Chao Wang received a BEng degree in Opto-electrical Engineering from Tianjin University (China, 2002), a MASc degree in Optics from Nankai University (China, 2005) and a PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Ottawa (Canada, 2010).
He has been granted several international and regional awards, including Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2009), SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering (2008), IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2009), 2010 IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship (2010), and Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2009).
He has authored and co-authored 34 journal publications and 25 conference papers (including two invited talks). He received the Best Student Paper Awards at the 2009 Asia-Pacific Microwave Photonics Conference and the 2010 IEEE International Topical Meeting on Microwave Photonics. He is a member of IEEE, the IEEE-PS, the IEEE-MTTS, OSA and SPIE. He also serves as an active reviewer of Optics Express, Optics Letters, IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Photonics Journal, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Applied Optics, ELectronics Letters, Optics Communications, MDPI Sensors and MDPI Electronics.
His research interests lie in inter-disciplinary areas that study the interaction between photonics and other traditional or state-of-the-art technologies in different fields for industrial, communications, biomedical, and defense applications. During his PhD study at the University of Ottawa (2006-2010), his research efforts have been focused on microwave photonics, an area that studies the interaction between microwave and optical waves for various applications such as wireless communications, radar, sensors, biomedical imaging and instrumentation. He has extended his research fields to biophotonics when he did his postdoctoral work at the University of California, Los Angeles (2011-2012), where he developed novel ultrafast and high-resolution real-time spectroscopy and microscopy for high-throughput imaging and manipulation of rare cancer cells.