Dr. Fanghao Hu received his B.S. (2008) in Chemistry from Wuhan University, China, M.S. (2011) from Iowa State University, USA, and Ph.D. (2017) under the supervision of Professor Wei Min from Columbia University, USA. After a postdoctoral training (2017-2019) at Columbia, Dr. Hu joined the Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University as an Associate Professor from 2020. His research interests include the development and application of optical spectroscopy and imaging techniques for the study of cellular activities, mechanisms of drug action and disease diagnostics. Dr. Hu received the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad (2016) and Hammett Award from Columbia Chemistry (2017).