Alan Wang received his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, and M.S. degree from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. From January 2007 to August 2011, he was with Omega Optics, Inc., Austin, Texas, where he served as the Chief Research Scientist with more than 4 million dollars of research grants from various government agencies, including National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office (ARO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Institute of Health (NIH). Since September 2011, he has been an assistant professor at Oregon State University in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

He has more than eighty journal and conference publications, including eight invited and plenary presentations. In 2006, his work on reducing the cross talk of polymer optical switch was reported as the Breaking News of Lightwave Europe, and his contribution of efficient optical coupling into slow light photonic waveguide was reported as World News by Laser Focus World in December 2010.  He holds three U.S. patents.

Alan Wang is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), and the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He served as program committee members and session chairs for SPIE Photonic West conference in Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration XI in 2009~2011, and conference chair for Photonics Asia in 2010.








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Alan X. Wang

Ph.D., Assistant Professor

School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science

Oregon State University

Office Phone: 541-737-4247

Research Areas:

1. Nano-photonic devices: photonic crystal and surface plasmonic devices

2. Board-level & chip-level optical interconnects

3. Optical sensors: Raman Scattering, Infrared absorption, and bio-inspired optical sensors

4. Polymer photonic devices: guided wave modulators, switches, power efficient devices, and all-optical switching devices

5. RF photonic devices and systems

Last updated on 11/15/2013

    The Micro- & Nano-photonics Research Group at OSU was founded in 2011,  focusing on the design, fabrication and characterization of various micro- and nano-scale photonic devices for optical communication and optical sensing. As the Principal Investigator, Dr. Wang has developed highly competitive research programs with innovations in fundamental sciences and high potentials for engineering applications. Our goal is to develop next-generation optical devices for energy-efficient and high-bandwidth optical communication systems, and to explore ultra-sensitive optical sensors for healthcare, energy conservation, and environmental protection. The current research activities are sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institute of Health (NIH),  Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI), the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the Department of Energy, and industrial sponsors such as Hewlett Packard, and Marine Polymer Technologies.