About Dr. Pin Chieh Wu (吳品頡) 

Dr. Wu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Photonics at National Cheng Kung University since February 2019. He is also a Visiting Associate in the Department of Applied Physics and Materials Science at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). In January 2015, Dr Wu completed his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics at National Taiwan University under the guidance of Prof. Din Ping Tsai. Subsequently, he joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and worked on microfluidic metamaterials and metasurfaces for the development of dynamic wavefront control. While at NTU, he also gained experience on quantum optics and on-chip waveguides for quantum computation and communications.


Thereafter, in April 2016, he joined Prof. Din Ping Tsai’s group at Academia Sinica as a Postdoctoral Researcher. During this period, he was actively involved in innovating the design principle for broadband achromatic metalens, introducing aluminum plasmonics for achieving a versatile polarization generator at visible light, toroidal metamaterials, etc. 

In June 2017, He joined California Institute of Technology (Caltech) under Prof. Harry Atwater’s group.  His research aimed at developing flat optical components using dynamic metasurfaces with active materials such as transparent conductive oxide (TCO) and III-V quantum well structures.


Up to now, he has published more than 40 journal papers on Nano Letters, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, ACS Nano, Laser and Photonics ReviewersACS Photonics, Advanced Optical Materials, etc. as the first and co-author. He is also an invited reviewer of several scientific journal such as ScienceNature Communications, OpticsACS NanoACS Photonics, Laser and Photonics Reviewers, Light: Science & ApplicationsOptics Express, Advanced Optical MaterialsApplied Physics Express,  etc.

Research ID: J-7687-2012

ORCID: 0000-0002-5781-9696


2012/09 - 2015/01

National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Ph.D., Graduate Institute of Applied Physics

 Research Career and Employment 

2019/02 - present

National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Assistant Professor, Department of Photonics

2019/02 - present

California Institute of Technology, CA, USA

Visiting Associate, Applied Physics and Materials Science

2017/06 - 2019/01

California Institute of Technology, CA, USA

Postdoctoral Scholar, Applied Physics and Materials Science

2016/04 - 2017/05

Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

Postdoctoral Researcher, Research Center for Applied Sciences

2014/08 - 2016/03

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Researcher Fellow, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

 Awards and Honors 

  1. “Yushan Young Scholar” supported by Ministry of Education (MOE), Taiwan (2019-2024)

  2. Invited speaker at The 80th JSAP Autumn Meeting, JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia (2019)

  3. Invited speaker at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2019

  4. Invited speaker at APNFO12, Xiamen, China, 2019

  5. Outstanding Alumni of National University of Kaohsiung, 2019

  6. Outstanding Reviewer of IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, 2018

  7. Invited speaker at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2018

  8. Invited speaker at SPIE Optics + Photonics 2017

  9. Invited speaker at The 8th International Conference on Surface Plasmon Photonics (SPP8)

  10. “Postdoctoral Research Abroad Fellowship” Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology 2017

  11. Invited speaker at Global Research Efforts on Energy and Nanomaterial 2016

  12. Invited speaker at Optics & Photonics Japan 2016

  13. "Best PhD Dissertation Award," Taiwan Photonics Society 2015, Taiwan

  14. Selected participant for the Global Young Scientists Summit 2015 (GYSS@one-north), Singapore

  15. "Best Paper Award," Japan Taiwan Bilateral Conference on Biomedical and Plasmonic Imaging 2014, Taipei, Taiwan

  16. Dean’s Award, 碩士生優良畢業論文院長獎, National Taiwan University, 2012

  17. Student Innovation Award, IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetic, Taiwan, 2011