Chao Wang, PhD
Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Electronic Systems
School of Engineering and Digital Arts
University of Kent
Dr Chao Wang is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts (EDA), University of Kent, UK, where he joined first as a Lecturer in February 2013. From 2011 to 2012, he was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Photonics Lab, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He received a B.Eng degree in Opto-electrical Engineering from Tianjin University, China, in 2002, a M.Sc degree in Optics from Nankai University, China, in 2005, and a Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2011.
His research interests lie in inter-disciplinary areas that study the interaction between Photonics and other traditional or state-of-the-art technologies in different fields, such as microwave photonics, optical communications, and biophotonics, for widespread industrial, communications, biomedical, and defense applications. For more information about his research work, please go the Research page. His research activities have been funded by EU Marie-Curie Actions, the Royal Society, University of Kent, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. A list of his grants and funded projects can be viewed here.
He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal publications and international conference papers (including several invited papers). The total citations of his work are over 1500 and h-index is 22 (Google Scholar). His work has been highlighted in major academic media, such as Nature Photonics, Nature Biotechnology, Time Magazine, Scientific American, Optics & Photonics News and Laser Focus World.
He has been granted several prestigious international and regional awards, including SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering (2008), Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2009), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2009), IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2009), IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship (2010), Best Paper Award at IEEE MWP 2010, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011), and EU Marie-Curie Career Integration Grant Award (2014).
He is a member of IEEE, the IEEE-PS, the IEEE-MTTS, OSA and SPIE. He also serves as an active reviewer of many leading photonics journals of Nature, OSA, IEEE, IET, SPIE, Elsevier and Wiley. He serves as a TPC member for many international photonics conferences, such as OECC, Photonics West, ACP, Photonics Asia, and PIERS. He served as the Co-organizer and Chair of Mini-Symposium on Microwave Photonics in PIERS 2014, the Symposium Co-Chair of CLEO-PR 2017, and as the Guest Editor of Special Session on Microwave Photonics in SPIE Optical Engineering in 2015.
Dr Wang's short CV can be viewed from this page.