Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Wong Liang Jie
Nanyang Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Dr. Liang Jie Wong obtained his PhD and MSc from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his BSc from UC Berkeley, all in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was a recipient of A*STAR’s National Science Scholarship, and a postdoctoral fellow in the MIT Mathematics department. He is currently Nanyang Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, where he pursues research at the frontiers of X-ray photonics and quantum nanophotonics. Since 2022, he serves as Elected Member of the School Board for the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Since 2023, he serves as an Associate Editor for Optics Express. His research has appeared in prominent journals like Nature Photonics, Nature Physics, Advanced Science, Nature Communications, Science Advances, and Physical Review Letters, and has been featured in international media outlets including MIT News, the Straits Times, Optica Newsroom, Physics World, Asia Research News, and Phys.Org. Visit his group website at
X-ray photonics
Quantum optics
Light-matter interactions
Nonlinear Optics
Ultrafast Optics
  • Compact, Tunable X-ray Source for Enhanced Imaging
  • Nanophotonic X-ray Free Electron Lasers and Novel Electron-Polariton Physics
  • Van der Waals structures for ultra-tunable X-ray sources and free-electron quantum optics
  • X-ray quantum optics in free-electron-driven van der Waals materials
2019 - MOE Inauguration Grant START Award
2019 - Nanyang Assistant Professorship
2017 - A*STAR TALENT Award
2016 - Best Research Achievement (SIMTech)
2009 - National Science Scholarship (Ph.D. and Postdoctoral)
2008 - The Arthur M. Hopkin Award (UC Berkeley Departmental award)
2007 - EECS Honors Degree Program (UC Berkeley)
2008 - A*STAR Roll of Honour
2005 - Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship (UC Berkeley)
2005 - National Science Scholarship (BSc)
2005 - Edward Frank Kraft Award (UC Berkeley)
Courses Taught
EE7608 - Advanced Engineering of Optoelectronics
EE1102 - Physics Foundation for Electrical & Electronic Engineering
IE2108 - Data Structures & Algorithms