Wei Ren, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 
(cv, contact renwei@mae.cuhk.edu.hk)
Mechanical and Automation Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong SAR, China


Dr. Wei Ren received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Optical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He received Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University under the advisory of Prof. Ronald K. Hanson in 2013. After one year of postdoc research with Prof. Frank K. Tittel in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rice University, he joined CUHK as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical and Automation Engineering in August, 2014. His current research focuses on the development of new technologies and the understanding of basic principles in the areas of combustion and propulsion, alternative fuels, laser diagnostics and trace gas sensing. 

Career History
  • 2014-present, Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Automation Engineering, CUHK
  • 2013-2014, Postdoc Researcher, Electrical & Computer Eng., Rice University

Selected Publications 
  1. Z. Wang, Q. Wang, J. Y.-L. Ching, J. C.-Y. Wu, G. Zhang, and W. Ren*Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 246, 710-715 (2017). 
  2. Qiang Wang, Zhen Wang, Jun Chang, and Wei Ren*Optics Letters, 42(11), 2114-2117 (2017). 
  3. H. Ning, J. Wu, L. Ma, W. Ren*, D. F. Davidson, and R. K. Hanson, Combust. Flame, 184, 30-40 (2017). 
  4. Liuhao Ma, Lok Yin Lau, and Wei Ren*Appl. Phys. B, 123:83 (2017).
  5. Zhili Li, Chao Shi, and Wei Ren*Opt. Lett., 41 (17), 4095-4098 (2016).
  6. Zhen Wang, Zhili Li, and Wei Ren*Opt. Express, 24, 4143-4154 (2016).
Recent Update

  • Please visit our new website: rengroup.mae.cuhk.edu.hk

  • 2017/10  Wei Ren gives an invited talk in the Youth Forum on Laser Spectroscopy Techniques, October 13-16, Shanxi, China.
  • 2017/8   Wei Ren gives an invited lecture in the 25th Colloquium on High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy, August 20-25, 2017, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 2017/8   Wei Ren receives the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) 面上项目.
  • 2017/8   Dr. Kinpang Cheong and Ms. Min Yang join our group. Welcome!
  • 2017/7   Our work is reported in CUHK Press, FoE: Engineering Today for Tomorrow文匯報大公報東方日報星島日報.
  • 2017/7   Hongbo, Liuhao and Junjun attend the summer school at Tsinghua University.
  • 2017/7   Wei Ren receives the RGC GRF grant.
  • 2017/6   Wei Ren is invited as the guest editor of the journal Applied Physics B, for the topical issue "Mid-infrared and THz laser sources and applications".
  • 2017/5   A new workhorse (shock tube) reports for duty in our laboratory.
  • 2017/5   Liuhao Ma has passed his PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!
  • 2017/5   Ms. Chang Liu joins our group. Welcome!
  • 2017/3   Wei Ren receives 2016 Dean's Exemplary Teaching Award.
  • 2017/1   Mr. Filippo Colagrande joins our group. Welcome!
  • 2016/11   Liuhao Ma, Hongbo Ning and Junjun Wu attended the 2016 International Conference in Aerospace for Young Scientists, Beijing, China. Liuhao received the best paper award for his presentation. Congratulations!