Dr Zheng completed the Bachelor’s degree in Physics at Wuhan University (China) in 2009, followed by the Master’s degree at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) in 2012. In 2016, he was awarded the degree of PhD at Swinburne University of Technology (Australia) for his thesis entitled “The optics and applications of graphene oxide”. Prior to his appointment as SwissLitho Postdoc Fellow, Xiaorui worked as a research fellow at University of California, San Diego.
Xiaorui has been awarded several prestigious prizes including the Warsash Science Communication Prize in Optics (2016), Australian Nanotechnology Network Overseas Travel Fellowship (2016), Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad (2015), Incubic Milton Chang Travel Grant (2014), KOALA conference Travel Grant (2014), ANZCOP Best Student Talk Prize (2013), CUDOS Student Challenge First Place (2013).
Xiaorui’s current research interests lie in the nano-photonics of low-dimensional materials for both the functional photonic and bio-medical applications by using the innovative NanoFrazor. He works with several research groups at CUNY to realize applications in those fields through close collaboration with SwissLitho.