National University of Singapore
For his breakthroughs in developing transition-metal dichalcogenide monolayer and van der Waals material metasurfaces and fusing multiscale symmetry, topology, and geometry with advanced quantum nanophotonics.
Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu was appointed Dean’s Chair Professor twice (2017-2020 & 2020-2023) in College of Design and Engineering, NUS. He was Fellow of Optica, SPIE and The Electromagnetics Academy, US. He is well known for his research in structured light and metasurfaces. He has published over 460 peer-reviewed journal papers. 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, Young Engineering Research Award 2018, and Engineering Researcher Award 2021 in NUS, and World Scientific Medal 2021 by Institute of Physics, Singapore. He was Highly Cited Researchers in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 by Web of Science. His work has been selected as Top 10 Breakthroughs 2020 by Physics World, and Optics in 2021 by Optica. As an overseas partner, he has been awarded China's Top 10 Optical Breakthroughs for 4 times (2019, 2020, 2021(one in Fundamental Research, and one in Applied Research)). He has been serving in Associate Editor for various journals such as JOSA B, PhotoniX, Photonics Research, and Editor-in-Chief for eLight. He also serves in Editorial Advisory Board for Laser and Photonics Reviews, Advanced Optical Materials, and ACS Photonics.