Faculty

LUO Dan
Associate Professor
luod@sustech.edu.cn

Prof. Luo joined Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in 2013, as an Assistant Professor in Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His research interests include organic tunable laser, novel reflective liquid crystal displays, liquid crystal tunable photonic/terahertz devices, electrically/optically controllable light shutters/smart windows and liquid crystal biosensor. He has published 56 papers in Advanced Optical Materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Scientific Reports, Applied Physics Letters, Optics Express and so on. He also has 1 patent granted and 6 patents pending. Prof. Luo was the recipient of Otto Lehmann Award, Germany, 2011; Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad, 2011; SPIE Scholarship in Optics and Photonics, 2012; and IEEE Photonic Society Graduate Student Fellowships, 2012. He was also the recipient of Talent of Peacock Program B, Shenzhen, China. He was the PI of 5 projects from National Natural Science Fund of China, Ministry of Education, Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Council, Peacock Talent Programs Research Start-up Grant, and TCL group. He was also the co-PI of Branch Project of National Key Research and Development Program, Shenzhen Peacock team project, and project from Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Council.

Education
Ph.D. Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University 2012
B.A. College of Precision Instruments and Opto-Electronics Engineering, Tianjin University 2004

Working Experiences
2013 till Present Assistant Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology of China
Sep.2012-May 2013 Research Fellow Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University
Sep.2011-Aug.2012 Project Officer Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University

Research Introduction
Photoalignment photonic devices
Cholesteric/Blue phase liquid crystal films
Electrically/optically controllable liquid crystal smart windows
Liquid crystal optical sensors
Liquid crystal lasers

Awards & Honors
2011 National Scholarship for Outstanding Self-Financed Oversea Students
2011 Otto Lehmann Award, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany (the only prize winner)

Papers
X. W. Xu, Z. Liu, Y. J. Liu, X. H. Zhang, Z. G. Zheng*, D. Luo*, X. W. Sun, “Electrically Switchable, Hyper-Reflective Blue Phase Liquid Crystals Films,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 1700891 (2017).
Y. Li, Y. J. Liu, and D. Luo*, “Optical thermal sensor based on cholesteric film refilled with mixture of toluene and ethanol,” Opt. Express 25(21) 26349-26355 (2017).
Y. Li, Y. J. Liu, H. T Dai, X. H. Zhang, D. Luo*, and X. W. Sun, “Flexible cholesteric film with super-reflectivity and high stability based on multi-layer helical structure,” Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 5, 10828-10833 (2017).
X. F. Niu, Y. B. Zhong, R. Chen, F. Wang, Y. J. Liu, D. Luo*, “A “turn-on” fluorescence sensor for Pb 2+ detection based on graphene quantum dots and gold nanoparticles,” Sensors and Actuators B (2017). DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.08.167
Z. D. Liu, R. Chen, Y. J. Liu, X. H. Zhang, X. W. Sun, W. B. Huang*, D. Luo*, “Low-threshold, single-mode, and linearly polarized lasing from all organic quasicrystal microcavity,” Optics Express 25, 21519 (2017).
X. F. Niu, Y. B. Zhong, R. Chen, F. Wang, D. Luo*, “Highly sensitive and selective liquid crystal optical sensor for detection of ammonia,” Opt. Express 25(12), 13549 (2017).
Y. Shi, C. Zhao, J. Y. Ho, V. V. Vashchenko, A. K. Srivastava, V. G. Chigrinov, H. S. Kwok, F. Song, and D. Luo*, “Exotic Property of Azobenzenesulfonic Photoalignment Material Based on Relative Humidity,” Langmuir 33(16), 3968-3974 (2017).
D. Luo*, Y. Li, X. W. Xu, and Q. G. Du, “Lasing from organic quasicrystal fabricated by seven- and nine-beam interference,” Opt. Express 24, 12330-12335 (2016).
X. W. Xu, X. W. Zhang, D. Luo*, and H. T. Dai, “Low voltage polymer-stabilized blue phase liquid crystal reflective display by doping ferroelectric nanoparticles,” Opt. Express 23, 32267-32273 (2015).
D. Luo, Q. G. Du, H. T. Dai, H. V. Demir, H. Z. Yang, W. Ji, and X. W. Sun*, “Strongly linearly polarized low threshold lasing of all organic photonic quasicrystals,” Scientific Reports 2, 627 (2012).

Contact Information
Email:luod@sustech.edu.cn