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Luan, Pi-Gang Associate Professor
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Pi-Gang Luan received his B.S. degree in Physics from National Cheng-Kung University in 1989, and his Ph. D. degree in Physics from National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan) in 1995. During the period in Tsing Hua and before his military service period, his research topic was about the exactly solvable models in statistical mechanics and a related mathematical structure call Yang-Baxter equation (YBE). His dissertation work dealt with the problem of constructing two-parameter quantum algebras by using the solution of YBE. In 1998, he worked in Acer Company as an EMI engineer from June to December. He then moved in the same year to National Central University and became a post-doctoral fellow there. In 2001, he further moved to National Chao-Tung University to continue his post-doctoral research career.

In his post-doctoral-fellow period (1998.12-2002.07), his research was mainly about the wave localization (Anderson localization) phenomena of classical waves in random media. From 2002 to 2007, he was an assistant professor in Institute of Optical Sciences (Latterly renamed as Department of Optics and Photonics) of National Central University, then been promoted as an associate professor. His current research interests include Metamaterials, Dispersive media, Transformation Optics, and Topological Photonics/Acoustics/Mechanics.


Ph.D. Dept. of Physics, Natl.Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan, ROC.

Work Experience

Research Visits:

July-October 2009 ( Three months) Visiting Scientist at UC Berkeley, USA

July-October 2014 (Three months) Visiting Scientist at University of Birmingham, UK

Associate Professor: Aug. 2007- present

Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan

Assistant Professor: Aug. 2002- July. 2007

Institute of Optical Sciences/Department of Optics and Photonics, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan

Post-doctoral Researcher: Aug. 2001 – July 2002

Institute of ElectroPhysics, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Post-doctoral Researcher: Dec. 1998 – July 2001

Institute of Physics, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan

EMI Engineer: Jun 1998 – Dec. 1998
Department of EMI/EMC, Acer Company, Taipei, Taiwan
Post-doctoral Researcher: Nov. 1995 – July 1996
Institute of Physics, National Central University, Jhongli, Taiwan
Research Interests

Photonic/Sonic Crystals, Negative Refraction, Metamaterials, Dispersive media, Transformation Optics, Topological Photonics/Acoustics/Mechanics, Time-dependent quantum systems, and Statistical Mechanics.

Research Groups NanophotonicsTheoretical OpticsOptoelectronics

Current Research Areas

Most of the researches implemented by us are about the propagation characteristics of the electromagnetic and acoustic waves in artificial media. Specifically, we study all kinds of physics and engineering problems related to photonic crystals, sonic crystals, metamaterial and devices (such as hyperlens or invisibility cloak). I myself also do some researches about quantum systems and statistical mechanics.

Selected Publications
Book(s)/Book Chapter(s)  

Wave Physics Laboratory
Wave Engineering Laboratory


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