Research Profile

Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

The University of Texas at Austin

1 University Station C0803

Austin, TX 78712-0240

zheng.wang@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: (512)-232-6123

FAX: (512)-471-8575


Education

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Ph.D., Applied Physics, April 2006

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P. R. China
Bachelor of Science, Physics, July 2000


Positions Held

2012-

Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
The University of Texas at Austin

2009-2011

Research Scientist, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

2006-2009

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

2004

Summer Technical Intern, Agilent Laboratory, Agilent Technology (Palo Alto, CA)


Awards and Honors
    2012 Technology Review TR35: top 35 technology innovators under the age of 35
    1999 Presidential Guo Moruo Scholarship, USTC
    1998 First Prize for Outstanding Student Scholarship, USTC
    1997 Zhao Zhongyao Scholarship, USTC
    1996 Zhang Zongzhi Science and Technology Fellowship

    Referred Journal Publications
    1.  H. Shin, W. Qiu, R. Jarecki, J.A. Cox, R.H. Olsson III, A. Starbuck, Z. Wang, and P.T. Rakich, "Tailorable stimulated Brillouin scattering in nanoscale silicon waveguides", Nature Communications, 4, 1944(2013)

    2. D. Ye, Z. Wang, Z. Y. Wang, K. Xu, B. Zhang, J. Huangfu, C. Li, and L. Ran, “Towards Experimental Perfectly-matched Layers with Deep Sub-wavelength Metamaterial Surfaces”, IEEE Transactions on Antenna and Propagation, 60, 5164 (2012)

    3. N. Chocat, G. Lestoquoy, Z. Wang, D. N. Rodgers, J. D. Joannopoulos, and Y. Fink, “Piezoelectric fibers for conformal acoustics”, Advanced Materials, 24, 5327 (2012)

    4. Z. Y. Wang, Z. Wang, J. Y. Wang, B. Zhang, J. Huangfu, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić, and L. Ran, “Gyrotropic Response in the Absence of a Magnetic Field”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, 13194 (2012)

    5. P. T. Rakich, C. Reinke, R. Camacho, P. Davids, and Z. Wang, “Giant Enhancement of Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in the Sub-Wavelength Limit”, Physical Review X, 2, 011008 (2012) 

    6. Z. Wang, and P. Rakich, “Response Theory of Optical Forces in Two-port Photonics Systems: a Simplified Framework for Examining Conservative and Non-conservative Forces”, Optics Express, Vol. 19, 22322-22336(2011)

    7. W. Qiu, Z. Wang, and M. Soljačić , “Broadband circulators based on directional coupling of one-way waveguides”, Optics Express, Vol. 19, 22248-22257(2011)

    8. P. Rakich, Z. Wang, and P. Davids, "Scaling of Optical Forces in Dielectric Waveguides: Rigorous Connection Between Radiation Pressure and Dispersion”, Optics Letters, Vol. 36, 217 (2011)

    9. Z.Y. Wang, Y. Luo, T. Jiang, Z. Wang, J. Huangfu, L. Ran, “Harmonic Image Reconstruction Assisted by a Nonlinear Metamaterial Surface”, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 106, 047402 (2011)

    10. S. Danto, Z. Ruff,  Z. Wang, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink, “Ovonic Memory Switching in Multimaterial Fibers”,  Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 22, 4162 (2010)

    11. S. Egusa, Z. Wang, N. Chocat, Z. M. Ruff, A. M. Stolyarov, D. Shemuly, F. Sorin, P. T. Rakich, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink, “Multimaterial Piezoelectric Fibres”, Nature Materials, vol. 9, 643, (2010)

    12. S. Danto, F. Sorin, N. D. Orf, Z. Wang, S. A. Speakman, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink, “Fiber Field-Effect Device Via in situ Channel Crystallization”, Advanced Materials, Vol. 22, 4162 (2010)

    13. Z. Ruff, D. Shemuly, X. Peng, O. Shapira, Z. Wang, and Y. Fink, “Polymer-composite fibers for transmitting high peak power pulses at 1.55 microns”, Optics Express Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 15697-15703 (2010)

    14. P. T. Rakich, P. Davids, and Z. Wang, “Tailoring optical forces in waveguides through radiation pressure and electrostrictive forces”, Optics Express Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14439–14453 (2010) (featured in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology Volume 22, Issue 7)

    15. Z. Wang, and N. Chocat, “Fiber-Optic Technologies in Laser-Based Therapeutics”, Current Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, vol. 11, 384-397 (2010) (invited review)

    16. Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljačić, “Observation of unidirectional backscattering-immune topological electromagnetic states”, Nature, vol. 461, 772 (2009) (a brief description)

    17. P. Rakich, M. Popovic, Z. Wang, “General treatment of optical forces and potentials in mechanically variable photonic systems”, Optics Express, Vol. 17 Issue 20, pp.18116-18135 (2009)

    18. Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljačić, “Reflection-free One-way Edge Modes in a Gyromagnetic Photonic Crystal”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 100, 013905 (2008)

    19. Z. Yu, G. Veronis, Z. Wang and S. Fan “One-way electromagnetic waveguide formed at the interface between a plasmonic metal under static magnetic field and a photonic crystal”, Physical Review Letters, 100, 23902 (2008)

    20. Z. Yu, Z. Wang and S. Fan “One-way total reflection with one-dimensional magneto-optical photonic crystals”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, 121133 (2007)

    21. S. Fan, M. Yanik, Z. Wang, S. Sandhu, M. Povinelli, “Advances in Theory of Photonic Crystals”, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 24, pp. 4493-4501 (2006)

    22. S. Fan and Z. Wang, "An ultra-compact circulator using two-dimensional magneto-optical photonic crystals", Journal of Magnetic Optical Society of Japan, vol. 30, pp. 641-645 (2006)

    23. Z. Wang and S. Fan “Suppressing the effect of disorders using time-reversal symmetry breaking in magneto-optical photonic crystals: An illustration with a four-port circulator,” Photonics and Nanostructures: Fundamentals and Applications, vol. 4, pp. 132-140 (2006)

    24. Z. Wang and S. Fan “Optical circulators in two-dimensional magneto-optical photonic crystals,” Optics Letters, vol. 30, pp. 1989, 2005

    25. Z. Wang and S. Fan “Magneto-optical defects in two-dimensional photonic crystals” (invited paper), Applied Physics B, vol. 81, pp.369, 2005

    26. Y. Liu, Z. Wang, M. Han, S. Fan and R. Dutton “Mode-locking of monolithic laser diodes incorporating coupled-resonator optical waveguide,” Optics Express, vol. 13, pp.4539, 2005

    27. G. Veronis, W. Suh, Y. Liu, M.H. Han, Z. Wang, R.W. Dutton and S. Fan “Coupled optical and electronic simulations of electrically pumped photonic-crystal-based light-emitting diodes,” Journal of Applied Physics vol. 97, no. 4, pp. 044503, 2005.

    28. W. Suh, Z. Wang and S. Fan “Temporal coupled-mode theory and the presence of non-orthogonal modes in lossless multimode cavities,IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics vol. 40, no. 10, pp. 1511, 2004.

    29. M.F. Yanik, W. Suh, Z. Wang and S. Fan "Stopping light in a waveguide with an all-optical analog of electromagnetically induced transparency," Physical Review Letters vol. 93, no. 23, pp. 233903, 2004.

    30. Z. Wang and S. Fan “Compact all-pass filters in photonic crystals as the building block for high-capacity optical delay lines,” Physical Review E vol. 68, no. 6, pp. 066616, 2003.

    31. Z. Wang, D.A.B. Miller and S. Fan, “Wide bandwidth, large, and tunable polarization mode dispersions in multilayered omnidirectional reflectors,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 81, pp. 187, 2002

    Patents

    1. Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljačić, “One-way waveguides using gyrotropic photonic crystals”, US Patent 7,689,068 B1
    2. M. F. Yanik, W. Suh, Z. Wang, and S. Fan, “Stopping and time-reversing light in a waveguide with an all-optical system,” U.S. Patent 7,116,864 B2
    3. K. C. Chow, L. Gao, Z. Wang, “A biosensor system that enables spectral multiplexing,” US Patent 2006/0223111 A1 (pending)

    Conference Presentations

    1. Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljačić, “Disorder-immune slow light with topological electromagnetic modes” (invited), SPIE Photonic West, Jan 2010, San Francisco, CA, paper 7612-33
    2. Z. Wang, A. F. Abouraddy, F. Sorin, S. Danto, O. Shapira, J. D. Joannopoulos, Y. Fink, “Multimaterial Fibers and Integrated Fiber Photonic Devices” (invited), Annual Meeting of Optical Society of America, Oct 2008, Rochester, NY, paper FWR4
    3. Z. Wang, Y. D. Chong, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljačić, “One-way waveguides in photonic crystals and back-scattering suppression”, Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO/QELS), May 2008, San Jose, CA, paper QFG1
    4. Z. Wang and S. Fan, “Disorder Tolerant Waveguiding in Magneto-Optical Photonic Crystals”, Annual Meeting of Optical Society of America, Oct 2006, Rochester, NY
    5. Z. Wang and S. Fan, “Magneto-optical circulators in 2D photonic crystals,” Photonic West, January 2006, San Jose, CA, paper 6128-13
    6. Z. Wang, S. Fan, M. Liu, K. Sultana, E. Chow, D. Chamberlin, and A. Grot, “Coupled-mode theory analysis of lossy plasmonic resonances in periodic metallic nanoparticle arrays”, MRS 2005 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, paper GG1.7
    7. Z. Wang and S. Fan, “Nonreciprocal photonic crystal circuits (invited),” Photonic Nanosystems 2005, November 2005, San Francisco, CA
    8. Z. Wang and S. Fan, “Single domain magneto-optical circulators in photonic crystals,” SPIE Annual Meeting, August 2005, San Diego, CA, paper 5926-22
    9. D. Chamberlin, Z. Wang, K. Chow, M. Sigalas, Y. Chang, A. Grot, and S. Fan, “SERS and plasmon resonance of engineered nanoparticle arrays,” SPIE Annual Meeting, August 2005, San Diego, CA, paper 5927-08
    10. K. Chow, L. Gao, A. Grot, M. Sigalas, S. Crozine, Z. Wang, and S. Fan, “Using periodic metallic nanostructures for compact optical sensors to detect refractive index change,” SPIE Annual Meeting, August 2005, San Diego, CA, paper 5927-48
    11. Z. Wang and S. Fan, “Broadband optical circulators in two dimensional magneto-optical photonic crystals,” Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), May 2005, Baltimore, MD, paper QWD2,
    12. Z. Wang, W. Suh and S. Fan, “Non-orthogonal modes in passive photonic crystals,” Photonics West, 22-27 Jan 2005, paper 5733-54.
    13. Z. Wang and S. Fan, “Two-dimensional magneto-photonic crystal circulators,” MRS 2004 Fall Meeting Proceedings, 29 Nov- 3 Dec 2004 , Boston, MA, paper DD12.9
    14. Z. Wang and S. Fan, “Nonreciprocal optical resonators in 2-D photonic crystals,” Annual Meeting of Optical Society of America, Oct 2004, Rochester, NY, paper FME2

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