Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu, who serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief of eLight, won 2022 Achievement in Asia Award (Robert T. Poe Prize) 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.
The Achievement in Asia Award ( Robert T. Poe Prize) is organized by The International Organization of Chinese Physicists and Astronomers (OCPA), which is presented annually to a physicist/astronomer (or a team of Physicists/astronomers) of Chinese ethnicity working in Asia who has (have) made outstanding contributions in physics or astronomy. Past awardees include Prof. Che-Ting Chan (Associate Vice President of Hong Kong University of Science & Technology), Prof. En-Ge Wang (former President of Peking University, former Vice President of Chinese Academy of Sciences), Prof. Qing-Shi Zhu (former President of University of Science & Technology of China), Prof. Jianguo Hou (former President of University of Science & Technology of China, current President of Chinese Academy of Sciences), etc. OCPA award panel includes eminent physicists like Chen-Ning Yang (Nobel Laureate), Steven Chu (Nobel Laureate, Secretary of Energy in Obama’s Administration), Yuen-Ron Shen (UC Berkeley), Ping Sheng (HKUST), Xiao-Gang Wen (MIT), etc. More details can be found at OCPA - 2022 OCPA Awards Announcement and Report (ocpaweb.org).
Cheng-Wei Qiu is Dean’s Chair Professor of National University of Singapore, fellow of Optica, SPIE and The Electromagnetics Academy, US. He is the founding co-Editor-in-Chief of the journal eLight, which aims to attract the finest manuscripts, broadly covering all subfields of optics, photonics, and electromagnetics. In particular, it focuses on emerging topics and cross-disciplinary research related to optics & photonics.