Education:

       1991:  Dr. rer. nat. from the University of Stuttgart with the research work carried at the Max-Planck  Institute for
                 Solid  States, Germany. (Advisor: Klaus Ploog)
 

Academic Experience:

        7/2016-present:    Director, Center for Solid State Electronic Research/NanoFab, ASU
        7/2014-present:    Associate Dean for Research, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU
        10/2005-present:  Director, Center for Nanophotonics, Arizona Institute of Nanoelectronics, ASU.
         5/2004-present:   Director, Center for Semiconductor Optical Refrigeration, ASU.
         8/2006-present:   Affiliated Professor, Department of Physics, ASU.
         8/2006-present:   Affiliated Professor, School of Materials, ASU.
         2000-present:      Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, ASU.
         1996-2000:          Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, ASU.
         1991-1993:          Postdoctoral Assistant Research Engineer, NSF QUEST Center, University of California at
                                   Santa  Barbara.
 

Industrial Experience:

         5/2001-8/2003:      On leave from ASU and the Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President of Lytek Corporation 
         6/1995-8/1996:      Research Staff Member, Hughes Research Laboratories
         9/1993-6/1995:      Postdoctoral Research Staff Member, Hughes Research Laboratories

Principle Areas of Teaching and Research:

         Courses taught
          •    ASU 101 (undergraduate freshmen)
          •    Electronic Properties of Materials (EEE 352, undergraduate junior)
          •    Fundamentals of Semiconductor Devices (EEE 436, undergraduate senior)

         New courses developed
          •    Heterostructures and Superlattices (EEE631, senior graduate course)
          •    Heterostructure Devices (EEE632, senior graduate course)
          •    Semiconductor Optoelectronics (EEE537, junior graduate course)
          •    Optoelectronic Devices (EEE538, senior graduate course)
          •    Optoelectronic Material Growth and Device Processing (EEE598, junior graduate course)
          •    Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Materials and Heterostructures (EEE598, junior graduate course)

         Research areas   
          •    Semiconductor Materials and Molecular Beam Epitaxy
          •    Heterovalent semiconductor quantum structures
          •    Optical Properties of Quantum Wells and Superlattices
          •    Solar cells
          •    IR Photodetectors and Lasers (Type-II superlattice and VCSELs)
          •    Theoretical Modeling of Semiconductor Devices
          •    Semiconductor Optical Refrigeration
          •    Optical Interconnects
          •    Integrated Micro-optoelectronic Systems on Chip
          •    Optoelectronic Chemical and Biological Sensors


Scientific and Professional Societies:

         Fellow
          •    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
          •    Optical Society of America (OSA)

         Member of:
          •    Materials Research Society (MRS)
          •    The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
 

Selected Honors and Rewards:

       •    Finalist for Best Student Paper Award for a paper authored by PhD students Calli Campbell with other two   
             PhD students Jacob Becker and Cheng-Ying Tsai at the 44th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference
             (PVSC), June 2017.
       •    Best Student Paper Award to PhD students Yuan Zhao, Jacob Becker, Xinhao Zhao, and Calli Campbell at
             the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, June 2016.
       •    Best Poster Award received by a poster first authored by PhD student Jacob Becker at the IEEE Photovoltaic
            Specialist Conference (PVSC), Portland, June 2016.
       •    Best Poster Award for a poster authored by PhD students Xin-Hao Zhao, Calli Campbell and Shi Liu at the
             IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference (PVSC), New Orleans, June 2015.
       •    Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor, Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU, May 2012 - 2014
       •    Palais’ Outstanding Doctoral Student Award to PhD student Elizabeth Steenbergen by the School of
             Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, February, 2012. This is an annual award to only one graduating
             PhD student out of ~40 that year in the school.
       •    The Best Student Poster Award to PhD student Xiao-Meng Shen at the North America MBE Conference
             (NAMBE), Atlanta, Oct. 2012.
       •    Nomination for the Best Poster Award (Weiquan Yang et al.) at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist Conference
             (PVSC), Austin, June 2012.
       •    The Outstanding Student Oral Presentation Award to PhD student Elizabeth Steenbergen at the North 
             America MBE Conference (NAMBE), San Diego, Aug. 2011.
       •    Best Poster Award for a paper first authored by a PhD student Jing-Jing Li at the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialist
            Conference (PVSC), Seattle, June 2011.
       •    Palais’ Outstanding Doctoral Student Awards to two PhD students (Jiangbo Wang and Shui-Qing Yu) by the
            School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering in 2006. This is an annual award typically to only one 
            graduating PhD student out of 35 in the school that year.
       •    Award for Innovation & Excellence in Laser Technology & Applications, Hughes Electronics Company, 1994.
            (This was the highest award in the area of laser technologies within the whole Hughes Electronics Company.)

Publications:

        Edited 3 books/proceedings, 3 book chapters, 187 refereed journal papers, 108 refereed proceeding papers, 73
        invited talks, and 319 contributed conference presentations, 13 issued US patents