Sustainability and Photonics Energy Research Lab
1. Preparation of micro and nanostructures;
2. Construction of devices and optical systems;
3. Characterization of materials/devices (optical, electrical, magnetic);
4. Microfluidic system
1. Radiative Cooling;
2. Evaporative Cooling;
3. Solar Harvesting;
4. Water Harvesting
20 March, 2023Highly-Subscribed YouTube Channel Features A Paper By Professor Qiaoqiang Gan's Group
Sabine Hossenfelder report the paper from Prof. Gan's group on her YouTube channel.
15 February, 2023Elevated design keeps solar stills salt-free
Salt-rejecting microchannels help make seawater drinkable using the power of the sun.
15 February, 2023Simple means to a clear view
The image of an object that is obscured when the light passes through a scattering material can be recovered in real time.
21 January, 2023Professor Qiaoqiang Gan elected as SPIE Fellow
SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, recently welcomed 83 Members as new Fellows of the Society. Qiaoqiang Gan, KAUST professor of material science engineering, was among the new inductees elected to the Society’s 2023 Fellows Class. The applied physicist joins a notable group of members who have served the optics and photonics community with distinction.
08 January, 2023New Publication: Super-Resolution Displacement Spectroscopic Sensing over a Surface “Rainbow”
Subwavelength manipulation of light waves with high precision can enable new and exciting applications in spectroscopy, sensing, and medical imaging. Here, we report a unique “rainbow” trapping metasurface for on-chip spectrometers and sensors. Combined with super-resolution image processing, the low-setting 4× optical microscope system resolves a displacement of the resonant position within 35 nm on the plasmonic rainbow trapping metasurface with a tiny area as small as 0.002 mm2.
08 January, 2023New Publication: Directly and instantly seeing through random diffusers by self-imaging in scattering speckles
Imaging through scattering medium is challenging but important for different applications. Here, we report a new strategy to see through random diffusers directly using self-imaging of speckles.
15 December, 2022Reflecting on a shift in "rainbow" sensors
Nanostructured surfaces enable lab-on-a-chip lung cancer diagnosis.