Professor Chen Huanyang



Chen Huanyang

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Huanyang Chen received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. From 2006 to 2009, he was a Research Assistant and a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. He was a Professor in Soochow University from 2009 to 2016 and in Xiamen University since 2016. His research covers photonic/phononic crystals, metamaterial designs, and transformation optics/acoustics. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 papers, including review articles for Nature Photonics/Nature Materials/Nature Review Materials. His papers have been cited for more than 10000 times, and he has an H-index of 45. His work on transformation acoustics and cloaking has been selected into the list of 'best of 2008' by IOP.


Transformation Optics, Cloaking, Metamaterials


Shanghai Jiao Tong University, BSc. Physics, 2005

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, PhD. Physics, 2008

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology,Postdoc Physics, 2008-2009


Postdoctoral fellow, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China, 2008-2009

Professor, Soochow University, China, 2009-2016

Professor, Xiamen University, China, 2016-Present


National Natural Science Foundation of China

National Key Research and Development Program of China

Shenzhen Science and Technology Program

Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities


200+ Peer-review journal articles

Total citationnumber:10932h-index: 45(Google Scholar, Dec2022)


  1. Ying Chen*, Yuhang Yin, Zhi-Kang Lin, Ze-Huan Zheng, Yang Liu, Jing Li, Jian-Hua Jiang*, and Huanyang Chen*, Observation of Topological p-Orbital Disclination States in Non-Euclidean Acoustic Metamaterials, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 154301(2022).

  2. Qingtao Ba, Yangyang Zhou, Jue Li, Wen Xiao, Longfang Ye, Yineng Liu, Jin-hui Chen* and Huanyang Chen*, Conformal optical black hole for cavity, eLight 2:19 (2022).

  3. Linkang Han, Shiming Chen, and Huanyang Chen*. Water Wave Polaritons. Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 204501(2022).

  4. Yali Zeng, Qingdong Ou, Lu Liu, Chunqi Zheng, Ziyu Wang, Youning Gong, Xiang Liang, Yupeng Zhang, Guangwei Hu, Zhilin Yang, Cheng-Wei Qiu, Qiaoliang Bao*, Huanyang Chen*, and Zhigao Dai*. Tailoring topological transition of anisotropic polaritons by interface engineering in biaxial crystalsNano Lett. 22, 4260-4268 (2022).

  5. Lin Xu and Huanyang Chen*, Transformation metamaterials, Adv. Mater. 33, 2005489 (2021).

  6. Kang-Ping Ye, Wen-Jin Pei, Zhong-Hao Sa, Huanyang Chen*, and Rui-Xin Wu*, “Invisible Gateway by Superscattering Effect of Metamaterials”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 126, 227403 (2021).

  7. Shibin Zhang#, Yadong Xu#, Huanyang Chen#*, Yanyan Cao, Lei Gao, Hao Huang, Hongyan Zhou, and Xin Ou*, “Photonic hyperinterfaces for light manipulations”, Optica 7, 687-693 (2020).

  8. Siyuan Zou#, Yadong Xu#, Razafizana Zatianina#, Chunyang Li#, Lili Zhu, Yongqiang Zhang, Guohua Liu, Qing Huo Liu, Huanyang Chen* and Zhenyu Wang*, “Broadband cloak for water waves”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 074501 (2019).

  9. Shuyi Li, Yangyang Zhou, Jianji Dong, Xinliang Zhang, Eric Cassan, Jin Hou, Chunyong Yang, Shaoping Chen, Dingshan Gao* and Huanyang Chen*, “Universal multimode waveguide crossing based on transformation optics”, Optica 5, 1549 (2018).

  10. Chunyang Li#, Lin Xu#, Lili Zhu, Siyuan Zou, Qing Huo Liu, Zhenyu Wang* and Huanyang Chen*, “Concentrators for water waves”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 104501 (2018).

  11. Xiangyang Wang #, Huanyang Chen # *, Hui Liu *, Lin Xu, Chong Sheng, and Shining Zhu, “Self-focusing and Talbot effect in conformal transformation optics”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 033902 (2017).

  12. Yadong Xu, Yangyang Fu, and Huanyang Chen*, “Planar Gradient Metamaterials”, Nature Review Materials 1, 16067 (2016).

  13. Lin Xu and Huanyang Chen*, “Conformal Transformation Optics”,   Nature Photonics  9, 15-23 (2015).

  14. Yadong Xu, Chendong Gu, Bo Hou, Yun Lai, Jensen Li*, and Huanyang Chen*, 'Broadband asymmetric waveguiding of light without polarization limitations', Nature Communications 4, 2561(2013).

  15. Chao Li, Xiankun Meng, Xiao Liu, Fang Li, Guangyou Fang, Huanyang Chen*, and C. T. Chan, “Experimental Realization of a Circuit-Based Broadband Illusion-Optics Analogue”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 233906 (2010).

  16. Huanyang Chen*, C. T. Chan, and Ping Sheng, “Transformation optics and metamaterials”, Nature Materials 9, 387 (2010).

  17. Huanyang Chen, Bo Hou, Shuyu Chen, Xianyu Ao, Weijia Wen, and C. T. Chan, “Design and experimental realization of a broadband transformation media field rotator at microwave frequencies”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 183903 (2009).

  18. Yun Lai, Huanyang Chen, Zhao-Qing Zhang, and C. T. Chan, “Complementary Media Invisibility Cloak that Cloaks Objects at a Distance Outside the Cloaking Shell”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 093901 (2009).

  19. Huanyang Chen and C. T. Chan, “Acoustic cloaking in three dimension using acoustic metamaterials”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 183518(2007).

  20. Huanyang Chen and C. T. Chan, “Transformation media that rotate electromagnetic fields”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 241105 (2007).

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  • Senior Member, Optica, 2022

  • Fellow, Vebleo, 2022

  • Science and Technology Achievements, Fujian, China, 2022

  • Most Cited Chinese Researchers, Elsevier, 2014-2021

  • Young Changjiang Scholar, Ministry of Education, China, 2018

  • Natural Science Award, Ministry of Education, China, 2015

  • Science and Technology Achievements, Jiangsu, China, 2014

  • Excellent Young Scientists Funding, NSFC, China 2013

  • National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation, China, 2008


  1. Nature research highlights on Acoustics on article “A sound disguise: 'illusion shell' can deceive the ear”:

  2. Nature research highlights on Optics and Photonics on article “Not just sorcery: scientists build an invisible portal”:

  3.  “Broadband cloak controls water waves in harbours”, headlined at Physics World:

  4. Nature research highlights on Fluid Dynamics on article “Water waves grow tall with help from a trick of light”:

  5.  “Wave concentrator could help capture renewable energy from the sea”, highlighted at Physics World:

  6.  “Optical lens can transfer digital information without loss”, highlighted at Phys.Org:

  7.  “Metamaterials offer a path through the looking glass”, highlighted at New Scientist:

  8.  “Artificial black holes made with metamaterials: Design for human-made light trapping device could help harvest light for solar cells”, highlighted at Science Daily:

  9.  “Anti-mirror optical illusion could increase LED luminosity and laser power”, highlighted at Phys.Org:

  10.  “Electromagnetic gateway”, highlighted at Europhysics News:

  11.  “'Hidden Portal' Concept Described: First Tunable Electromagnetic Gateway”, highlighted at Science Daily:

  12. John Pendry, 'All smoke and metamaterials', Nature, Vol. 460, p. 579-580, July 2009.

  13. Philip Ball, 'Material Witness Dream on', Nature Materials, volume 8, page 542 (2009), July 2009

  14. Adrian Cho, ' Invisibility Umbrella Would Let Future Harry Potters See the Light', Science, News of the Week, Feb 06, 2009, online at:

  15. Nature research highlights on article “Optics: Beyond the invisibility cloak”:

  16. Philip Ball, 'Opening the door to Hogwarts', headlined at Nature News, Sep 19, 2008:

  17. Philip Ball, ' Reversing the prism', highlighted at Nature News, Aug 11, 2008:

  18.  “Invisibility undone: Chinese scientists demonstrate how to uncloak an invisible object”, highlighted at Phys.Org:

  19.  “'Cloak of silence' design is unveiled”, highlighted at Physics World:

  20. The APL paper (transformation acoustics and 3D acoustic cloak) has been selected into 'The best of 2008' by Institute of Physics, at Physics World:


Yangyang Zhou (2022), Pengfei Zhao (2022), Shan Zhu (2021), Ying Chen (2020), Yangyang Fu (2018), Lin Xu (2018), Qiannan Wu (2015), Yadong Xu (2014)


  1. Technical Program Committee Chair, PIERS 2023

  2. Technical Program Committee Chair, PIERS 2021-2022

  3. Local Organizing Committee Chair, PIERS 2019

  4. Technical Program Committee Member, iSPN 2017

  5. Specialty Chief Editor, Frontiers in Materials (2021-2026)

  6. Section Topics Board Editor, Nanomaterials (2021-2026)

  7. Editorial Board Member, Scientific Reports(2014-2024)

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