LI Dayan
Research Associate Scientist
Research Assistant Professor

Li Dayan, Ph.D., Research Associate Scientist at Department of Biomedical Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, China. His research interest lies in developing wave-front shaping techniques to achieve optical focusing and imaging in scattering medium, with potential applications in biomedical imaging. From 2013 to 2020, he has been engaged in research works in Institute Langevin, ESPCI ParisTech, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Kla-Tencor (Shanghai), and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has published more than 10 papers in journals such as Sciences Advances, Optica, Applied Physics Letters, Optical Express, and JOSSA, with a total of more than 152 citations (more than 143 citations from other authors), and the current h-index is 7. Served as section editor of journal Optik.


Education Background  

2009.9-2013.10 Ph.D in Optical Engineering - University College Dublin, Ireland

2007.9 -2009.6 M.Sc. in physical electronics - Beijing Institute of Technology, China

2003.9-2007.6 B.S. in Electronic and Information Engineering - Hunan Normal University, China


Work Experience

2020.8 – now, Research Assistant Professor, Southern University of Science and Technology, China.

2018.6- 2020.6, Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2017.5-2018.6, System Engineer, KLA-Tencor Semiconductor Equipment Technology (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

2016.3-2017.4, Research Scientist, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

2013.11-2015.11, Postdoc, Institut Langevin, ESPCI ParisTech, France.



[1] D. Li, S.K.Sahoo, H.Q.Lam, D.Wang, and C.Dang, “Non-invasive optical focusing inside strongly scattering media with linear fluorescence”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 241104 (2020).

[2] D. Li, E.Vella, D.Kvamme, and S.Ray, ”Speckle noise characteristics by rotating diffuser for a high repetition rate pulsed laser”, Kla-Tencor 2018 Engineering conference.

[3] G. Li, W. Yang, D. Li*, and G. Situ*, “Cyphertext-only attack on the double random-phase encryption: Experimental demonstration”, Opt. Express 25,8690-8697(2017).

[4] A. Badon, D. Li, G. Lerosey, A. C. Boccara, M. Fink and A. Aubry, “Smart optical coherence tomography for ultra-deep imaging through highly scattering media”, Sci. Adv. 2: e1600370 (2016).

[5] A. Badon, D. Li , G. Lerosey, A. C. Boccara, M. Fink and A. Aubry, “Spatio-temporal imaging of light transport in highly scattering media under white light illumination”, Optica, 3, 1160-1166 (2016)

[6] D. Li, D. P. Kelly and J. T. Sheridan, “Speckle suppression by doubly scattering systems,” Appl. Opt. 52 , 8617-8626 (2013).

[7] D. Li, D. P. Kelly and J. T. Sheridan, “K speckle: Space-time correlation function of doubly scattered light in an imaging system,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 969-978 (2013).

[8]D. Li, D. P. Kelly, R. Kirner and J. T. Sheridan, “Speckle orientation in paraxial optical systems,” Appl. Opt. 51, A1-A10 (2012)

[9] D. Li, D. P. Kelly and J. T. Sheridan, “Three-dimensional static speckle fields: Part I. Theory and a numerical investigation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1896-1903 (2011).

[10] D. Li, D. P. Kelly and J. T. Sheridan, “Three-dimensional static speckle fields: Part II. Experimental investigation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1904-1908 (2011).