Dr Chao Wang is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and Digital Arts at University of Kent, where he first joined as a Lecturer in 2013. From 2011 to 2012, he was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in the Photonics Laboratory, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA. He received his B.Eng degree in Opto-electrical Engineering from Tianjin University, China, in 2002, M.Sc degree in Optics from Nankai University, China, in 2005, and Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2011.
Dr Wang's 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. His research activities have been well funded by EU Marie-Curie Actions, the Royal Society of UK, the University of Kent, and Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed journal publications and international conference papers (including five invited papers and three Best Student Paper Awards). For a complete list of his publications, please visit this page. The total citations of his work are over1520 and h-index is 22. His research 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 received several prestigious international and national awards, including SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering (2008), Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2009) , IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2009), IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship (2010), Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2011), and Marie-Curie Career Integration Grant (2014). He also received the Best Paper Awards from APMP 2009 and MWP 2010.
He is a member of IEEE, the IEEE-PS, the IEEE-MTTS, and OSA, and a Fellow of Higher Education Academy. He also serves as a regular reviewer of many leading photonics journals of OSA, IEEE, Nature, AIP, IET, SPIE, Elsevier and Wiley. He has served as the Co-organizer and Chair of Mini-Symposium on Microwave Photonics in PIERS 2014, and the Symposium Co-chair in CLEO-PR/OECC/PGC 2017, and Technical Programme Sub-committeee co-chair of CLEO-PR 2018. He also served as the Guest Editor of a Special Session on Microwave Photonics in SPIE Optical Engineering, and the Guest Editor of a Specital Issue on Microwave Photonics in MDPI Photonics.
In the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, Dr Wang is the Programme Chair of MSc Advanced Communications Engineering (RF Technology and Telecommunications) and MSc Advanced Communications Engineering (Wireless Systems and Networks).
Dr Chao Wang's 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, biophotonics and fiber optics, for industrial, communications, biomedical, and defense applications.
His research activities have been funded by the EU Marie-Curie Actions, the Royal Society of UK, University of Kent, and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada. His current funded research projects include:
More information about Dr Wang's research can be found here.
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