Cheng Ping Chin
Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
Department of Electrical Engineering
Professor Cheng Ping-Chun, from the State University of New York at Buffalo, will be with us for the next two months until July.
May 2012 – July 2011
Office: T-Lab Level 5, 05-03-15
Confocal Microscopy, biomedical imaging, x-ray microscopy, microtomography and lithography
AREAS OF STUDY
• Type-II superconductivity
• Equilibrium phase transitions in model systems
• Soft matter and statistical mechanics of time-dependent phenomena
• Computational physics
ABOUT PROF CHENG
Prof Cheng obtained his PhD in anatomy the University of Illinois at Medical Centre where he began his research career using x-ray microscopy. He went on to hold Assistant Professor positions at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo within several departments, including the Department of Anatomical Sciences, the Department of Biological Sciences and finally the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering where he went on to become Professor.
During his career Prof Cheng has taken several sabbatical posts at the Center for Nano-photonics at Swinburne University of Technology, Australia and the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. He has also held the position of Professor at the NUS departments of Diagnostic Radiology, Bioengineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering and also the Department of Biological Sciences. After his stay in Singapore, Prof Cheng returned to SUNY, where he now resides, to continue his service as Professor the Department of Electrical Engineering.
ABOUT PROF CHENG’S RESEARCH
Prof Cheng has published well over 200 papers in noted journals where he has advanced the fields of plant biology and microscopy, using advanced methods such as parallel beam optical tomography. Recent studies have focused on maize anthesis, referring to the time during which the developing maize anthers become fully open and functional. Using techniques such as cryo-electron microscopy Prof Cheng has investigated how water transport contributes to this process.