Chengwei Qiu

Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu was appointed Dean’s Chair Professor twice (2017-2020 & 2020-2023) in College of Design and Engineering, NUS. He was Fellow of Optica, SPIE and The Electromagnetics Academy, US. He is well known for his research in structured light and metasurfaces. He has published 460+ peer-reviewed journal papers, including Science(3), Nature(5), Nature Materials(2)/Nature Nanotechnology(7)/Nature Photonics(8)/Nature Electronics(4)/Nature Physics(2), Nature Communications(32), Science Advances(14), Physical Review Letters(21), Nature Reviews Materials(3), Chemical Reviews(4), Advanced Materials(32), IEEE Transactions(16), PNAS(7), Nano Letters(29)/ACS Nano(17), eLight(4). He was the recipient of the SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Electromagnetics in 2005, IEEE AP-S Graduate Research Award in 2006, URSI Young Scientist Award in 2008, NUS Young Investigator Award in 2011, MIT TR35@Singapore Award in 2012, Young Scientist Award by Singapore National Academy of Science in 2013, Faculty Young Research Award in NUS 2013, SPIE Rising Researcher Award 2018, Young Engineering Research Award 2018, and Engineering Researcher Award 2021 in NUS, World Scientific Medal 2021 by Institute of Physics Singapore, and Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize) 2023 by International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers.

He was Highly Cited Researchers in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 by Web of Science. His work has been selected as Top 10 Breakthroughs 2020 by Physics World, and Optics in 2021 by Optica. As an overseas partner, he has been awarded China’s Top 10 Optical Breakthroughs for 4 times (2019, 2020, twice in 2021). He has served as Associate Editor for various journals such as JOSA B, PhotoniX, Photonics Research. Now he serves as Editor-in-Chief for eLight. He also serves in Editorial Advisory Board for Laser and Photonics Reviews, Advanced Optical Materials, and ACS Photonics.

He has mentored next generation of academic scientists and industrial entrepreneurs. 26 out of his former phd students and postdoctoral research fellows have been Assistant, Associate and Full Professors, including Distinguished Young Scholars of NSFC (Overseas), Humboldt Scholar, and Nanyang Assistant Professor in Nanyang Technological University. Some of his former phd students have been CTO and CEO of high-tech companies in Singapore and China.

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