Track 5

Alphabetial Order by Surname

Asst. Prof. Yu-Cheng Chen

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Dr. Yu-Cheng Chen received M.S in Optoelectronics from National Taiwan University in 2012. From 2012-2015, he worked as a research associate at the Molecular Imaging Center at NTU Hospital, Taipei. He then received a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2017 and became the first student to accomplish PhD degree within two years in the school history. Later he joined Nanyang Technological University, Singapore upon receiving the prestigious Nanyang Assistant Professorship Award in 2018, being as one of the youngest faculty in the college. His research focused mainly on the development of novel bio-lasers, from molecular, cellular, to tissue level for next generation biomedical applications. Since 2012 he has already published more than 60 top journals and proceedings, including Nature Biomedical Engineering, ACS Nano, Advanced Science, Optica. His research was reported by more than 200 media and news worldwide, including "Nature Reviews", “The New Scientists”, “RSC-Chemistry World”, “Daily Mail”, “BioOptics World”, “Phys.Org.”, etc. Being as the pioneer in the field of Biolasers, he has achieved several breakthroughs, including several types of biolasers at the tissue level, which pointed out future direction using lasing emission for on-chip disease diagnosis and cancer detection. He invented the first laser-emission microscopy, a novel imaging modality that can be widely applied to bio-devices, cancer immunodiagnostics, and neuro-analysis. These breakthroughs represent a critical milestone to implement biolasers in biomedical imaging, which opens a door to a plethora of applications in translation research of laser-emission microscopy, precision medicine and fundamental biology. Currently, he is a Nanyang Assistant Professor at NTU in Singapore. He is affiliated with EEE/SCBE.


Assoc. Prof. Yu Luo

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Biography: Dr Yu Luo is an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He received his Ph.D in Physics from Imperial College London in 2012 and joined NTU as an assistant professor in 2015, where he was promoted to an associate professor in 2021. Prof. Luo’s research interests focus on the design of metamaterials and plasmonics from fundamental aspects to various practical applications. His recent work has results in a number of high-impact journal publications in Science, Nature Physics, PNAS and PRL and has been highlighted by many scientific magazines and public media, including Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Physics World,, BBC News, Guardian, etc.


Asst. Prof. Qinghua Song

Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, China

Biography: Qinghua Song is an assistant professor in Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Tsinghua University since 2021. He received his B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Xi’an Jiaotong University and Université Paris-Est in 2013 and 2017, respectively. Later he worked as a postdoc in Nanyang Technological University in Singapore in 2017 and CNRS-CRHEA, France in 2019. His research interests include metasurfaces, photonic crystals, meta-hologram, etc. Dr. Song has published a number of high-impact papers as first/corresponding author in Science, Science Advances, Nature Communications, Light: Science & Applications, etc.


Prof. Jingjing Zhang

Southeast University, China

Biography: Jingjing Zhang received her Ph.D degree from Zhejiang University, China in 2009. She has been an H. C. Ørsted Postdoctoral Fellow and assistant professor at Technical University of Denmark, Denmark, a Newton International Fellow at King’s College London, UK, and a senior research fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, she is a professor at State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, Southeast University, China. Her research interests include metamaterials, nanoplasmonics, and designer surface plasmons.


Assoc. Prof. Shaonan Zheng

Shanghai University, China

Biography: Shaonan Zheng received the Ph.D. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2019 and received the B.S. degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China in 2014. She worked as a research scientist in Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore from 2019 to 2021, focusing on MIR photonics devices and sensors. She is currently an associate professor at School of Microelectronics, Shanghai University. Her work focuses mainly on micro-nano optoelectronic devices, integrated photonics and mid-infrared photonic devices. She authored and coauthored papers in related research fields published in Nature Communications, Photonics Research, IEEE Photonics Journal, etc. She was selected into the Shanghai Overseas High-level Talent Introduction Program in 2021.


Prof. Qize Zhong

Shanghai University, China

Biography: Qize Zhong received his B.S. and Ph.D degrees from Huazhong University of Science of Technology, Wuhan, China in 2011 and 2016, respectively. He joined as a scientist in Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2015, where he was engaged in the research of optoelectronics devices and systems. In 2017, he joined Institute of Microelectronics (IME), A*star as a scientist, where he was mainly engaged in the development of flat optics and advanced semiconductor processes. He worked as a core member of the AOP team to develop the first 12-inch manufacturing process platform for the mass production of metasurface. This achievement has attracted the attention of top universities in European and American countries, also including several internationally renowned high-tech companies. Since 2021, he has been with School of Microelectronics, Shanghai University as a professor. Dr. Zhong has published over 60 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers in Metasurface, Silicon Photonics and Energy-Harvester fields. Some of these papers were published in Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, and Nano Energy, Nanophotonics, OFC, CLEO etc. Google scholar shows his citations are over 3000 and H-index is 27. Parts of his researching works have been reported by Nature Nanotechnology, Scientific American, Chemical & Engineering, News, Nano Werk as highlights. Now his interests include Wearable Optoelectronics and Photonics Devices (e.g. Silicon Photonics, Flat Lens).