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Dr. Chengli Wei

Assistant Professor
Computer Science, Engineering and Physics Department
Office: Davidson 107
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8008900 College St, Box 8008BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-5035(254) 295-5035
Subjects Taught: ENGR 1310: Introduction to Engineering; ENGR 1320: Introduction to Engineering Fundamentals; ENGR 2301: The Effects of Climate Change; ENGR 4320: System Dynamics and Control; ENGR 4330: Engineering Electromagnetics; ENGR 4380: Capstone Design I; ENGR 4381: Capstone Design II.
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. Baylor University, M.S. Nankai University (China), B.S Tianjin University (China)
Bio

Chengli Wei received his Ph.D. degree in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Baylor University. He received his B.S. degree from Tianjin University and his M.S. degree from Nankai University in China. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • UMHB faculty development grants (2019)
  • UMHB summer research award (2019)
  • Chinese government award for outstanding self-financed student study abroad (2018)[Representative of awardees]
  • Second place in student competition during Optical Society of America (OSA) annual meeting (2017)
  • Who’s Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2017)
  • Travel award in IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series (2015)
  • Baylor travel award to professional meetings (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

ARCHIVAL JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

  1. C. Wei, J. T. Young, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Temperature sensor based on liquid-filled negative curvature optical fibers,” OSA Continuum 2, 2123–2130 (2019).
  2. J. O. White, J. T. Young, C. Wei, J. Hu, and C. R. Menyuk, "Seeding fiber amplifiers with piecewise parabolic phase modulation for high SBS thresholds and compact spectra," Opt. Express 27, 2962-2974 (2019)
  3. C. Wei, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Geometry of chalcogenide negative curvature fibers for CO2 laser transmission,” Fibers 6, 74 (2018).
  4. C. Wei, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Polarization-filtering and polarization-maintaining low-loss negative curvature fibers,” Opt. Express 26, 9528–9540 (2018). [Media coverage: Advances in Engineering, Dec. 24, 2018 ]
  5. C. Wei, J. Weiblen, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Negative curvature fibers,” Adv. Opt. Photonics 9, 504–561 (2017). (Impact factor: 21.3) [Most cited AOP paper 2017]
  6. C. Wei, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Comparison of loss in silica and chalcogenide negative curvature fibers as the wavelength varies”, Front. Phys. 4, 30 (2016).
  7. C. Wei, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Impact of cladding tubes in chalcogenide negative curvature fibers”, IEEE Photon. J. 8, 2200509 (2016).
  8. C. Wei, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Bending-induced mode non-degeneracy and coupling in chalcogenide negative curvature fibers,” Opt. Express 24, 12228–12239 (2016).
  9. Z. Zhu, J. Yuan, H. Zhou, J. Hu, J. Zhang, C. Wei, F. Yu, S. Chen, Y. Lan, Y. Yang, Y. Wang, C. Niu, Z. Ren, J. Lou, Z. Wang, and J. Bao, “Excitonic resonant emission absorption of surface plasmon in transition metal dichalcogenides for chip-level electronic photonic integrated circuits,” ACS Photonics 3, 869–874 (2016). [Media coverage: Laser Focus World Aug. 10, 2016]
  10. J. Hu, C. R. Menyuk, C. Wei, L. B. Shaw, J. S. Sanghera, and I. D. Aggarwal, “Highly efficient cascaded amplification using Pr3+-doped mid-infrared chalcogenide fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 40, 3687–3690 (2015).
  11. C. Wei, R. A. Kuis, F. Chenard, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Higher-order mode suppression in chalcogenide negative curvature fibers,” Opt. Express 23, 15824–15832 (2015).
  12. S. Li, Z. Wang, Y. Liu, T. Han, Z. Wu, C. Wei, H. Wei, J. Li, and W. Tong, “Bending sensor based on intermodal interference properties of two-dimensional waveguide array fiber,” Opt. Lett. 37, 1610–1612 (2012).
  13. X. Zheng, Y. Liu, Z. Wang, T. Han, C. Wei, and J. Chen, “Transmission and temperature sensing characteristics of a selectively liquid-filled photonic-bandgap-fiber-based Sagnac interferometer,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 141104 (2012).

CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

  1. C. Wei, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, "Optimization of chalcogenide negative curvature fibers for CO2 Laser Transmission," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2019), paper JW2A.122.
  2. C. Wei, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Polarization-Filtering Negative Curvature Fibers,” in Frontiers in Optics / Laser Science, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper JTu3A.1.
  3. J. Hu, C. Wei, R. J. Weiblen, C. R. Menyuk, R. R. Gattass, L. B. Shaw, J. S. Sanghera, and F. Chenard, “Recent progress on chalcogenide negative curvature fibers,” 2018 10th International Conference on Advanced Infocomm Technology (ICAIT), Stockholm, Sweden, 2018, pp. 209–213.
  4. F. Han, J. Shi, C. Wei, J. Hu, and X. Feng, “Efficient Visible Femtosecond Supercontinuum from an Air-Suspended-Core Microstructured Optical Fiber,” in CLEO Pacific Rim Conference 2018, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2018), paper Tu3B.3.
  5. C. Wei, J. Young, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Temperature sensor using fluid-filled negative curvature fibers,” in Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, paper JW2A.179 (2018).
  6. C. R. Menyuk, C. Wei, J. Weiblen, J. Hu, R. Gattass, L. B. Shaw, and J. S Sanghera, “Chalcogenide negative curvature fibers,” in Proc. SPIE 10435, Technologies for Optical Countermeasures XIV, 104350I (2017).
  7. C. Wei, C. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Bent negative curvature fibers using circular or elliptical cladding tubes,” in Frontiers in Optics (Optical Society of America, 2017), paper JW4A.9.
  8. C. Wei, C. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Higher-order mode suppression in chalcogenide negative curvature fibers with gaps between cladding tubes,” in Advanced Photonics 2016 (IPR, NOMA, Sensors, Networks, SPPCom, SOF), OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2016), paper JTu4A.32.
  9. J. Hu, C. R. Menyuk, C. Wei, B. Shaw, J. S. Sanghera, and I. Aggarwal, “Pr3+-doped mid-infrared chalcogenide fiber amplifiers using cascaded Amplification,” in Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, paper STh1O.7 (2016).
  10. C. Wei, R. A. Kuis, F. Chenard, C. R. Menyuk, and J. Hu, “Mode coupling in chalcogenide negative curvature fibers,” in Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, paper JTu5A.93 (2016).
  11. C. Wei, O. Alvarez, F. Chenard, and J. Hu, “Empirical glass thickness for chalcogenide negative curvature fibers,” in Proc. 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topicals Meeting Series, Mid Infrared Photonics, Nassau, Bahamas, paper TuE3.3 (2015).
  12. C. Wei, J. Hu, and C. Menyuk, “Bending-induced mode coupling in chalcogenide negative curvature fibers,” in Proc. Advanced Photonics, Boston, MA, paper NT2C.5 (2015).
  13. C. Wei, R. Kuis, F. Chenard, and J. Hu, “Chalcogenide negative curvature hollow-core photonic crystal fibers with low loss and low power ratio in the glass,” in Proc. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, paper SM1N.5 (2014).
  14. C. Wei, Z. Wang, Y. Liu, B. Liu, H. Zhang, and Y. Liu, “Coupling characteristics of a fluid-filled dual-core photonic crystal fiber based on temperature tuning”, in SPIE/OSA/IEEE Asia Communications and Photonics, pp. 83071R-83071R. International Society for Optics and Photonics (2011).
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • Membership in Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Membership in IEEE Photonics Society

 

Research Interests

Specialty fibers, negative curvature optical fibers, chalcogenide glass optical fibers, photonic crystal fibers, mid-IR supercontinuum generation, nanophotonics, surface plasmon, 2-D materials, simulation, and modeling