Rank: Full Professor, Canada Research Chair in Fiber Optics and Photonics (tier I)

Department: Physics


  • BSc Nankai University
  • MSc Nankai University
  • PhD Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics



Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Industrial and Applied Physics (2013)

The Federation of Chinese Canadian Professionals Education Foundation Award of Merit (2012) 

Outstanding contribution award from the 4th International Forum on Opto-Electronic Sensor-Based Monitoring in Geo-Engineering (2012)

CAP-National Optics Institute Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Applied Photonics (2010)

Networks Centers of Excellence CHAIRS’ Award Medal (2006)

The Medal was given to five individuals in Canada who had made outstanding contributions in transferring technology to industry.

Premier's Research Excellence Awards, Ontario, Canada (2001)

Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (1988-1989)

Rao Yutai Optics Award (1988)


Honorary Doctorate Degree from the University of Lethbridge, 2015

Fellow of the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) (2012)

Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2011)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (2009)

Royal Society of Canada (2009-2011): the honorary secretary of the Academy of Science, council member of the Royal Society of Canada.

SPIE Women in Optics Calendar (2006)

University of Ottawa Inventor of the Year Award (2003)

Canada Research Chair in Fiber Optics and Photonics (Tier I) (2003-2023)

Intelligent Sensing and Innovative Structures of (ISIS) Canada (2002-2009): Research Management Committee (RMC) 

Canadian Institute for Photonics Innovations (CIPI), (1999-2002): Research Program Committee (RPC) 

NSERC Council member (1998-2001)

Research Topics

1. Fiber Technology:  Micro-structured fiber, ring, in-fiber Fabry-Perot interferometer, micro-cantilever, MZI, random gratings, dual core fibers, micro-cavities

•Multi-parameter sensing: temperature, refractive index, vibration, ultrasound, displacement, pressure and humidity

•Ultrasound probe and generator

•Nano-fiber device for quantum sensing

•Surface acoustic wave device

•Temperature in-sensitive devices and sensors

• Frequency comb generation via acoustic and electric wave modulator

2. Fiber lasers and applications

Low phase and frequency noise sub-kHz tuneable lasers

•Multi-wavelength lasers

•Kerr effect for small signal amplification

•True random number generator

•Statistics properties of random laser

•Quantum noise limited laser development

•Laser sensors for ultra-sensitive sensing

•Optical signal processing

3. Distributed fiber sensors

  • Fibre nerve system to pick up high stress, hot spots, “hear” and locate  the internal cracks via ultrasound detection.
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM)
  • Distributed NDT detection