Associate Professor (2015.03- )

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

Shanghai University 

Visiting Scientist (full time 2016.05-2018.05)
Department of Biomedical Engineering The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 

Education background

Sep 2006 – Nov 2011

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering

Supervisors: Prof. Shanbao Tong and Prof. Yisheng Zhu Shanghai, China

Sep 2008 – Mar 2010





Sep 2002 – Jul 2006

Johns Hopkins University

Research Trainee, Biomedical Engineering Supervisor: Prof. Nitish Thakor Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.


Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering Shanghai, China

Work Experience

May 2016 – May 2018






Mar 2015 – April 2016







Nov 2011 – Feb 2015

Visiting Scientist

Department of Biomedical Engineering

Johns Hopkins University


Associate Professor

Doctoral advisor

Director of neural engineering lab Institute of Biomedical Engineering

School of Communication and Information Engineering (SCIE) Shanghai University


Assistant Professor

Master advisor

Institute of Biomedical Engineering

School of Communication and Information Engineering (SCIE)

Shanghai University

Honors And Awards

Nov 2016

Natural science award (by Shanghai Government), second class.

“Detection and Analysis Methods for Medical Information of Cardio- cerebrovascular”

Apr 2014

Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Awards (Shanghai)

Nov 2013

Best production award from high education area, 15th China international industry fair, third class.

“High resolution blood flow imaging system”

Jan 2012

Shanghai Pujiang Talent

Mar 2011

Academic Award for Excellent Doctoral Students (by Ministry of Education China)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


ARM Embedded System for Medical Instrumentation


Embedded Operating System: Design and Applications

Starting from 2012

Medical Instrumentation

Starting from 2013

Medical Signal Processing

Research Projects


IEEE and SPIE; IEEE EMBS Shanghai Chapter


Journal Reviewers

IEEE TBME; Journal of Optics; Journal of Biomedical Optics; Biomedical Optics Express; Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences; Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing; Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis; Journal of Biophotonics; European Radiology; Cluster Computing; IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering.


Founding Reviewers

National Science Foundation of China (NSFC); Einstein Foundation, Berlin;




Dolphin Biotech LLC., Shanghai, China

Currently marketing the laser speckle contrast imager for lab applications. Raised 800k RMB funding from STCSM.



Galaxy Photon LLC., Shanghai, China

Currently developing full domain sensors for indoor positioning.


Selected Publications

Book Chapters


Yaohui Tang, Yaning Li, Xiaojie Lin, Peng Miao, Yongting Wang, Guo-Yuan Yang: Cerebral Angiogenesis.

01/2014: chapter Stimulation of cerebral angiogenesis by gene delivery: pages 317-29;




[1] Nan Li*, Peng Miao: Let There Be Light: A tutorial on optogenetics. IEEE Pulse 2014; 5(4): 55-59.

[2] Shanbao Tong and Peng Miao: Full-field imaging of cerebral blood flow in freely moving animals. SPIE Newsroom 2012 (May 17) in Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging.


Journal Publications


[1] Lingke Zhang, Li Ding, Miao Li, Xiaoli Zhang, Diansan Su, Jie Jia, Peng Miao*. Dual-wavelength laser speckle contrast imaging (dwLSCI) improves chronic measurement of superficial blood flow in hands. Accepted for publication by Sensors 2017 (IF 2.677).

[2] Peng Miao*, Lingke Zhang, Miao Li, Yiguang Zhang, Shihan Feng, Qihong Wang, Nitish V Thakor. Chronic wide-field imaging of brain hemodynamics in behaving animals. Biomedical Optics Express 2017; 8(1): 436-445. (IF 3.337; Cited by 1)

[3] Peng Miao*, Zhixia Wu, Miao Li, Yuanyuan Ji, Bohua Xie, Xiaojie Lin, Guo-Yuan Yang. Synchrotron Radiation X-ray phase-contrast tomography visualizes microvasculature changes in mice brains after ischemic injury. Neural plasticity 2016; 3258494 (IF 3.054; Cited by 2)

[4] Peng Miao*, Zhen Chao, Shihan Feng, Hang Yu, Yuanyuan Ji, Nan Li, Nitish V. Thakor. Local scattering property scales flow speed estimation in laser speckle contrast imaging. Laser Physics Letters 2015; 12(7): 075601. (IF 2.391; Cited by 2)

[5] Xiaojie Lin†, Peng Miao†, Zhihao Mu, Zhen Jiang, Yifan Lu, Yongjing Guan, Xiaoyan Chen, Tiqiao Xiao, Yongting Wang, Guo-Yuan Yang. Development of functional in vivo imaging of cerebral lenticulostriate artery using novel synchrotron radiation angiography. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2015; 60(4): 1655–1665. (IF 2.811; Cited by 4)

[6] Peng Miao*, Xiaojie Lin, Shihan Feng, Bohua Xie, Qi Zhang, Chenwei Liu, Guo-Yuan Yang: In-vivo brain blood flow imaging based on laser speckle contrast imaging and synchrotron radiation microangiography. Laser Physics 2014; 24(8): 5603. (IF 1.032; Cited by 4)



[7] Peng Miao*, Zhen Chao, Yiguang Zhang, Nan Li, Nitish V. Thakor: Entropy analysis reveals a simple linear relation between laser speckle and blood flow. Optics Letters 2014; 39(13): 3907-3910. (IF 3.292; Cited by 9)


[8] Qianyun Li, Guanghui Tang, Sihan Xue, Xiaosong He, Peng Miao, Yaning Li, Jixian Wang, Liqin Xiong, Yongting Wang, Chunfu Zhang, Guo-Yuan Yang: Silica-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles targeting of EPCs in ischemic brain injury. Biomaterials 2013; 34(21):4982-4992. (IF 8.312; Cited by 37)

[9] Xiaojie Lin, Peng Miao, Jixian Wang, Falei Yuan, Yongjing Guan, Yaohui Tang, Xiaosong He, Yongting Wang, Guo-Yuan Yang: Surgery-related thrombosis critically affects the brain infarct volume in mice following transient middle cerebral artery occlusion. PLoS ONE 2013; 8(9): e75561. (IF 3.534; Cited by 16)

[10] Bohua Xie, Peng Miao, Yuhao Sun, Yongting Wang, Guo-Yuan Yang: Micro-computed tomography for hemorrhage disruption of mouse brain vasculature. Translational Stroke Research 2012; 3(1): 174-179. (IF 1.939; Cited by 5)

[11] Peng Miao, Hongyang Lu, Qi Liu, Yao Li, Shanbao Tong: Laser speckle contrast imaging of cerebral blood flow in freely moving animals. Journal of Biomedical Optics 2011; 16(9): 090502. (IF 3.157; Cited by 63)

[12] Minheng Li, Peng Miao, Yisheng Zhu, Shanbao Tong: Functional laser speckle imaging of cerebral blood flow under hypothermia. Journal of Biomedical Optics 2011; 16(8): 086011. (IF 3.157; Cited by 11)

  • Peng Miao, Abhishek Rege, Nan Li, Nitish V. Thakor, Shanbao Tong: High resolution cerebral blood flow imaging by registered laser speckle contrast analysis. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 2010; 57(5):1152-1157. (IF 1.782; Cited by 62)
  • Peng Miao, Nan Li, Nitish V. Thakor, Shanbao Tong: Random process estimator for laser speckle imaging of cerebral blood flow. Optics Express 2010; 18(1):218-236. (IF 3.749; Cited by 37)

[15] Peng Miao, Minheng Li, Nan Li, Abhishek Rege, Yisheng Zhu, Nitish V. Thakor, Shanbao Tong: Detecting Cerebral Arteries and veins: from large to small. Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences 2010; 03(01): 61-67. (IF 1.088; Cited by 5)

[16] Minheng Li, Peng Miao, Jing Yu, Yihong Qiu, Yisheng Zhu, Shanbao Tong: Influences of Hypothermia on the Cortical Blood Supply by Laser Speckle Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 2009; 17(2):128 – 134. (IF 2.417; Cited by 20)

[17] Peng Miao, Minheng Li, H. Fontenelle, A. Bezerianos, Yihong Qiu, Shanbao Tong: Imaging the Cerebral Blood Flow With Enhanced Laser Speckle Contrast Analysis (eLASCA) by Monotonic Point Transformation. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 2009; 56(4):1127-33. (IF 2.154; Cited by 27)