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Yong-Hang Zhang

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography

Yong-Hang Zhang is a professor in the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University. He is the director of ASU NanoFab, founding director of the ASU Center for Photonics Innovation and leads the ASU MBE Optoelectronics Group. He is an affiliated faculty member in physics, materials engineering and bioengineering at ASU. Zhang has advised more than 30 graduate students and sponsored more than 40 postdoctoral scholars. 

Professor Zhang has edited three books, published three book chapters and more than 300 peered reviewed papers, presented close to 400 invited and contributed talks, 13 issued and pending U.S. patents. Zhang is a fellow of IEEE and OSA. 

Education
  • Dr. rer. nat. University of Stuttgart, with the research work carried at the Max-Planck Institute for Solid States, Germany 1991. Advisor: Klaus Ploog
  • M.Sc. Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Science and Graduate College of the Chinese Science and Technology University, Beijing, China 1987. Advisor: Qiming Wang. 
  • B.Sc. Physics, Nanjing Normal University, China 1982
Research Interests

Semiconductor optoelectronic devices and materials,  including semiconductor lasers, photodetectors, solar cells,  and their integration for various applications.  Molecular beam epitaxy growth of semiconductor quaantum structures.

Publications

Professor Zhang has edited three books, published three book chapters and more than 300 peer reviewed papers, presented close to 400 invited and contributed talks, 13 issued and pending U.S. patents.

Selected publications

  • J. J. Becker, M. Boccard, C. M. Campbell, Y. Zhao, M. Lassise, Z. C. Holman, and Y.-H. Zhang, Loss analysis of monocrystalline CdTe solar cells with 20% active-area efficiency, IEEE J. of Photovoltaics 7, 900 – 905 (2017).
  • X.-H. Zhao, S. Liu, C. M. Campbell, Y. Zhao, M. B. Lassise, and Y.-H. Zhang, Ultralow interface recombination velocity (~1 cm/s) at CdTe/MgxCd1-xTe heterointerface, IEEE J.of Photovoltaics 7, 913 – 918 (2017).
  • Y. Zhao, M. Boccard, S. Liu, J. Becker, X.-H. Zhao, C. M. Campbell, E. Suarez, M. B. Lassise, Z. Holman, and Y.-H. Zhang, Monocrystalline CdTe Solar Cells with Open-Circuit Voltage Over 1V and Efficiency of 17%, Nature Energy 1, 16067 (2016).
  • X.-H. Zhao, S. Liu, Y. Zhao, C. M. Campbell, M. B. Lassise, Y.-S. Kuo, Y.-H. Zhang, Electrical and Optical Properties of n-Type Indium-Doped CdTe/MgCdTe Double Heterostructures, IEEE J. of Photovoltaics 6, 552 - 556 (2016)
  • Z.-Y. He, C. M. Campbell, M. B. Lassise, Z.-Y. Lin, J. J. Becker, Y. Zhao, M. Boccard, Z. Holman, Y.-H. Zhang, CdTe nBn photodetectors with ZnTe barrier layer grown on InSb substrates, Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 121112 (2016)
  • Z.-Y. Lin, S. Liu, E.H. Steenbergen, and Y.-H. Zhang, Influence of carrier localization on minority carrier lifetime in InAs/InAsSb type-II superlattices, Appl. Phys. Lett., 107, 201107 (2015)
  • S. Liu, X.-H. Zhao, C. M. Campbell, M. B. Lassise, Y. Zhao, Y.-H. Zhang, Carrier lifetimes and interface recombination velocities in CdTe/MgxCd1-xTe double heterostructures with different Mg compositions grown by molecular beam epitaxy, Appl. Phys. Letts. 107, 041120 (2015)
  • A. D. Prins, M. K. Lewis, Z.L. Bushell, S. J. Sweeney, S. Liu, Y.-H. Zhang, Evidence for a defect level above the conduction band edge of InAs/InAsSb type-II superlattices for applications in efficient infrared photodetectors, Appl. Phys. Letts. 106, 171111 (2015)
  • W. Yang, J. Becker, S. Liu, Y.-S. Kuo, J.-J. Li, B. Landini, K. Campman, Y.-H. Zhang, Ultra-thin GaAs single-junction solar cells integrated with a reflective back scattering layer, J. Appl. Phys. 115, 203105 (2014)
  • M. J. DiNezza, X.-H. Zhao, S. Liu, Y.-H. Zhang, Growth, steady-state, and time-resolved photoluminescence study of CdTe/MgCdTe double heterostructures on InSb substrates using molecular beam epitaxy, Appl. Phys. Lett.  103, 193901 (2013)
  • H. S. Kim, O. O. Cellek, Z. Lin, Z.-Y. He, H. Li, S. Liu, and Y.-H. Zhang. Long-wave infrared nBn photodetectors based on InAs/InAsSb type-II superlattices, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 161114 (2012)
  • D. Ding, S. R. Johnson, S.-Q. Yu, S.-N. Wu, and Y.-H. Zhang, A Semi-Analytical Model for Semiconductor Solar Cells, J. Appl. Phys. 110, 123104 (2011).
  • E. H. Steenbergen, B. C. Connelly, G. D. Metcalfe, H. Shen, M. Wraback, D. Lubyshev, Y. Qiu, J. M. Fastenau, A. W. K. Liu, S. Elhamri, O. O. Cellek, and Y.-H. Zhang, Significantly improved minority carrier lifetime observed in a long-wavelength infrared III-V type-II superlattice comprised of InAs/InAsSb, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 251110 (2011) 
  • X. Liu, D. J. Smith, J. Fan, Y.-H. Zhang, H. Cao, Y. P. Chen, J. Leiner, B. J. Kirby, M. Dobrowolska, and J. K. Furdyna, Structural properties of Bi2Te3 and Bi2Se3 topological insulators grown by molecular beam epitaxy on GaAs(100) substrates, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 171903 (2011)
  • S. H. Lim, J.-J. Li, E. H. Steenbergen, Y.-H. Zhang, Luminescence coupling effects on multi-junction solar cell external quantum efficiency measurement, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 21, 344–350 (2013) (Published online: 30 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pip.1215 (2011))
  • S.-N. Wu, D. Ding, S. R. Johnson, S.-Q. Yu, and Y.-H. Zhang, Four-junction solar cells using monolithically integrated II-VI and III-V semiconductors, Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl.  18, 328–333 (2010)
  • S. Wang, D. Ding, X. Liu, X.-B. Zhang, D. J. Smith, J. K. Furdyna, and Y.-H. Zhang, MBE growth of II/VI materials on GaSb substrates for photovoltaic applications, J. of Crystal Growth 311, 2116-2119 (2009)
  • J.-B. Wang, S. R. Johnson, D. Ding, S.-Q. Yu, and Y.-H. Zhang, Influence of photon recycling on cooling efficiency and cooling power in semiconductor luminescence refrigeration, J. Appl. Phys. 100, 043502 (2006)
  • N. Samal, S. R. Johnson, D. Ding, A. K. Samal, Y.-H. Zhang, Novel VCSEL Design with Tailored Spatial Current Injection for High-Power Single-Mode Operation, Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 161108 (2005)
  • J.-B. Wang, S. R. Johnson, S. A. Chaparro, D. Ding, Y. Cao, Yu. G. Sadofyev, Y.-H. Zhang, J.A. Gupta, and C.Z. Guo, Band edge alignment of pseudomorphic GaAs1-ySby on GaAs, Phys. Rev. B70, 195339 (2004)
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-EEEThe ASU Experience
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 437Optoelectronics
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 591Seminar
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASU 101-EEEThe ASU Experience
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
MSE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 795Continuing Registration
MSE 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 598Special Topics
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
MSE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
EEE 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 684Internship
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
PHY 792Research
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
PHY 799Dissertation
EEE 799Dissertation
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History

Total number of grad. students advised : over 30 ; total postdoctoral scholars sponsored: over 40.

Work History
  • 2016-present: Director, ASU NanoFab, ASU
  • 2005-present: Founding Director, Center for Photonics Innovation, ASU
  • 2000-present: Affiliated Professors in Physics, Materials Engineering, and Bioengineering, ASU
  • 1996-present: Associate (96-00) and Professor (00-pesent), School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, ASU
  • 2014-2016:Associate Dean for Research, School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
  • 2012-2014: Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU
  • 1995-1996: Research Staff Member, Hughes Research Laboratories
  • 1993-1995: Postdoctoral Research Staff Member, Hughes Research Laboratories
  • 1991-1993: Assistant Research Engineer, NSF QUEST Center, University of California-Santa Barbara                 

 

Service
  • IEEE and OSA Fellow
  • Chair, the Advisory Committee of the International North America MBE Conference
  • Co-General Chair of the 14th Int. Conf. on Mid-IR Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices, 2018
  • General chair of the 18th Int. MBE Conference, 2014