Min Gu (顾敏) is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA), the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE), the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP), the Optical Societyof America (FOSA) , the International Society for Optical Engineering (FSPIE), the Institute of Physics (FInstP), and the International Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (FIEEE).
He is a Laureate Fellow of the Australian Research Council. He is a University Distinguished Professor in optoelectronics and Director of the Centre of Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology. He was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor for International Research Collaboration (IRC) at Swinburne in 2009 and is Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research Capacity. He is also the Foundation Director of the Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility. Since 2003, he has been a Node Director of the Australian Research Council for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems. From 2005 - 2010, he was a node leader of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers. Previously, he was the Special Advisor to Swinburne’s former Vice-Chancellor, Dean of Science, Acting Dean and Deputy Dean (Research) of Engineering and a member of the University Council, Academic Board, and Board of Research at Swinburne. 
Gu is a world leading authority in the fields of nanophotonics, nanofabrication, biophotonics and multi-dimensional optical data storage with internationally renowned expertise in three-dimensional optical imaging theory. He is the sole author of two standard reference books, Principles of Three-Dimensional Imaging in Confocal Microscopes (World Scientific, 1996), and Advanced Optical Imaging Theory (Springer-Verlag, 2000). He is also the first author of Femtosecond Biophotonics: Core Techniques and Applications,(Cambridge University Press, 2010). He has over 400 papers in internationally refereed journals including Nature, Nature Photonics and Nature Communications. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of 16 top international journals.
He served as President (2002–2004) and Vice President (2004–2012) of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences. He was Vice President of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) (2005–2011). He was the Chair of the ICO Prize Committee and member of the ICO Galileo Galilei Award Committee and served on the Young Scientist Prize Committee in Optics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America (Executive committee, the finance committee, Chair of the International Council, Chair of the Working Group on Asia).
He was awarded the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship (Ministry of Education, China, 2007), the World Class University Professorship (Ministry of Education Ministry of Education, South Korea, 2009), the Thousand Talents Award (Ministry of Education, China, 2009), Einstein Professorship (Chinese Academy of Science, 2010), Laureate Fellowship (Australian Research Council, 2010), and the W. H. Steel Prize (Australian Optical Society, 2011). He was a Finalist of the Australian Innovation Competition (2013) and a recipient of the Ian Wark Medal and Lecture of the Australian Academy of Science (2014). 
- "Prof. Min Gu". Swinburne University of Technology. Archived from the original on 2008-08-03. Retrieved 2008-10-30.[dead link]
- Principles of Three-Dimensional Imaging in Confocal Microscopes. World Scientific. July 1996. ISBN 981-02-2550-4. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- Advanced Optical Imaging Theory. Springer-Verlag. 2000. ISBN 978-3-540-66262-4. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- Femtosecond Biophotonics: Core Techniques and Applications. Cambridge University Press. 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-88240-8. Retrieved 2010-03-27.