Cun-Zheng Ning

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Research expertise
Nanophotonics, nanowires, surface plasmons and nanolasers,, nanomaterials detectors and solar cells, modeling and simulation of optoelectronic devices, quantum optics and two-photon lasers, geometric phases, stochastic resonances

Cun-Zheng Ning joined ASU in 2006 as a professor of electrical engineering from the NASA Center of Nanotechnology at NASA Ames Research Center, and University Affiliated Research Center (UARC) of University of California, where he was a senior scientist, group leader in nanophotonics and task manager in nanotechnology. He was an ISSP visiting professor at University of Tokyo in 2006 and a research assistant professor at University of Arizona. Professor Ning has published 140 papers and given over 110 invited, plenary, or colloquium talks. He holds three U.S. patents with two pending. He was an associate editor of IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics (2001-2003) and a guest editor of several special issues of IEEE and OSA journals. He has served as chair or a committee member of several IEEE and OSA conferences.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., University of Stuttgart

Recognition and awards
IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award 2007-2009
CSC Technical Excellence Award 2003
CSC Civil Group Presidential Award for Technical Excellence 2001
MRJ Award for Technical Achievement 2000
NASA Group Achievement Award 1999

Selected Publications
Debin Li and C. Z. Ning, “All-semiconductor active plasmonic system in mid-infrared wavelengths,” Optics Express, vol. 19, no. 15, pp. 14594-14603, 2011.

Kang Ding, Zhicheng Liu, Leijun Yin, Hua Wang, Ruibin Liu, Martin T. Hill, Milan J. H. Marell, Peter J. van Veldhoven, Richard Nötzel, and C. Z. Ning, “Electrical injection, continuous wave operation of subwavelength-metallic cavity lasers at 260 K,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 98, 231108, 2011.

D. A. Caselli and C. Z. Ning, “High-performance laterally-arranged multiple-bandgap solar cells using spatially composition-graded CdxPb1-xS nanowires on a single substrate: A design study,” Optics Express, vol. 19, no. S4, pp. A686-A694, 2011.

Hua Wang, Minghua Sun, Kang Ding, Martin T. Hill, and Cun-Zheng Ning, “A top-down approach to fabrication of high quality vertical heterostructure nanowire arrays,” Nano Letters, vol. 11, pp. 1646-1650, 2011

C.Z. Ning, Semiconductor nanolasers, (Tutorial), Phys. Stat. Sol. B247, 774 (2010).