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.








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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 based on photonic crystals and surface plasmonics

2. Optical interconnects for board-to-board and chip-to-chip

3. Optical sensors using surface-enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) and infrared absorption

4. Nonlinear optical devices using state-of-the-art polymer materials: electro-optic modulators and all-optical switching

5. RF photonic devices

Last updated on 06/16/2015

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. Alan Wang has developed highly competitive research programs with innovations in both fundamental sciences and high potentials for various 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. Our research activities have been 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, the U.S. Air Force, and industrial sponsors such as Hewlett Packard, and Marine Polymer Technologies.