Yong-Hang Zhang

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Research expertise
Optoelectronic materials and devices such as solar cells, laser diodes, and photodetectors

Yong-Hang Zhang joined the faculty in 1996 from Hughes Research Laboratories. He has edited 3 books/proceedings, authored or coauthored 5 issued US patents, 1 book chapter and 214 refereed journal or proceeding papers, and given 53 invited talks and 226 contributed conference presentations.

Professional preparation
Ph.D., Max-Planck Institute for Solid States and University Stuttgart – Germany, 1991
M.S.C., semiconductors,  Academia Sinica – Beijing and Graduate College of the Chinese Science and Technology University, 1987
B.S.C., physics, Nanjing Normal University – Nanjing – China, 1982

Recognition and awards
Innovation and Excellence in Laser Technology and Applications Award from Hughes Research Labs
Listed in Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the World
Chair and co-chair of numerous international conferences and workshops.

Professional associations
IEEE Senior Member

Selected Publications
J.-J. Li, X. Liu,S. Liu, S. Wang, D. J. Smith, D. Ding, S.R. Johnson, J. K. Furdyna and Y.-H. Zhang, CdSe/CdTe type-II superlattices grown on GaSb (001) substrates by molecular beam epitaxy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 121908 (2012).

J. Fan, L. Ouyang, X. Liu, D. Ding, J. K. Furdyna, D. J. Smith, and Y.-H. Zhang, Influence of temperature ramp on the materials properties of GaSb grown on ZnTe using molecular beam epitaxy, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 30, 02B122 (2012).

D. Ding, S. R. Johnson, S.-Q. Yu, S.-N. Wu, and Y.-H. Zhang, A Semi-Analytical Model for Semiconductor Solar Cells, J. Appl. Phys. 110, 123104 (2011).

E. H. Steenbergen, B. C. Connelly, G. D. Metcalfe, H. Shen, M. Wraback, D. Lubyshev, Y. Qiu, J. M. Fastenau, A. W. K. Liu, S. Elhamri, O. O. Cellek, and Y.-H. Zhang, Significantly improved minority carrier lifetime observed in a long-wavelength infrared III-V type-II superlattice comprised of InAs/InAsSb, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 251110 (2011).

J.-J. Li, S. H. Lim, C. R. Allen, D. Ding and Y.-H. Zhang, Combined effects of shunt and luminescence coupling on external quantum efficiency measurements of multi-junction solar cells, IEEE J. of Photovoltaics 1, 225-230 (2011).

K. Hild, I.P. Marko, S. J. Sweeney, S. R. Johnson, S.-Q. Yu, Y.-H. Zhang, Influence of de-tuning and non-radiative recombination on the temperature dependence of 1.3µm GaAsSb/GaAs Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 071110 – 0711102 (2011).

S.-N. Wu, D. Ding, S. R. Johnson, S.-Q. Yu, and Y.-H. Zhang, “Four-junction solar cells using monolithically integrated II-VI and III-V semiconductors,” Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications,” vol. 18, pp. 328-333, 2010.