Principal Investigator

Wei Ren, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Automation Engineering

Co-Editor, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

Email: renwei(at)

Biography: Dr. Wei Ren received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Optical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He received Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University under the advisory of Prof. Ronald K. Hanson in 2013. After one year of postdoc research with Prof. Frank K. Tittel at Rice University, he joined CUHK as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering in August, 2014. His current research focuses on the development of new technologies and the understanding of basic principles in the areas of combustion and propulsion, alternative fuels, laser diagnostics and trace gas sensing. Dr. Ren is the co-editor of the journal Applied Physics B since 2018.

Curriculum Vitae

  • 2014 - present   Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK

  • 2013 - 2014   Postdoc Researcher, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University

  • 2008 - 2013   Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

  • 2006 - 2008   M.S., Precision Instrument Department, Tsinghua University

  • 2002 - 2006   B.S., Precision Instrument Department, Tsinghua University

Professional Activities

  • Co-Editor, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics

  • Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)

  • Member, Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

  • Member, The Combustion Institute (CI)

  • ​会员, 中国化学会

Honors & Awards

  • Dean's Exemplary Teaching Award, CUHK (2016)

  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Postdoc Fellowship, Rice University (2013)

  • Chinese Government Scholarship for Outstanding Self-financed Students Studying Abroad (2012)

  • Combustion Institute for Energy Division Graduate Travel Award (2012)

  • Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University (2011)

  • The Larry C.K. Yung Fellowship, Stanford University (2008)

  • The First-Prize Graduate Scholarship, Tsinghua University (2007)

  • Graduation with Honor, Tsinghua University (2006)

Laser Diagnostics & Combustion Lab

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