Academic Profile : Faculty

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Asst Prof Yijie Shen
Assistant Professor, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Professor, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
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Yijie Shen is an Assistant Professor in School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences & School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University.

He was previously a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow in Nanophotonics & Metamaterials Group (Nikolay I. Zheludev group) in Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), University of Southampton, Southampton, UK, funded by MULTIPLY Marie S.-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships in Photonics, during Oct. 2019 to Jul. 2023.

He received the Ph.D. degree in optical engineering at the Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2019. He received the B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and automation from South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China, in 2015.

During Mar. 2019 to Jun. 2019, he was invited as a visiting researcher in School of Physics: Structured Light Laboratory (Andrew Forbes group), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University), Johannesburg, South Africa, and also invited as a visiting researcher in National Laser Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Pretoria, South Africa.

He is a member of the Chinese Optical Society (COS) and Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He was an invited member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), specially a fellow member in the Systems and Instrumentation Group. He is an invited member of The International Institute for Sustainability with Knotted Chiral Meta Matter (SKCM2).

He won the Wang Da-Heng Optics Award (COS, China) in 2019. He was recognized as an honorary Rosalind Member of London Journals Press in 2021. He is a national first-grade computer aided designer and cartographer in China. He won the IOP and OSA Outstanding Reviewer Awards in 2020. He is also a member in the Journal of Optics Advisory Panel. He has published more than 70 papers in high-impact journals including Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Light: Science & Applications, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Optica, ACS Photonics, Nanophotonics, Physical Review Research, etc., with over thousands citations.
Structured Light; Optical Angular Momentum; Lasers; Quantum Entanglement; Nanophotonics; Metamaterials; Topological Photonics; Skyrmions
  • Photonic Skyrmions: Particle Topologies of Light in Free Space-Time
  • Topological entanglement of structured photons for resilient quantum informatics
  • Topologically Structured Light-Matter Interactions
  • Topologically Structured Light: Quantum-Classical Connection, Energy and Information Transfer
Courses Taught
PH2301 - Physics Optics