Qifa Zhou received his Ph. D. degree from the Department of Electronic Materials and Engineering of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 1993. He is currently Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology in the USC Keck School of Medicine as well as the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Southern California.
He is also one of the leading principle investigators at the NIH Resource Center on Medical Transducer Technology. Dr. Zhou has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in journals including Nature Medicine, Scientific Reports and Progress in Materials Science, and is a fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) and the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE).
He is a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. He was the co-author of a paper that received the best student paper competition award at the 2010 IEEE IUS conference and the best poster paper in photoacoustics plus ultrasound at the 2015 SPIE Photonics West conference.