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Dr Jiayang Wu

Senior Research Fellow
Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China


Dr. Jiayang Wu received the B.Eng. degree in communication engineering from Xidian University, Xi'an, China, in 2010 and the Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in Dec. 2015. After that, he joined Prof. David Moss's research group and became a full-time research fellow of Swinburne University of Technology.
After over 10 years' accumulation,  Dr. Wu has gained considerable experience and developed extensive expertise about the design, fabrication, characterization, and system demonstration of integrated photonic devices for high-speed optical information processing. His current research fields include integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, optical communications, RF photonics, and 2D materials. As of November 1st of 2020, he has more than 150 publications in international journals and conference proceedings. He is also one of the inventors for 15 patents about integrated photonic devices and optical communication technologies.
Dr. Wu’s research provides powerful solutions to the implementation of functional components and critical technologies to improve the performance of the state-of-the-art photonic processors, optical communication systems, and optical interconnects − the hardware base for ultra-high-speed data transmission and information processing. He focuses on integrated photonic processing technologies that can provide compact device footprint, low power consumption, and the capability for large-scale manufacturing, thus ensuring the research outputs can be of benefit to the end users. His research is dedicated to building a strategic bridge between fundamental science and industry to transform integrated photonics into a practical and reliable technology easily utilised by the broader community.
Dr. Wu is a member of the IEEE Photonics Society and a member of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is now serving as an associate editor of American Journal of Physics and Applications in 2019−2021 and a technical program committee (TPC) member of OSA Advanced Photonics Congress 2021. He served as a guest editor of Journal of Optics in 2017-2018, a TPC member of the SPIE NanoPhotonics Australasia 2017, and a TPC member of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEO-PR) 2020 . He also served as a referee for over 50 articles in professional optics journals including Optica, Laser & Photonics Review, Photonics Research, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Applied Physics Letters, APL Photonics, Sensors, Photonics Journal, Photonics Technology Letters, Applied Optics, Optics Communications, and Optical Materials Express.

Research interests

Nonlinear optics; Optical communications; RF photonics; 2D materials; Integrated photonics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Functional integrated photonic devices incorporated with advanced materials: The implementation of integrated hybrid photonic devices with advanced materials such as polymer and 2D materials opens a way towards improving the performance of current integrated photonic devices. This project focuses on the design, fabrication, and characterisation of novel hybrid integrated photonic devices with improved performances.

Integrated photonic devices for high-speed optical information processing: High-speed  information processing drives today’s information age. This project focuses on integrated photonic devices for both linear and nonlinear signal processing in optical communication systems and RF systems. It  relies on the mature integrated manufacturing technologies and meets the demands for future high-speed information processing.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Photonics, Optoelectronics And Optical Communications - 020504
  • Optical Properties Of Materials - 030303
  • Nonlinear Optics And Spectroscopy - 020503

Teaching areas

Applied Optics

Professional memberships

  • 2017 (current): Member, IEEE, United States
  • 2016 (current): Member, OSA, United States


Also published as: Wu, Jiayang; Wu, J.
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