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Dr Qiang Wu

Associate Professor

Department: Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering

Qiang Wu

Dr. Qiang Wu is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University at Newcastle. He is also an adjunct professor in Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Before joining Northumbria University, he was a Stokes Lecturer with the Photonics Research Centre, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland.

He was a Senior Research Associate with the Optoelectronics Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong, from 2004 to 2006, where he was involved in research on polymer optical waveguides. He was a Research Associate with the Applied Optics and Photonics Group, Heriot-Watt University, from 2006 to 2008, where he was involved in research on laser joining in micromanufacturing. He is a committee member of Holography and Optical Information Processing committee, The Chinese Optical Society. He is an Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports (Nature Group, 2016 Impact Factor 4.259) and Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal (2016 Impact Factor 2.512).

His current research interest lies in Photonics including the design and fabrication of fibre Bragg grating devices for sensing and optical communications; hetero-core fibre structures for novel fibre optical couplers and sensors; nonlinear effects in photonic crystal fibre, microsphere, nanofibres, visible light communication and its application for sensing, and surface plasmon resonant for highly integrated nanophotonics devices and their applications for biosensing. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles in academic journals and international conferences and holds three patents. He has been highlighted and interviewed by the journal Electronics Letters with the objective of understanding the background and rationale for his research on singlemode-multimode-singlemode fibre structures.

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Campus Address

Room E409
Ellison Building
Northumberland Road

Key Publications

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  • A Novel Gold Film-coated V-shape Dual-core Photonic Crystal Fiber Polarization Beam Splitter Covering the E+S+C+L+U Band, Qu, Y., Yuan, J., Qiu, S., Zhou, X., Li, F., Yan, B., Wu, Q., Wang, K., Sang, X., Long, K., Yu, C. 12 Jan 2021, In: Sensors
  • Can optical fiber compete with profile analysis tensiometry in critical micelle concentration measurement?, Hajirasouliha, F., Yang, H., Wu, Q., Zabiegaj, D. 22 Mar 2021, In: Zeitschrift für Physikalische Chemie
  • Cascaded Sagnac loops embedded with two polarization maintaining photonic crystal fibers for highly-sensitive strain measurement, Liu, Q., Xing, L., Wu, Z., Fu, R., Li, S., Xue, P., Ng, W., Wu, Q., Binns, R. 3 Feb 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Electrically Sensing Characteristics of the Sagnac Interferometer Embedded with a Liquid Crystal-Infiltrated Photonic Crystal Fiber, Liu, Q., Xue, P., Wu, Q., Zhao, C., Ng, W., Fu, Y., Binns, R. 26 Jul 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Electrically Tuning Characteristics of LC Selectively Infiltrated PCF Sagnac Interferometer, Xue, P., Liu, Q., Wu, Z., Wu, Q., Zhao, C., Ng, W., Fu, R., Binns, R. 1 Jul 2021, In: IEEE Photonics Technology Letters
  • Enhancing the visibility of Vernier effect in a tri-microfiber coupler fiber loop interferometer for ultrasensitive refractive index and temperature sensing, Wei, F., Liu, D., Wang, Z., Wang, Z., Farrell, G., Wu, Q., Peng, G., Semenova, Y. 1 Mar 2021, In: Journal of Lightwave Technology
  • Flexible/Bendable Acoustofluidics Based on Thin Film Surface Acoustic Waves on Thin Aluminum Sheets, Wang, Y., Zhang, Q., Tao, R., Xie, J., Canyelles-Pericas, P., Torun, H., Reboud, J., McHale, G., Dodd, L., Yang, X., Luo, J., Wu, Q., Fu, R. 14 Apr 2021, In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
  • High sensitivity temperature sensor based on a helically twisted photonic crystal fiber, Qiu, S., Yuan, J., Duan, S., Zhou, X., Mei, C., Qu, Y., Yan, B., Wu, Q., Wang, K., Sang, X., Long, K., Yu, C. 31 Aug 2021, In: Results in Physics
  • Intrusion location technology of Sagnac distributed fiber optical sensing system based on deep learning, Wu, J., Zhuo, R., Wan, S., Xiong, X., Xu, X., Liu, B., Liu, J., Shi, J., Sun, J., He, X., Wu, Q. 15 Jun 2021, In: IEEE Sensors Journal
  • Low-cost wearable sensor based on a D-shaped plastic optical fiber for respiration monitoring, Wang, Y., Liu, B., Pang, Y., Liu, J., Shi, J., Wan, S., He, X., Yuan, J., Wu, Q. 22 Apr 2021, In: IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement

PGR Supervision

Rahul Kumar High sensitivity micro/nano singlemode-multimode-singlemode fibre sensors Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 11/06/2019


  • Technologies PhD June 30 2004
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016

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