Dayong Jin

Chair Professor

Fellow of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

Background Information: 

Professor Dayong Jin obtained his PhD from Macquarie University in 2007, mentored by Professor James Austin Piper. At Macquarie, he was promoted to Lecturer in 2010, Senior Lecturer in 2013, Associate Professor in 2014, and Professor in 2015. He joined UTS in 2015 and was promoted to Distinguished Professor in 2017. He established the Australian Industry Transformation Research Hub (ARC IDEAL Hub), and the UTS Institute for Biomedical Materials & Devices (IBMD), to transform advances in phonics and materials into disruptive biotechnologies. 

He is a Fellow of Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, and an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher. He has won the Australian Museum Eureka Prize (2015), the Australian Academy of Science engineering science medal (2017), the Australian Prime Minister Prize for Science – Physical Scientist of the Year 2017, UTS Chancellor Medal for Research Excellence (2021), and The Best lnvention Award at the Australian Research Commercialisation Awards (2022).

Research Field:

Prof Jin’s research has been in the physical, biomedical engineering and interdisciplinary sciences, with expertise in optics engineering, automation devices, luminescent materials, microscopy imaging, and analytical chemistry, to enable single molecule detection, super-resolution imaging, high-throughput spatial proteomics imaging, organelle functional imaging, and diagnostic pathology. 

Educational Background:

2003-2007:PhD (Biophotonics), Macquarie University

1998-2002: Bachelor (Physics Education), Liaoning Normal University  

Work Experience:

202401-present: Chair Professor (joint appointment), Eastern Institute of Technology, Ningbo 

201901-202312: Chair Professor (joint appointment), Southern University of Science and Technology 

201907-present: Distinguished Professor (joint appointment), University of Technology Sydney

201702-201907: Distinguished Professor, University of Technology Sydney

201505-201701: Professor, University of Technology Sydney

201403-201504: Associate Professor, Macquarie University 

201307-201402: Senior Lecturer, ARC Future Fellow, Macquarie University 

201007-201306: Lecturer, ARC APD Fellow, Macquarie University 

200707-201006: Postdoctoral fellow, Macquarie University 

Academic Part-time Jobs (Partial):

2021.07-present: Associate Editor, eLight

2019.10-present: Editorial Board Member, Science China Materials

2019.05-present: Member of the Biomedical Branch of China Rare Earth Society

2019.01-present: Associate Editor, Opto-Electronic Advances

2019.01-present: Editorial Board Member, Journal of Rare Earths

2018.06-present: Associate Editor, Cytometry A

2017.04-present: Associate Editor, Light: Science & Applications

Awards and Honors:

2024: Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering

2023: Distinguished Fellow of International Engineering and Technology Institute

2021: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering

2021: Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship

2019: Fellow of China Optical Engineering Society

2017: Australian Prime Minister's Prize for Science – Physical Scientist of the Year 2017

2017: Australian Academy of Science John Booker Medal for Engineering Sciences

2015: Australian Museum Eureka Prize for interdisciplinary research

Representative Works:

General Information

Prof Jin has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers in esteemed SCI-indexed journals, including Nature, Nature Methods, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Photonics, and Nature Communications. He is a Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, one of the world’s top 0.1% influential researchers across multiple fields. In total, his work has garnered more than 18000 citations, with an impressive H-index of 62. 

Google Scholar:

10 Representative Works (* refers to the corresponding author)

[1] Yujia Liu , Yiqing Lu , Xusan Yang , Xianlin Zheng , Shihui Wen , Fan Wang , Xavier Vidal , Jiangbo Zhao , Deming Liu , Zhiguang Zhou , Chenshuo Ma , Jiajia Zhou , James A. Piper , Peng Xi*, Dayong Jin*. Amplified stimulated emission in upconversion nanoparticles for super-resolution nanoscopy, Nature, 2017, 543, 229-233.

[2] Jiajia Zhou*, Alexey I. Chizhik*, Steven Chu*, Dayong Jin*, Single-particle spectroscopy for functional nanomaterials, Nature, 2020, 579, 41-50.

[3] Jian Chen, Yanyan Liu, Feixiang Chen, Mengnan Guo, Jiajia Zhou, Pengfei Fu, Xin Zhang, Xueli Wang, He Wang, Wei Hua, Jinquan Chen, Jin Hu, Ying Mao*, Dayong Jin*, Wenbo Bu*, Nature Communications, 2024, 15, 405.

[4] Chao Mi*, Xun Zhang, Chengyu Yang, Jianqun Wu, Xinxin Chen, Chenguang Ma, Sitong Wu, Zhichao Yang, Pengzhen Qiao, Yang Liu, Weijie Wu, Zhiyong Guo, Jiayan Liao, Jiajia Zhou, Ming Guan, Chao Liang*, Chao Liu*, Dayong Jin*, Bone disease imaging through the near-infrared-II window, Nature Communications, 2023, 14, 6287.

[5] Qianqian Su*, Han-Lin Wei, Yachong Liu, Chaohao Chen, Ming Guan, Shuai Wang, Yan Su, Haifang Wang, Zhigang Chen, Dayong Jin*, Six-photon upconverted excitation energy lock-in for ultraviolet-C enhancement, Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 4367.

[6] Yongtao Liu, Zhiguang Zhou, Fan Wang*, Günter Kewes, Shihui Wen, Sven Burger, Majid Ebrahimi Wakiani, Peng Xi, Jiong Yang, Xusan Yang, Oliver Benson*, Dayong Jin*, Axial localization and tracking of self-interference nanoparticles by lateral point spread functions, Nature Communications, 2021, 12, 2019.

[7] Xuchen Shan, Fan Wang*, Dejiang Wang, Shihui Wen, Chaohao Chen, Xiangjun Di, Peng Nie, Jiayan Liao, Yongtao Liu, Lei Ding, Peter J Reece*, Dayong Jin*, Optical tweezers beyond refractive index mismatch using highly doped upconversion nanoparticles, Nature nanotechnology, 2021, 16 (5), 531-537.

[8] Shihui Wen, Yongtao Liu, Fan Wang, Gungun Lin, Jiajia Zhou, Bingyang Shi, Yung Doug Suh, Dayong Jin*, Nanorods with multidimensional optical information beyond the diffraction limit, Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 6047.

[9] Karl Zhanghao*, Wenhui Liu, Meiqi Li, Zihan Wu, Xiao Wang, Xingye Chen, Chunyan Shan, Haoqian Wang, Xiaowei Chen, Qionghai Dai, Peng Xi*, Dayong Jin*, High-dimensional super-resolution imaging reveals heterogeneity and dynamics of subcellular lipid membranes, Nature Communications, 2020, 11, 5890.

[10] Shihui Wen; Jiajia Zhou; P. James Schuck*; Yung Doug Suh*; Timothy W. Schmidt*; Dayong Jin*, Future and challenges for hybrid upconversion nanosystems, Nature Photonics, 2019, 12, 828-838.