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Cun-Zheng NingCun-Zheng Ning

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Research interests: Nanophotonics, nanowires, nanolasers, surface plasmonic enhanced light emitters, nanomaterials based solar cells

Cun-Zheng Ning joined ASU in 2006 as a full professor from 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. In 2013 he was a guest professor at Technical University Berlin and Tsinghua University in Beijing. Ning has published over 170 journal papers and given over 160 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 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
CSC Technical Excellence Award, 2003
CSC Civil Group Presidential Award, 2001
MRJ Award for Technical Achievement, 2000
NASA Group Achievement Award, 1999
NASA Space Act Patent Award, 2005, 2007
IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer Award, 2007-2009

Fellow of the Optical Society, fellow of IEEE, fellow of Electromagnetics Academy

Selected publications

S. W. Eaton, A. Fu, A.B. Wong, C.Z. Ning, and P. D. Yang, Semiconductor Nanowire Lasers, Nature Rev. Mater., 1,16028 (2016)

Fan, S. Turkdogan, Z. Liu, D. Shelhammer, and C.Z. Ning, A monolithic white laser, Nature Nanotechnology,10, 796(2015)

Nichols, Z. Liu, L.Yin, S. Turkdogan, F.Fan, and C.Z. Ning, CdPbS Alloy Nanowires and Heterostructures with Simultaneous Emission in Mid-Infrared and Visible Wavelengths, Nano Letters, 15, 909(2015)

A. Caselli and C.Z. Ning, Monolithically-integrated laterally-arrayed multiple bandgap solar cells for spectrum-splitting photovoltaic systems, Prog. Quant. Electron., 39, 24(2015)

Z. Ning, Semiconductor nanolasers (A tutorial),Phys. Stat. Sol. B, 247, 774-788, 2010

Ding, M. Hill, Z.C. Liu, L. J. Yin, P. J. van Veldhoven, and C.Z. Ning, Record performance of electrical injection subwavelength metallic-cavity semiconductor lasers at room temperature,Opt. Express, 21, 4728(2013)

A.Caselli, Z.C. Liu, D. Shelhammer, and C.Z. Ning, Composition-Graded Nanowire Solar Cells Fabricated in a Single Process for Spectrum-Splitting Photovoltaic Systemst, Nano Lett., 14, 5772(2014)

Wang, M. Sun, K. Ding, M. T. Hill, and C.Z. Ning, A top-down approach to fabrication of high quality vertical heterostructure nanowire arrays, Nano Letters, 11,1646 (2011)

Ding and C. Z. Ning, Metallic subwavelength-cavity semiconductor nanolaser. (an invited review). Light: Science and Applications (Nature Publishing), 1(7),e20(2012)