Professor Huikai Xie is currently a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Florida. He received his master's degree in electro-optics from Tufts University in 1998 and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2002. He also holds BS and MS degrees both in electronic engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology. He was a research faculty at the Institute of Microelectronics atTsinghua University, Beijing, China.
His research is mainly focused on development of innovative optical and acoustic MEMS devices and their applications in various beam steering microsystems and endoscopic imaging modalities. The goal 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. His current research activities include optical MEMS, micromirrors, microactuators, piezoelectric MEMS microspeakers and ultrasonic transducers, biophotonics, optical endomicroscopy, optical coherence tomography (OCT) , photoacoustic microscopy, two-photon microscopy for in vivo brain imaging, micro LiDAR, and microspectrometers.