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Wong Liang Jie (Dr)
Scientist II
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Precision Measurements

Dr. Wong Liang Jie received his PhD from MIT in 2013 and his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley in 2008, both in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the MIT Department of Mathematics with Prof. Steven G. Johnson. He is currently a scientist at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), where he studies extreme electron-photon interactions towards the realization of compact X-ray laser sources.

Research Interest:Light-matter interactions, Strong field physics, Nonlinear optics, Ultrafast optics, Computational electrodynamics.

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sep 2013
B.S., University of California, Berkeley, May 2008

  1. L. J. Wong and I. Kaminer, “Abruptly focusing needles of light and closed form electromagnetic wavepackets,” ACS Photonics 4, 1131–1137 (2017).

  2. L. J. Wong, I. Kaminer, O. Ilic, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić, “Toward Graphene Plasmon-Based Free-Electron IR to X-ray Sources,” Nature Photonics 10, 46-52, (2016).

  3. I. Kaminer, Y. Katan, H. Buljan, Y. Chen, O. Ilic, J. Lopez, L. J. Wong, J. D. Joannopoulos and M. Soljačić, “Efficient plasmonic emission by the quantum Čerenkov effect from hot carriers in graphene,” Nature Communications 7, 11880 (2016).

  4. S. Carbajo, E. A. Nanni, L. J. Wong, G. Moriena, P. D. Keathley, G. Laurent, R. J. D. Miller and F. X. Kärtner, Direct longitudinal laser acceleration of electrons in free space, Physical Review Accelerators and Beams 19, 021303 (2016).

  5. L. J. Wong, B. Freelon, T. Rohwer, N. Gedik and Steven G. Johnson, “All-optical three-dimensional electron pulse compression,” New Journal of Physics 17, 013051 (2015).


Best Research Achievement, SIMTech, 2016

National Science Scholarship (Ph.D. and Postdoctoral), A*STAR, 2009 – 2014

The Arthur M. Hopkin Award (EECS Departmental award), UC Berkeley, 2008

EECS Honors Degree Program, UC Berkeley, 2007 – 2008

A*STAR Roll of Honour, A*STAR, 2008

A*STAR Chairman’s Honours List, A*STAR, 2005 – 2008

Regents' and Chancellor's Scholarship, UC Berkeley, 2005 – 2008

National Science Scholarship (B.S.), A*STAR, 2005 – 2008

Edward Frank Kraft Award, UC Berkeley, 2005