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Li, Guoqiang

Guoqiang Li, PhD
Research Division (Does not see patients)
Associate Professor
Fellow of OSA and SPIE


Research Interests
Visual Optics, Biomedical Optical Imaging, and Electro-Optical Devices


  • PhD - Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Science
  • Postdoctoral Research - Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering - University of California in San Diego, CA


Dr. Guoqiang Li received his PhD. D degree from Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and later became a professor and Ph. D advisor there. He completed a fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. Then he worked at Carl Zeiss Meditech, Inc. as a Research Scientist. He joined College of Optical Sciences at University of Arizona in 2003 and was an Associate Research Professor before joining the faculty of College of Optometry at University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2008. Since Jan. 2012, he is an Associate Professor at Ohio State University with a joint appointment with Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

His research interest includes vision optics, biomedical optical imaging, electro-optical devices, and holography. He has published over 190 journal and conference papers (24 invited), 4 book chapters, and a few patents. He has delivered 23 other invited seminars/colloquium. He received the Outstanding Young Scholar Prize from Hong Kong Qiu-Shi Science & Technology Foundation. His research has been funded by Wallace H. Coulter Foundation (Career Award) and National Institute of Health (through National Eye Institute, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, and National Institute of General Medical Sciences).

He is a Fellow of OSA (The Optical Society) and SPIE (The International Society for Optics and Photonics), and a member of ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology). Dr. Li served as the panel member for the federal research programs (NIH study section and Army medical research program). He helps many journals to review the manuscripts.  He was the chair of the subcommittee for Frontiers in Optics on Optical Design, Fabrication, and Instrumentation (2009-2011, organized by OSA - The Optical Society of America) and the Co-General Chair for OSA Topical Meeting on Bio-optics Design and Applications (2011-2013). He was the OSA Division Chair on Optical Design, Fabrication, and Instrumentation (2012-2014). Currently he is serving as the Technical Committee member for OSA Topical Meeting on Bio-optics Design and Applications (since 2011) and the Executive Committee member of OSA Technical Group on Holography and Diffractive Optics (Since 2016).

Editorial Board Service:

  • Editorial Board Member: Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group)
  • Guest Editor, Biomedical Optics Express (2013)
  • Editorial Board Member: Journal of Ophthalmology and Clinical Research

Additional Resources

Lab website - https://optics.osu.edu/

Contact Information

E-mail: Guoqiang.Li@osumc.edu

Phone: (614) 247-2431
Address: 1330 Kinnear Rd., Columbus, OH 43212