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ASU MBE Optoelectronics Group


Group Attends the 37th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE) Conference

Dr. Yong-Hang Zhang, Zheng Ju, Tyler McCarthy, Allison McMinn, and Xiaoyang Liu participated in the 37th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE 2023). Zheng Ju delivered an outstanding talk titled: ‘Optically-Addressed Monolithically-Integrated Multi-band Photodetectors Using Type-II Superlattice Materials’ during this conference.

Tyler McCarthy presented an excellent poster with the title: ‘Molecular Beam Epitaxy Grown Group-IV Alloys for Infrared Photodetector and Quantum Transport Applications’ during the exhibition. Dr. Zhang, serving as the Advisory Board Chair of NAMBE, hosted the conference’s opening and awards ceremony.


The 37th North American Conference on Molecular Beam Epitaxy (NAMBE 2023) is a prominent international forum for reporting scientific and technological developments in Molecular Beam Epitaxy research. The conference covers a wide range of cutting-edge research in materials, including II-VI and III-V compound semiconductors, oxides, nitrides, perovskites, and new nanomaterials. The synthesis and characterization of these materials using MBE are central to the conference’s focus. Additionally, the design and characterization of corresponding devices are important components of the conference. Furthermore, a variety of cross-disciplinary research topics were discussed, including AI-controlled MBE growth.” NAMBE is scheduled to be held in Boston next year, and we eagerly anticipate the participation of our research team members, hoping to achieve even more exciting results.



Fulton Schools of Engineering up eight spots in three years in US News rankings

Eight areas of study in the Fulton Schools of Engineering now rank among the top 30 undergraduate engineering areas in the nation, according to U.S. News. ASU’s undergraduate areas of civil engineering, cybersecurity, computer engineering, electrical engineering, artificial intelligence, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering and biomedical engineering are rated among the best nationally.

No. 16 in Civil engineering
No. 16 in Cybersecurity
No. 16 in Computer engineering
No. 17 in Electrical engineering
No. 21 in Artificial intelligence
No. 24 in Environmental engineering
No. 29 in Mechanical engineering
No. 30 in Biomedical engineering

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Razine Hossain Joins the Team

Welcome Razine. Razine graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and will be staying to pursue his direct-PhD in Electrical Engineering at MBE optoelectronics lab. His current research interests involve exploring novel semiconductor materials, development in optical detectors and detection, and solar cell technology. Razine became a Fulton Fellow and received the Fulton Fellowship and ASU’s Palais Design and Moeur Awards.  He is a current research intern for Sandia National Laboratories and was a Department of Energy SULI student. He will finish his internship and return to our lab on August 7th.


Xiaoyang Liu Joins The Team

Welcome Xiaoyang. Xiaoyang Liu is a second-year physics Ph.D. student. He finished his first-year lab rotation and decided to join MBE Optoelectronics Lab. He received his M.S. degree in condensed matter physics from Brown University and a B.S. degree in astrophysics from the University of Science and Technology of China. His previous work included 2-D material synthesis, topological insulator modeling, quantum fluctuation in superconductors, and big-data astrophysics. His current research interests are solar cells, MBE growth, and simulation of semiconductor devices.

Dr. Zhang and Zheng Ju Attend SPIE Photonics West 2023

Dr. Yong-Hang Zhang and Zheng Ju attended the SPIE Photonics West (PW 2023) in San Francisco, CAThis international conference and exhibition is the world’s largest photonics technologies event which focuses on lasers, biomedical optics and biophotonics technologies, quantum and optoelectronics. Innovation, research and insights about emerging technology were in the spotlight, presented by world-class researchers and industry experts. Our group had the privilege of sharing our recent work through a talk presented by Zheng Ju on “Enhanced second-order nonlinear susceptibility in asymmetric type-II quantum wells”.