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Dr Lei Wei

Dr Lei Wei

  • Researchers

Research Associate

Research subject areas

  • Physics

Contact details


Lei is postdoctoral research associate working with Dr. Francisco (Paco) J. Rodríguez-Fortuño in the Photonics and Nanotechnology group at King’s College London. Prior to King’s, Lei worked in the Optics Research Group at TU Delft from the Netherlands and obtained his PhD degree on “Scattering control of optical nano-antennas with designed excitations”. He studied at the same university and graduated with a MSc (ir. cum laude) degree in Applied Physics. During his study, he worked on a master thesis project “Evaluation and Application of Extended Nijboer- Zernike theory for Optical System Design” at Carl Zeiss AG in Germany.

Research Interests 

Lei is interested in studying the physics involving interactions between structured light and (nano-)structured materials. This includes not only creating complex electromagnetic field landscapes with vector vortex beams and evanescent waves, but also designing nanostructures like nano-antenna with desirable optical responses. The study focuses mostly on its fundamental aspects, with insights on applications including optical forces, directional light coupling and sensitive metrology etc. Lei is also interested in translating some of the novel findings in nano-photonics to other classical waves, including acoustics.