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Dr. Jason PNG Ching Eng

Dr. Jason PNG Ching Eng


Research Interests:

  • Quantum Optics
  • High speed communications
  • Innovation and Ideation for Entrepreneurship
  • Commercialisation and Technology Transfer
  • Semiconductor device physics and SPICE modeling
  • Electromagnetic Compatibility and Interference, and Energy Harvesting
  • Plasmonics, Biophotonics, and Photonics: Electrical (process and device) and Optical  

Qualifications:

  • Executive MBA, INSEAD, France, 2014
  • Executive MBA, Tsinghua University, China, 2014
  • Innovative Business Leadership Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management, USA, 2013
  • Ph.D. in Silicon Photonics, University of Surrey, U.K., 2004
  • B.Eng EEE Hons (First Class), University of Surrey, U.K., 1999
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Published Journals/ Articles:

Journals

     

     Book:
     
     Book Chapter:
    • G. T. Reed, F. Y. Gardes, G. Mashanovich, and C. E. Png, “Optical Modulators in Silicon Photonic Circuits”, Chapter 4, Silicon Photonics: The State of the Art, ISBN: 978-0-470-02579-6 Wiley, 2008
     
    Awards and Honors
    Awards:
    • Winner, Spring TECS Proof-of-Value (POV) Funding for Optic2Connect (O2C) Pte Ltd, 2013
    • Winner, Skolkovo Award in 25th INSEAD Venture Competition, 7 Dec 2012
    • National Junior College (NJC) Science Training and Research (STaR) Partners’ Award, NJC STaR Symposium, 15 Feb 2012
    • IET Innovation Award 2011 - Software and Design Category (Highly Commended), UK, 9 Nov 2011
    • IHPC A-STAR Service Award, Singapore, 2 Dec 2010
    • National Junior College Day Partners’ Award (Individual), Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore, 8 May 2010
    • Singapore Youth Award Finalist, Science & Technology Category, Singapore, 2009
    • Best IHPC, A-STAR Research Paper, Singapore, 2008
    • IEE Hudswell International Research Scholarship for research excellence in Photonics, UK, 2002-2003
    • Royal Academy of Engineering Prize, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, UK, 2001
    • Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) Award Scheme, U.K., 2000-2003
    • Bookham Technology plc industrial sponsorship, UK, 2000-2003
     
           Other professional recognitions and appointments:
    • Technical Programme Committee, 5th International Conference on Metamaterials, Photonic Crystals and Plasmonics, META 2014, 20-23 May 2014
    • Member, Public Sector Funding (PSF) Technical Review Panel, SERC, A*STAR, 5 Mar 2014-present
    • Topic Editor, Frontiers in Physics, High-speed Integrated Silicon Mach-Zehnder Optical Modulators, 2014
    • Chair, IHPC-A*STAR Career Development Committee, 1 Jul 2013-present
    • SEED Forum Alum, Singapore, 6 Jun 2013
    • Technical Programme Committee, SPIE Photonics West, USA 2013-present
    • Special Session Co-Chair, Organizing Committee, Photonics Global 2012
    • Co-Chair, Symposia for Silicon Photonics and Its Applications, Photonics Global 2012
    • Volunteer Judge, National Robotics Competition, Singapore Science Centre, 2005-present
    • Volunteer Judge, Scinemation, Singapore Science Centre, 2012-present
    • Adjunct Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2006
    • Invited Speaker, IBM Science Colloquium, IBM Almaden Research Center, U.S.A., 4 Nov 2005
    • Merit Award “Community in Bloom”, National Park Carnival, Singapore, 12 Nov 2005 (group volunteering at hospital)
    • Modeled and Simulated Optical Devices for the first book in Silicon Photonics (ISBN 978-0-470-87034-1, Wiley 2004)
     
           Awards received by students supervised:
    • Winner, IEEE R10 (Asia Pacific Region) Student Paper Contest, 27 Sep 2010: Mr M. Xin
    • Merit Prize, 24th Innovation and Research Award, Faculty of Engineering, National University of Singapore, 10 Apr 2010: Mr J. Zhang
    • Second Prize, Best Student Paper Award 2009, IEEE Photonics Society S’pore Chapter, 22 Jan 2010: Mr M. Xin 
     
     
    Patents/Technology Disclosures
    • A. Gandhi, and C. E. Png, “Logically Combined Photonic Crystals”, Singapore Patent Application No. 201307434-9, 05 Nov 2013
    • C. E. Png, and S. T. Lim, “A compact array for optical interconnect and sensing applications”  US Patent Application No. 8,213,754, 3 Jul 2012
    • V. Dixit, C. E. Png, and S. T. Lim, “Simulating electrical and optical eye diagram”, Singapore Patent Application No. 201307103-0, 16 Oct 2013
    • V. Dixit, C. E. Png, and S. T. Lim, “Multi physics, multi domain adaptive mapping of optical devices”, IHPC Proprietary know-how, 18 Jan 2012
    • C. E. Png, V. Dixit, and S. T. Lim, “A low loss, high speed silicon-based modulator”, Pending in IHPC, A*STAR (expected Q2 2012)
    • M. Q. Xin, C. E. Png, and A. J. Danner, “Breakdown delay based carrier depletion for high speed silicon optical modulators”, US Provisional Patent Application No. 61/423,613, filed 16 Dec 2010, A*STAR (2010)
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, M. B. Yu, “Electrically pumped Silicon Laser” (2006), US Provisional Patent Application No. 60/851,274
     
     
    Technical Leadership:
    • Project Director, Cost-effective Distributed Feedback Lasers for Next Generation Automotive Information System, (S$305,000), 1 Apr 2014 - 31 Mar 2015
    • Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI), A*Star-MINDEF Joint Funding Programme, Grant no. 122 331 0075, Monolithic Integration of Low Loss Wavelength Demux Enabling Broadband Quantum Key Distribution, (S$790,000), 2013-2016
    • PI, Modeling and Simulation of Silicon Modulators, Fujikura Ltd, Japan (S$70,000), 2010-2011
    • Awarded SERC Grant as Collaborator with Asst. Prof. A Danner, NUS. Title: Integration of Si Photonic crystals and MEMs actuator for next generation active and tunable nanophotonics in filter and modulator applications, SERC Grant No. 092 101 0049, (S$689,025), 2009 – 2012
    • PI, Grating Dispersion Compensators and Optical Switching, Fujikura Ltd, Japan (S$138,000), 2009-2010
    • Co-PI, A*Star Terahertz Program, SERC Grant No. 062 141 0040, (S$171,200), 2008-2010
    • PI, A*Star Silicon Photonics Flagship Program, Grant No. F06/E/012, (S$200,000), 2006-2008
    • PI, Chromatic Dispersion Compensators, Fujikura Ltd, Japan (S$35,000), 2006-07
    • Invited technical consultant of A*Star in Silicon Photonics U.S.A, Europe, and Canada, 2006-present
     
     
    Journals/Articles:
     
    • K. Goi, K. Ogawa, Y. T. Tan, V. Dixit, S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, T. Liow, X. Tu, G. Lo, and D. Kwong, “Silicon Mach-Zehnder modulator using low-loss phase shifter with bottom PN junction formed by restricted-depth doping”, IEICE Electronics Express, Vol. 10, No. 17, pp. 1-9, 2013
    • J. Deng, S. Hussain, V. S. Kumar, W. Jia, C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, A. Bettiol, and A. J. Danner, “Modeling and experimental investigations of Fano resonances in free-standing LiNbO3 photonic crystal slabs”, Optics Express, Vol. 21, pp. 3243-3252, 2013
    • J. Deng, W. Jia, C. E. Png, G. Si, J. Son, Y. Yang, and A. J. Danner, “Deep anisotropic LiNbO3 etching with SF6/Ar inductively coupled plasmas”, IEEE J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B, vol. 30, no. 1, p. 011208 (6 pages), 2012 
    • M. Xin, C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, V. Dixit, and A. J. Danner, “A high speed electro-optic phase shifter based on a polymer-infiltrated P-S-N diode capacitor”, Optics Express, Vol. 19, pp. 14354-14369, 2011
    • M. Xin, C. E. Png, and A. J. Danner, “Breakdown delay-based depletion mode silicon modulator with photonic hybrid-lattice resonator”, Optics Express, Vol. 19, pp. 5063-5076, 2011
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, and A. J. Danner, “Embedded air core optical nano-waveguides”, Journal of OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B (JOSA B), Vol. 27, 10, pp. 1937-1941, 2010
    • M. Xin, L. Zhang, C. E. Png, J. H. Teng, and A. J. Danner, “Assymmetric Open Cavities for Beam Steering and Switching from line-defect Photonic Crystals”, Journal of OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B (JOSA B),Vol. 27, 6, pp. 1153-1157, 2010
    • M. Xin, A. J. Danner, C. E. Png, and S. T. Lim, “Cross waveguide resonator-based silicon electro-optic modulator with low power consumption”, Journal of OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA B (JOSA B), Vol. 26,11, pp. 2176-2180, 2009
    • C. E. Png, G. H. Park, S. T. Lim, E. P. Li, A. Danner, K. Ogawa, and Y. T. Tan, “Electrically Controlled Silicon-based Photonic Crystal Chromatic Dispersion Compensator with Ultra Low Power Consumption”, SILVACO Simulation Standard Apr-Jun, pp. 6-9, Q2, 2009
    • T. Y. L. Ang, S. T. Lim, S. Y. Lee, C. E. Png, and M. K. Chin, “How small can a microring resonator be and yet be polarization independent?”, Applied Optics 48, pp. 2821-2835, 2009
    • M. Xin, A. J. Danner, C. E. Png, and S. T. Lim, “Resonator-based Silicon Electro-Optic Modulator with Low Power Consumption”, Japanese J. of Applied Physics, 48, 04C104 , 2009
    • I. Ahmed, C. E. Png, E. P. Li, and, R. Vahldieck, “Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in a novel Ag Nanoparticle-based Plasmonic Power Divider”, Optics Express, Vol. 17, pp. 337-345, 2009
    • C. E. Png, G. H. Park, S. T. Lim, E. P. Li, A. J. Danner, K. Ogawa, and Y. T. Tan, “Active Silicon Photonic Chromatic Dispersion Compensator with Ultra Low Power Consumption”, Applied Physics Letters, 93, 061111, 2008
    • C. E. Png and S. T. Lim, “Silicon optical nano-cavities for multiple sensing”, IEEE J. of Lightwave Tech., Vol 26, pp. 1524-1531, 2008
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, Y. A. Ong, and, Y. L. Ang, “Singlemode, polarization independent submicron silicon waveguides using geometrical adjustments”, Optics Express, Vol. 15, pp. 11061-11072, 2007#
    • C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, E. P. Li, and G. T. Reed, “Tunable and sensitive biophotonic waveguides based on photonic-bandgap microcavities”, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Vol. 5, pp. 478-484, 2006
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, F. Y. Gardes, and G. T. Reed, “Optically switched arrayed waveguide gratings using phase modulation”, IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 12, pp. 1461-1468, 2006
    • G. T. Reed, G. Z. Masanovic, W. Headley, B. Timotijevic, F. Y. Gardes, S. P. Chan, P. Waugh, N. G. Emerson, C. E. Png, M. J. Paniccia, A. Liu, D. Hak, and V. M. N. Passaro, “Issues associated with polarisation independence in Silicon Photonics”, IEEE J. Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, Vol. 12, pp. 1335-1344, 2006 (invited)
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, S. P. Chan, and G. T. Reed, “Flat spectral response silicon arrayed waveguide gratings via ion implantation”, Optics Express, Vol. 14, pp. 6469-6478, 2006
    • F. Y. Gardes, G. T. Reed, N. Emerson, and C. E. Png, “A sub-micron depletion-type photonic modulator in Silicon on Insulator”, Optics Express, Vol 13, pp. 8845-8854, 2005
    • S. P. Chan, C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, G. T. Reed, and V. M. N. Passaro, “Single Mode and Polarization Independent Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI) Waveguides with small cross section”, IEEE J. of Lightwave Tech., Vol 23, pp. 2103-2111, 2005
    • G. T. Reed, and C. E. Png, "Silicon Optical Modulators", Materials Today, Vol. 8, Iss. 1, pp. 40-50, 2005
    • C. E. Png, S. P. Chan, S. T. Lim, and G. T. Reed, "Optical Phase Modulators for MHz and GHz modulation in Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI)", IEEE J. of Lightwave Tech., Vol 22, pp. 1573-1582, 2004
    • C. E. Png and G. T. Reed, "Highly Efficient SOI p-i-n Phase Modulators", Britian"s Young Engineers, House of Commons, Palace of Westminster, London, U.K., 2001*
    #Awarded Best IHPC Research Paper
    *Awarded Royal Academy of Engineering Prize
     
     Invited Plenary and Invited:
    • K. Ogawa, K. Goi, H. Kusaka, Y. Terada, T. Liow, X. Tu, G. Lo, D. Kwong, V. Dixit, S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, “Low-loss High-Speed Silicon Mach-Zehnder Modulator for optical-fiber telecommunications”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West (2013) (Invited)
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, and V. Dixit, "High Speed Optical Device Simulation”, Photonics Global 2012 (Invited)
    • G. T. Reed, W. R. Headley, and C. E. Png, “Silicon Photonics – The Early Years”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol 5730, 5730-01 (2005) (Invited Plenary)
    • C. E. Png, G. T. Reed, W. R. Headley, K. P. Homewood, A. Liu, M. Paniccia, R. M. H. Atta, G. Ensell, A. G. R. Evans, D. Hak, and O. Cohen, “Design and experimental results of small silicon-based optical modulators”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol 5356 (2004) (Invited)
    • G. T. Reed, W. R. Headley, G. Z. Masanovic, C. E. Png, S. P. Chan, S. T. Lim, S. Howe, M. Paniccia, and A. Liu, “Performance and design issues associated with the trend to micro and nanophotonics”, Orlando, Florida, USA, SCI 2004 (Invited)
    • G. T. Reed, C. E. Png, G. Masanovic, S. T. Lim, S. Chan, W. Headley, M.T.W. Ang, A. Liu, and M. Paniccia, “Silicon Nanophotonic Circuits”, XLVII ETRAN Conference, Herceg Novi, Serbia and Montenegro, Vol. IV, pp. 145 152, 2003 (Invited)
     
    Conferences:
    • J. Deng, S. Hussian, C. E. Png, M. Tsang, and A. J. Danner, “Optical microring resonators in lithium niobate for classical and quantum microwave photonics”, IEEE Conference on Opitcal MEMS & Nanophotonics, Kanazawa, Japan, 2013 
    • C. E. Png, V. Dixit, S. T. Lim, and E. P. Li, “Accurate high-speed eye diagram simulation of silicon-based modulators”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, 2013 
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, and V. Dixit, "Hybrid Silicon Organic High Speed Electro-Optic Phase Shifter”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, 2013
    • J. Deng, V. S. Kumar, H. Gao, C. E. Png, N. Xiang, A. A. Bettiol, and A. J. Danner, “Fabrication and Characterization of Photonic Crystal Structures”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, 2013
    • J. Deng, W. Jia, C. E. Png, and A. J. Danner, “Photonic Crystals in Proton-exchanged LiNbO3 waveguides for photonic applicaitons, (Optical system and devices poster session), Photonics Global 2012 
    • M. Xin, C. E. Png, and A. J. Danner, “A compact depletion mode silicon modulator based on a photonic hybrid-lattice mode-gap resonator”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol 7943, 2011
    • C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, E. P. Li, L. Pan, and A. J. Danner, "Third Order Silicon (Si) Nitride Side-walled Grating using Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI)", Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition 2009, 8-12 Dec 2010
    • C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, E. P. Li, L. Pan, and A. J. Danner, "Indented Silicon Nitride Side-walled Gratings on Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI)", Photonics Global Singapore, 14-16 Dec 2010
    • S. T. Lim, J. Zhang, C. E. Png, and A. J. Danner, "High-Q 1D Photonic Nanocavity on Ring Resonators", Photonics Global Singapore, 14-16 Dec 2010
    • C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, E. P. Li, A. J. Danner, K. Ogawa, Y. T. Tan, "Two- and three-dimensional studies of a silicon-based chromatic dispersion compensator", in Passive Components and Fiber-based Devices VI, edited by Perry P. Shum, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 7630 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA 2009) 76301W, 2009
    • V. Dixit, S. T. Lim, and C. E. Png, “Polarization independent wide bandgap Electromagnetic Bandgap structures for THz applications”, TeraTech09
    • C. E. Png, S. T. Lim, E. P. Li, A. J. Danner, K. Ogawa, Y. T. Tan, “Ultra Low Power Silicon Photonic Crystal-based Chromatic Dispersion Compensator, ICMAT 2009
    • M. Xin, A. J. Danner, and C. E. Png, “Cross waveguide resonator-based silicon electro-optic modulator with low power consumption”, Nanophotonics Down Under 2009 Devices and Applications, Melbourne, Australia
    • M. Xin, A. J. Danner, and C. E. Png, “Resonator-based silicon electro-optic modulator with ultra-low power consumption”, International Conference on Devices and Materials, SSDM 2008, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Japan
    • M. Xin, A. J. Danner, C. E. Png, and S. T. Lim, “A Resonator-based silicon electro-optic modulator with ultra-low power consumption and optimized modulation performance”, IEEE PhotonicsGlobal@Singapore 2008
    • T. Y. L. Ang, Soon Thor Lim, Shuh-Ying Lee, C. E. Png, and Mee-Koy Chin, “Submicron silicon photonic micro-ring resonator: Polarization independence,” IEEE PhotonicsGlobal@Singapore 2008
    • T. Y. L. Ang, Soon Thor Lim, Shuh-Ying Lee, C. E. Png and Mee-Koy Chin, “Polarization independent micro-ring resonators on sub-micron Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) rib waveguides,” International Conference on Group IV Photonics, Sorrento, Italy 2008
    • C. E. Png, E. P. Li, G. H. Park, and S. T. Lim, “Separate design of electrical and optical parameters of Photonic Crystal-based Chromatic Dispersion Compensator”, Session 3A6, PIERS Cambridge, USA, 1-5 July 2008
    • S. T. Lim, Y. L. Ang, and C. E. Png, “Singlemode, Polarization-independent submicron silicon wavegudies”, CLEO/Pacific Rim, COEX, Seoul, Korea, August 26-31, 2007
    • I. Ahmed, C. E. Png, E. P. Li, and H. P. Lee, “Electromagnetic Waveguiding in Metallic Plasmonic Structures using FDTD”, 7th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, Hong Kong, 2007
    • J. X. J. Ling, S. T. Lim, and C. E. Png, “Study of injection and depletion silicon optical modulators”, 4th Symposium on Microelectronics, IME, A*Star, 29 Sep 2006
    • Y. L. Ang, S. T. Lim, and C. E. Png, “1-D Photonic Bandgap Microcavity on Silicon Photonic wire”, 4th Symposium on Microelectronics, IME, A*Star, 29 Sep 2006
    • S. T. Lim, and C. E. Png, “Polarisation issues in photonic wires for biosensing applications”, PIERS (Tokyo) 2006
    • C. E. Png, J. Sun, and E. P. Li, “Tunable and sensitive bio-photonic waveguides based on photonic-bandgap micro-cavities”, IEEE NanoSingapore (2006)
    • C. C. Chong, C. E. Png, B. Ping, E. P. Li, and G. S. Samudra, “Monte Carlo simulation of electron transport in nano-scale strained silicon MOSFETs”, IEEE NanoSingapore (2006)
    • G. T. Reed, G. Masanovic, W. R. Headley, C. E. Png, S. P. Chan, S. T. Lim, V. M. N. Passaro, D. Hak, O. Cohen, and M. Paniccia, “Small devices in SOI: fabrication and design issues”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol 5357 (2004)
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, S. Chan, and G. T. Reed, “Novel method of achieving flat spectral response Arrayed Waveguide Gratings (AWG) in Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI)”, SPIE IT-COM2003, Orlando, FL USA, Vol 5246, pp. 539 – 549 (2003)
    • S. P. Chan, V. M. N. Passaro, S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, W. Headley, G. Masanovic, G. T. Reed, R. M. H. Atta, G. Ensell, A. G. R. Evans, “Characterisation of Integrated Bragg Gratings on SOI Rib Waveguides”, SPIE-ITCOM 2003 Conference, Orlando, FL, USA (2003)
    • S. T. Lim, C. E. Png, G. Mansanovic, S. P. Chan, and G. T. Reed, “Novel Method of Achieving Flat Spectral Response in Silicon”, PREP 2003, 14-16 Apr 2003, Exeter University
    • R. M. H. Atta, G. Ensell, A. G. R. Evans, C. E. Png, and G. T. Reed, “Fabrication of a highly efficient optical modulator based on Silicon-On-Insulator (SOI)”, SPIE May 2003, Spain, Vol (5116), pp. 495 – 501
    • C. E. Png, G. T. Reed, R. M. H. Atta, G. Ensell, and A. G. R. Evans, “Development of small Silicon Modulators”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol 4997 (2003), pp. 190 – 197
    • G. Masanovic, C. E. Png, V. Passaro, G. T. Reed, R. M. H. Atta, G. Ensell, and A. G. R. Evans, “Coupling from optical fibres to fast silicon modulators”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol 4998 (2003), pp. 65 – 75
    • C. E. Png, G. Masanovic, S. P. Chan, S. T. Lim, G. T. Reed, and A. Vonsovici, “Over 7500% increase in device speed for optical phase modulators in silicon”, PREP 2002, 17-19 Apr 2002, West Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham University
    • C. E. Png, G. Masanovic, and G. T. Reed, “Coupling to 1mm Silicon Modulators”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol. 4654 (2002), pp. 62 – 69
    • G. T. Reed, C. E. Png, G. Masanovic, S. P. Chan, S. T. Lim, A. Vonsovici, A. G. R. Evans, and R. M. H. Atta, “Fabrication and evaluation of SiC optical modulators”, Proc. SPIE Photonics West, Vol. 4654 (2002), pp. 145 - 156 

     


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