Dr Yong Hu

Research Associate


2017-now Postdoctoral research assistant – Applied Optics Group, University of Kent
2010-2011 Technical Adviser and Engineer – Schoelly Feberoptic GMBH


2013-2017 PhD in Multi Photon Microscopy & Phase Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography – University of Kent, UK
2011-2012 MSc Hons in Laser Technology – The University of Manchester, UK
2006-2010 BSc Hons in Applied Physics – Heilongjiang Province University, China

PhD Project

Yong researched for his PhD on multi-photon microscopy and photothermal imaging of gold nano-particles using phase sensitive OCT at the University of Kent under the supervision of Dr. George Dobre as part of the Applied Optics Group (AOG).
PhD Thesis: “Phase-sensitive optical coherence tomography for dynamic photothermal detection and imaging of gold nano-rods in scattering media and biological tissue”.

Postdoctoral Project

Yong is currently working as a postdoctoral research assistant in AOG on “adding OCT to fundus camera” with Prof. Adrian Podoleanu. This is a project to build up a combined imaging device capable of both the OCT function and the fundus camera function. In a united assembly, the two functional apparatuses share the same optical system but use independent signal detecting units, with each apparatus operating in the optimized parameters.


Hu, Y. et.al. (2018). Phase sensitive optical coherence microscopy for photothermal imaging of gold nanorods. In: 2nd Canterbury Conference on OCT with Emphasis on Broadband Optical Sources. SPIE, 10591. Available at: http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.2285816
Hu, Y. et.al. (2017). Performance comparison of spectrometer based and swept source based phase sensitive optical coherence tomography. In: Optical Coherence Imaging Techniques and Imaging in Scattering Media II. SPIE, 10416. Available at: http://spie.org/Publications/Proceedings/Paper/10.1117/12.2279879