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Journal of Optics: 2016 Reviewer Awards

Reviewer of the Year: Professor Tie Jun Cui, Southeast University, China

Dedicated to metamaterials and plasmonics research, Professor Tie Jun Cui enjoys reviewing manuscripts for the Journal of Optics, a high-standard and high-impact international journal that covers all areas of pure and applied optics.

A recent example of a paper that resonated with him was an article entitled Optical quantum memory based on electromagnetically induced transparency. In it, the authors present the physical principle and theory of quantum memory, and discuss the key technologies for implementing quantum memory based on electromagnetically induced transparency.

Similar to many referees, Professor Cui looks for novelty in the form of new ideas and results when reviewing. He is keen to help authors, viewing the task as an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the latest developments in optics research.

Professor Cui advises new reviewers to read related published papers before tackling the manuscript. Once equipped with relevant knowledge, the reviewer should take their time, seeking out novelty and reviewing methodically.

Generally, Professor Cui believes that the current peer review process is of high standard, although his one suggestion for change would be for editors to select reviewers from different regions and backgrounds. This, he feels, would help encourage diversity in opinions.

Outstanding Reviewers:

  • Dr Alessandro Alberucci, Tampere University of Technology, Finland
  • Dr Aleksandr Bekshaev, Odessa I I Mechnikov National University, Ukraine
  • Dr Yang Cao, Rice University, United States
  • Dr Wen Chen, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • Miss Shiyi Chen, Cisco Systems Inc., United States
  • Professor Yidong Chong, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Dr Benito Dorrio, Universidad de Vigo, Spain
  • Professor Ying Gu, Peking University, China
  • Mr Ben Hopkins, Australian National University, Australia
  • Dr Mathieu Juan, Macquarie University, Australia
  • Dr Rigoberto Juarez-Salazar, Instituto Politécnico Nacional” by “CONACYT – Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico
  • Professor Thomas Krauss, University of York, UK
  • Dr Guangyuan Li, Nanyang Technological University, China
  • Dr Xiaohui Li, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, China
  • Professor Xue-ming Liu, Chinese Academy of Sciences – Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, China
  • Dr Wolfgang Loeffler, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
  • Professor Boris Malomed, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Professor Alexei Maradudin, University of California Irvine, United States
  • Dr Giovanni Milione, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., United States
  • Dr Andrey Miroshnichenko, The Australian National University, Australia
  • Professor Ignacio Moreno, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Spain
  • Dr Bai Nie, PolarOnyx Inc., United States
  • Dr Naveen Nishchal, Indian Institute of Technology Patna, India
  • Dr Marco Ornigotti, Friedrich-Schiller Universität, Germany
  • Dr Sarang Pendharker, University of Alberta, Canada
  • Dr Joaquin Perez, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
  • Dr Sebastian Schulz, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Dr Christian Schuster, University of York, UK
  • Dr Manuel Servin Guirado, Centro de Investigaciones en Optica A. C., Mexico
  • Dr Mohit Sharma, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India
  • Professor David Simon, Stonehill College, United States
  • Dr Amalia Torre, ENEA CR Frascati, Italy
  • Dr Christos Tserkezis, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Dr Alex Turpin, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr J Vargas, Centro Nacional de Biotecnología-CSIC, Spain
  • Dr Xiaogang Wang, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, China
  • Dr Xi Wang, University of California Berkeley, United States
  • Dr Martijn Wubs, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Dr Li Xia, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
  • Dr Zhimou Xu, Xian Technolgy University, China
  • Professor Xiaodong Yang, Missouri University of Science and Technology, United States
  • Professor Han Zhang, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Dr Bosheng Zhang, KLA Tencor, United States
  • Professor Guoquan Zhou, Zhejiang Agriculture and Forestry University, China