Zhihao Chen

Institute for Infocomm Research, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore


Zhihao Chen received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees, respectively, from the East China Normal University, the Shanghai University of Science and Technology, and the Tsinghua University, China. In 1986, he joined Fujian Normal University, China, where he engaged in the study of polarization-maintaining fibers, optical waveguides, and fiber couplers. In his Ph.D. studies at Tsinghua University from 1994 to 1997, he specialized in the fabrication and application of biconical fibers for erbium-doped fiber amplifiers, fiber lasers, and fiber sensors. From 1998 to 1999, he was a Senior Research Associate at the City University of Hong Kong, where he engaged in the fabrication and application of fiber gratings for various applications. From 1999 to 2001, he was a Research Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, where he was working on fiber grating and coupler-based devices for wavelength division multiplexing system applications. From 2001 to 2004, he worked at Oluma as Member of technical staff, working on a pressure/temperature system from concept to product for downhole application. Currently he is a Senior Scientist at Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, specializing in optoelectronic sensors for health care and industrial applications. A few optical sensor technologies have been transferred to companies for commercialization. He has published more than 50 journal papers. He was corecipient of a Best Paper Award on distributed SBS fibre sensor from ICMAT 2009, a Best Student Paper Award on long distance FBG sensor system from ACP 2009, and Best Oral Paper Award on MRI safe fiber optic sensor system for patient condition monitoring from Singhealth Duke-NUS Scientific Congress 2012. He was inventor and coinventor of 4 US patents granted.

Biography Updated on 30 April 2013

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