Dr Zengbo Wang (James) Personal Website

Superlens & Nanoscope Development


Laser Processing and Cleaning

Laser-based 3D printing


Metamaterials and Plasmonics



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  • B.S. Luk`yanchuk, Z.B. Wang, A.E. Miroshnichenko,Yu.S. Kivshar, А.I. Kuznetsov, D.L. Gao, L.Gao, and C.-W. Qiu, "Nano-Fano resonances and topological optics", book chapter in Singular and Chiral Nanoplasmonics, Pan Stanford Publishing (2014).






  • L. J. Prokopeva,U. Guler,X. Ni,J. Fang,R. Chandrasekar,V. P. Drachev,V. Shalaev,Z. Liu, N. Arnold, T. Klar, A. O. Korotkevitch, Z. B. Wang, B. Luk'yanchuk, G. B. Adams III,and A. V. Kildishev,"Cloud Computing Simulation Tools for Nanophotonics at", 29th Annual Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics March 24-28, 2013 - Monterey























  • A. Khan, Z.B. Wang, M.A. Sheikh, L. Li, "Laser sub-micron patterning of rough surfaces by micro-particle lens arrays", International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering 1, 9 (2011)










  • Z. B. Wang, W. Guo, A. Pena, D. J. Whitehead, B.S. Luk’yanchuk, L. Li, Z. Liu, Y. Zhou, and M.H. Hong, "Laser micro/nano fabrication in glass with tunable-focus particle lens array", Opt. Express 16, 19706-19711 (2008)

  • W. Guo, Z.B. Wang, L. Li, Z. Liu, B.S. Luk’yanchuk and D.J. Whitehead, "Chemical-assisted Laser Parallel Nanostructuring of Silicon in Optical Near Fields", Nanotechnology 19, 455302 (2008)

  • Y. Zhou, M. H. Hong, J.Y.H. Fuh, L. Lu, B.S. Luk'yanchuk, Z.B.Wang, "Near-field enhanced femtosecond laser nano-drilling of glass substrate", J. Alloy. Compd. 449, 246-249 (2008)

  • Y. Lin, M. H. Hong, G.X. Chen, C.S. Lim, Z.B. Wang, L.S. Tan, L.P. Shi, T.C. Chong, "Patterning of phase change films with microlens arrays", J. Alloy. Compd. 449, 253-257 (2008)




  • Z.B. Wang, B.S. Luk'yanchuk, L. Li, P.L. Crouse, Z. Liu, G. Dearden, K.G. Watkins, "Optical Near-field Distribution in an Asymmetrically Illuminated Tip-Sample System for Laser/STM nanopatterning", Appl. Phys. A 89,363-368 (2007)

  • W. Guo, Z.B. Wang, L. Li, Z. Liu, B.S. Luk'yanchuk, D.J. Whitehead, "Laser parallel nanopatterning of lines and curves by micro-particle lens arrays", J. Laser Micro/Nanoeng. 2, 212-215 (2007)

  • Y. Lin, M.H. Hong, W.J. Wang, Z.B. Wang, G.X. Chen, Q. Xie, L.S. Tan, T.C. Chong,"Surface nanostructuring by femtosecond laser irradiation through near-field scanning optical microscopy", Sensor Actuat. A-Phys. 133, 311-316 (2007)

  • Y. Lin, M.H. Hong, G.X. Chen, C.S. Lim, L.S. Tan, Z.B. Wang, L.P. Shi, T.C. Chong, "Hybrid laser micro/nanofabrication of phase change materials with combination of chemical processing", J. Mater. Process. Technol. 192, 340-345 (2007)


  • Y. Zhou, M.H. Hong, J. Fuh, L. Lu, B.S. Luk'yanchuk, C.S. Lim, Z.B. Wang, "Nanopatterning mask fabrication by femtosecond laser irradiation", J. Mater. Process. Technol. 192, 212-217 (2007)




  • Y. Zhou, M.H. Hong, J.Y.H. Fuh, L. Lu, B.S. Luk'yanchuk, Z.B. Wang, L.P. Shi, T.C. Chong, "Direct femtosecond laser nanopatterning of glass substrate by particle-assisted near-field enhancement", Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 023110. (2006)

  • Y. Lin, M.H. Hong,T.C. Chong, C.S. Lim, G.X. Chen, L.S. Tan, Z.B. Wang, L.P. Shi, "Ultrafast-laser-induced parallel phase-change nanolithography", Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 041108 (2006)






  • Z.B. Wang, M.H. Hong, B.S. Luk'yanchuk, Y. Lin, Q.F. Wang, and T.C. Chong, "Angle effect in laser nanopatterning with particle-mask", J. Appl. Phys. 96, 6845-6850 (2004)

  • Z. B. Wang, M. H. Hong, B. S. Luky’anchuk, S.M. Huang, Q.F. Wang, L.P. Shi, T.C. Chong, "Parallel nanostructuring of GeSbTe film with particle-mask", Appl. Phys. A 79, 1603-1606 (2004)

  • B. Lan, M. H. Hong, K. D. Ye, Z.B. Wang, et al., Laser precision engineering of glass substrates, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Part 1-Regular Papers Short Notes & Review Papers 43, 7102-7106 (2004)

  • G. X. Chen, M. H. Hong, B. Lan, Z. B. Wang, et al., A convenient way to prepare magnetic colloids by direct Nd : YAG laser ablation, Applied Surface Science, 228, 169-175. (2004)

  • B. S. Luky’anchuk, Z. B. Wang, W. D. Song, et al., 3D-effects in dry laser cleaning, Applied Physics A, 79, pp.747-751. (2004)



  • Z. B. Wang, M. H. Hong, Y. F. Lu, D.J. Wu, B. Lan, T.C. Chong, "Femtosecond laser ablation of polytetrafluoroethylene(Teflon) in ambient air", J. Appl. Phys. 93, 6375-6380 (2003)
  • B. Lan, M. H. Hong, S. X. Chen, K. D. Ye, Z. B. Wang, et al., Laser-ablation-induced concentric ring structures, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Part 1-Regular Papers Short Notes & Review Papers 42, 5123-5126 (2003)

  • B. S. Luky’anchuk, N. Arnold, S. M. Huang, Z. B. Wang, et al., Three-dimensional effects in dry laser cleaning, Applied Physics A, 77, pp.209-215. (2003)


Conference (RECENT):


  • Zengbo Wang, "White-light nanoscopy beyond 50 nm resolution", Nanolight workshop, Institute of Physics, London, UK, June 08 2012

  • Zengbo Wang, "Optical nano-resolution imaging through a tiny crystal ball", Symposium in honors of Edwards Hutchie Synge, Trinity College Dublin, April 19, 2012 (invited, paid travel& accommodation)

  • Zengbo Wang, Super-resolution optical nano-fabrication and nano-imaging, University of Hull, Physics Department, invited physical seminar lecturer, Jan, 2012 (invited, paid travel& accommodation)

  • Zengbo Wang, S Lee, L Li, Optical super-resolution with micro-particles, Conference on Laser Ablation (COLA2011), Cancun, Mexico, Nov. 13-19, 2011

  • Zengbo Wang, Nanoscopy with a virtual image in the near field, International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT), Singapore, June 26 – July 1, 2011 (invited)


Book Chapter:


  • B.S. Lukyanchuk, Z.B.Wang, Y.Zhou, M.H. Hong, W.D. Song, T.C. Chong, Particle on suface: about possible acoustic and plasmonics effects in dry laser cleaning, In book “Laser Cleaning II”, Ed. D.M. Kane, World Scientific, New Jersey , London, Singapore, Hong Kong. (2006)

  • B.S. Lukyanchuk, W.D. Song, Z.B. Wang, et al. New methods for laser cleaning of nanoparticles, In book “Laser Ablation and its Applications”, Ed. C. Phipps, Springer-Verlage, Berlin, Heidelberg. (2006)

  • B. S. Luk'yanchuk, M. Mosbacher,.. Z. B. Wang , Optical Resonance and Near-Field Effects in Dry Laser Cleaning., in Laser Cleaning, edited by B. S. Luk`yanchuk, 103-178. New Jersey, London: World Scientific, (2002)




  • Optical Resonance and Near-field Effects: Small Particles Under Laser Irradiation

National University of Singapore, PhD Thesis, (2005)

Supervisors: Prof. Minghui Hong, Prof. Chong Tow Chong, Prof. Boris Luk'yanchuk


  • Design and fabrication of 155MB/S transceiver for optical communication systems

Xiamen University, Fujian, P.R.China, Master dissertation, (2001)

Supervisors: Prof. Songyan Chen, Prof. Baolin Liu



  • Z.B. Wang, B.S. Luk'yanchuk, Determination of Field Distribution, US patent no. 8,222,906, 17/07/2012.

  • T.C. Chong, Z.B. Wang, L.P. Shi, Medium for use in Data Storage, Thermal Energy Storage and Other Applications, with Functional Layer Made of Different Materials, US11/834,381, 2010.




  • Z.B. Wang and Boris Luk'yanchuk, DSIMie: A simulation software for electromagnetic fields around small objects based on Mie theory and Particle on Surface theory, Data Storage Institute, Singapore, license control and copyright protection by Technologies Private Limited (ETPL), Singapore (2006)


Selected Coverage:


  • "Defeating diffraction", Physics World 25 (5), 29-34 (2012)