Latest News

Following is a list of the latest news. To read the news prior to 2013, please click here.

2017

  • (August 2017) Dr Chao Wang is Guest Editing a Special Issue on Microwave Photonics in MDPI Photonics. A speical issue Best Paper Award is planned. Submission deadline is 1 November 2017.

  • (June 2017) Chaitanya's new paper entitled "High throughput photonic time stretch optical coherence tomography with data compression" has been published in IEEE Photonics Journal as an Invited Paper. Congratulations! See the School News here.

  • (March 2017) Chaitanya's paper entitled "Adaptive non-uniform photonic time stretch for blind RF signal detection with compressed time-bandwidth product" has been published in Optics Communications. Congratulations!

  • (February 2017) Dr. Chao Wang received a Faculty of Sciences Research Fund 2017 Tranche 1 (£2,000) from the Univesity of Kent.

  • (January 2017) Dr. Chao Wang is serving as the TPC member in MWP 2017.

  • (January 2017) Dr. Chao Wang is serving as the TPC member and Symposium Co-chair in the CLEO-PR/OECC/PGC 2017.

2016

  • (October 2016) Dr Chao Wang's recent work entitled “Diffraction limited optical time-stretch microscopy using an in-fibre diffraction grating” has been accepted by the 2016 Frontiers in Optics (FiO) Conference as an oral Postdeadline Presentation. FiO is the Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (OSA). This year’s FiO, to be held in Rochester, New York, USA from 17-21 October 2016, is celebrating the 100th Anniversary of OSA. Postdeadline presentations describe new and significant material in rapidly advancing areas. Only a limited number of postdeadline submissions were selected for presentation, and only those papers judged to be truly excellent and compelling in their timeliness were accepted.

  • (June 2016) Dr. Chao Wang received a Faculty of Sciences Research Fund 2016 Tranche 3 (£1,228) from the Univesity of Kent.

  • (May 2016) Dr Chao Wang and his colleagues from EDA, Dr Farzin Deravi and Dr Jim Ang, have recently been awarded an exchage grant to explore collaboration with the Centre for Nano and Biophotonics at Ghent University through the Ghent-Kent funding scheme. The proposed project aims to integrate high-throughput imaging with machine learning based pattern recognition for high-precision label-free cell screening.

  • (May 2016) An in-fiber lateral diffraction device made by a 45-degree tilted fiber grating makes spectrum-encoded imaging systems more compact with higher efficiency. Check our recent paper published in Optics Letters.

  • (April 2016) Dr. Chao Wang received a Faculty of Sciences Research Fund 2016 Tranche 2 (£1,182) from the Univesity of Kent.

  • (January 2016) Dr. Wang has received a research award in the value of 14,868.35 from the Royal Society (Research Grants Scheme) to investigate highly efficient ultrafast optical imaging systems.

  • (January 2016) Dr. Wang has been recognized as the top ten reviewers for SPIE Optical Engineering in 2015. See the Editoiral from Michael T. Eismann, the Editor of Optical Engineering. Dr. Wang was also awarded the Outstanding Reviewer for Elsevier Optics Communications in 2015.

2015

2014

  • (December 2014) A new review paper entitled "Dispersive Fourier Transformation for Versatile Microwave Photonics Applications" has been published in MDPI Photonics (Special Issue on Microwave Photonics).

  • (September 2014) Kent team (Dr Nathan Gomes as PI, Prof Jiangzhou Wang, Dr Huiling Zhu and Dr Chao Wang as Co-Is) has been awarded a Horizon 2020 EU-Japan Collaboration Project. The RAPID project will investigate technology and techniques for dense wireless user network environment using advanced photonic infrastructure.

  • (September 2014) Welcome Mr Guoqing Wang and Mr Eamon J. Ahmad to join the team. They are both new PhD students starting from September.

  • (August 2014) Dr Chao Wang attended the 35th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2014) held in Guangzhou, China. In this conference, he served as the TPC member of the Subcommittee 3 (Optics and Photonics), the Co-organizer and Co-Chair of the first Mini-Symposium on Microwave Photonics, and the Co-organizer and Chair of Focus Session on Real-time High-Speed Measurements for Communication, Biomedical & industrial Applications. Dr Wang also gave an invited talk entitled "Photonic Time Stretch Channelizer for Broadband Microwave Spectrum Sensing".

  • (July 2014) Welcome Mr Rui Min to join the team in July. Rui is a visiting research student from Harbin Engineering University, China.

  • (May 2014) Dr Chao Wang has been awarded a Chunhui Academic Exchange Grant, funded by the Ministry of Education of China, to develop collaboration with Southwest Jiaotong University in China.

  • (April 2014) Dr Chao Wang has just been awarded a Career Integration Grant in the value of 100,000 Euros funded by European Union FP7 Marie-Curie Actions. The project, entitled “Next generation ULTrafast continuously running Imaging System for biomedical applications” (NULTIS), aims to develop an automated ultrafast flow imaging system to evaluate, analyze, screen and sort a large population of particles with high specificity, high sensitivity, and high precision in real-time. The technique developed in this project will provide an indispensable tool for significant advancements in interdisciplinary biomedical research where high-throughput imaging instruments are essential. EDA Link

    Marie Curie CIG 

  • (April 2014) Dr Chao Wang and Dr Paul Young have been awarded an additional University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship. A PhD postition is available immediately. The successful candidate will work on a research project entitled "Real-time photonic terahertz coherence tomography". Further information on the project and how to apply can be found on this page.

    Prof. Yao's IEEE DML talk 

  • (March 2014) Dr Chao Wang has been awarded a Royal Society International Exchanges Grant, with Prof Ming Li from the Institute of Semiconductor, Chinese Academy of Sciences. link1 link2

  • (February 2014) Dr Nathan Gomes and Dr Chao Wang have been awarded a University of Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarship. This studentship is available to investigate a technique for optical fibre transport of MIMO/virtual-MIMO radio signals for 5G wireless/mobile systems.

  • (January 2014) Prof Bahram Jalali from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) visited the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and the Photonics Lab on 13th January. Prof. Jalali gave a School Seminar talk "Anamorphic Stretch Transform and its Application to Analog Optical Data Compression" to the members of academic staff, RAs and postgraduate students. link

    Prof. Yao's IEEE DML talk  Prof. Yao's IEEE DML talk

2013

  • (December 2013) Dr. Chao Wang received a Faculty of Sciences Research Fund 2014 Tranche 1 (£1,450) from the University of Kent.

  • (November 2013) Dr. Chao Wang's paper "Ultrahigh-resolution photonic-assisted microwave frequency identification based on temporal channelization" has been published in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. link

  • (October 2013) Dr. Chao Wang is serving as the Co-Organizers of Mini-Symposium on Microwave Photonics and Focus Session on Real-time High-speed Measurements for Communication, Biomedical, and Industrial Applications in the 35th Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2014), which will be held during 25-28 August, 2014, in Guangzhou, China.

  • (October 2013) Prof. Jianping Yao, the IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer, visited the School of Engineering and Digital Arts and the Photonics Lab on 14th October. Prof. Yao gave an invited tutorial talk on Microwave Photonics to the members of academic staff, RAs and postgraduate students. His lecture was organized by the IEEE UKRI(AP/ED/MTT/PHO) Joint Chapter.

    Prof. Yao's IEEE DML talk Prof. Yao's IEEE DML talk Prof. Yao's IEEE DML talk

  • (September 2013) Dr. Chao Wang attended the 8th International Workshop on Optical Signal Processing and Optical Switching (IWOO2013) held in Edinburgh, UK, and gave an invited talk entitled "Screening Rare Cancer Cells using High-throughput Photonic Time-Stretch Flow Imager".

    Chao Wang attending IWOO 2013

  • (September 2013) Dr. Chao Wang published an invited paper on FBGs for microwave photonics subsystems in Optics Express (Microwave Photonis Focus Issue). link

  • (August 2013) Dr. Chao Wang attended the 34th Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2013) held in Stockholm, Sweden, and gave an invited talk entitled "Dispersive Fourier Transformation for Microwave Photonics Applications". PIERS 2013 is an important international event for both microwave and optics societies, attacting more than 1,100 attendees from 67 countries.

  • (June 2013) Dr. Chao Wang (with Dr. N. Gomes) received a Capital Investment Funding (£125,000) from the University of Kent, to purhcase the cutting-edage equipments for photonics research.

    New real-time oscilloscopeNew Arbitrary Waveform Generator

  • (April 2013) Dr. Chao Wang received a Faculty of Sciences Research Fund 2013 Tranche 2 (£1,050) from the Univesity of Kent.

  • (March 2013) Dr. Chao Wang contributed one book chapter “Fiber Bragg Gratings for Microwave Photonics Applications,” in a new book Microwave Photonics, Second Edition, published by CRC Press (ISBN 9781466502864).

    Chao Wang's new book chapter

  • (February 2013) Dr. Chao Wang attended the First International Symposium on Optical Coherence Tomography for Non-Destructive Testing, held on February 13-14 at Linz, Austria, where he gave an oral presentation on 100 MHz optical coherence tomography.

    Chao Wang attending OCT4NDT

  • (February 2013) Dr. Chao Wang moved from Los Angeles, USA, to Canterbury, UK, to join the School of Engineering and Digital Arts, University of Kent as a Lecturer.

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