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Structured light, photonic chip, nanophotonics, nano-optics, hyperspectral imaging, fibre optics, quantum nanophotonics

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Dr Haoran Ren is an ARC DECRA Fellow. His nanophotonic research aims to develop advanced optical materials and nanotechnology for both fundamental light-matter interactions and broad photonic applications. Dr Ren received a PhD in Optical Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology in 2017. He was a postdoc at RMIT University from 2017 to 2018. In 2018, Dr Ren took a Victoria Fellowship to visit the National Centre for Scientific Research in France. In 2019, Dr Ren was awarded a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and relocated his research to Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany. In December 2020, he started a Macquarie University Research Fellowship at Macquarie University. In June 2022, Dr Ren joined the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University and launched his ARC DECRA Fellowship.

Education/Academic qualification

Optics, PhD, Swinburne University of Technology

20 Mar 201317 Feb 2017

Award Date: 17 Feb 2017

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Macquarie University

1 Jun 202231 May 2027

Macquarie University Research Fellow (MQRF), Macquarie University

20 Dec 202031 May 2022

Humboldt Research Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (University of Munich)

1 Jan 201931 Dec 2020

Postdoc, RMIT University

1 Oct 201631 Dec 2018

Research area keywords

  • Nanophotonics
  • Structured light
  • Integrated photonics
  • Quantum optics
  • Holographic display
  • Optical sensing
  • Fibre optics
  • Meta-optics
  • Plasmonics
  • Orbital angular momentum