Dr Haoran Ren


School of Physics and Astronomy

Monash University

Dr Haoran Ren is an ARC DECRA Fellow at the School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University. His nanophotonic research aims to develop advanced optical materials and nanotechnology for both fundamental light-matter interactions and broad photonic applications. Dr Ren received a PhD in Optical Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology in 2017. He was a postdoc at RMIT University from 2017 to 2018. In October 2018, Dr Ren took a Victoria Fellowship to visit the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France. In January 2019, Dr Ren was awarded a Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and relocated his research to Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in Germany. In December 2020, he started a Macquarie University Research Fellowship (MQRF) at Macquarie University, through which he moved his research back to Australia. Dr Ren won a 2022 Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) from the Australian Research Council. Dr Ren holds a Honorary Research Fellow position at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at Macquarie University. He is an Associate Investigator for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) and a member of APL Photonics Early Career Editorial Advisory Board.

Supervised projects

Chenhao Li (LMU Munich): Polarisation metafibre optics.

Andreas Aigner (LMU Munich): Plasmonic bound states in the continuum to tailor light-matter coupling.

Thomas Dinter (Macquarie University): Metasurface measuring twisted light in turbulence.


Visiting PhD candidates:

Xinyuan Fang (RMIT University).

Jaehyuck Jang (LMU Munich).


Benjamin Boglio (Monash University): Metasurface-enhanced topological phase transition in graphene.

Andreas Aigner (LMU Munich):  Novel plasmonic metasurfaces.

Daniele De Gregorio (LMU Munich): Inverse design of an achromatic metalens.


New Horizons Research Centre

Monash University

Clayton, VIC 3800,  Australia


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