Welcome to Zhou Lab
Welcome to Dr. Weidong Zhou's
nanophotonic device and integrated photonics group webpage. The group is
working on various optoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and integrated
chips(lasers, LEDs, detectors, solar cells, and optical
sensors and imagers, etc), with a mission towards scaling of these devices
with extreme performance and novel functionalities for integrated intelligent
silicon photonics and flexible/adaptive optoelectronics. The research is
funded by DoD, NSF, NIH, etc.
Zhou Lab is located at NanoFAB Center,
Department of Electrical Engineering,
University of Texas at Arlington.
Ph.D. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2001
M.E. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1996
B.S. Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1993
Professor Weidong Zhou obtained his BS and ME degrees from Tsinghua
University, Beijing, China. He obtained his
PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After graduation,
he worked as a lead engineer at CIENA corporation
on active photonic devices for optical fiber communication systems.
He is currently a Distinguished University Professor at the University of
Texas at Arlington (UTA). Since joining UTA, Dr. Zhou has carried
out over 40 federally-funded projects, from the Department of Defense (
AFOSR, AFRL, ARO, ONR, JTO, DARPA), National Science Foundation (NSF),
National Institute of Health (NIH), etc. He has also engaged in research
commercialization efforts, with multiple DoD/NSF SBIR/STTR Phase I/II awards.
Dr. Zhou has authored and co-authored
over 300 journal publications and conference presentations, including over
60 invited conference talks. Dr. Zhou and his group have made significant
contributions in the areas of photonic crystal flat optics and membrane
photonics, especially membrane lasers and imagers, for integrated silicon
photonics and flexible optoelectronics.
Currently the group is working on multiple research projects in
nanophotonics and optoelectronic devices and subsystems, mostly
semiconductor lasers and optical sensors/imagers, for integrated photonics,
system on a chip, bio-medical imaging/sensing, and wearables (IoT), etc.
Dr. Zhou is a fellow of SPIE, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of OSA,
APS, MRS, and AAAS. He is also very active in professional societies, serving
and chairing in various conference committees and editorial boards. Dr. Zhou's
major awards include UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars (2016), UTA Outstanding
Research Achievement or Creative Accomplishment Award (2015), UTA College of
Engineering Excellence in Research Award (2013), UTA College of Engineering
Excellent Research Record Awards (2007, 2008), Univ. of Michigan Rackham Predoctoral Fellow
award (2000-2001), IEEE/LEOS (Photonics) Society Graduate Student Fellowship
award (2000), Tsinghua University Outstanding Graduate Award (Gold medal, 1993),
Outstanding ("San-Hao") Student of Beijing City (1992), etc.
Prof. Zhou's Google Scholar Profile