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Thurs., Feb. 16, 2012
10:45 a.m., NSERL 3.204








"Transfer printed crystalline Semiconductor Nanomembranes for flexible optoelectronics, electronics, and Si photonics"
Weidong Zhou Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington

Crystalline semiconductor nanomembranes (NMs), which are transferable, stackable, bondable and manufacturable, offer unprecedented opportunities for unique electronic and photonic devices for vertically stacked high density photonic/electronic integration, high performance flexible electronics, and adaptive flexible/conformal photonics. Over the last few years, we have been carrying out research on various photonic and electronic devices, based on transfer printing techniques and heterogeneous integration of III-V/Si material systems. In this talk, I will highlight our research progresses in the areas of flexible optical filters, LEDs, solar cells, photodetectors, and other photonic and electronic devices on flexible plastic substrate as well as on silicon substrate. The potentials and prospects of nanomembrane materials will also be discussed.

Dr. Weidong Zhou (PhD, University of Michigan) is an associate professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. Zhou’s nanophotonics lab (nPLab) is carrying out various active research projects in the areas of photonic crystal infrared photodetectors, silicon based detectors, sources, and modulators, bio-inspired photonics, flexible photonics and electronics, and cost effective solar cells, etc, based on photonic crystals, semiconductor nanomembranes, quantum dots, and other nanoscale structures. The group works on all aspects of material and device research, including design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization. The research funding support comes from NSF, AFRL, AFOSR, ARO, AFRL CONTACT, NSF SBIR Phase I&II, AFOSR STTR, DARPA, and DoD MURI Center Program, etc. Dr. Zhou has authored and co-authored over 180 journal publications and conference presentations, including 60+ journal publications, and 22+ invited conference talks. Dr. Zhou is a senior member of IEEE, a member of SPIE. He also serves in various conference committees and editorial boards, including conference co-chair on IEEE Photonics Society Winter Topical Meetings 2011, conference program committee on IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting (2009-2011), co-chair on IEEE Special Symposium on Flexible Large Area Photonics (2011), and IEEE Photonics Conference 2012 subcommittee chair on Photonic Material Science and Technology, etc.