Postdoctoral Scholar

Yating Wan


Yating Wan obtained her Bachelor of Science in 2012 with a specialization in optics at Zhejiang University in China, and received her Ph.D. (2017) in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, under the the supervision of Prof. Kei May Lau and Prof. John Bowers. 
She was selected as the winner of the School of Engineering PhD Research Excellence Award 2016-17, one of the best two among many nominations received from all Engineering Departments in HKUST, for her pioneering work in integration of long wavelength quantum dot micro-lasers on silicon substrates. 
She has published 14 high quality papers (8 as first author and 6 as co-author) in international reputable journals. She also has presented her research work at 4 international conferences as first author and 8 as co-author.
She is starting a Postdoctoral fellow at of University of California, Santa Barbara in Prof. John Bowers' group, focusing on making the best quantum dot lasers and developing that whole technology.
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BS: Specialization in Optics, Zhejiang University, China (2012)
PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (2017)

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