Education Profile

  • Ph.D. in Marine Information Science and Engineering, Ocean College, Zhejiang University, China (Sep. 2013 – Jun. 2018). 
  • B.Sc. in Material Physics, College of Mathematics, Physics and Information Engineering, Zhejiang Normal University, China (Sep. 2009 - Jun. 2013).

Professional Profile

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Photonics Lab, KAUST, Thuwal Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Oct. 2018 - Present).

Honors and Awards

  • Excellent Postgraduate Students’ Award (Jun. 2018).
  • National Scholarship, (2016-2017).
  • Award of Honor for Graduate, (2016-2017).
  • “Won prize” of the graduate student poster in the 3rd National Marine Technology Conference, (May. 2017).
  • Nandu Scholarship (second-rate), (2015-2016).
  • Award of Honor for Graduate, (2015-2016).
  • Academic Scholarship, (2014-2015).

Meiwei Kong is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Photonics Laboratory in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. She received her Ph.D. degree in marine information science and engineering at the School of Ocean College of Zhejiang University in 2018.

Research Interests

Meiwei's current research interests include digital signal processing, indoor and underwater optical wireless communication system and network design, and wireless power transfer.

Selected Publications
Journal Papers:
  • M. W. Kong, Y. F. Chen, R. Sarwar, B. Sun, Z. W. Xu, J. Han, J. W. Chen, H. W. Qin, and J. Xu, “Underwater wireless optical communication using arrayed transmitter/receiver and optical superimposition-based PAM-4 signal,” Optics Express, 2018, 26, 3087-3097.
  • M. W. Kong, S. Bin, R. Sarwar, J. N. Shen, Y. F. Chen, F. Z. Qu, J. Han, J. W. Chen, H. W. Qin, and J. Xu, “Underwater wireless optical communication using a lens-free solar panel receiver,” Optics Communications, 2018, 94-98.
  • M. W. Kong, J. L. Wang, Y. F. Chen, T. Ali, R. Sarwar, Y. Qiu, S. L. Wang, J. Han, and J. Xu, “Security weaknesses of underwater wireless optical communication,” Optics Express, 2017, 25(18):21509.
  • M. W. Kong, W. C. Lv, T. Ali, R. Sarwar, C. Y. Yu, Y. Qiu, F. Z. Qu, Z. W. Xu, J. Han, and J. Xu, “10-m 9.51-Gb/s RGB laser diodes-based WDM underwater wireless optical communication,” Optics Express, 2017, 25(17):20829.
  • J. Xu, M. W. Kong, A. B. Lin, Y. H. Song, J. Han, Z. W. Xu, B. Wu, S. M. Gao, and N. Deng, ”Directly modulated green-light diode-pumped solid-state laser for underwater wireless optical communication,” Optics Letters, 2017, 42(9): 1664-1667.
  • J. Xu, M. W. Kong, A. B. Lin, Y. H. Song, X. Y. Yu, F. Z. Qu, J. Han, and N. Deng, “OFDM-based broadband underwater wireless optical communication system using a compact blue LED,” Optics Communications, 2016, 369, 100–105.
  • Y. F. Chen, M. W. Kong, T. Ali, J. L. Wang, R. Sarwar, J. Han, C. Y. Guo, B. Sun, N. Deng, and J. Xu, “26 m/5.5 Gbps air-water optical wireless communication based on an OFDM-modulated 520-nm laser diode,” Optics Express, 2017, 25(13): 14760-14765.
  • J. N. Shen, J. L. Wang, X. Chen, C. Zhang, M. W. Kong, Z. J. Tong, and J. Xu, "Towards power-efficient long-reach underwater wireless optical communication using a multi-pixel photon counter," Opt. Express, 2018, 26, 23565-23571.
  • J. Xu, B. Sun, M. W. Kong, A. B. Lin, R. Sarwar, J. Han, W. Zhang, and N. Deng “Underwater wireless optical communication using a blue-light leaky feeder,” Optics Communications, 2017, 397: 51-54.
  • J. Xu, B. Sun, W. C. Lyu, M. W. Kong, R. Sarwar, J. Han, W. Zhang, and N. Deng, “Underwater fiber-wireless communication with a passive front end,” Optics Communications, 2017, 402: 260-264. 
  • J. Xu, Y. H. Song, X. Y. Yu, A. B. Lin, M. W. Kong, J. Han, and N. Deng, “Underwater wireless transmission of high-speed QAM-OFDM signals using a compact red-light laser,” Optics express, 2016, 24(8): 8097-8109.
  •  J. Xu, A. B. Lin, X. Y. Yu, Y. H. Song, M. W. Kong, F. Z. Qu, J. Han, W. Jia, and N. Deng, “Underwater laser communication using an OFDM-modulated 520-nm laser diode,” IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 2016, 28(20): 2133-2136.

Conference Papers (EI indexed):

  • M. W. Kong, Y. F. Chen, R. Sarwar, J. N. Shen, and J. Xu, “Study of the Impact of Surface Waves on the MPPC-based Air-water Optical Wireless Communication,” submitted to IEEE Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC).
  • M. W. Kong, Y. F. Chen, R. Sarwar, B. Sun, B. Cong, and J. Xu, “Optical superimposition-based PAM-4 signal generation for visible light communication,” the 16th IEEE International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks in China (ICOCN), Aug. 7-10, 2017, Wuzhen, China.
  • M. W. Kong, Z. Tong, X. Y. Yu, Y. H. Song, A. B. Lin, and J. Xu, “Airborne wireless optical communication system in low altitude using an unmanned aerial vehicle and LEDs,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series. IOP Publishing, 2016, 679(1): 012031.
  • J. Xu, C. Zhang, M. W. Kong, B. Sun, J. L. Wang, and B. Cong, “On the characteristics of a directly-modulated green-light diode pump solid-state laser,” the 16th IEEE International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks in China (ICOCN), Aug. 7-10, 2017, Wuzhen, China.
  • R. Sarwar, B. Sun, M. W. Kong, T. Ali, C. Y. Yu, B. Cong, and J. Xu, “Visible light communication using a solar-panel receiver,” the 16th IEEE International Conference on Optical Communications and Networks in China (ICOCN), Aug. 7-10, 2017, Wuzhen, China.
  • J. Xu, X. Y. Yu, M. W. Kong, B. Sun, J. Han, and N. Deng, “Towards broadband long-reach underwater wireless optical communication,” Asia Communications and Photonics Conference. Optical Society of America, 2016: AS1D. 1.
  • A. B. Lin, Z. Tong, Y. H. Song, M. W. Kong, and J. Xu, “Underwater wireless optical communication system using blue LEDs,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series. IOP Publishing, 2016, 679(1): 012032.
  • Y. H. Song, Z. Tong, B. Cong, X. Y. Yu, M. W. Kong, A. B. Lin, “A Combined Radio and Underwater Wireless Optical Communication System based on Buoys,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series. IOP Publishing, 2016, 679(1): 012030.