Special Presentation: Faculty Candidate Wei Zhou

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 11:00am
    Franken Conference Room (Meinel 821)

    "From Nanophotonics to Nanoelectronics: Toward Integrated Nanosystems"


    This will be a discussion on innovative concepts and approaches to designing, fabricating and exploiting novel nanophotonic and nanoelectronic devices and systems for applications in healthcare and information technology. Strongly coupled plasmonic nanocavity arrays can support a new type of subradiant lattice plasmon resonances, which exhibit very narrow resonance line-widths, good spectral tunablity and high local field enhancement. By surrounding plasmonic nanocavity arrays with a gain medium and overcompensating the losses, ultrafast plasmonic lasing action can be enabled with good emission directionality. The innovations discussed in this talk could be inspiring for the development toward integrated nanosystems for applications including ultracompact optoelectronics and nonlinear optics devices, handheld point-of-care diagnostics platforms, lab-on-a-chip biomedical architectures, and implantable bio-integrated nanosystems.

    Speaker Bio(s): 

    Wei Zhou received his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University in 2012 and currently works as a postdoctoral fellow in Charles Lieber’s lab at Harvard University. He was honored with the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad in 2012, and has also won other highly selective awards and fellowships, including the International Institute for Nanotechnology Outstanding Research Award (2011), Ryan Fellowship (2009-2011), MRSEC Fellowship (2009-2012), etc. He has published 25 peer-reviewed papers, with most publications appearing in top journals.