About Me: foodie lover and could cook well thanks to 8 years in Ireland
I come from China and have lived in Cork for more than 8 years now with my husband and 2 small kids. I love various kinds of foods and have become quite good at cooking now due to the limited choice of Chinese food in Cork. I have enjoyed my life here and have a Cork accent now.
My Work: I look at different ways to test the different properties of light. like humans have height, weight, light also has its power, color, etc.
I design lasers which is an object that could generate light. I also build up setups to measure its properties.
check the video I made for Cork Discovers last year. .
My Typical Day: I go to the lab before 8:30 a.m.., turn on the equipment to warm up, test devices, have lunch at around 1 p.m., continue the test, record data, and analyze data to find out what is happening.
What I'd do with the money: demos for our photonic circuits, including lego, workshop, equipment to make videos.
our circuits could use lego blocks to explain the ideas. 3D printing is also a good idea.
general topics explanation, like laser, LED, could be done with students/researchers through videos. equipment like wearable mics will be helpful.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
story-telling light researcher
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
build a setup that hasn't finished in 10 years
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
so many hard to choose one
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
learn driving at late preganancy
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
travel around the world; kids grow up happily and healthy, spend time with loved ones
Tell us a joke.
which room doesn't have a door? Mushroom!