General Information

Full Name Luocheng Huang
Languages English, Chinese


  • 2023
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • 2019
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2017
    University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    • Materials Science and Engineering, minor in Mathematics.


  • 2023
    Optical Simulation Engineer
    Meta, Redmond, WA
    • Worked on PVH waveguide related design and optimization.
  • 2023
    Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
    • Developed metabox, a multi-scale optimization framework for diffractive optical systems.
  • 2022
    Research Scientist Intern
    Meta Reality Labs, Redmond, WA.
    • Developed sampling, suorrogate modeling, and optimization pipelines for diffractive optics.
  • 2019 - 2023
    Graduate Research Assistant
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
    • Broadband Thermal Meta-optics - Employed an inverse-design framework to create broadband meta-optics operating in the long-wave infrared (LWIR) regime (8-12 μm).
    • Optical Neural Network - Designed an incoherent optical neural network capable of classifying MNIST characters using a meta-optical doublet.
    • Meta-optical Fiber Endoscope - Designed large meta-optics for real time full-color imaging in a meta-optical fiber endoscope.
    • Polarization Sensitive Foveated LWIR meta-optics - Designed polarization sensitive meta-optics in the LWIR regime, which has polarization multiplexed focal lengths.
    • All-silicon LWIR Metalens - Built a metalens imaging platform in the long wavelength infrared (LWIR).
    • Inverse Designed Achromatic LWIR - Inverse designed an achromatic LWIR imaging system, which is currently being fabricated. The optimization of the optics is enabled by techniques such as automatic differentiation and deep learning.
    • Liquid Crystal Tunable Metasurface - Designed metasurfaces with tunable functionalities such as notch filters and beam steering using liquid crystal. Fabricated these metasurface for liquid crystal integration.
    • Extended Depth of Focus Metasurface - Built an achromatic imaging platform combining the form factor of ultra-thin metasurface and computational imaging. This imaging system utilizes the extended depth of focus (EDOF) property to enable full-color imaging.
    • Forward Designed Composite Metasurface - Developed a doublet metasurface fabrication process flow. Designed metasurface doublets using Zemax. Developed python script to automate optimization and analyses on Zemax.
    • Simulation Parallelization - Developed pipelines to run RCWA and FDTD simulations on the UW high performance computing cluster to considerably speed up the simulation workflows.
  • 2017 - 2018
    University of Washington - DIRECT Program, Seattle, WA.
    • Developed Thermoelectric Materials Artifical Neural Network (TEMANN), a python package that can be used to predict Seebeck coefficients for novel materials.
    • Completed courses on various topics concerning artificial neural networks including architectures, hyper-parameter tuning, regularization, optimization, etc.

Leadership and Teaching Experience

  • 2019 - 2021
    Teaching Assistant
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA
    • Held quiz sections and office hours for EE215 and EE299.
  • 2016 - 2017
    American Ceramic Society – Keramos UW Chapter
    • Organized weekly meetings, and coordinated out reach events.

Open Source Projects

  • 2023-now
    • A multi-scale differential optimization framework for diffractive optical systems.

Honors and Awards

  • 2022
    • Best Applied Research, ECE, UW
  • 2016
    • Livingston Wernecke Memorial Scholarship, UW
    • James I. Mueller Scholarship, UW
  • 2014
    • Composers Guild 44th Annual Composition Contest, Utah
    • Utah Best of Young Composer & 2nd Prize & Best of Age Group, Utah
  • 2013
    • National Scholastic Art & Writing Silver Medalist, New York
    • Utah State Math Contest 1st Team Award & Finalist, Utah

Academic Interests

  • Metasurface
    • Broadband imaging
    • Inverse design
    • Long wave infrered imaging
    • Extended depth of focus
  • Machine learning
    • Optical neural network
    • Surrogate modeling

Other Interests

  • Hobbies: Musical composition, photography, woodworking.