Dr. Yong Zhang, Bissell Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, was elected as a 2017 Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). This distinction for Dr. Zhang was based on the recommendation of the Forum on Industrial Applied Physics (FIAP). The APS citation recognizes Dr. Zhang for his outstanding contributions to the fundamental understanding, characterization and applications of semiconductor hetero-structures and isoelectronic impurities in semiconductors. The APS elects no more than one half of one percent of the membership by their peers for this prestigious recognition.
Dr. Zhang joined UNC Charlotte as the Bissell Professor of ECE in 2009. He is also a member of the Optical Science and Engineering Program and the Nanoscale Science Ph.D. program at UNC Charlotte. Prior to joining UNC Charlotte, Dr. Zhang was a Senior Scientist at NREL. His research interests include emerging and future generation materials and device architectures for energy and related applications (photovoltaics, solid-state-lighting, detector); fundamental sciences in solid state physics and electrical engineering; optical spectroscopy and material growth; large scale first-principles and empirical electronic structure modeling. He has published over x technical articles on his work.