Photonic & Optomechanical Nanodevice Laboratory at CUHK
Sun Research Group

Xiankai Sun (孫賢開)

Assistant Professor
Department of Electronic Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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07/2006 - 04/2010

09/2004 - 06/2006

09/1999 - 07/2004

California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA
Ph.D., Applied Physics (06/2010)
Advisor: Prof. Amnon Yariv
California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, California, USA
M.S., Applied Physics (06/2006)
University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), Hefei, Anhui, China
B.S., Physics (07/2004)

Honors & Awards




2001 - 2003

Early Career Award, Hong Kong Research Grants Council
Finalist, Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, New York Academy of Sciences
Bor-Uei Chen Memorial Scholarship Award, Photonics Society of Chinese-Americans
IEEE Photonics Society Student Travel Grant Award
SPIE Scholarship in Optical Science and Engineering
IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship Award
Li Ming Scholarship Award, Caltech
Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Overseas Students
Phi Tau Phi Scholarship, Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society of America
CESASC Scholarship, Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California
Outstanding College Graduate of Anhui Province, China
Outstanding College Graduate of USTC
Outstanding Bachelor Thesis Award, USTC
Outstanding College Student of Anhui Province, China
First-Tier Outstanding Student Scholarship of USTC, every year
Zhang Zongzhi Sci-Tech Scholarship, USTC

Professional Activities

  • Journal editor

  • Conference organization

  • External reviewer/evaluator

    • master's theses for The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, 2019
    • doctoral theses for University of Science and Technology of China, 2017
    • grant proposals for the French National Research Agency, 2017
    • research and professional activities of the Institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences, 2015
  • Journal reviewer (more than 100 times in total)

    [Physics and Applied Physics]
    • Physical Review Letters
    • Physical Review Applied
    • Physical Review A
    • Physical Review B
    • Scientific Reports
    • Applied Physics Letters
    • Journal of Applied Physics
    • Advanced Quantum Technologies
    • Sensors
    • Entropy
    • Micromachines
    • Applied Physics B
    • AIP Advances
    [Optics and Photonics]
    • Optics Letters
    • Optics Express
    • Journal of the Optical Society of America B
    • Advanced Optical Materials
    • Journal of Lightwave Technology
    • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
    • IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
    • IEEE Photonics Journal
    • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
    • Optical Fiber Technology
    • IET Optoelectronics
    • Optical and Quantum Electronics
    • Journal of Nanophotonics
    • Optical Engineering
    • Fiber and Integrated Optics
    • Journal of Optical Communications


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Last updated: 18 Jul 2019