Biography

Ji-Xin Cheng

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Chemistry, Center for Cancer Research, Purdue University, 206 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA, Phone 765 494 4335

Cheng Ji-Xin Cheng was born in Jixi, Anhui Province, P. R. China in 1971. He attended University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) from 1989 to 1994. From 1994 to 1998, he carried out his PhD study on bond-selective chemistry under the supervision of Qingshi Zhu at USTC. As a graduate student, he worked as a research assistant at Universite Paris-sud (France) and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). After postdoctoral training in Yijing Yan’s group at HKUST and Sunney Xie’s group at Harvard University, Cheng joined Purdue University in 2003 as Assistant Professor. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and to Full Professor in 2013 in Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Chemistry. He was appointed as Scientific Director of Label-free Imaging at Purdue’s Discovery Park in Oct 2014.

Professor Cheng is a world-renowned pioneer in the field of spectroscopic imaging. He is authored in over 160 peer-reviewed articles that have been cited more than 10,000 times. He achieved an h-index of 49 (Google Scholar) at the age of 43. His leadership is demonstrated as the organizer of 23 national/international symposia, over 160 invited talks, and as lead editor of the first book on Coherent Raman Scattering Microscopy, published by CRC Press in 2012. His is a co-inventor of CARS microscope which is now available through Olympus and Leica. In 2013 He founded Vibronix Inc which has the mission of saving lives through label-free imaging technology.

Professor Cheng’s achievements have been recently recognized by

  • Scientific Director of Label-free Imaging, Purdue University Discovery Park (2014 - present)

  • Chang-Jiang Professorship from Chinese Minister of Education (2014),

  • Fellow of American Institute of Medicine and Biological Engineering (2014),

  • Purdue University Faculty Scholar (2012-17),

  • College of Engineering Early Career Research Award (2011),

  • Research Excellence Award from Purdue Center for Cancer Research (2011), Outstanding Young Scientist Award from Chinese National Academy of Sciences (2009).