Dr. Chao Wang is currently a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent, United Kingdom. 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 for industrial, communications, biomedical, and defense applications.
Prior to joining Kent, he was a Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellow at UCLA. He was a member of Photonic Laboratory directed by Prof. Bahram Jallai in the Electrical Engineering Department. He has been developing novel optical systems for high-speed and high-resolution spectroscopy and microscopy, high-throughput imaging and manipulation of cells, ultrafast optical signal processing and optical sensing.
He received his B.Eng. degree in Opto-electrical Engineering from Tianjin University (Tianjin, China) in 2002, his M. Sci. degree in Optics from Nankai University (Tianjin, China) in 2005, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada) in 2010. His thesis at the University of Ottawa was on photonic generationa and processing of microwave arbitrary waveforms in the Microwave Photonics Research Laboratory directed by Prof. Jianping Yao. His research area during his PhD study, Microwave Photonics, is an interdisciplinary field that studies the interactions between microwave and lightwaves. His research interests include photonic microwave arbitrary waveform generation and processing, radio-over-fiber and UWB-over-fiber systems, coherent optical pulse shaping, optical signal processing, ultrafast optical sensor interrogation, advanced fiber Bragg gratings and their applications in microwave photonics systems. His PhD thesis can be viewed here. In recognition to his contributions to his field of study, he has been awarded the most prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship in 2009. He has been also granted some other international and regional awards and scholarships, including the 2008 SPIE Scholarship, the 2009 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship, the 2010 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship, the 2009 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, and the 2010 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship.
He has authored or co-authored more than 60 journal publications and conference papers, including three invited papers presented at 2008 IEEE/LEOS Annual Meeting and 2010 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics. He was also awarded the Best Student Paper Awards at 2009 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference and 2010 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics.
He is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Photonics Society, the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, Optical Society of America (OSA), and International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He also serves as an active reviewer of Optics Express, Optics Letters, IEEE Photonics Journal, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Applied Optics, Optics Communications, IET ELectronics Letters, MDPI Sensors, and Optica Applicata.
Chao Wang is originally from Hebei, China. He enjoys playing basketball, tennis and swimming. He likes traveling and photographing. His photo albums can be viewed here. He can be reached via email at email@example.com. His CV is available upon request.
- Dean’s Scholarship of the University of Ottawa (2011).
- Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Postdoctoral Fellowship (2010).
- Best Student Paper Award at the IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics (2010).
- Canadian Institute for Photonic Innovations (CIPI-S) Graduate Travel Award (2010).
- IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) Graduate Fellowship (2010) (8 Fellowships per year world-wide).
- Best Poster Award at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ottawa (2010).
- IEEE Photonics Society (formerly LEOS) Graduate Student Fellowship (2009) (12 Fellowships per year world-wide).
- IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Travel Grant (2009).
- IEEE Photonics Society Ottawa Chapter Annual Best Student Paper Competition Prize (2009).
- Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) (2009) (167 awardees nationwide, valuded $50,000 per year for up to three years).
- University of Ottawa National Excellence Scholarship (2009).
- Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2009).
- Best Student Paper Award at the Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference (2009).
- Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Professional Outreach Award (2009).
- Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2008) (as an international student).
- SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science & Engineering (2008).
- University of Ottawa Excellence Scholarship (2008).
- Nankai University Excellent Graduate Scholarship (2003).
- First Prize of Tianjin University HUAWEI Scholarship (2002).
- First Prize of Tianjin City Science and Technology Scholarship (2001).
- Tianjin University Excellent Student Scholarship (1999).