Guoguang Rong
Research Full Professor

  • 2008 Ph.D Vanderbilt University


  • 2003 M.S Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology


  • 2000 B.S. Northwestern Polytechnical University



Dr. Rong obtained his B.S. degree from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 2000, and M.S. from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (USA) in 2003, and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University (USA) in 2008, all in Electrical Engineering. After getting his Ph.D., Dr. Rong joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University as Assistant Professor. During 2014-2015, Dr. Rong joined Stanford University as Visiting Assistant Professor. Afterwards, he worked in Grace Shine Inc. in Silicon Valley. In 2017, he has joint appointment in Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI) as a senior project manager. In 2018, Dr. Rong joined the Center of Excellence in Biomedical Research on Advanced Integrated-on-chips Neurotechnologies (CenBRAIN Neurotech) in Westlake University as Research Full Professor.

Research Interests and Projects

Dr. Rong research is on biosensors, nanophotonics, artificial intelligence, and applications in biomedicine, food safety, environment protection and biosafety. Under the current worldwide pandemic, he is particularly interested in fast onsite and efficient detection of SARS-Cov-2 virus. He is leading the implementation of a biosensor featuring high sensitivity, short detection time and low cost. The detection system includes high throughput automatic detection interface for screening of large-scale populations, another version of the device is a portable detector for onsite ad hoc screening, and a third version which consists of a handheld detection system for self-test or home test. The biosensor is a general-purpose platform and has versatile applications in detection of different pathogens. The objective is to push forward ubiquitous, on-site, and rapid detection of microbes that can be harmful to human health, food and environment so that people will not be limited by access to equipment, technologies, clean conditions or skilled personnel. Dr. Rong is exploring technology transfer initiative of CenBRAIN, through Westlake SenVict (, to commercialize biosensor technologies for various applications.

Representative Publications

[1] G.Rong, Y. Zheng, M. Sawan, “Energy Solutions for Wearable Sensors: A Review”, Sensors, 2021, vol. 21, 3806.  

[2]  G. Rong, A. Mendez, E. B. Assi, B. Zhao, M. Sawan, “Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Review and Prediction Case Studies,” Engineering, vol. 6, pp. 291-301, Jan. 2020. 

[3] G. Rong, A. Najmaie, J. E. Sipe, and S.M. Weiss, “Nanoscale porous silicon waveguide for label-free DNA sensing,” Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 23, 1572-1576, 2008. 

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