Honors and Awards


2021 Rising Stars of Light, Candidate Award, Oct 2021, Light: Science & Applications
Worldwide campaign for the most shining young scientists in optics-related topics, organized by Light: Science & Applications, iCANX, and Springer Nature. Featured event by UNESCO’s International Day of Light.

Extraordinary Prize, 2019 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-finance Students Abroad, Aug 2020, Chinese Scholarship Council
Highest award from the Chinese government to graduate students who study outside China and do not receive financial support from the Chinese government (i.e. self-finance). Extraordinary Prize goes to the top awardees among all. There are usually 10 Extraordinary Prize recipients each year worldwide.

AOS Postgraduate Student Prize, Dec 2019, The Australian Optical Society (AOS)
For outstanding accomplishment during postgraduate study.

Warsash Science Communication Prize in Optics, Dec 2019, The Australian Optical Society (AOS)
For outstanding publication in Optics.

Best Student Paper 3rd Prize, Jul 2018, OSA Advanced Photonics Congress
For the paper on “Scalable Multi-dimensional Synthetic Space and Full State Reconstruction in Spectral Lattices,” presented at the OSA Advanced
Photonics Congress in Zurich, Switzerland.

Robert and Helen Crompton Award, Jun 2018, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University
A travel award in recognition of the recipient’s research work and contributions to the Research School of Physics and Engineering and wider community.

SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship, May 2018, SPIE
For potential contributions to the field of optics, photonics, or related field.

Award for Postgraduate Excellence in Physics, Nov 2017, Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch
In recognition of outstanding achievements in Postgraduate Research.

Emil Wolf Prize Finalist, Sep 2017, OSA foundation
Finalist of the student paper prize for the work “Measuring the complex weak value beyond weak interaction regime”.

John Carver Prize, Sep 2017, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University
Winning talk “How do we make cameras for quantum light?”
Also wins People’s Choice Prize.
The John Carver seminar series is an annual competition at The Australian National University for PhD students to showcase their research to colleagues and academic staff.

Best Talk Prize, IONS KOALA 2016, Nov 2016, International OSA Network of Students–IONS KOALA
Winning talk “Polarisation measurements with all-dielectric metasurfaces: from classical to quantum light”.
IONS KOALA is the Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications (KOALA) held annually in Australia and New Zealand as well as an International OSA Network of Students (IONS) conference sponsored by The Optical Society (OSA).