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Assoc Prof Dr.Feng Guo | Bioengineering Technologies | Best Researcher Award 

Associate Professor at Indiana University Bloomington, United States


Dr. Feng Guo is an accomplished Associate Professor at Indiana University, with significant contributions to the fields of molecular neuroscience, cancer research, and nanotechnology. His groundbreaking work with acoustic tweezers has garnered international recognition, leading to numerous awards including the NIH Director’s New Innovator Award and the Young Innovator Award by the Journal of “Nano Research”. Dr. Guo’s academic journey began with a B.S. in Physics from Wuhan University, followed by a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. He has held notable positions at Stanford University and various research assistant roles, culminating in his current tenure at Indiana University where he continues to push the boundaries of scientific innovation.

Professional Profile:


Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics (2011-2015), The Pennsylvania State University

  • Thesis: Acoustic Tweezers: Manipulating Micro-objects with the Power of Sound
  • Advisor: Tony Jun Huang, Duke University

B.S. in Physics (2003-2007), Wuhan University, China

🏢 Professional Experience:

Dr. Feng Guo has a distinguished career in academia and research. Since 2023, he has been an Affiliate Member of the Gill Center for Molecular Neurosciences at Indiana University, complementing his role as an Affiliate Member of the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, a position he has held since 2020. He has been an Associated Member of the Simon Cancer Center at the Indiana University School of Medicine since 2018. Dr. Guo joined Indiana University in 2017 as an Assistant Professor in the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering and was later promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. Prior to his tenure at Indiana University, he was a Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Medicine, Stanford University, from 2016 to 2017. His early research roles include serving as a Research Assistant at the College of Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University (2011-2015), the School of Physics and Technology, Wuhan University, China (2010-2011), and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (2008-2009).

Honors & Awards:

2023: Young Innovator Award, Journal of “Nano Research”, Springer

2022: Early Career Award, The Pennsylvania State University

2021: Emerging Investigator, Journal of “Nanoscale”, Royal Society of Chemistry

2021: Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, Indiana University

2020: Luddy Faculty Fellow, Indiana University

2020: NIH Director’s New Innovator Award, National Institutes of Health

2019: GLUE Award, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

2017: Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship, School of Medicine, Stanford University

2016: Thomas and June Beaver Award, The Pennsylvania State University

2012: NSF CMMI Conference Fellowship, National Science Foundation

2006: The People Scholarship, Wuhan University, China

Panels & Services

NIH Panels: ETTN (2022); ZDA1 (2022 spring, 2022 fall); MCST (2023)

NSF Panels: CCSS (2018); CASIS (2021); BMMB (2023)

Others: Swedish Research Council (2020); Alzheimer’s Association (2021); Austrian Science Council (2022)

Research Interests

Acoustic tweezers and their applications in manipulating micro-objects

Nanotechnology and its biomedical applications

Molecular neuroscience and cancer research

Development of innovative methodologies for cell and tissue manipulation

Top Noted Publication:

Microneedle Patch-Mediated Treatment of Bacterial Biofilms

  • Authors: J Xu, R Danehy, H Cai, Z Ao, M Pu, A Nusawardhana, D Rowe-Magnus, and others
  • Journal: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2019

Droplet Electric Separator Microfluidic Device for Cell Sorting

  • Authors: F Guo, XH Ji, K Liu, RX He, LB Zhao, ZX Guo, W Liu, SS Guo, XZ Zhao
  • Journal: Applied Physics Letters, 2010

One-stop Microfluidic Assembly of Human Brain Organoids to Model Prenatal Cannabis Exposure

  • Authors: Z Ao, H Cai, DJ Havert, Z Wu, Z Gong, JM Beggs, K Mackie, F Guo
  • Journal: Analytical Chemistry, 2020

High-Throughput Acoustofluidic Fabrication of Tumor Spheroids

  • Authors: B Chen, Y Wu, Z Ao, H Cai, A Nunez, Y Liu, J Foley, KP Nephew, X Lu, and others
  • Journal: Lab on a Chip, 2019

Autoq: Automated Kernel-Wise Neural Network Quantization

  • Authors: Q Lou, F Guo, L Liu, M Kim, L Jiang
  • Journal: arXiv preprint, 2019



Feng Guo | Bioengineering Technologies | Best Researcher Award

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