About the Editors


Baohua Jia, MD

Professor, Centre for Atomaterials and Nanomanufacturing
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia


Prof. Jia’s research focuses on the fundamental light and nanomaterial interactions. In particular her work on laser manipulation of two-dimensional materials has led to the design and fabrication of functional nanostructures and nanomaterials for effective harnessing and storage of clean energy from sunlight, purifying water and air for clean environment and imaging, spectroscopy and nanofabrication using ultrafast laser towards fast-speed all-optical communications and intelligent manufacturing.

Advisory Editors

Rakesh Rana

Associate Editor, Nature Communications


Rakesh joined Nature Communications in July 2022. He received his PhD in Physics from the IISER Bhopal, India. He then joined Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf for his post-doctoral research on the generation and utilization of broadband and narrowband Terahertz pulses to study different functional materials. Rakesh handles manuscripts on materials for optics, integrated optics, terahertz optics, and engineering.

Cristiano Matricardi

Senior Editor, Nature Communications


Cristiano joined Nature Communications in February 2021. He received a B.S. degree from the University of Camerino and a MSc in physical and inorganic chemistry from the University of Pavia. He obtained his PhD from the Institute of Material Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CISC), with a thesis on hybrid plasmonic-photonic nanostructures for enhanced spectroscopies. After his doctorate, Cristiano worked as an Assistant Editor for MDPI in Barcelona. He now handles manuscripts in the areas of topological photonics, nonlinear optics and lasing.

Associate Editors

Prof. Guangwei Hu

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Nanyang Technological University


Dr. Hu's research interest is multispectral nanophotonics with the platform of metamaterials, metasurfaces, optical crystals, and low-dimensional quantum nanomaterials, covering the frequency from visible, infrared, and THz. The long-term goal is to develop the compact nanodevices for novel photonic technologies such as imaging, microscopy, communications, photonic chips, thermal management, computations, quantum devices and others.


Prof Mengjie Yu

University of Southern California, Los Angeles


Mengjie Yu is Gabilan Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Southern California. Her research group of “Nanoscale Nonlinear and Quantum Photonics Lab” works on advancing the fundamental understanding of nonlinear sciences at nanoscale, as well as realize next-generation optoelectronic circuits for optical communication, computing, sensing, ranging and metrology.


Prof. Junsuk Rho

Pohang University, Pohang
South Korea


Prof. Rho is not only developing a new concept of novel optical nanomaterials having extraordinary and unprecedented eletromagnetic properties based on fundamental physics and experimental studies of deep sub-wavelength light-matter interaction, but also realizing engineering device applications including, but not limited to, super-resolution imaging, negative index materials, tunable/active/reconfigurable metasurfaces, highly efficient light controlling devices, ultra-sensitive biomedical sensors, nanoscale lasers, next-generation displays, VR/AR/XR devices, radiative cooling devices, unconventional nanofabrications, scalable nanomanufacturing methods and deep-learning-based design methodologies.


Prof. Humeyra Caglayan

Tampere University, 
Tampere, Finland

Prof. Humeyra Caglayan is an associate professor of physics in the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences at Tampere University and leads the Metaplasmonic group. She received her B.S and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Bilkent University, Turkey, in 2003 and 2010, respectively. Between 2010 and 2013, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar in Prof. Engheta's group at the University of Pennsylvania. She received The Young Scientists Award (GEBIP) by the Turkish Academy of Science, the 2015 Unesco Loreal Women in Science Award (TURKEY) and the 2016 Science Academy’s Young Scientist Awards Program (BAGEP) by Turkish Science Academy. Her current research interests include metamaterials, plasmonics, metasurfaces, metaoptics and integrated photonics.


Prof. Wei Li

Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Changchun, China


Prof. Li's research focuses on thermal photonics and nanophotonics. On one hand, he is interested in investigating how one can manipulate photons as energy carriers and the thermodynamic consequence, with applications in radiative cooling, energy harvesting, and novel thermal management techniques. On the other hand, he is interested in manipulating photons as information carriers using nanophotonics, with applications in novel photodetection, imaging, optical computing, and light-emitting devices.


Prof. Pascal Del'Haye

Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light
Erlangen, Germany

Pascal Del'Haye leads the Microphotonics Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Germany. His research focus is on integrated photonics, nonlinear optics in microresonators and optical frequency comb generation.


Dr. Jiayang Wu

Swinburne University of Technology
Victoria, Australia


Dr. Jiayang Wu is currently a Senior Research Fellow and a Senior Lecturer at the Optical Sciences Centre, Swinburne University of Technology. His research interests include integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, 2D materials, and optical communications. As of December 1st 2023, he has over 100 publications in SCI journals, highlighted by Nature, Nature Reviews Chemistry, Advanced Materials, Advances in Optics and Photonics, Nature Communications, Applied Physics Reviews, Small, Light: Advanced Manufacturing, Nano Letters, and Laser & Photonics Review. He is also an inventor on 15 filed patents describing integrated photonic devices and optical communication technologies. In 2021, Dr. Wu was awarded the Australian National Research Award as the top researcher in the field of Optics & Photonics (only 1 person). From 2021‒2023, he also ranked in the top 2% global highly cited researchers in the discipline of Optics (Stanford University & Elsevier science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators).


Editorial Board Members

Isabelle Staude, PhD, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany

Yuri Kivshar, PhD, Australian National University, Australia

Perry P. Shum, PhD, Southern University of Science and Technology, China

Andrea C. Ferrari, PhD, University of Cambridge, UK

Nicholas X. Fang, PhD, University of Hong Kong, China

Laura Na Liu, PhD, University of Stuttgart, Germany

Xiangfeng Duan, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Hong-Bo Sun, PhD, Tsinghua University, China

Lan Fu, PhD, The Australian National University Canberra, Australia

Yun-Feng Xiao, PhD, Peking University, China

Nicolò Maccaferri, PhD, Umeå University, Sweden

Angelos Xomalis, PhD, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Stanley Cheung, PhD, Hewlett Packard Labs, California, USA

Vassilios Kovanis, PhD, Virginia Tech, Virginia, USA

Saba Arash, PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas, USA

Jinsheng Lu, PhD, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA

Jun-Yu (Bruce) Ou, PhD, University of Southampton, UK

Wenfa Xie, PhD, Jilin University, China

Marco Colangelo, PhD, Northeastern University, Massachusetts, USA

Manohar Chirumamilla, PhD, Aalborg University, Denmark

Patrice Genevet, PhD, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado, USA


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