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 experienced researcher and scientist with a demonstrated history of working in Harvard, Caltech, and NUS. Skilled in Nanophotonics, Physics, Materials Science, Nanofabrication, and Nanotechnology. Strong research professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Applied Physics from National Taiwan University. His research interests include nanophotonics, metasurfaces, biomedical imaging, computational visual sensing, wearable technology, and structured light. His work is focused on the low loss metasurfaces, tunable metasurfaces, and their innovative 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


Electromagnetism II (Spring 2021) and Metasurfaces (Fall 2021)

Peer Reviewer

​Dr. Huang has reviewer experiences for Nature Communications, Scientific Reports, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Optics Express, Advanced Optical Materials, ACS Photonics, Photonics Research, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Photonics Technology Letters, Optics Communications, OSA continuum, Photonics Research, AIP Advances, Opto-Electronic Advances, Crystals, and Measurement.


SPIE, OSA, IEEE, and IEEE Photonics Society

Awards & Honors
  • 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


Yao-Wei Huang

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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