ICCCAS 2024 Invited Speaker

Wei Jiang

Nanjing University, China

Biography: Wei Jiang is a professor of optical engineering at Nanjing University. Prior to working at NJU, he was an associate professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA. His research interests include silicon photonics, photonic crystals, micro/nano-photonics, and their applications in optical interconnects, optical communications, LIDAR, and optical computing. He proposed novel waveguide superlattices and demonstrated high-density low-crosstalk waveguide integration with half-wavelength pitches, which opened the door to half-wavelength pitch optical phased arrays and high-performance solid-state lidars. He also developed the theory of waveguide-superlattice based optical phased arrays, and verified it by experiments. He contributed to the fundamental understanding of silicon electro-optic and thermo-optic devices. In photonic crystal research, he contributed to the fundamental physics of photonic crystal surface transmission, as well as slow light and superprism effects. In 2007, the first high-speed photonic crystal modulator was demonstrated on silicon through his research project. He has served on IEEE Photonics Standards Committee, and as program committee member/topical chairs for many international and domestic conferences (CLEO, Photonics West, ACP, China Metamaterials, etc.). He also served as Chair of IEEE Fiber Attach IC Activity group and Chair of IEEE Princeton and Central Jersey Section (PCJS) Photonics Chapter. Prof. Jiang received the DARPA Young Faculty Award, IEEE Region I Outstanding Teaching Award, Ben Streetman Prize of UT-Austin, among other honors.