Weidong Zhou, Ph.D.

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Weidong Zhou, Ph.D.


Dr. Zhou graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2001, with a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering. He worked on optical transceivers for optical communication systems at CIENA Corporation, before joining University of Texas at Arlington in 2004. Dr. Zhou's nanophotonic device research group is carrying out various active research projects in the areas of photonic crystal infrared photodetectors, silicon based detectors, sources, and modulators, cost effective solar cells, etc, based on photonic crystals, semiconductor nanomembranes, quantum dots, and other nanoscale structure. The group works on all aspects of device research, including design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization. The research funding support comes from NSF, AFRL, AFOSR, ONR, CONTACT, SBIR, UT TIF, and DoD MURI etc. Dr. Zhou has authored and co-authored over 110 journal publications and conference presentations, including over a dozen invited conference talks. He has also delivered many invited seminar talks in various universities and industrial labs and companies. He holds one issued US patent, with three more pending patent disclosures. Dr. Zhou's major awards include Research Excellence Awards from UTA College of Engineering (2007, 2008), Research Enhancement Program award from UTA (2005), Rackham Predoctoral Fellow award (Univ. of Michigan, 2000-2001), IEEE/LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship award (IEEE/LEOS, 2000), Outstanding Graduates Award (Tsinghua Univ., Gold medal, 1993), and Outstanding Student of Beijing City (Beijing, 1992), etc.

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