Zi Jing Wong

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

  • Metamaterials, metasurfaces and invisibility cloaks
  • Smart materials, structures and sensors
  • Multifunctional nanomaterials, 2D materials and nanocomposites
  • Nanophotonics and integrated optics
  • Lasers and detectors for optical communication and sensing
  • Energy harvesting and thermal radiation control
  • Next-generation aerospace materials and wafercrafts

Awards & Honors

  • Jong-Hoon Cho Award, 2017
  • MRS Graduate Student Award (Gold Medal), 2015
  • IEEE Photonics Conference Best Student Paper Award (1st Prize), 2015
  • SPIE Active Photonic Materials Best Student Paper Award (1st Prize), 2015
  • Metamaterials Congress Best Student Paper Award (1st Prize), 2015

Education

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2015
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2008
  • B.Eng., Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautics), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2005

Selected Publications

Z. J. Wong*, Y.-L. Xu*, J. Kim*, K. O’Brien, Y. Wang, L. Feng, and X. Zhang, “Lasing and anti-lasing in a single cavity,” Nature Photonics 10, 796 (2016).

X. Ni*, Z. J. Wong*, M. Mrejen, Y. Wang, and X. Zhang, “An ultra-thin invisibility skin cloak for visible light,” Science 349, 1310 (2015).

Y. Ye*, Z. J. Wong*, X. Lu, X. Ni, H. Zhu, X. Chen, Y. Wang, and X. Zhang, “Monolayer excitonic laser,” Nature Photonics 9, 733 (2015).

L. Feng*, Z. J. Wong*, R.-M. Ma*, Y. Wang, and X. Zhang, “Single-mode laser by parity-time symmetry breaking,” Science 346, 972 (2014).

H. Suchowski*, K. O’Brien*, Z. J. Wong*, A. Salandrino, X. Yin, and X. Zhang, “Phase mismatch-free nonlinear propagation in optical zero-index materials,” Science 342, 1223 (2013).