News prior to 2013

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2012

2011

  • (December 2011) Dr. Wang's work on Jammed-array wideband sawtooth (JAWS) filter has been featured in LaserFocusWorld: "FABRY-PEROT ETALONS: JAWS filter generates sawtooth spectrum." link

  • (October 2011) Dr. Wang went back to the Univerity of Ottawa to attend the 2011 Convocation Ceremony held at National Art Centre, Ottawa, Canada.

  • Chao Wang's Convocation Ceremony

  • (October 2011) Dr. Wang attended 2011 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP) held on October 18-21 at Singapore, where he made an oral presentation on his recent original work on photonic microwave filter design using a fiber Bragg grating device. During his stay in Singapore, he also visited Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore and Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).

  • Chao Wang attending MWP2011

  • (April 2011) Dr. Wang received a Dean's Scholarship from the University of Ottawa ($4,000).

  • (February 2011) Dr. Wang moved from Ottawa to Los Angeles to join the Photonics Laboratory directed by Prof. Bahram Jalali at UCLA as an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow.

  • (January 2011) Dr. Wang gave an invited talk entitled "Photonic generation and processing of microwave arbitrary waveforms using advanced fiber Bragg gratings" in IEEE Ottawa MTT/AP/EMC Joint Chapter Technical Seminar. link

2010

  • (December 2010) Chao Wang successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Photonic generation and processing of microwave arbitrary waveforms based on advanced fiber Bragg gratings" on 15 December 2010. His thesis was nominated by the defense committee for best thesis award. His thesis can be viewed here.

  • Chao Wang defended his PhD thesis

  • (November 2010) Chao Wang gave two invited talks entitled "Microwave photonic applications of fiber Bragg gratings: photonic generation and processing of arbitrary microwave waveforms" in Optics and Quantum Electronics group at MIT, and in Photonics Laboratory at UCLA.

  • (October 2010) Chao Wang attended the 2010 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (MWP), held on Oct. 5-9, 2010 in Montreal, Canada. He was one of the six invited speakers in a workshop on Photonic Radio-Frequency Arbitrary Waveform Generation at the conference. His slides can be viewed here. He also gave an oral presentation on his recent work on ultrashort optical pulse characterization, which earned him the Best Student Paper Award at the conference.

  • Chao Wang receiving Best Student Paper Award from MWP2011

  • (June 2010) Chao Wang received a CIPI-S (Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations) Graduate Travel Award to support his participation in 2010 OSA Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass Waveguides (BGPP) Topical Meeting, held on June 21-24, 2010 in Karlsruhe, Germany, where he made an oral presentation on his recent original work on ultrafast fiber grating sensor interrogation.

  • (April 2010) Chao Wang was recently selected by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society(MTT-S) Education Committee to receive a prestigious 2010  MTT-S Graduate Fellowship Award ($6,000). Every year, up to eight fellowships from around the world will be awarded. He also receives a complimentary registration and travel reimbursement to accept his fellowship at the IEEE/MTT-S 2010 International Microwave Symposium, which will be held on 23-28 May 2010 in Anaheim, California, USA.

  •  Chao Wang receiving Graduate Fellowship from IEEE MTT Society

  • (March 2010) Chao Wang was recently awarded an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship. The NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) Program provides support to a core of the most promising researchers at a pivotal time in their careers. The fellowship supports his postdoctoral research in photonics worldwide for two years.

  • (February 2010) Chao Wang receives a second-prize poster presentation award at the annually Research Day Poster Competition organized by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa.

2009

  • (September 2009) Chao Wang wins the "2009 IEEE Photonics Society Ottawa Chapter Annual Student Paper Competition Prize" for his paper "Simultaneous optical spectral shaping and wavelength-to-time mapping for photonic microwave arbitrary waveform generation" published at  IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, June 2009.

  • (August 2009) Chao Wang joined Optical Society of America (OSA) as a graduate student member.

  • (July 2009) Chao Wang has recently been selected by the IEEE Photonics Society Membership Committee to receive a prestigious 2009 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship ($5,000). Every year, up to twelve fellowships from around the world will be awarded. He also receives an IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Travel Grant ($2,500) to accept his Fellowship at the 2009 IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting, held on 4 - 8 October 2009 in Belek-Antalya, Turkey.

    Chao Wang receiving Graduate Fellowship from IEEE Photonics Society

  • (May 2009) Chao Wang was awarded an University of Ottawa National Excellence Scholarship.

  • (May 2009) Chao Wang was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), at the value of $50,000 per year for a maximum of three years, is the most important, prestigious and sought-after scholarships for doctoral students. A total of 166 scholarships were awarded in 2009. These scholarships are awarded to the world’s leading doctoral students hailing from across Canada and abroad. Chao Wang is one of the three Chinese recipients and one of the five award recipients in the University of Ottawa. See uOttawa news, and Gazette news.

  • Chao Wang with other Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship Winners from the University of Ottawa

  • (May 2009) Chao Wang receives a national scholarship ($5,000) from the China Scholarship Council. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding self-financed students studying abroad. The scholarship reception ceremony was held 23 May 2008 at Chinese Embassy in Canada. See Chinese News.

    Chao Wang receiving Chinese government award

  • (May 2009) Chao Wang gave an invited talk entitled "Microwave and millimeter-wave arbitrary waveform generation and processing using fiber-optics-based techniques," in the Institute of Modern Optics at Nankai University, Tianjin, China.

  • (April 2009) Chao Wang received a student travel grant from the University of Ottawa to attend the 2009 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference, held on 22-24 April 2009 in Beijing, China. He presented two papers at the conference and received the Best Student Paper Award.

    Chao Wang receiving Best Student Paper Award from APMP2009

2008

  • (November 2008) Chao Wang received a student travel grant from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) to present an invited paper on photonic microwave arbitrary waveform generation  at the 2008 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting, held on November 9-13, 2008 in Newport Beach, CA, USA.

  • (May 2008) Chao Wang was awarded an University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship.

  • (April 2008) Chao Wang, as an international student, was awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). The OGS scholarship is valued at $15,000 per year. Each year, only 60 international students, out of total 2000 recipients, are granted this scholarship.

  • (April 2008) Chao Wang was selected by the SPIE Board of Directors and the Scholarship Committee to receive an SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering ($2500). As one of the recipients of the 2008 SPIE Scholarships, the organization recognizes Mr. Wang as a future leader of photonics in Canada, and in the World in general. See News Release.

  • (January 2008) Chao Wang joined the IEEE, IEEE Photonics Society and IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society as a graduate student member.

2007

  • (December 2007) Chao Wang successfully passed the comprehensive examination for his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

  • (April 2007) Chao Wang joined the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) as a graduate student member.

2006