Washington University in St Louis

The Preston M. Green Department of
Electrical & Systems Engineering

We build novel imaging technologies

SPRAIPAINT concept art

The Lew Lab leverages innovations in applied physics, electrical engineering, computational algorithms, and chemistry to create optical imaging systems with unprecedented performance. We partner with scientists and engineers across all disciplines to develop technologies to solve unmet needs in science, medicine, and society.

Creating impactful technology is our passion

Comparing conventional microscopy with super-resolved nanoscopy

One of our goals is to develop advanced nanoscopes (microscopes with nanometer resolution) that can visualize the activity of molecular machines inside and between living cells. These tools would allow researchers to observe a variety of processes involved in health and disease: viruses invading cells, cells packaging biomolecular cargo to communicate with other cells, and much more. The nanoscopes we build enable us to see activities in the molecular world within living cells that could never be seen before.

The Lew Lab is a team of inventors, thinkers, and problem solvers working at the intersection of science and technology. Meet the members of this team. Excited about joining our team?

Lab news

Matt has received a five-year, $500,000 CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation for the project entitled "CAREER: Nanoscale sensing and imaging using computational single-molecule nanoscopy." Congratulations, team! [WashU Engineering News, The Source - Washington University]

Dr. Jin Lu joined the Lew Lab. Welcome Jin!
Jin Lu

Our joint project "Single-Molecule, Super-Resolution Imaging of Reaction Sites in Mesoscale Semiconductor Photocatalysts" with Prof. Bryce Sadtler in the Department of Chemistry has been funded by the WashU International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES)!