Chia-Wei Sun was born in Taiwan, R.O.C., in 1975. He received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1997, and the M.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 1999. He received the Ph.D. degree in Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, in 2003.

From 2003 to 2008, he worked at the Medical Electronics and Device Technology Center, Industrial Technology Research Institute, on clinical applications of biomedical optical imaging. In 2005 summer, he joined the Computational Optics Group at University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan, as a Visit Scientific Scholar. From 2008-2012, he was an Assistant Research Fellow with the Biophotonics Interdisciplinary Research Center, National Yang-Ming University. Besides, he served as Vice Director of Incubation Center, National Yang-Ming University from 2010 to 2012.

He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Photonics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. Dr. Sun’s laboratory, named Biomedical Optical Imaging Lab, developed near-infrared spectroscopic systems, time-domain diffuse optical topography system, functional optical coherence tomography and optical signal detection with physiological intervention methods. The clinical applications include neuroscience, oral medicine, cardiovascular disease diagnosis and cancer diagnosis. In the near future, he will still work for biomedical optical imaging techniques and their clinical applications. The potential contributions will be expected in the translational biophotonics field. Translational biophotonics is a discipline within biomedical and biophotonics research that aims to improve the health of individuals and the community by translating findings into diagnositic tools and medicines.

Chia-Wei Sun was contributed to more than 70 peer-reviewed journal papers. His current research foci are intelligent biomedical optics, diffuse optical tomography (DOT), near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), functional optical coherence tomography (fOCT), neurophotonics, wearable optical devices and clinical/home-care applications based on biomedical optical imaging techniques.