Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Guangwei Hu
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Dr. Guangwei Hu is an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He obtained the B.Sc. degree of Physics from Harbin Institute Technology (China) in 2016, and PhD degree from National University of Singapore (Singapore) in 2020. He was also the visiting research scholar in UT Austin and ASRC, CUNY. He obtained the postdoc training from Stanford University (US).

He has published more than 70 papers, including Nature (4), Nature Nanotechnology (1), Nature Photonics (1), Nature Electronics (1), eLight (3), Physical Review Letters (1), Nature Communications (8), Science Advances (2), Chemical Reviews (2), Light Science & Applications (3), Advanced Materials (2), Nano Letters (7), ACS Nano (4), Advanced Optical Materials (6) and etc. His research has been selected as the Top 10 Breakthrough in Physics of 2020 by Physics World, Optics and Photonics News (Year of Optics in 2021), China’s Top 10 Breakthrough in Optics in 2021, and many others. He is the recipient of 20th Anniversary Challenge Award by Optica Foundation in 2022, Rising Star of Light by Light: Science & Applications in 2020, NUS President's Graduate Fellowship and others.
Dr. Hu's group has the broad interest on fundamentals and applications of photonics, i.e. general optical physics and optical engineering on light-matter interactions. Below is his current research interest:

(1) Multispectral nanophotonics from visible, mid-IR and THz frequency, both in classical and quantum regime;

(2) Optical material platforms:
Natural matters:
Optoelectronics with low-dimensional quantum nanomaterials, van der Waals nanomaterials, twistronics for photons in twisted-bilayer 2D materials; Optic crystals;
Artificial matters:
Metasurfaces, metamateials, photonic crystals, plasmonic crystals;

(3) Emerging photonic technologies:
Miniaturised Microscopy/Bio-imaging;
Optical computations;
Photonic chips;
AR/VR;
Thermal photonics (radiative cooling, thermal management, near-field heat transfer etc.);
Polaritonics;
Inverse design, Optical neural networks, AI for photonics etc.

Dr. Hu is always seeking the excellent candidates of Postdoctoral Research Fellow, PhD scholarships, Visiting Scholar/Students, FYP student and others to join his group. Please feel free to contact him for any scientific discussions and opportunities.
 
  • Multispectral Nanophotonics for Sustainability
  • Single-shot, Isotropic and Miniaturized Differential Interference Contrast (SIM-DIC) Microscopy Based on Computational Flat-Optics
Awards
Winner of Emerging Leaders by Journal of Optics (IOP Publishing) in 2022
20th Anniversary Challenge Award by Optica Foundation in 2022
Optics and Photonics News (Year of Optics) in 2021
China’s Top 10 Breakthrough in Optics in 2021
Top 10 Breakthrough in Physics of 2020 by Physics World
Rising Star of Light by Light: Science & Applications in 2020
NUS President's Graduate Fellowship