Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin; MBA, University of Rochester; MS, Tsinghua University
Jie Qiao is currently an Associate Professor in the Carlson Center for Imaging Science at Rochester Institute of Technology. She leads the Advanced Optical Fabrication, Instrumentation & Metrology Laboratory where her team of graduate students and postdocs work on ultrafast-lasers-enabled advanced photonics/optics / waveguide laser fabrication, wavefront sensing, and spatial-temporal control of laser beams. Prior to joining RIT, she was a laser system scientist at the Department -of-Energy-funded Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the University of Rochester from 2005 to 2013. She led the demonstration of the world’s first 1.5-meter coherently-phased-grating pulse compressor for petawatt lasers. Dr. Qiao has worked on various innovative photonics devices, optical imaging, and metrology systems, for two photonic startups and one optics company. Dr. Qiao earned her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.S. in Precision Instruments and Fine Mechanics from Tsinghua University. She has an M.B.A in entrepreneurship, strategy, finance, and marketing from the Simon Graduate School of Business, University of Rochester.
Dr. Qiao has been working on the frontiers of femtosecond laser micromachine of transparent and metal materials. Her research activity focuses on structuring and polishing of optics, development of photonic circuits, waveguide lasers, micro-boning and packaging of opto-mechanics, bio-implants and sensors. She has provided close to 20 invited talks at various international conference venues. She is the author of approximately 60 publications on major international journals and conferences and holds 2 patents in the field of optics and photonics technology. She is Chair and co-Chair of the Photonics West Conference Laser Applications in Microelectronic and Optoelectronic Manufacturing (LAMOM) XXVII. She is co-Chair of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Applications and Technology (2022, 2023). Dr. Qiao’s research has been funded by various federal, state, and private industries including the US National Science Foundation, NASA, and others. Dr. Qiao founded Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Entrepreneurship Connect in 2013, for which she is serving as the Chair.
Available Positions: Post-doctorial research associate and Ph.D./Master/Undergraduate level research assistant positions are currently available.
In the News
November 18, 2022
RIT Associate Professor Jie Qiao elected Optica fellow
Jie Qiao, an associate professor in RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, was elected to the 2023 Fellow Class of the Optica Society (formerly OSA) by the society’s board of directors.
July 26, 2022
Associate Professor Jie Qiao to develop ultrafast laser material processing in Bordeaux, France
Associate Professor Jie Qiao received a prestigious Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to advance ultrafast laser material processing technology in the coming academic year. The faculty member from RIT’s Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science will be a visiting professor at the University of Bordeaux.
September 10, 2019
‘Global Women of Light’ to gather for international symposium at 2019 Frontiers in Optics
Women from academia, industry and government will meet this week to collaboratively establish strategies to advance women’s leadership across science, technology, engineering and entrepreneurship career ranks. WiSTEE Connect is collaborating with the Optical Society Foundation to organize the fourth international symposium “Global Women of Light” at the 2019 Frontiers in Optics on Sept. 15.
May 24, 2022
Qiao serves as program chair for lasers conference
March 10, 2022
Swain, Qiao publish article in ‘Optics Express’
February 2, 2022
Qiao serves as chair for microelectronic and optoelectronic manufacturing conference
November 8, 2021
Qiao presents at optical conference