Research Area
Photonics (Ph)
Quantum Engineering (QE)
Research Interests
Electronic-photonic integrated circuits
Optical interconnections
Quantum photonics
Silicon photonics
Microcavity optics

PhD, Yale University
Fellow, The Optica Society


Prof. Andrew Wing On Poon received his B.A. (Hons.) degree from The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA in 1995, and his M. Phil and Ph. D. degrees from Yale University, Connecticut, USA, in 1998 and 2001, all in Physics.  In 2001, he joined the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, as an assistant professor.  Since then, he has risen through the ranks and is now a professor.  Since 2002, Prof. Poon and his students at HKUST have been spearheading diverse research directions in optical microcavities leveraging wafer-level silicon nanofabrication processes.  The Poon group is among the early players of the now global silicon photonics community in academia and industry.  He is a Senior Editor of the IEEE Photonics Technology Letters.  He served as a Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics (JSTQE) on Silicon Photonics 2016.  He is the General Chair of the 6th International Workshop on Microcavities and Their Applications (WOMA) 2022, Hong Kong.  He has published one co-edited book (World Scientific 2011).  In 2022, Prof Poon was elected a Fellow of Optica.

Multi-disciplinary Themes

Big Data Systems (BDS)

Bio-Systems and Bio-information Technologies (BBT)



IAS Center for Quantum Technologies