Centre Member Profile

Cheng-Wei Qiu
Employer: National University of Singapore
Centre Role: Partner Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Dean's Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering
Research Interests:

- Metasurface

- Spin-orbit coupling

- Nanophotonics

- Thermal meta-devices

- optical micromanipulation


B.Eng., Electrical Engineering & Information Science, University of Science and Technology of China

PhD, joint PhD in Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore & SUPELEC


Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu received his B.Eng. and Ph. D. degree in 2003 and 2007, respectively. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Physics Department in MIT till the end of 2009. Since December 2009, he joined NUS as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in Jan 2017. From 1st Jan 2018, he was promoted to Dean’s Chair Professor in Faculty of Engineering, NUS.

He was the recipient of the SUMMA Graduate Fellowship in Advanced Electromagnetics in 2005, IEEE AP-S Graduate Research Award in 2006, URSI Young Scientist Award in 2008, NUS Young Investigator Award in 2011, MIT TR35@Singapore Award in 2012, Young Scientist Award by Singapore National Academy of Science in 2013, Faculty Young Research Award in NUS 2013, SPIE Rising Researcher Award 2018, and Young Engineering Research Award 2018 in NUS.

He has been serving in Associate Editor for various journals such as EPJ, JOSA B, Photonics Research, PhotoniX, and Guest Editor for ACS Photonics. He was appointed Editorial Advisory Board in Advanced Optical Materials, ACS Photonics, and Laser and Photonics Reviews. He has served as General Chairs, Symposium Chairs, and TPC Chairs in various international conferences. More recently, he has been listed as Global Highly Cited Researchers 2019 by Web of Science, Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, and appointed Editor-in-Chief for the journal of eLight, co-published by Springer Nature. His research is known for the structured surfaces, structured light, and optical manipulation.