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Dr. Yao-Wei Huang is an Assistant Professor of Photonics and Yushan Young Scholar at the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (NYCU). He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). He is an experienced researcher and scientist with a demonstrated history of working in Harvard, Caltech, and NUS. He is skilled in Nanophotonics, Physics, Materials Science, Nanofabrication, and Nanotechnology. And He has strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Physics from National Taiwan University. His research interests include nanophotonics, metasurfaces, inverse design, structured light, dispersion engineering, computational visual sensing, and their innovative applications in extended reality and LiDAR. His work is focused on metasurface applications for the betterment of human well-being.

  • Assistant Professor, Photonics, NYCU (present)

  • Research Associate & Postdoctoral Fellow, SEAS, Harvard University

  • Research Fellow, ECE, National University of Singapore

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, RCAS, Academia Sinica

  • Visiting Research Student, AP, Caltech

  • PhD & MS in Applied Physics, National Taiwan University

  • BS in Optics and Photonics, National Central University

Peer Reviewer

​Dr. Huang has reviewer experiences for Nature Communications, Science advances, Light: Science & Applications, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Advanced Optical Materials, Opto-Electronic Advances, ACS Photonics, Photonics Research, Nanomaterials, Scientific Reports, Optics Express, etc.

  • Fellow HEA 

  • Lifetime member of SPIE, OPTICA, The Physical Society of Taiwan (TPS, 台灣物理學會), & the Taiwan Photonics Society (TPS, 中華民國光電學會)

  • Member of IEEE, IEEE Photonics Society, & MRS

Awards & Honors
  • 2023, World’s Top 2% Scientists 2023 (single year 2022), Elsevier Scopus

  • 2023, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Advance HE, UK

  • 2022, World’s Top 2% Scientists 2022 (single year 2021), Elsevier Scopus

  • 2021, Yushan Young Scholar, Ministry of Education, Taiwan

  • 2019, Prize for Frontiers of Biomedical Optoelectronics, POEM 2019, Wuhan, China

  • 2016, Postdoctoral Scholarship, Academia Sinica, Taiwan

  • 2015, Dean's Award, PhD degree, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • 2014, Visiting Student Researcher Scholarship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan

  • 2014, Best Poster Award, FOP3, Xiamen, China

  • 2013, Best Poster Paper Award, ICMAT 2013, Singapore

  • 2012, Best Master Thesis Award, Taiwan Photonics Society, Taiwan

  • 2012, Dean's Award, MS degree, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

  • 2012, Outstanding Poster Presentation Prize, ICNP 2012, Beijing, China

  • 2012, Best Poster Paper Award, Taiwan-Japan Nanophotonics and Plasmonic Metamaterials Workshop, Taipei, Taiwan

  • 2011, Student Paper Award, International Photonics Conference 2011, Tainan, Taiwan

  • 2011, SPIE Student Travel Grant, SPIE Optics + Photonics, San Diego, CA, USA

  • 2011, The Honorable Prize Award, IEEE iWEM 2011, New Taipei, Taiwan

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Yao-Wei Huang 黃耀緯

PI, Assistant Professor

Department of Photonics

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


office: TKP Photonics 312

phone: +886 (3) 571-2121 ext. 56384


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