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LI Jensen Tsan Hang 李贊恒
Associate Professor
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Professor Jensen Li obtained his BEng degree with first class honours in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Hong Kong in 1998 and his MPhil, PhD degree in physics from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2000 and 2004. From 2005 to 2007, Jensen worked in Imperial College London, with support from a Croucher Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. From 2007 to 2009, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California at Berkeley. From 2009 to 2013, he was an assistant professor at the City University of Hong Kong. In 2013, he joined the University of Birmingham as a senior lecturer and became a reader in photonics. He joined the Department of Physics in HKUST in 2017.

Professor Li’s research revolves around various extraordinary optical phenomena given by metamaterials and photonic crystals, with prominent examples such as invisibility cloaking and super-resolution imaging. His current interests are in transformation optics, metasurfaces, non-Hermitian optics and complex media. Apart from electromagnetic waves, he is keen on extending the concepts of metamaterials to acoustic and elastic waves.

Research Areas
  • Electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces for microwave, terahertz, and optical applications
  • Invisibility cloaks and transformation optics
  • Acoustic and elastic metamaterials
  • Plasmonics and nanophotonics
  • Non-Hermitian optics
Representative Publications
Y. Liu, Z. Liang, F. Liu, O. Diba, A. Lamb and Jensen Li, “Source illusion devices for flexural Lamb waves using elastic metasurfaces”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 034301 (2017)

S. Xiao, F. Zhong, H. Liu, S. Zhu and Jensen Li, "Flexible coherent control of plasmonic spin Hall effect", Nature Communications 6, 8360 (2015).

F. Liu and Jensen Li, “Gauge field optics with anisotropic media”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 103902 (2015).

Y. Sun, W. Tan, H.-Q. Li, Jensen Li and H. Chen, "Experimental demonstration of a coherent perfect absorber with PT phase transition", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 143903 (2014).

Y. D. Xu, C. D. Gu, B. Hou, Y. Lai, Jensen Li and H. Y. Chen, "Broadband asymmetric waveguiding of light without polarization limitations", Nature Communications 4, 2561 (2013).

G. Li, M. Kang, S. Chen, S. Zhang, E. Y.-B. Pun, K. W. Cheah, and Jensen Li, "Spin-enabled plasmonic metasurfaces for manipulating orbital angular momentum of light", Nano Lett. 13, 4148 (2013).

F. Liu, Z. Liang and Jensen Li, "Manipulating polarization and impedance signature: a reciprocal field transformation approach", Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 033901 (2013).

Z. Liang and Jensen Li, "Extreme Acoustic Metamaterial by Coiling Up Space", Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 114301 (2012)

Jensen Li, L. Fok, X. Yin, G. Bartal and X. Zhang, "Experimental Demonstration of an Acoustic Magnifying Hyperlens", Nature Materials 8, 931 (2009).

Jensen Li and J. B. Pendry, “Hiding under the carpet: a new strategy for cloaking”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 203901 (2008).