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Wei Wang received his BSc and DSc in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, in 1997 and 2001, respectively, and his PhD with summa cum laude in Optics from the University of Electro-Communications, Japan, in 2006.  He was a Japanese Government (MONBUKAGAKUSHO) Scholar from 2002 to 2003, Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) from 2003 to 2006, and COE (Center of Excellence) Post-Doctoral Research Fellow from April of 2006.  Recently, he took up a lectureship in Department of Mechanical Engineering at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Dr. Wang's research interests are around statistical optics, optical information processing, imaging science and their applications to optical metrology and sensing. He has published over 60 papers in journals and conference proceedings, and was awarded the best science paper award of the Japan Society for Applied Physics in March 2007 (its highest research award of Optical Society of Japan). He is a member of the SPIE, OSA, and JSAP.

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polarization Physics & Astronomy
Polarization Mathematics
electromagnetic fields Physics & Astronomy
Speckle Mathematics
Bose-Einstein condensates Physics & Astronomy
statistics Physics & Astronomy
vortices Physics & Astronomy
depolarization Physics & Astronomy

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Research Output 2008 2019

Depolarizing surface scattering by a birefringent material with rough surface

Ritter, J., Ma, N., Osten, W., Takeda, M. & Wang, W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Optics Communications. 430, p. 456-460 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

anisotropic media

Analysis of three-dimensional diffraction wavefront error for point diffraction interferometer

Gao, F., Ni, J. & Wang, W., 28 May 2018, Computational Optics II. Smith, D. G., Wyrowski, F. & Erdmann, A. (eds.). SPIE, 106940T. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10694)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wave Front

Applications of polarization speckle in skin cancer detection and monitoring

Lee, T. K., Tchvialeva, L., Phillips, J., Louie, D. C., Zhao, J., Wang, W., Lui, H. & Kalia, S., 18 Jan 2018, Thirteenth International Conference on Correlation Optics. Angelsky, O. V. (ed.). SPIE, 106121B. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10612)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


Degree of optical polarization as a tool for detecting melanoma: proof of principle

Louie, D. C., Phillips, J., Tchvialeva, L., Kalia, S., Lui, H., Wang, W. & Lee, T. K., Dec 2018, In : Journal of Biomedical Optics. 23, 12, 125004

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
optical polarization
polarized light

Generation and spatio-temporal evolution of polarization speckle

Wang, W., Ma, N., Ritter, J., Hanson, S. G., Osten, W. & Takeda, M., 7 Sep 2018, Speckle 2018: VII International Conference on Speckle Metrology. Kujawinska, M. & Jaroszewicz, L. R. (eds.). SPIE, 108340K. (Proceedings of SPIE; vol. 10834)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Statistical property
Electric Field

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Membership of Advisory Panel

Photonics 21 (External organisation)

Wang, W. (Member)
2012 → …

Activity: MembershipMembership of Advisory Panel