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Assistant Professor, Oregon State Universtiy
Nanolaminates and Transparent Electronics, Nanoscale Metrology and Nanoelectronics
Alan Xiaolong Wang received his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, and M.S. degree from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. From January 2007 to August 2011, he was with Omega Optics, Inc., Austin, Texas, where he served as the Chief Research Scientist with more than 4 million dollars of research grants from various government agencies, including National Science Foundation (NSF), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office (ARO), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and National Institute of Health (NIH). Since September 2011, he has been an assistant professor at Oregon State University in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
His research interest covers board level optical interconnects, micro- and nano- photonic devices, RF photonics, and optical sensing technologies including IR spectroscopy and Raman scattering for biomedical research and environmental protection. He has more than sixty journal and conference publications, including seven invited and plenary presentations. In 2006, his work on reducing the cross talk of polymer optical switch was reported as the Breaking News of Lightwave Europe, and his contribution of efficient optical coupling into slow light photonic waveguide was reported as World News by Laser Focus World in December 2010.
Alan Wang is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Optical Society of America (OSA), and International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). He served as program committee member and session chair for SPIE Photonic West conference in Optoelectronic Interconnects and Component Integration XI.