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)
7/2016-present: Director, Center for Solid State
Electronic Research/NanoFab, ASU
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.|
Postdoctoral Assistant Research Engineer, NSF QUEST Center, University
of California at
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
IR Photodetectors and Lasers (Type-II superlattice and VCSELs)
Theoretical Modeling of Semiconductor Devices
Semiconductor Optical Refrigeration
Integrated Micro-optoelectronic Systems on Chip
Optoelectronic Chemical and Biological Sensors
Scientific and Professional Societies:
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
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.)
| 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