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Dr Jiayang Wu

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 August 31st of 2021, he has more than 170 publications in international journals and conference proceedings, highlighted by Nature, Advanced Materials, Nature Communications, Small, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Nano Letters, and Advanced Optical Materials. 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 serve or have served as an associate or guest editor for American Journal of Physics and Applications (2019-2022), Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (2022), Micromachines (2021), MDPI Photonics (2021) and Journal of Optics (2019). He serve or have served as a technical program committee member for SPIE NanoPhotonics Australasia (2017), Australian and New Zealand Conferences on Optics and Photonics (2019), Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (2020) and OSA Advanced Photonics Congress (2021, 2022). He also served as a referee for over 60 articles in professional optics journals, mainly including Laser & Photonics Reviews, Optica, Advanced Optical Materials, ACS Photonics, Photonics Research, Advanced Electronic Materials, APL Photonics, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Physical Review Applied, Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Applied Physics Letters, Scientific Reports, 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

  • Optical Properties Of Materials - 340304
  • Photonics, Optoelectronics And Optical Communications - 510204
  • Nonlinear Optics And Spectroscopy - 510203

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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