Associate Dean for Research
Director of the Center for Photonics Innovation
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 published over 260 book chapters and research articles in refereed journals and conference proceedings, has 11 issued U.S. patents, has edited three conference proceedings and authored or co-authored more than 330 invited and contributed conference presentations.
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
IEEE and OSA Fellow
Innovation and Excellence in Laser Technology and Applications Award from Hughes Research Labs
Multiple best student presentation awards
Chair and co-chair of numerous international conferences and workshops
IEEE Senior Member
A.D. Prins, M.K. Lewis, Z.L. Bushell, S.J. Sweeney, S. Liu, Y.-H. Zhang, Evidence for a defect level above the conduction band edge of InAs/InAsSb type-II superlattices for applications in efficient infrared photodetectors, Appl. Phys. Letts. 106, 171111 (2015)
X.-H. Zhao, M. J. DiNezza, S. Liu, C. M. Campbell, Y. Zhao, and Y.-H. Zhang, Determination of CdTe bulk carrier lifetime and interface recombination velocity of CdTe/MgCdTe double heterostructures grown by molecular beam epitaxy, Appl. Phys. Letts. 105, 252101 (2014).
Fan, L. Ouyang, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna, D. J. Smith, and Y.-H. Zhang, GaSb/ZnTe double-heterostructures grown using molecular beam epitaxy Journal of Crystal Growth, J. of Cryst. Growth 371 (1), 122–125 (2013).
H. Lim, J.-J. Li, E. H. Steenbergen, Y.-H. Zhang, Luminescence coupling effects on multi-junction solar cell external quantum efficiency measurement, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, 21, 344–350 (2013).
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).
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).
Wang, D. Ding, X. Liu, X.-B. Zhang, D. J. Smith, J. K. Furdyna, and Y.-H. Zhang, “MBE growth of II/VI materials on GaSb substrates for photovoltaic applications,” J. of Cryst. Growth, vol. 311, pp. 2116, 2009.