Dr. Zheng Wang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the University of Texas at Austin, and holds the Jack Kilby / Texas Instruments Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Computer Engineering.
He received his BS degree in Physics in 2000 from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from Stanford University in 2006. During his PhD, he focused on developing integrated photonic crystal devices for optical information processing.
From 2006 to 2012, he worked as a postdoc associate and subsequently a research scientist at MIT. He pioneered topological photonic devices at microwave frequencies, and builds subwavelength optical and acoustic devices using periodic media and multimaterial fibers for signal processing, sensing and transduction applications. He has co-authored over 27 peer-reviewed journal articles and holds 2 US patents. Professor Wang joined UT Austin starting from January 2012, and he is a member of IEEE, OSA, and MRS societies.