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Shane Johnson

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SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5706
Biography

Shane Johnson has over 25 years of experience in the area of compound semiconductor materials and device growth, fabrication, and design.  He earned his PhD in Physics from the University of British Columbia and is currently a tenured Research Scientist at Arizona State University.  His research and expertise includes device physics and optical engineering and the epitaxial growth and development of novel semiconductor materials and devices.  Dr. Johnson has published over 110 refereed journal articles, has contributed to over 260 conference papers, abstracts, and invited presentations, and has 4 issued US patents. He was awarded the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship (1996-1998) and is a member of the American Physical Society, the International Society for Optical Engineering, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and serves as the Photonics Society representative on the IEEE Wave and Devices Phoenix Chapter. 

 

Expertise

Optoelectronic devices, epitaxial growth, and device physics

 

Education

1996, PhD Physics, University of British Columbia

1991, BSc Physics, Simon Fraser University

 

Research Interests

III-V bismide materials for optoelectronic device applications

High-efficiency multi-junction photovoltaic solar cells

IR and THz lasers for communication, sensing, and imaging applications

Epitaxial growth of compound semiconductor materials and devices

Optoelectronic properties of semiconductors

Semiconductor device physics

Research Activity

Johnson, Shane Richard*, Zhang, Yong-Hang.  14th International Conference on Mid-IR Optoelectronics: Materials and Devices October 7-10 2018 Flagstaff Arizona USA.  NSF-ECCS (12/15/2017 - 11/30/2018)

Zhang, Yong-Hang*, Johnson, Shane Richard, Smith,David John.  PF: (DURIP) Upgrade of an MBE System for Integration of Heterovalent Materials.  DOD-AFOSR (9/1/2016 - 8/31/2017)

Zhang, Yong-Hang*, Johnson, Shane Richard.  PF: Acquisition of Cleanroom Research Equipment to Support Ongoing DoD Programs at ASU.  DOD-ARMY-ARO (6/6/2016 - 6/5/2017)

Johnson, Shane Richard*, Zhang, Yong-Hang.  Graphene Detector Design Modeling and Fabrication Growth of Epitaxial Layers on Wafers Using Bismuth.  SNL (5/20/2016 - 9/30/2017)

Johnson,Shane Richard*.  Physics-Based Models for Mid-IR Bismide Semiconductor Lasers.  NLCSTR (4/1/2016 - 3/31/2018)

Johnson, Shane Richard*.  Physics-Based Models for Mid-IR Bismide Semiconductor Lasers.  NLCSTR (12/1/2014 - 7/31/2015).

Zhang, Yong-Hang*, Johnson, Shane Richard.  Meeting with MBE Pioneers a Special Symposium Held at the International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy Flagstaff Arizona September 7 2014.  NSF-ECCS (9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015).

Johnson, Shane Richard*, Zhang, Yong-Hang.  SusChEM: Sustainable III-V alloys using non-toxic bismuth as an alternative to HgCdTe.  NSF-MPS-DMR (7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017).

Johnson, Shane Richard*.  Wide Bandgap Gallium Phosphide Detectors.  (7/1/2012 - 11/20/2012).

Zhang, Yong-Hang*, Johnson, Shane Richard, Smith, David John.  Fundamental Study of Defects and Their Reduction in Type-II Superlattice Materials.  UNIV OF ILLINOIS - CHAMP/URBAN (11/1/2010 - 10/31/2016).

Johnson, Shane Richard*, Zhang, Yong-Hang. Collaborative Resarch: Materials World Network: III-V Bismide Materials for IR and Mid IR Semiconductors.  NSF-MPS (8/1/2009 - 7/31/2013).

Zhang, Yong-Hang*, Johnson, Shane Richard, Yu, Shuiqing.  Monolithic integrated ultrahigh efficiency multijunction solar cells for space applications.  DOD-AFRL (6/11/2008 - 12/12/2011).

Zhang, Yong-Hang*, Johnson, Shane Richard, Menendez, Jose, Ning, Cun-Zheng, Ponce, Fernando Agustin, Tamizhmani, Govindasamy, Yu, Shuiqing.  SRG: Advanced Photovoltaic Devices for Energy Conversion and Imaging Applications. SFAz (8/15/2007 - 8/14/2008).

Johnson, Shane Richard*.  Broad Area, Near Infrared, In-Plane Lasers with Large Lasing Active Volume.  UNIV. OF BC (2/1/2004 - 1/31/2005).

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
MSE 792Research
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 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
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 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
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
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
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
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
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 492Honors Directed Study
EEE 493Honors Thesis
EEE 499Individualized Instruction
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
MSE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 595Continuing Registration
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
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
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
MSE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 680Practicum
EEE 690Reading and Conference
EEE 790Reading and Conference
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
EEE 590Reading and Conference
EEE 592Research
EEE 595Continuing Registration
EEE 599Thesis
EEE 792Research
EEE 795Continuing Registration
EEE 799Dissertation
Presentations

Design and growth of asymmetric band offset superlattices for infrared applications

Novel III-V bismide compound semiconductor materials

Multi-junction photovoltaic solar cells and the thermodynamics of solar energy conversion

Optical and electrical properties of semiconductor light emitting diodes

Optoelectronic device design, modeling, growth, and characterization, including vertical cavity surface emitting lasers, in-plane semiconductor lasers, and light emitting diodes

Compound semiconductor growth using molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), including mixed group-V and group-III random and digital alloys, and surfactant mediated growth

In-situ characterization of epitaxial growth, including ion gauge based flux measurements, substrate temperature using pyrometry and band edge thermometry, and surface reconstruction, growth rate, and flux calibrations using reflection high energy electron diffraction

Characterization and modeling of III-V semiconductor thin-films, using x-ray diffraction, Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy, reflectance spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, spectroscopic ellipsometry, and photoluminescence

MBE process control of group-III composition using spectroscopic ellipsometry

Optical constant modeling of compound semiconductor materials

Design, operation, and maintenance of ultra-high vacuum systems and solid-source effusion cells for MBE growth

Preparation, analysis, interpretation, and publication of scientific data and results

Honors / Awards

Outstanding Engineer Award, Region 6 Southwest Area Awards and Recognition Program, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for Technical Contributions to Compound Semiconductor Materials Growth and Optoelectronic Device Development

Engineer of the Year Award, Phoenix Section, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, for Technical Contributions to Optoelectronic Device Development and Semiconductor Materials Growth

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Outstanding technical contributions in the areas of optoelectronics and molecular beam epitaxy as well as outstanding service, Waves and Devices Phoenix Chapter, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship

Science Council of British Columbia Graduate Research, Engineering, and Technology Award

Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postgraduate Scholarship

Professional Associations
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE); IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics/Photonics Society; SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering; American Physical Society
Service

Organizing Chair, 14th International Conference on Mid-IR Optoelectronics

Chair, Steering Committee, International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors

Organizing Chair, 18th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Organizing Co-Chair & Session Chair, 4th International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors: Growth, Properties, and Devices

Organizing Co-Chair & Program Committee Chair, 3rd International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors: Growth, Properties, and Devices

Program Committee, 2nd International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors: Theory, Simulation, and Experiment

Sponsor & Fundraising Committee, 27th & 28th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Organizing Co-Chair & Program Committee, 1st International Workshop on Bismuth-Containing Semiconductors: Theory, Simulation, and Experiment

Program Committee, 8th & 9th IEEE Phoenix Section Workshop on Emerging Device and Packaging Technologies

Exhibitor & Sponsor Committee Chair, Organizing Committee, and Session Chair, 15th International Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE-2008)

Program Committee, Organizing Committee, and Session Chair, 33rd International Symposium on Compound Semiconductors (ISCS-2006)

Arrangements Committee Chair, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, & 6th IEEE Phoenix Section Workshop on Devices & Packaging for Communication & Computing

Program Committee Member and Session Chair, 20th, 21st, 22nd, & 23rd North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Organizing Committee Chair, 19th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Consulting

MBE growth of compound semiconductor materials and devices

Design and growth of III-V VCSEL and THz lasers

Midwave IR lasers and detectors

Band edge optical thermometry

Renewable energy