People

Prof. Yuji Zhao

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2019 PECASE Award

2019 MIT TR 35 – China Award

2017 ASU Fulton Outstanding  Assistant Professor Award 

2016 DoD DTRA YIP Award

2015 NASA ECF Award  

2015 SFAz Bisgrove Scholar Faculty Award

Prof. Yuji Zhao (curriculum vitae) received the B.S. degree in Microelectronics from Fudan University, China in 2008, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 2012, after Nobel Laureate Professor Shuji Nakamura. Prior to joining ASU in 2014, he was an Assistant Project Scientist in the Materials Department and Solid State Lighting and Energy Center (SSLEC) at UCSB. Since joined ASU in August 2014, Prof. Zhao has received 2019 Presidential Early Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2019 MIT TR 35 – China Award2017 ASU Fulton Outstanding Assistant Professor Award,  2016 DoD DTRA Young Investigator Award2015 NASA Early Career Faculty Award, and 2015 Bisgrove Scholar Career Faculty Award.

Prof. Zhao has worked extensively on III-nitride materials and devices, with more than 140 conference and journal publications, one book chapter, and over 20 patents, and has won Outstanding Research Award from UCSB SSLEC for a record four consecutive times (2010 to 2013). His work on III-nitride LEDs and lasers was recognized with a Most Cited Article of the Year Award from Applied Physics Express, an Editor’s Pick of the Year Award from Applied Physics Letters, a Best Paper Award from CLEO, and was featured in over 100 international news outlets with over 5 languages, including Science, Nature Photonics, Optical Society of America (OSA), Compound Semiconductors, and Yahoo.

Postdoctoral Scholar & Visiting Scholar

photo-Kai FuKai Fu (kaifu at asu dot edu) received his B.S. degree in Physics from Ocean University of China in 2008 and Ph. D degree in Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics in 2013 from Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics (SINANO), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He joined the group in Jan. 2018 and is now a postdoctoral researcher at ASU. His research interests include GaN power devices and photodetectors.
Picture2Houqiang Fu (houqiang dot at asu dot edu) received his B.S. degree summa cum laude in Material Physics from Wuhan University, China in 2014. He joined the group in Aug. 2014 and graduated with a Ph.D degree in May 2019. He received Joseph Palais Outstanding Doctoral Award for this Ph.D dissertation, which is the highest honor for ASU ECEE Ph.D students. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at ASU.  His research interests include GaN based optoelectronics and power electronics, and other novel wide bandgap semiconductors such as AlN, Ga2O3, diamond, etc.
Picture1Xuguang Deng (xdeng32 at asu dot edu) received his M.S. degree in Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics in 2013 from Beijing University of Technology. He joined our research group in May 2019 as a visiting scholar. His research focuses on MOCVD growth of III-nitride wide bandgap semiconductors.

Ph.D Students

Picture1Xuanqi Huang (xuanqi dot huang at asu dot edu) received a B.S degree in Material Physics from Fudan University, China in 2015. He joined our research group in Aug 2015 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering at ASU.
FullSizeRenderHong Chen (hchen170 at asu dot edu) transferred to ASU in 2014, he is about to graduate from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in summer, 2015. Hong did some calculations on Purcell effect and investigated several novel FDTD techniques before. So far his research interests is combining optoelectronic devices with plasmonics and doing some simulations on such devices. Moreover, he’s a 4 dan Go player, usually turn up in Memorial Union on Saturday.
IMG_20150501_114735Jossue (Josh) Montes (jossue dot montes at asu dot edu) received his BSE in electrical engineering at ASU in 2015. His undergraduate focus was on solid state electronics, complemented with analog & digital circuits. His year-long senior design group project was to design a modular robot to perform particle detection and surveillance in cleanrooms (rayes.io/slambot). He is now seeking a Ph.D with a specialization in solid state electronics.
TTsunghansung-Han Yang (tsunghan dot yang at asu dot edu) received his M.S. degree in Photonics and Optoelectronics in 2016 and B.S degree in Electrical Engineering in 2014 from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. His previous work focused on the bio-sensing application of thin-film transistors. He joined our research group in Aug 2017 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering at ASU, with a focus on the GaN HEMT device.
Picture1Chen Yang (cyang130 at asu dot edu) received his M.S. degree in Material Physics & Chemistry in 2018 and B.S degree in Material Physics in 2015 from Fudan University, China. His previous work focused on electronic materials and chip package reliability. He joined our research group in Aug 2018 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering at ASU.
IMG_20180809_133705Jingan Zhou (Jzhou129 at asu dot edu) received his B.S degree in Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2018. After that he joined the group to seek an Ph.D degree. His research focuses on optics and photonics.
QiXin Qi (xinqi2 at asu dot edu) received his M.S. degree in Optics in 2019 and B.S degree in Astronomy in 2016 from Peking University, China. His previous work focused on organic and perovskite solar cells. He joined our research group in Aug 2019 and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering at ASU.

Alumni

Houqiang Fu, Ph.D Student 2019 (Joseph Palais Outstanding Doctoral Awardee, now posdoct at my group)

Izak Baranowski, MS Student 2018

Shiladitya Das, MS Student 2017

Zhijian Lu, Ph.D Student, 2017 (now Assistant Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology, China)

Alex Willoughby, Undergraduate Student, 2017

Sure Suri, MS Student, 2017

Xiaodong Zhang, Visiting Scholar, 2016 (now Associate Professor at Suzhou Institute of Nano-Tech and Nano-Bionics, Chinese Academy of Science, China)