Optoelectronic Properties and Characterization of Emergent Semiconductor Materials
This symposium invites contributions relevant to the optoelectronic properties, characterization and device applications of emergent semiconductor materials, such as two-dimensional materials, nitride semiconductors, oxides, silicon carbides, organic-inorganic hybrid materials, semiconductor nanostructures. Experimental techniques, such as Raman spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, UV-VIS Spectroscopy and X-Ray Diffraction, used in characterizing these emergent semiconductor materials are very useful in understanding their properties for a variety of device applications. The emergent materials play a crucial role in applications in a variety of diverse fields, and have exceptional potential in developing leading-edge technologies. In recent years, extensive research effort has been directed towards these materials covering a range of properties relating especially to frontier areas in optoelectronics and device engineering. Enhanced insight into the thermal, electrical, and optical properties of such materials will significantly contribute to improved fabrication of these materials with enhanced magnetic, electronic, and optoelectronic properties for a wide range of device applications. The overall theme of the symposium will allow the participants to learn from the research of neighboring material systems in sciences, characterization techniques, and novel applications.
Yong Zhang, Bissell Distinguished Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Dr. Yong Zhang is currently the Bissell Distinguished Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA. He earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Physics from Xiamen (Amoy) University, China, in 1982 and 1985, respectively, and his Ph.D. (in 1994) from Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA. His research interests are in the following areas: electronic and optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures; impurity and defects in semiconductors; organic-inorganic hybrid materials; spatially resolved optical spectroscopy; large scale first-principles and empirical electronic structure modeling; novel materials and device architectures for energy and related applications (photovoltaics, solid-state-lighting, detector), and fundamental sciences in solid state physics and electrical engineering. He has edited two books and is the author/coauthor of more than 230 refereed journal publications, book chapters and conference proceedings.
Prabhakar Misra, Ph.D., Professor & APS Fellow, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University, USA
Dr. Prabhakar Misra is currently a Professor of Physics & Director of the Laser Spectroscopy Laboratory in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Howard University in Washington, DC, USA. He is a visiting scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland (2010-present), and a research affiliate at START, a DHS Center of Excellence at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD (2014-present). He earned a Ph.D. in Physics (1986) from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, an M.S. in Physics (1981) from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, and an M.Sc. in Physics (1978) and B.Sc. (Physics Honors) (1975), both from the University of Calcutta, India. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), an honor reserved for only one-half of one percent of the total APS membership. He is also a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery (ASLMS) and a Senior Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA). Dr. Misra serves as the Advisor for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) National Chapter at Howard University. His research interests are in the niche area of Laser Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials, with special focus on the detailed characterization of a variety of nanomaterials (e.g. graphene, carbon nanotubes and metal oxides) using Raman Spectroscopy and Molecular Dynamics Simulations. Prof. Misra has edited 3 books and is the author/coauthor of more than 200 research abstracts, conference proceedings and refereed journal publications.