Cun-Zheng Ning Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Professor Department of Electrical Engineering and Center of Nanophotonics
Institution Disciplines
Arizona State University Nanostructures Electronics Nanomaterials Modeling Physics
City State / Provence
Tempe Arizona
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Dr. Cun-Zhneg Ning obtained his PhD in Physics from University of Stuttgart, Germany. He was a Research Assistant Professor at University of Arizona till 1997 when he joined NASA Ames as a Senior Scientist. He was the Optoelectronics Group leader and Nanotechnology task manager at NASA Ames  Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center from 1997-2006. He joined Arizona State University in 2006 as Professor of Electrical Engineering and Affiliate Professor of Physics and Materials, with the Center for Nanophotonics, Arizona Institute of NanoElectronics and Center of Solid State Electronics Research (CSSER).


Dr. Ning’s research areas have included laser physics, geometric phase in lasers, stochastic resonances, semiconductor lasers, optoelectronic device modeling and simulation for the last 20 years. In the past 5 years, his group has been involved in semiconductor nanowire growth, characterization, modeling and device fabrication, and more recently in plasmonic nanolasers. He has published over 130 scientific papers and given many conference presentations including  over 70 invited talks and Colloquia or Seminars. He has served many international conference as Chair or Committee member including CLEO, IQEC,SPIE Photonics West, OSA annual meetings. He was Associate Editor of IEEE J. Quantum Electronics (2001-2003) and a special topic editor for IEEE J. Special. Topics in Quantum Electron., J. Opt. Soc. Am., Optics Express, etc.  For his research at NASA, he has won  many NASA and NASA contractors’ awards, including NASA Group Achievment (1999) award and CSS Technical Excellence Award (2003). He was recently awarded the IEEE/LEOS Distinguished Lecturer for 2007/2008 and 2008/2009 terms.


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