Associate Professor |College of Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering   Research Group

Longqing Cong, Associate Professor at SUSTech, and National Distinguished Youth Expert. He received bachelor and master degree from Tianjin University in 2011 and 2014, respectively, and PhD degree from Nanyang Technological University in 2017. He worked as a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University from April 2017 to July 2019, and continued working as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Pennsylvania from August 2019 to July 2020. He joined ShanghaiTech University as an assistant professor in September 2020, and joined SUSTech in March 2021 as an associate professor in the department of electrical and electronic engineering.

He has published over 40 peer-reviewed journal papers with more than 4300 citations, h-index of 33, among which 37 are in the first rank of JCR, and 4 are the highly cited papers of ESI. He serves as a long-term reviewer for over 40 journals, editor of journal Ultrafast Science (Science Partner Journal), Frontiers in Physics, and Electronics. He is awarded the gold medal of “MRS Singapore best PhD thesis” in 2018, one of the World’s Top 2% Scientists by Elsevier; Best Young Scientist by IEEE Photonics Society; WuSi Medal of Shenzhen.

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Terahertz Photonics

Devices for the next-generation wireless communications

Terahertz imaging and sensing

Metamaterials, metasurfaces, and photonic crystals

Ultrafast THz spectroscopy

Nonlinear optics


Autumn semester university public course 'Fundamentals of Electric Circuits' for bachelor degree, and spring semester course 'Semiconductor optoelectronics' for Mater degree.

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14. L. Cong, J. Han, W. Zhang, R. Singh, “Temporal loss boundary engineered photonic cavity,” Nature Communications 2021, 12, 6940. Highlighted by SUSTech News:; Featured by 《物理》as cover page. 

13. 丛龙庆, 主动式太赫兹超材料器件综述. 中国激光 48, 1914003 (2021). (Invited Review article)

12. Cong L., Valiyaveedu S. K., Shi J., Zhang X., Editorial: Terahertz Radiation: Materials and Applications. Frontiers in Physics 9, (2021). (Issue edited as a Guest Editor)

11. L. Cong, R. Singh, “Spatiotemporal Dielectric Metasurfaces for Unidirectional Propagation and Reconfigurable Steering of Terahertz Beams,” Adv. Mater. 32, 2001418 (2020).

10. L. Cong, et al, “Electrically programmable terahertz diatomic metamolecules for chiral optical control,” Research 2019, 1 (2019) (Science Partner Journal).

9. L. Cong, et al, “All-optical active THz metasurfaces for ultrafast polarization switching and dynamic beam splitting,” Light: Science & applications 7, 28 (2018).

8. L. Cong, et al, “Active Phase Transition via Loss Engineering in a Terahertz MEMS Metamaterial,” Adv. Mater. 29(26), 1700733 (2017).

7. L. Cong, et al, “Perovskite as a Platform for Active Flexible Metaphotonic Devices,” ACS Photonics 4, 1595-1601 (2017). Featured as cover article.

6. L. Cong, et al, “Near-Field Inductive Coupling Induced Polarization Control in Metasurfaces,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 4, 848 (2016).

5. L. Cong, et al, “Fano Resonances in Terahertz Metasur-faces: A Figure of Merit Optimization,” Adv. Opt. Mater. 3, 1537 (2015). Citation 148 Highlighted as the top 5 download paper. Link:

4. L. Cong, et al, “A Tunable Dispersion-Free Terahertz Metadevice with Pancharatnam-Berry-Phase-Enabled Modulation and Polarization Control,” Adv. Mater. 27, 6630 (2015).

3. L. Cong, et al, “Experimental demonstration of ultrasensitive sensing with terahertz metamaterial absorbers: A comparison with the metasurfaces,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 031107 (2015). Citation 372, Highlighted as the must-read findings on terahertz devices; Most cited paper of APL from 2015-2019; Top 1% most cited papers in Physics by ESI.

2. L. Cong, et al, “Highly flexible broadband terahertz metamaterial quarter‐wave plate,” Laser & Photonics Reviews 8, 626 (2014). Citation 221, featured as cover article.

1. L. Cong, et al, “A perfect metamaterial polarization rotator,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 171107 (2013). Citation 296, Highlighted as the top 1% most cited papers in Physics by ESI.

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