Alan Wang
Electrical & Computer Engineering

3097 Kelley Engineering Center
Corvallis, OR 97331-5501
(541) 737-4247
(541) 737-1300


  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
  • M.S., Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2003
  • B.S., Tsinghua University, 2000


Alan Wang received his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, and an M.S. degree from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China, in 2000 and 2003, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. From 2007 to 2011, he was with Omega Optics, Inc., Austin, Texas, where he served as the chief research scientist with more than $4 million of research grants. Since September 2011, he has been an assistant professor at Oregon State University in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He was promoted to associate professor in 2017. He has more than 80 journal and conference publications, including 12 invited and plenary presentations. He holds three U.S. patents. He is a senior member of IEEE, SPIE and OSA.


Research Interests

Alan Wang's research interests include:

  1. Nano-photonic devices: Photonic Crystals and Surface Plasmonics
  2. Optical sensing for biomedical research and environmental protection: Raman Scattering & Infrared absorption
  3. Board level optical interconnects and on-chip optical interconnects
  4. Silicon photonics: guided wave modulators, switches, and power efficient devices
  5. Innovative micro- and nano-fabrication technology
  6. RF photonic devices and systems