Professor Lin Zhang

Lin Zhang

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General

I joined the Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (previous Photonics Research Group) in the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Aston University in 1994, and was appointed to a Lecturer in 2001 and a Professor in 2005. During my 19 years at Aston University, I have been mainly researching in the area of advanced fibre grating devices, technologies and applications and published over 400 papers in peer-review journals and international conferences. 

Research interests

  • Fibre and guidewave optics
  • Interferometric optics
  • Fibre grating devices and applications 
  • Fibre lasers
  • Optical sensors and sensing technologies
  • Femtosecond laser technology
  • Micro/nano photonic structures and devices
  • Biophotonics

Teaching Activity

  • First Year Undergraduate Module on Physical Principles and Electric Circuits 
  • Final Year Undergraduate Module on Optoelectronics
  • Supervising Final Year and MSc projects

Employment

  • 2005 – to date: Professor of Photonics, School of Engineering & Applied Science,  Aston University. 
  • 2001 – 2005: Lecturer, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University. 
  • 1997 – 2001: Senior Research Fellow, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University. 
  • 1994 – 1997: Research Fellow, Photonics Research Group, Aston University
  • 1990 – 1994: Postdoc Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Sussex University
  • 1979 – 1986: Lecturer, Physics Department, Suzhou University, China

Qualifications

  • BA in Physics, Suzhou University, China, 1978
  • PhD in Physics, Sussex University, UK, 1990

Membership of Professional Bodies

IoP, OSA, IEEE

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Engineering & Applied Science

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  1. Development of high function in-fibre tilted gratings and their applications

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

  2. Near- and mid-IR fibre grating devices and applications

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

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  1. International Conference on Optic Fiber Communications (OFC 2012

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  2. International Conference on Optical Fiber Communications (OFC-2011)

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