Zi Jing Wong | Image: Zi Jing Wong

Dr. Zi Jing Wong, assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University, was awarded two Young Scientist Awards from the Electromagnetics Academy and the Microsystems and Nanoengineering Summit.

The first Young Scientist Award was given by the 2018 Photonics and Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS). PIERS provides an international forum for reporting progress and recent advances in the modern development of electromagnetics, photonics and exciting applications. PIERS is sponsored by the Electromagnetics Academy. Wong received the award for his paper, “Parity-time Symmetric Laser and Absorber.”

The second Young Scientist Award was given by the 2018 Microsystems and Nanoengineering Summit. The summit was created as an international forum for scientists/students in microsystem and nanoengineering from universities and research institutions worldwide to present their latest research results, and to provide a networking platform for the community to develop a roadmap for research and development in the future. Wong was invited to the summit to present his talk, “Nanostructured Metamaterials for Extreme Light Manipulation.”