Baoliang is a PhD student in mechanical engineering whose research focuses on developing novel label-free microscopy techniques for biological imaging and material inspection. He recently developed a polarization interference microscopy called Quantitative Polarization Interference Microscopy (QPIM). This novel optical imaging technique realized single-shot quantitative polarization imaging, which can capture and analyze the high-speed dynamics happened in anisotropic samples. With QPIM, he can record the transient retardance of the changing dynamics occurring in a liquid crystal device. He used MATLAB to build a comprehensive polarization parameter retrieval algorithm for QPIM that allows the processing and analyzing of the recorded images. Baoliang earned a BS in information engineering (optoelectronics)from Zhejiang University, China and an SM in mechanical engineering from MIT.