Dr. Yong Zhang Named APS Fellow

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COLLEGE PARK, MD, October 12, 2017 — The American Physical Society (APS) has selected the Society’s 2017 Fellows, including Dr. Yong Zhang of the Lee College of Engineering.

Dr. Zhang is the Bissell Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNC Charlotte. His research areas include photovoltaics, solid-state-lighting, optical spectroscopy, and materials including nanostructures, semiconductor superlattices and inorganic-organic hybrids. 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 Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who may have made advances in physics through original research and publication, or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to science and technology. They may also have made significant contributions to the teaching of physics or service and participation in the activities of the Society.

Each year, no more than one half of one percent of the Society membership is recognized by their peers for election to the status of Fellow in the American Physical Society.

To view the complete list of the 2017 APS Fellows and their citations, or to search all APS Fellows to date, go to the APS Fellow Archive page.