Academic Profile

Dr. Liang Jie Wong received his BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2008 at UC Berkeley, where he was a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar and a recipient of A*STAR's National Science Scholarship. He then spent a year as Research Officer in the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore. In 2009, he embarked on his postgraduate studies at MIT, earning his MS in 2011 and his PhD in 2013 -- both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science -- on the topic of laser-driven electron acceleration and nonlinear Thomson scattering. He then spent a year as postdoctoral fellow in MIT's Mathematics Department with Prof. Steven G. Johnson, working on all-optical, three-dimensional electron pulse compression.

In 2014, he joined the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology as Scientist and Principal Investigator in the X-ray Photonics Programme, where he developed concepts for compact, high-brightness X-ray sources based on graphene surface plasmon polaritons. In 2019, he joined Nanyang Technological University as Nanyang Assistant Professor, and continues to pursue exciting research at the frontiers of nanomaterials, nonlinear optics and electron waveshaping.
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Asst Prof Wong Liang Jie
Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering

- Nanophotonics
- Quantum materials
- Free electron waveshaping
- Ultrafast optics
- Nonlinear optics
  • Enabling Nanophotonic X-ray Free Electron Lasers Based on Novel Electronpolariton Physics

  • Nanophotonic X-ray Free Electron Lasers and Novel Electron-Polariton Physics

  • Project JITTERBUG
  • L. J. Wong, D. N. Christodoulides, I. Kaminer. (2020). The Complex Charge Paradigm: A New Approach for Designing Electromagnetic Wavepackets. Advanced Science, , 1903377.

  • N. Rivera, L. J. Wong, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić and I. Kaminer. (2019). Light emission based on nanophotonic vacuum forces. Nature Physics, 15, 1284.

  • G. Rosolen, L. J. Wong, N. Rivera, B. Maes, M. Soljačić and I. Kaminer. (2018). Metasurface-based multi-harmonic free electron light source. Light: Science & Applications, 7, 64.

  • L. J. Wong, I. Kaminer, O. Ilic, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić. (2016). Towards graphene plasmon-based free-electron IR to X-ray sources. Nature Photonics, 10, 46-52.

  • I. Kaminer, Y. Katan, H. Buljan, Y. Chen, O. Ilic, J. Lopez, L. J. Wong, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić. (2016). Efficient plasmonic emission by the quantum Čerenkov effect from hot carriers in graphene. Nature Communications, 7, 11880.