Research (Associate) Professor in Shieh Lab, School of Engineering

Category: Research Team

Department: SE

Location: Yungu, Hangzhou, CN

Employment Type: Full-time

Introduction of the Lab/ Research Field

Optical Communication and Sensing Lab (OCSL)

Our lab will carry out broad range of the research activities in photonics to build up the communication infrastructure for the emerging Internet applications as well as to support the convergence between optical communication and sensing. The research directions of OCSL entails: (1) fundamental theoretical study of various optical communication and sensing channels, (2) advanced modulation formats and signal processing for ultrahigh speed optical communication and sensing, (3) optical integration for cost-effective and energy-efficient communication and sensing networks.

Professor William Shieh received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Southern California, Los Angles, in 1994 and 1996, respectively. He had worked in various previous renowned institutions such as Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Pasadena, California, and Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, New Jersey. From 2004 to 2022, he had been with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia. In 2022, he joins the Westlake University as Chair Professor in Optical Communication and Sensing.  He has published more than 300 journal and conference papers and submitted 14 U.S. patents (nine issued). He has been awarded Australian Future Fellowship, 2011-2014. He is a fellow of both IEEE and Optical Society of America (OSA).

More information about Professor Shieh can be found at the following link: .

Job Description


Research Associate Professor/ Research Professor (3)

Job Responsibilities:

1) Development of theoretical and simulation models for optical communication and sensing channels, and experimental demonstration for optical communication and sensing networks;

2) Lead independent research and grant application;

3) Assistance in lab management and supervision of lab trainees;

4) Assistance in postdoc fellow supervision;

5) Contribution to teaching and research projects at both undergraduate and graduate levels.


1) At least 5 years research experience after obtaining PhD degree in electrical engineering or equivalent;

2) Established academic publication record in any of the following 3 directions (1) optical communication and systems, (2) optical sensing, and (3) photonic integration;

3) Strong expertise in programming, including but not limited to Python and MATLAB languages;

4) Proficient in scientific writing and English communication;

5) Highly motivated, open-minded, collaborative, attention to team ethics.

Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Candidates will enjoy “wuxianyijin” and relevant benefits of Westlake University.

How to Apply

To apply, please send the following documents in English in PDF format to, and indicate “xxxx Application” in the email subject.

1. CV;

2. 2 reference letters;

3. Doctoral Degree Certificate.

We will email the results of the preliminary screening of the application and contact qualified candidate for interview