Research Full Professor, started Jul. 2018
Ph.D. Vanderbilt University
Dr. Rong got B.S. in Electronic Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University (Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, China) in 2000, majoring in telecommunication engineering. From 2000 to 2001, he worked as an R&D Engineer in Datang Telecom (Beijing, China) on 3GPP. In 2003, he got M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Indiana, USA) working on space-time delta-sigma A/D conversion and digital signal processing. In 2008, he got PhD in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee, USA) and his research topic was on label-free porous silicon waveguide biosensor for sensitive DNA detection. From 2008 to 2015, he was Assistant Professor in Micro/Nano Electronics Department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Shanghai, China). From 2014 to 2015, he was Visiting Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering department of Stanford University (Stanford, California, USA). From 2015 to 2018, he was working in Grace Shine Inc. (Santa Clara, California, USA) on isothermal nucleic acid amplification tests on microfluidics. In 2017, he worked as a Project Manager on technology transfer in Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China) for six months. In July 2018, he joined CenBRAIN of Westlake University (Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China) as Research Full Professor.
Dr. Rong participates in essentially all aspects of CenBRAIN’s research activities. He is particularly interested in biosensors, microfluidics, lab on chip, organ on chip, and their related wearable and implantable biomedical devices. He is also looking into energy solutions for wearable and implantable biodevices and the artificial intelligence techniques to make efficient use of these novel nanoscale sensor arrays. Beginning in January 2020, Dr. Rong has been actively leading research on detection of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 with novel biosensors and biochips, and their rapid, high throughput, and automatic detection system for screening and surveillance of COVID-19 to control its spread. The research has been funded by Tencent Foundation, Westlake University, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang provincial government and Hangzhou municipal. Based on his rich project experiences, Dr. Rong is also proactive in technology transfer and commercialization, with the goal of putting technology achievements into practice, for the benefits of human health and social economy.
 G. Rong, S. Bian, M. Sawan, "Porous Silicon Based Biosensors: Technology, Devices, and Applications", in Handbook of Biochips, Springer, 2021.
 G. Rong, S. Bian, X. Liu, Y. Su, and M. Sawan, "A Label-free Optical Biosensor for Onsite COVID-19 Detection", IEEE EMBC 2020, Montreal, Canada, July 2020.
 G. Rong, A. Mendez, E. B. Assi, B. Zhao, M. Sawan, "Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Review and Prediction Case Studies", Engineering（中国工程院院刊）, vol. 6, pp. 291-301, Jan. 2020.