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Hello there! My name is Manchen Hu (胡满琛), and I'm a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University advised by Prof. Dan Congreve.

My research mainly focuses on bridging invisble photons with visible photons or electrons. I am interested in light-matter interaction and light-emitting devices, which require a comprehensive understanding of the interface between optics, electronics, and materials to enable optimal device performance and functionality.

I received my bachelor's degree in Optoelectronic Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, where I worked in Prof. Jiang Tang's group at Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics.




May 24, 2024

Manchen was awarded 2024 SPIE Optics and Photonics Scholarship.

2024 Optics and Photonics Scholarship by SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) is awarded to individuals for their potential contributions to the fields of optics, photonics, or related disciplines.

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Jan 13, 2024

Manchen was selected as a THINC Fellow 2023-2024 Cohort. 

THINC is a 12-month fellowship program, which brings together a cross-disciplinary community of selected young leaders from different countries. THINC fellows come together to have intellectual discussions on technology and humanity, initiate projects with large-scale social impact, and build up an intimate network of the brightest young minds worldwide.

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Sep, 2023

Manchen was interviewed by OPTICA to share his story with optics. 

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June 13, 2023

Manchen was awarded the Exceptional Master's Student Award by the Stanford School of Engineering Dean's Graduate Student Advisory Council  

March 19, 2023

Manchen was awarded "AACYF 30 Under 30".

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Dec, 2022 

Manchen won the Distinguished Poster Award at 2022 Annual Meeting of the Stanford Center for Image Systems Engineering (SCIEN). 

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