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Longqing Cong--Associate Professor

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Longqing Cong, Associate Professor at SUSTech, and National Distinguished Youth Expert. He received bachelor and master degrees from Tianjin University in 2011 and 2014, respectively, and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2017. He worked as a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University from 2017 to 2019, and continued working as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania from 2019 to 2020. He joined ShanghaiTech University as an assistant professor in 2020, and joined SUSTech in March 2021 as an associate professor in the department of electrical and electronic engineering.

He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers with more than 4300 citations, h-index of 33, among which 37 are in the first rank of JCR, and 4 are the highly cited papers of ESI. He serves as a long-term reviewer for over 40 journals, editor of journal Ultrafast Science (Science Partner Journal), Frontiers in Physics, and Electronics. He is awarded the gold medal of “MRS Singapore best PhD thesis” in 2018, one of the World’s Top 2% Scientists; Best Young Scientist by IEEE Photonics Society; WuSi Medal of Shenzhen.

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2014.01 – 2017.08, Nanyang Technological University, PhD (Optics)

2011.09 – 2014.01, Tianjin University, Master (Optical Engineering)

2007.09 – 2011.06, Tianjin University, Bachelor (Optoelectronics)

Working Experiences

2021-03 to present, Southern University of Science and Technology, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Associate Professor

2020-09 to 2021-03, ShanghaiTech University, School of Information Science and Technology, Assistant Professor

2019-08 to 2020-07, University of Pennsylvania, postdoctoral fellow

2017-04 to 2019-07, Nanyang Technological University, Research Fellow

Research Introduction

Terahertz Photonics

Devices for the next-generation wireless communications

Terahertz imaging, sensing, and all-optical neural network

Metamaterials, Metasurfaces, Photonic crystals

Ultrafast spectroscopy

Nonlinear optics

Awards & Honors

1.2016 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad;

2.2018 Gold Medal of the MRS Singapore Best PhD Thesis (one winner per year)

3.2021 Best Young Scientist by IEEE Photonics Society

4.2021 & 2022 World’s Top 2% Scientists;

5.2022 WuSi Medal of Shenzhen


L. Cong, J. Han, W. Zhang, R. Singh, “Temporal loss boundary engineered photonic cavity,” Nature Communications 2021, 12, 6940. Highlighted by SUSTech News:; Featured by 《物理》as cover page.

丛龙庆, 主动式太赫兹超材料器件综述. 中国激光 48, 1914003 (2021). (Invited Review article)

Cong L., Valiyaveedu S. K., Shi J., Zhang X., Editorial: Terahertz Radiation: Materials and Applications. Frontiers in Physics 9, (2021). (Issue edited as a Guest Editor)

L. Cong, R. Singh, “Spatiotemporal Dielectric Metasurfaces for Unidirectional Propagation and Reconfigurable Steering of Terahertz Beams,” Adv. Mater. 32, 2001418 (2020).

L. Cong, et al, “Electrically programmable terahertz diatomic metamolecules for chiral optical control,” Research 2019, 1 (2019) (Science Partner Journal).

L. Cong, et al, “All-optical active THz metasurfaces for ultrafast polarization switching and dynamic beam splitting,” Light: Science & applications 7, 28 (2018).

L. Cong, et al, “Active Phase Transition via Loss Engineering in a Terahertz MEMS Metamaterial,” Adv. Mater. 29(26), 1700733 (2017).

L. Cong, et al, “Perovskite as a Platform for Active Flexible Metaphotonic Devices,” ACS Photonics 4, 1595-1601 (2017). Featured as cover article.

L. Cong, et al, “Near-Field Inductive Coupling Induced Polarization Control in Metasurfaces,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 4, 848 (2016).

L. Cong, et al, “Fano Resonances in Terahertz Metasur-faces: A Figure of Merit Optimization,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 3, 1537 (2015). Citation 148 Highlighted as the top 5 download paper. Link:

L. Cong, et al, “A Tunable Dispersion-Free Terahertz Metadevice with Pancharatnam-Berry-Phase-Enabled Modulation and Polarization Control,” Adv. Mater. 27, 6630 (2015).

L. Cong, et al, “Experimental demonstration of ultrasensitive sensing with terahertz metamaterial absorbers: A comparison with the metasurfaces,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 031107 (2015). Citation 372, Highlighted as the must-read findings on terahertz devices; Most cited paper of APL from 2015-2019; Top 1% most cited papers in Physics by ESI.

L. Cong, et al, “Highly flexible broadband terahertz metamaterial quarter‐wave plate,” Laser & Photonics Reviews 8, 626 (2014). Citation 221, featured as cover article.

L. Cong, et al, “A perfect metamaterial polarization rotator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 171107 (2013). Citation 296, Highlighted as the top 1% most cited papers in Physics by ESI.

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Recruitment Announcement

Tera-Meta Lab is recruiting postdoctoral fellow and research assistant. We are also open for application of PhD, Master, and intern positions with background in optics, physics, optoelectronics, materials, and communications. Visiting scholars and exchanging students are also very welcome! Please send you CV to if you have interest to join. Postdoc applicants should also send names and email address of at least two referees.

Contact Information

South Tower of Engineering Building RM 702, South University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), No. 1088 Xueyuan avenue, Nanshan district, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518055, China


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