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Chao He DPhil (Oxon)

Postdoctoral Researcher


Dr. Chao He completed his DPhil degree in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford from 2018-2020 (completed within 2 years), during which time he was also a member of Jesus College. In 2020 (Feb), he became a Postdoctoral Researcher at the same group.

Research Interests

  • Polarisation sensing
  • Structured light
  • Adaptive optic
  • Bio-photonics

Selected Publication

Chao He*, Jintao Chang, Qi Hu, Jingyu Wang, Jacopo Antonello, Honghui He, Shaoxiong Liu, Jianyu Lin, Ben Dai, Daniel. S. Elson, Peng Xi, Hui Ma and Martin J Booth*, "Complex vectorial optics through gradient index lens cascades," Nature Communications, 2019, 10 (1), 1-8.

- Highlighted by Nature Photonics, 13, 732 (2019), in News & Views, ‘Graded lens surprise’.
- Highlighted by Light: Science & Applications, 8, 111 (2019), in News & Views, ‘Common elements for uncommon light: vector beams with GRIN lenses’.
- Highlighted by Optics & Photonics News, 12, 47 (2020), ‘Extraordinary beam modulation with ordinary GRIN Lenses’.

Google Scholar

Selected Academic Honors and Entrepreneurship Competitions

  • 10/2020 First Prize, “Zhumeng Cup” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (Top 1), Shenzhen
  • 09/2020 Gold Award, ‘‘Challenge Cup’’ National College Student Business Plan Competition, Beijing
  • 08/2020 2020 Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (Top 10), Shenzhen
  • 07/2019 2019 Rising Stars of Light Final Winners (Top 10), Light: Science & Applications, CIOMP and Nature Publishing Group
  • 04/2019 Oxford Photonics Day: Student Poster Presentation Prize, 2nd Place (Top 2), OX
  • 01/2018 Scholarship in “Adaptive Optical Microscopy Systems”, OX
  • 05/2016 Excellent Graduate of THU (Top 1%), THU; Excellent Graduate of Beijing (Top 2%), Beijing
  • 11/2015 Nomination for Special Scholarship of THU (Top 10, 0.05%), THU
  • 09/2015 First Prize, International College Students Contest, and “Lihe Cup” Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition (Top 1, 0.05%), Shenzhen and THU
  • 09/2015 National Scholarship for Graduate Students (Top 1%), THU
  • 10/2012 Special Award for Undergraduate National Scholarship (Top 1 in the province), Zhejiang Province

Selected Practical Experience

  • Composer
  • Lyricist
  • Singer
  • Producer

First Personal Original Music Album --《HE》