The Nano- and Functional Imaging Laboratory (NFIL) in the Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University is one of the primary research labs in Clemson-MUSC Bioengineering Program. Founded in 2013, the NFIL is dedicated to seeking imaging solutions for biomedical research, where spatial resolution, imaging speed and live cell and tissue imaging capabilities are critical. The research is built on the basis of optics, laser spectroscopy, and physiology and interweaved with engineering, biophysics, and cell biology. The current research focuses on assessing the structure and function of articular cartilage with nonlinear microscopy and elucidating the dynamic, 3D interaction between the extracellular matrix and cardiac myocytes with superresolution microscopy.

Position Opening for PhD students!

Last update: August 10, 2018

Thanks to the recent receipt of major grant support from NIH and a research foundation, our lab plans to recruit one PhD student per year for the next several years. One RA position, targeting the Spring 2019 enrollment, is open immediately until filled. Students who are interested in biomedical imaging and have earned (or are going to earn) Bachelor or Master degrees in physics, biomedical engineering or related fields are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in students with research experience in ultrafast laser optics, optical system design, endoscope design or building two-photon/confocal microscopes. The interested students should send their CVs, transcripts and two contacts of references to Dr. Ye at The evaluation will start immediately until the position is filled. To be eligible for the RA offer, students will have to submit their applications to the graduate program in the Department of Bioengineering, Clemson University and to meet the academic requirements of the graduate program. Please find more information on the webpage here. Our lab is located on MUSC campus in the beautiful coastal and historic city of Charleston, SC.