Liang Feng Honored with ARO Young Investigator Program Award

Assistant Professor Liang Feng has been honored with an Army Research Office Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award, one of the most prestigious awards the Army grants to early career researchers and scientists. YIP awards specifically support research in areas relevant to the Army and are intended to encourage careers in teaching and research.

Professor Feng’s research is interdisciplinary and bridges the areas of photonics, optoelectronics, plasmonics, and photonics at a nanoscale. He aims to improve information technology by investigating fundamentals of nanophotonics, exploring unique photonic materials and developing novel optoelectronic devices. The three-year award will support Feng's research to develop a novel light state in non-Hermitian optical materials, which is robust against topological impurities. This novel light state demonstrates great flexibility in effectively manipulating light transport on-demand and thus enables fault-tolerant light transport for optical communications, improving Army capabilities. This research may drastically impact broad scientific fields including optics, non-Hermitian quantum mechanics, topological physics, and optical communications.

Professor Feng joined UB EE in Spring 2014 and directs the Integrated Photonics Lab, where research includes Quantum Inspired Photonics, Integrated photonics, Nanoscale devices & applications, and Metamaterials.

Published July 15, 2016