Dr. Wei Min


Dr. Wei Min graduated from Peking University, China, with a Bachelor's degree in 2003. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2008 studying single-molecule biophysics with Prof. Sunney Xie. After continuing his postdoctoral work in Xie group, Dr. Min joined the faculty of Department of Chemistry at Columbia University in 2010, and has been a tenured full Professor since 2017. Dr. Min's current research interests focus on developing novel optical spectroscopy and microscopy technology to address biomedical problems. Dr. Min's contribution has been recognized by a number of honors, including:

  • Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award (2019)
  • Analyst Emerging Investigator Lectureship (2018)
  • ACS Early Career Award in Experimental Physical Chemistry (2017)
  • Coblentz Award in Molecular Spectroscopy (2017)
  • Buck-Whitney Award of American Chemical Society (2015)
  • Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2015)
  • George Fraenkel Fund Award (2014)
  • Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (2013)
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) Director's New Innovator Award (2012)
  • Young Investigator in Analytical and Bioanalytical Science (2012)
  • Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists of the New York Academy of Sciences, Faculty Finalist (2012)
  • Research Initiatives for Science and Engineering (RISE) Award of Columbia University (2012)
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