Dr Haoran Ren


School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, MQ Photonics Centre

Macquarie University

Dr Haoran Ren is an ARC DECRA Fellow. His nanophotonic research aims to develop advanced optical materials and nanotechnology for both fundamental light-matter interactions and broad photonic applications. Dr Ren received a PhD in Optical Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology in 2017. He was a postdoc at RMIT University from 2017 to 2018. In October 2018, Dr Ren took a Victoria Fellowship to visit the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France for three months. In January 2019, Dr Ren was awarded a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and relocated his research to Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany. In December 2020, he started a Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) at Macquarie University, through which he moved his research back to Australia. Dr Ren won a 2022 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council. Dr Ren is an Associate Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS).

From June 2022, Dr Ren will lanuch his DECRA fellowship at the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Ren will take an exciting adventure to build a new nanophotonics lab under the Head of School, Professor Stefan Maier.

We will advertise our opening positions soon. Postdocs, PhD students, and Master by Research students are welcome. Some projects will be funded through the ARC projects: DECRA 2022-2025; DP 2022-2024. If you are interested in frontier research in nanophotonics and working with world-class facilities at one of the best global universities, please get in touch with Dr Ren (haoran.ren@mq.edu.au or DM @Hren2016 on Twitter) for more detailed discussion.

Current students and their projects

PhD candidates:

Chenhao Li (co-supervisor at LMU Munich): Metafibre optics and imaging.

Masters by Research:

Andreas Aigner (co-supervisor at LMU Munich): 3D laser printing of ultrahigh sensitive metasurfaces.

Bachelor projects:

Mr. Thomas Dinter (co-supervisor at Macquarie University): Metasurface measuring structured light in turbulence.

Previous students:

Visiting PhD candidates:

Xinyuan Fang (A/Professor at University of Shanghai for Science and Technology).

Jaehyuck Jang (PhD candidate at Pohang University of Science and Technology)

Masters by Research:

Andreas Aigner (PhD candidate LMU Munich).

Master thesis: Novel plasmonic metasurfaces.

Daniele De Gregorio

Master thesis: Inverse design of an achromatic metalens.


7 Wally’s Walk

Macquarie University

Sydney  NSW  2109  Australia


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