Fuwan Gan

Title: Professor, SOI Group
Subject: Silicon Photonics

Phone: +86-021-62511070
Fax: +86-021-62524192
Address: 865 Changning Road, Shanghai,China, 200050


Professor Fuwan Gan was born in October 1974, received his B.S. &M.S. degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1997&2000 and his Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2007. He worked as senior scientist in Nano Photonics Inc. from 2007 to 2009. From 2009, Professor Gan joined the State Key Laboratory of information functional materials, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and information technology. He focused on the research of silicon photonics technology an its applications in the field of optical interconnects and communications. He published technical articles in the Nature Communications, Physical Review Letters, Nano Letters, IEEE Photonics Letters, Journal of Lightwave Technology and so on. The research of on-chip light control was reported by the American Institute of Physics and the British Physical Society, and was awarded as "Important Achievements of China's Optics in 2011" by "Laser & Optoelectronics Progress" magazine. Professor Gan is in charge of the projects from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. Since 2011, he served as director of Nantong Optoelectronic Engineering Center to commercialize silicon photonics technology.


B.S. , Department of electrical engineering, 1997, Shanghai Jiaotong University 

M.S., Department of electrical engineering,  2000, Shanghai Jiaotong University

Ph.D., Electronic Engineering, 2007, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 

work experience

Scientist, Shenzhen Nari Technology Inc., 2000-20001

Co-founder, Nano Photonics Inc. , 2007-2009

Professor, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and information technology, 2009-present-the present

Director, Nantong Optoelectronics Engineering Center, CAS, 2012-present-the present

honors and awarded research funds

2012-2014 863 plan "Research on Micro - cavity Principle and Core Device in Optical Interconnect Chip"

2010-2013 Shanghai Science and Technology Commission of basic research projectsFundamental Research on Key Devices of Silicon - based Optical Interconnection

2010-2012 Chinese Academy of Sciences knowledge innovation project important direction project  ”Research on Key Devices of Optical Interconnection on Silicon Substrate

2013-2016 Surface project  ”Theory and Experimental Study of On - beam Beam Control Based on Particle Subwavelength Resonance

2016-the present Chinese Academy of Sciences strategic pilot technology special Study on Core Unit of Silicon - based Hybrid High - rate Optical Exchanging


1. Maximizing the Thermo-Optic Tuning Range of Silicon Photonic Structures F. Gan, T. Barwicz, M. A. Popovi?, M. S. Dahlem, C. W. Holzwarth, P. T. Rakich, H. I. Smith, E. P. Ippen and F. X. K?rtner  IEEE(2007)

2.Design of All-Optical Switches Based on Carrier Injection in Si/SiO2 Split-Ridge Waveguides (SRWs) Fuwan Gan, Felix Jan Grawert, Jan-Malte Schley, Shoji Akiyama, Student Member, IEEE, Jürgen Michel, Kazumi Wada, Lionel C. Kimerling, Member, IEEE, and Franz X. K?rtner, Senior Member, IEEEJOURNAL OF LIGHTWAVE TECHNOLOGY(2006)

3.High-Speed Silicon Electrooptic Modulator Design Fuwan Gan and Franz X. K?rtner, Senior Member, IEEE IEEE PHOTONICS TECHNOLOGY LETTERS (2005)

4.Optical Beam Steering Based on the Symmetry of Resonant Modes of Nanoparticles Junjie Du, Zhifang Lin, S. T. Chui, Wanli Lu, Hao Li, Aimin Wu, Zhen Sheng, Jian Zi, Xi Wang, Shichang Zou, and Fuwan Gan* PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS2011

5.Experimental Demonstration of In-Plane Negative-Angle Refraction with an Array of Silicon Nanoposts Aimin Wu, Hao Li, Junjie Du, Xingjie Ni, Ziliang Ye, Yuan Wang,Zhen Sheng, Shichang Zou,Fuwan Gan*,Xiang Zhang*, and Xi Wang* Nano Letters(2015)

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