Junwen Zhang

Junwen Zhang Marconi Young Scholar

Recognized in 2016

“The prestigious Paul Baran Young Scholar Award bestowed upon me by experts in the field encourages me to continue pushing the boundaries in fiber-wireless networking technology.”

Current Position

Lead Architect, Next-Gen Systems, CableLabs, USA


  • Ph.D., Fudan University, Shanghai, China
  • B.S., Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Young Scholar Research

High speed optical fiber transmission for future optical transport networks and next generation integrated fiber-wireless access technologies to deliver the increased network capacity and expanded coverage areas that emerging wireless standards like 5G will require.

Other Honors

  • 2013 Wang Daheng Optics Award for College Students
  • 2013 IEEE Photonics Society Graduate Student Fellowship
  • 2012 China Scholarship Council Fellowship