Yuji Zhao

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Yuji Zhao, Ph.D
Assistant Professor, Electrical Computer & Energy Engineering
Arizona State University
 ERC 531, 480-727-4450
Yuji.Zhao@asu.edu

 

Prof. Yuji Zhao 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 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 50 conference and journal publications, one book chapter, and over 10 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.

Positions Held

2014 ~ Assistant Professor
School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
Arizona State University
2013 ~ 2014 Assistant Project Scientist
Materials Department
Solid State Lighting and Energy Center
UC Santa Barbara

Education

2008 ~ 2012 UC Santa Barbara, Ph.D
Electrical & Computer Engineering
Advisor: Shuji Nakamura
2004 ~ 2008 Fudan University, B.S.
Microelectronics

Selective Awards and Honors

2015 NASA Early Career Faculty Award
National Aeronautics and Space Adminsitration  (NASA)
Space Technology Mission Directorate
2015 SFAz Bisgrove Scholar Career Faculty Award
Science Foundation Arizona (SFAz)
2012 APL Editor’s Pick of the Year Award
Applied Physics Letters Editorial Office
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
2012 APEX Top 10 Most Cited Article of the Year 
Applied Physics Express Editorial Office
Japan Society of Applied Physics (JSAP)
2012 Semi-Finalist, Theodore Maiman Student Paper Competition 
CLEO 2012, OSA, IEEE and APS
2013 Outstanding Research Award
Solid State Lighting and Energy Center
UC Santa Barbara (record 4 times!)
2012 Outstanding Research Award
Solid State Lighting and Energy Center
UC Santa Barbara
2011 Outstanding Research Award
Solid State Lighting and Energy Center
UC Santa Barbara
2010 Outstanding Research Award
Solid State Lighting and Energy Center
UC Santa Barbara
2008 Scholarship for Excellency (Undergrad) 
Fudan University

Academic Services

Reviewer:
Nature Communication; Applied Physics Letters; Journal of Applied Physics; Optics Express; Optics Letters; IEEE Electronics Letters; Journal of Electronic Materials; Applied Physics A: Material Science and Processing; Solid-State Electronics.
Conference Committee:
Lester Eastman Conference on High Performance Devices 2014 (LEC 2014)