Lihui Wang‘s English Page

Lihui Wang (Ph.D.)

Professor of Engineering/PI
Institute of Semiconductors, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, China
Page: 中文, English

Lihui Wang received the Bachelor degree in 2007 from the Shenyang University of Technology (China), the Master degree in 2009 from Northeastern University (China), and then he obtained a MEXT grant to pursue further study in the University of Tokyo (Japan). After he received a Ph.D. degree in 2014, he worked as a project researcher and then a project assistant professor ​in the same university till 2019. He is currently a professor with Guangdong Academic of Sciences, China. His research was endowed with Special Prize from ACM SIGGRAPH, Innovative Technologies 2019 and Sponsor Award from Digital Content Association of Japan. His research interests include variable focus optics, high-speed machine vision, interactive display, dynamic projection mapping, the Opto-Electro-Mechanical system design and its applications.


  • 2019/08/01~now, Professor/Academic Leader, Institute of Semiconductors, Guangdong Academy of Sciences, China
  • 2014/04/01~2019/07/31, Project Assistant Professor (Ishikawa Senoo Lab, 2018.04-)/ Project Researcher (Ishikawa Watanabe Lab, 2014.04-), Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo, Japan


  • 2014/03/24 The University of Tokyo (Japan), Doctoral Degree
    Graduate School of Information Science and Technology,
    Department of Information Physics and Computing,
    Dissertation: Variable Focus Lens with a Large Aperture and its Applications
    Superviser: Professor Masatoshi Ishikawa
  • 2009/07/22 Northeastern University (China), Master Degree
    Graduate School of Information Science and Engineering,
    Department of Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System,
  • 2007/07/10 Shenyang University of Technology (China), Bachelor Degree
    School of Electrical Engineering,


Guangdong Province Youth High-Talents, Guangdong Academy of Sciences High-Talents and Outstanding Youth Researcher.

The following three awards were given to the project “High-speed focal tracking projection system based on liquid lens”.

  • Innovative Technologies 2019, ACM SIGGRAPH Special Prize,
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan and Digital Content Association of Japan
  • Innovative Technologies 2019, Sponsor Award (CGWORLD) 2019,
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan and Digital Content Association of Japan
  • Innovative Technologies 2019,
    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan and Digital Content Association of Japan 

Japan Government (MEXT) Scholarship (with Embassy Reccomendation)


  1. (China) Natural Science Foundation of Guangdong Province of China (General Program),
    2021-2023, Principal Investigator
    3D active projection mapping based on high-speed variable optics system
  2. (China) Guangdong Academy of Sciences Talents Plan project
    2021-2025, Principal Investigator
    Research on mili-second optoelectronic system and its industrialization
  3. (Japan) KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B),
    2015-2016, Principal Investigator
    High speed variable focus lens system and its application on the next-generation of clinical optics.

Selected Publications

  1. Hongjin Xu, Lihui Wang, Satoshi Tabata, Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Masatoshi Ishikawa, Extended depth-of-field projection method using a high-speed projector with a synchronized oscillating variable-focus lens, Applied Optics, 60(13), pp. 3917-3924 (2021) [DOI: 10.1364/AO.419470]
  2. Lihui Wang, Hongjin Xu, Satoshi Tabata, Yunpu Hu, Yoshihiro Watanabe, and Masatoshi Ishikawa. High-Speed Focal Tracking Projection Based on Liquid Lens. In Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference Emerging Technologies (SIGGRAPH ’20 Emerging Technologies), 2020.08.17, Virtual Event, USA. [DOI: 10.1145/3388534.3408333]
  3. Chen Zhang, Jianjiang Cui, Lihui Wang, Hao Wang, Multi-focus Image Fusion and Depth Reconstruction, Journal of Electronic Imaging, 29(3), 033016 (2020) [DOI: 10.1117/1.JEI.29.3.033016]
  4. Ruimin Cao, Lihui Wang, Lina Hao, Wenlin Chen, Junxiang Deng, A Decision-making Framework of Hybrid System based on Modified Hybrid Stochastic Timed Petri Net and Deep Learning, IEEE Systems Journal, 2020. [DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2020.2983044].
  5. Lihui Wang, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Dynamic response of elastomer-based liquid-filled variable focus lens, Sensors, Vol.19, No.21, Article No.4624 pp:1-13 (2019) [DOI:10.3390/s19214624]
  6. Lihui Wang, Hongjin Xu, Yunpu Hu, Satoshi Tabata, and Masatoshi Ishikawa: Dynamic Depth-of-Field Projection for 3D Projection Mapping, ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI2019) (Glasgow, 2019.5.5-9)/Proceedings, INT021, pp1-4 [DIO: 10.1145/3290607.3313246]
  7. Lihui Wang, Hongjin Xu, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Solar energy-actuated back and forth optical mechanism, Applied Optics, Vol.58, No.15, pp. E7-E11 (2019) [DOI:10.1364/AO.58.0000E7]
  8. Lihui Wang, Jianjiang Cui, Satoshi Tabata, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Low-cost, readily available 3D microscopy imaging system with variable focus spinner, Optics Express, Vol.26, Issue 23, pp. 30576-30587 (2018).[DOI:10.1364/OE.26.030576
  9. Lihui Wang, Tomohiko Hayakawa, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Dielectric-elastomer-based fabrication method for varifocal microlens array, Optics Express, Vol.25, Issue 25, pp. 31708-31717 (2017)[DOI:10.1364/OE.25.031708]
  10. Lihui Wang, Hiromasa Oku, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Paraxial ray solution for liquid-filled variable focus lenses, Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, Volume 56, Number 12, 122501 (2017)[DOI:10.7567/JJAP.56.122501]
  11. Lihui Wang, Hiromasa Oku, Masatoshi Ishikawa, An improved low-optical-power variable focus lens with a large aperture, Optics Express, Vol.22, Issue 16, pp. 19448-19456 (2014)[DOI:10.1364/OE.22.019448]
  12. Lihui Wang, Hiromasa Oku, Masatoshi Ishikawa, Variable-focus lens with 30 mm optical aperture based on liquid-membranes-liquid structure, Applied Physics Letters, Vol.102, 131111 (2013)[DOI:10.1063/1.4800603]
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Media and News

  • Dynamic Projection Mapping
    • 中国科技网. 液体透镜带来光学镜头革命 [Link] (2019.11) (汉语)
    • 日刊工業新聞. 動く物体に絵を投影できるプロジェクション技術、どんな用途に使う?[Link](2020.01)(日本語版)
  • Variable Focus Lens
  • 3D AR Head-Up-Display
    • Konica Minolta Release. [Link]. (2017.02) (In English)
    • コニカミノルタニュースリリース. [Link]. (2017.01) (日本語版)
    • 日本経済新聞. [Link].(2017.01) (日本語版)

My old page links to Ishikawa Masatoshi Group at The University of Tokyo via here.

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