Principal Investigator


Lei, Dangyuan (PhD, Imperial), Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, CityU
Room R7125, Bank of China (Hong Kong) Complex
Tel: +852 3442 2487; Fax: +852 3442 0892
Email address: dangylei@cityu.edu.hk
Scholar profiles: Google Scholar (>7900 citations, h-index 52, Scopus, ORCID)

Dangyuan Lei obtained his PhD degree in Physics from Imperial College London in 2011 under the supervision of Professor Stefan Maier and in close collaboration with Professor Sir John Pendry. His current research interest centers on plasmonics and nanophotonics of low-dimensional materials and structures, with particular interest in plasmon-enhanced light-matter coupling at the nanoscale and its applications in efficient light harvesting, advanced biosensing and bioimaging. He is in charge of the editorial office of Light: Science & Applications in Hong Kong, serves Frontiers in Photonics as an Associate Editor, and also sits on the Editorial Board of Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Semiconductors, Journal of Physics Communications, Materials Today Energy, Acta Physica Sinica, Chinese Physics B, and Nano Materials Science. He has received several important awards and honors, including:

15. Elected member, The Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences, 2022
14. Only finalist of Hong Kong for the 2021 iCANX Young Scientists Award, 2021
13. Outstanding Research Award for Junior Faculty, The City University of Hong Kong, 2021
12. Rising Star Lecturer (Materials Science), The Hong Kong Institute of Advanced Study, 2021
11. Only candidate of Hong Kong for the 2021 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE), 2021
10. NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund (Hong Kong and Macau), 2020
9. Senior Member of The Optical Society of America, 2020
8. Nano Research Young Innovator Award (NR45), Springer Nature Nano Research, 2020
7. Distinguished Visitor Award, Scottish University Physics Alliance, 2019
6. Emerging Leader, IOP Journal of Optics, 2017
5. Emerging Investigator, RSC Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2016
4. Early Career Grants Award (2nd-class), Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2013
3. Anne Thorne PhD Thesis Prize, Imperial College London, 2012
2. Deputy Rector’s Award, Imperial College London, 2008
1. Madam Wong Siew Khoon Scholarship, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2005


Postdoc Fellows & Visiting Scholars

Wang, Hongfei (PhD, NJU)
RGC Postdoctoral Fellow
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Tel: +852 3442 2487
Email: hongfei.wang@cityu.edu.hk

Wang, Yunxia (PhD, WHU)
Postdoc Fellow
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Tel: +852 3442 2487
Email: yunxwang@cityu.edu.hk

Wang, Zhuochao (PhD, HIT)
Postdoctoral Fellow
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building
Tel: +852 3442 2487
Email: zhuwang@cityu.edu.hk

Chen, Jie (PhD, CAS)
Visiting Scholar
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Tel: +852 3442 2487
Email: jchen667@cityu.edu.hk

Feng, Bin (PhD, Tsinghua)
Postdoc Fellow
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Tel: +852 3442 2487
Email: binfeng@cityu.edu.hk

Fan, Yulong (PhD, University of Paris-Saclay)
Postdoc Fellow
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Tel: +852 3442 2487
Email: yulonfan@cityu.edu.hk

Liu, Danjun (PhD, PolyU)
Postdoc Fellow
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Tel: +852 3442 2487
Email: danjuliu@cityu.edu.hk


PhD Students

Chen, Peigang (BEng, ZJU; MScR, The University of Edinburgh)
PhD student
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: peigachen2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Fu, Yang (BEng and MEng, ZJU)
PhD student
Room P3810, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: yang.fu@my.cityu.edu.hk

Peng, Zhiwei (BSc, NJU; MSc, CityU)
PhD student
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: zhiwepeng3-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Ma, Xue (BSc and MSc, JLU)
PhD student
Room P3810, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: maxue17@mails.jlu.edu.cn

Liu, Feihong (BSc, USTC)
PhD student
Room P3810, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: fj6@mail.ustc.edu.cn

Liu, Jiahe (BSc, SUSTech)
Joint PhD student with SUSTech
Room P3810, eung Kin Man Academic Building
Email: jiaheliu2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Rao, Longshu (BSc, SUSTech)
Co-supervised PhD student with Dr. Yu Chai
Room P3810, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: longshrao2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk


Research Assistants and MSc Students

Liao, Yuan (BSc, LZU; MEng, UCAS)
Joint supervision with Dr. Xiewen Wen
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: liaoyuan18@mails.ucas.ac.cn

Tang, Zongyuan (BEng, Hebei University of Technology)
Room P3810, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: zongytang2-c@my.cityu.edu.hk

Qing, Yeming (BSc, HFUT; PhD, Southeast University)
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: yemiqing@cityu.edu.hk

Huang, Siming (BSc, HIT; MSc, Imperial)
Room P5500, Yeung Kin Man Academic Building, CityU
Email: simihuang9@um.cityu.edu.hk


Alumni

Former Postdocs

  • Hou, Yidong, Research associate from Nov 2013 to Apr 2015 (now associate professor at SCU)
  • Duan, Jinglai, Research associate from Nov 2014 to Oct 2016 (now research professor at IMP, CAS)
  • Jia, Guangyi, Research associate from Aug 2015 to Feb 2016 (now associate professor at TUC)
  • Zhang, Yongliang, Research associate from Aug 2015 to Aug 2016 (now research associate professor at IOS, CAS)
  • Sun, Jianhui, Research associate from Sep 2015 to Feb 2017 (now associate professor at HLJU)
  • Zheng, Guangchao, Research associate from Jun 2016 to May 2017 (now associate professor at ZZU)
  • Zhang, Qiang, Research associate from Feb 2017 to Feb 2018 (now associate professor at TYUT)
  • Gan, Xiaorong, Research associate from May 2017 to Jan 2019 (now associate professor at HHU)
  • Shi, Fenghua, Research associate from Jul 2017 to Jul 2018 (now associate professor at AHNU)
  • Shang, Aixue, Postdoctoral fellow from Sep 2017 to Aug 2018
  • Qiu, Meng, Research associate from Oct 2017 to Mar 2019 (now senior engineer at Huawei)
  • Hu, Xin, Research associate from Feb 2018 to Feb 2019 (now associate professor at SCU)
  • Li, Zhiyong, Research associate from Jun 2018 to Sep 2019 (now research associate at CUHK)
  • Dvorak, Petr, Visiting scholar from Jan 2019 to Jun 2019 (now assistant professor at BUT)
  • Fan, Yulong, Postdoc Fellow from Nov 2019 to Jan 2021 and from July 2021 to now
  • Former Graduates

  • He, Jijun, MPhil student from Jun 2013 to Mar 2016 (now professor at NUAA, NSFC Overseas Distinguished Young Scholar)
  • Li, Guangcan, PhD student & Research associate from Dec 2013 to Sep 2018 (now research fellow at SCNU)
  • Bao, Zhiyong, PhD student & Research associate from Feb 2014 to Apr 2018 (now associate professor at HFUT)
  • Li, Siqi, PhD student & Postdoc fellow from Jul 2016 to May 2021 (now associate professor at AHU)
  • Lo, Billy, FYP student & PhD student & Postdoc fellow from Sep 2015 to Dec 2021
  • Xu, Yunkun, PhD/MPhil student from July 2019 to Dec 2021 (now PhD student at University of Alberta)
  • Chen, Haoran, Full-time research assistant & MSc student & Part-time research assistant from Oct 2020 to April 2022 (now PhD student at The University of Virginia)
  • Liu, Jin, MPhil student from Jul 2016 to Jul 2018
  • Ho, Willis, MPhil student & Research assistant from Jul 2016 to Jan 2019 (now PhD student at PolyU)
  • Ligmajer, Filip, Visiting PhD student from Jan 2015 to June 2015 (now postdoc at BUT)
  • Kejik, Lukas, Visiting PhD student from Feb 2017 to Aug 2017 (now PhD student at BUT)
  • Meng, Yongjun, Visiting PhD student from Jul 2017 to Aug 2018 (now PhD student at HUST)
  • Zhao, Jingyi, Visiting PhD student from Jun 2018 to Jun 2019 (now PhD student at PKU)