Biophotonics & Microsystems Laboratory


The Biophotonics & Microsystems Laboratory (BML) was established by Dr. Huikai Xie in 2003. BML is associated with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and is part of the Interdisciplinary Microsystems Group at the University of Florida. Our mission is to develop enabling micro/nanofabrication technology and build innovative integrated microsystems with improved performance, functionality and affordability for medical, industrial, space and consumer electronics applications. 
  • Welcome Prof. Fengtian Han from Tsinghua University to join BML as a visiting professor
  • Welcome Prof. Haoying Wang from Ocean University of China to join BML as a visiting professor
  • Welcome Liang Zhou from Stevens Institute of Technology to join BML as a PhD student
  • Welcome Kristine Gao and Brandon Kramer to join BML as high-school summer interns
  • Welcome Joseph Lampe from University of Minnesota to join BML as a summer intern
  • Congratulations to Victor Tseng! Victor earned his PhD degree in May 2015!
  • Welcome Quentin Tanguy from France to join BML as a dual-degree PhD student
  • Our brain imaging project received funding from NSF Biophotonics
  • Our brain imaging project received funding from UF DSR
  • Our microLiDAR project received funding from NSF Robotics
  • Our OCT endoscopy project received funding from France
  • Our MEMS scanning mirror project received funding from HRL
  • Our group had 4 papers accepted at IEEE Transducers 2015, all oral presentations! Congratulations to Xiaoyang, Wei, and Victor!
  • Xiaoyang’s paper on MEMS XZ dual axis scanner accepted for an Oral Presentation at the IEEE MEMS 2016, Nov. 2015.

Lab affiliated company WiOptix has been selected as one of the final four startups in the first annual Cade Prize for Innovation!
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NEW: "Tiny Endoscopes" at UF news                     


A full circumferential scanning micromirror (.wmv format)

3-D OCT scan of a finger (.mov or .avi)

Major research thrusts:

Optical MEMS

3mm×3mm Electrothermally Actuated Mirror


Large vertical displacement micromirror


2×2 micromirror array

4×4 micromirror array


Biomedical Imaging




Integrated Microsystems

MEMS Inductor



Integrated Accelerometer


Integrated CNT growth




















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Biophotonics & Microsystems Lab, 136 Larsen Hall, PO Box 116200, Gainesville, FL 32611-6200.

Phone : (352) 392-1049         Fax : (352) 846-1416

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