yb3+/Er3+ codoped La2(WO4)3:Yb3+ ,Er3+ Phosphor, Proc. of SPIE, 2013 International Conference on Optical Instruments and Technology: Optical Sensors and Applications, 2013

[9] Yanmin Yang*, Chao Mi, Linlin Liu, et al. Dynamic process of green upconversion emission from Ho3+ under square wave excitation, Chinese Journal of Luminescence, The 13th conference on luminescence of China, 2013

[10] Jiajia Zhou, Shihui Wen, Jiayan Liao, Christian Clarke, Sherif Abdulkader Tawfik, Wei Ren, Chao Mi, Fan Wang and Dayong Jin, Activation of the surface dark-layer to enhance upconversion in a thermal field, Nature Photonics, 2018

[11] Yinghui Chen, Hien T. T. Duong, Shihui Wen, Chao Mi, Yingzhu Zhou, Olga Shimoni, Stella M. Valenzuela, and Dayong Jin*, Exonuclease III-assisted upconversion resonance energy transfer in a wash-free suspension DNA assay, Analytical Chemistry, 2018

[12] Juan Xie, Xiaoji Xie, Chao Mi, Ziyu Gao, Yue Pan, Quli Fan, Haiquan Su, Dayong Jin*, Ling Huang*, and Wei Huang*, Controlled Synthesis, Evolution Mechanisms, and Luminescent Properties of ScFx:Ln (x = 2.76, 3) Nanocrystals, Chemistry of Materials, 2017

[13] Deming Liu, Xiaoxue Xu*, Fan Wang, Jiajia Zhou, Chao Mi, Lixin Zhang, Yiqing Lu, Chenshuo Ma, Ewa Goldys, Jun Lin and Dayong Jin*, Emission stability and reversibility of upconversion nanocrystals, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016

[14] Yanmin Yang*, Linlin Liu, Mingming Li, Chao Mi, Yanzhou Liu, Qinglin Guo, Yi Zhang, Xihong Fu, Shuzhen Cai, Yaohua Mai, Down-shifting spectroscopic properties of Yb3+ doped BaGd2ZnO5 phosphors, Optical Materials, 2015

[15] Yanmin Yang*, Linlin Liu, Shuzhen Cai, Fuyun Jiao, Chao Mi, Xianyuan Su, Jiao Zhang, Fang Yu, Xiaodong Li, Ziqiang Li,  Down-shifting spectroscopic properties of Yb3+ doped BaGd2ZnO5 phosphors,Journal of Luminescence, 2014

[16] Yanmin Yang*, Linlin Liu, Mingming Li, Chao Mi, Yanzhou Liu, Xianyuan Su, Jiao Zhang, Fang Yu, Xiaodong Li, Shuzhen Cai, Near-infrared quantum cutting in Ce3+, Yb3+ doped Gd (PO3) 3 phosphors, Science of Advanced Materials, 2015

[17] Jiao Zhang, Yanmin Yang*, Fang Yu, Yanzhou Liu, Boning Han, Chao Mi, Linlin Liu, Synthesis and luminescence properties of La2W2O9: Eu3+ micron-crystals, Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology, 2016

[18] Jiao Zhang, Yanmin Yang*, Chao Mi, Yanzhou Liu, Fang Yu, Xiaohong Li, Yaohua Mai, White up-conversion luminescence power and efficiency in Yb3+-, Er3+-and Tm3+-doped BaIn6Y2O13, Dalton Transactions, 2015

[19] Fang Yu, Yanmin Yang*, Xianyuan Su, Chao Mi, Hyo Jin Seo, Novel long persistent luminescence phosphors: Yb2+ codoped MAl2O4 (M= Ba, Sr), Optical Materials Express, 2015

[20] Jiao Zhang, Yanmin Yang*, Yanzhou Liu, Chao Mi, Gang Li, Boning Han, Yi Zhang, Hyo Jin Seo, Photoluminescence Properties of Heavily Eu3+‐Doped BaCa2In6O12 Phosphor for White‐Light‐Emitting Diodes, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2015

[21] Yanzhou Liu, Yanmin Yang*, Yanming Guo, Lianshui Zhang, Chao Mi, Linlin Liu, Er3+: Yb3+ co-doped nanocrystals BaGd2ZnO5 of up-conversion optical temperature sensing, Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis, 2015

[22] Yanmin Yang*, Xiaodong Li, Xianyuan Su, Zhiqiang Li, Linlin Liu, Yanzhou Liu, Jiao Zhang, Chao Mi, Fang Yu, A novel Yb2+ doped SrS long persistent luminescence phosphors, Optical Materials, 2014

[23] Yanmin Yang*, Xianyuan Su, Xiaodong Li, Fang Yu, Chao Mi, Gang Li, A novel orange emitting BaS: xYb2+ phosphor for white light LEDs, Materials Research Bulletin, 2014