Prof. Zhang, from The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester visited C-UFO on 24th June, 2014 and gave the public talk on "The Institute of Optics, OSA and Optics Letters". Prof. Hong-Bo Sun hosted the talk.
Prof. Xi-Cheng Zhang graduated from Peking University in 1982 and received his Ph.D. in physics from Brown University, Providence, RI in 1986. He was a visiting scientist at MIT in 1985; 1985 to 1987, he worked in the Physical Technology Division of Amoco Research Center; 1987 to 1991, he was in the Electrical Engineering Department at Columbia University. Dr. Zhang joined Rensselaer in 1992. In 1993-94, he was an AFOSR-SRPF Fellow at Hanscom Air Force Base. He was a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Jet Propulsion Lab - Caltech in 2006. Dr. Zhang was Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy and Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and System, Founding Director of the Center for THz Research at Rensselaer, and co-founder of Zomega Terahertz Corp. Dr. Zhang served as Chairman of NATO Sensor and Electronics Technology Task Group (2007-2010) and Chairman of NATO Exploratory Team (2005-2006).
Prof. Zhang is a Fellow of AAAS, APS, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE. Prof. Zhang received 28 US patents; authored and co-authored 23 books and book chapters, 300 refereed papers; delivered 400 colloquium, seminars, invited conference presentations, and 200 contributed conference talks. His H-index = 70 and i10-index=328; total citations greater than 24,400.
Prof. Zhang's research interests center around Terahertz waves, also known as T-rays, which exist within a frequency range between microwave and infrared. His research is focused on the generation, detection, and applications of free-space THz beams with ultrafast optics.