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Prof. Zetian Mi Elected SPIE Fellow for Contributions to Photonic Devices and Artificial Photosynthesis

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Zetian Mi

Prof. Zetian Mi has been elected Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics "for contributions to the development of high performance III-nitride nanowire photonic devices, including electrically injected deep UV lasers, full color nanowire LEDs, and high efficiency artificial photosynthesis."

Prof. Mi conducts research in the area of semiconductor optoelectronics, specifically in the areas of III-nitride semiconductors, low dimensional nanostructures, LEDs, lasers, Si photonics, artificial photosynthesis and solar fuels. His work impacts areas such as sustainable energy through artificial photosynthesis, and biochemical purification, sensing, communication and lighting applications through the lithography-free fabrication of nanowire array lasers.

Zetian joined Michigan in September 2016, and is a member of the Center for Photonic and Multiscale Nanomaterials (C-PHOM). Most recently, he was an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, where he received several major awards including the Engineering Innovation Award. He also worked at Picometrix, Inc. from 2001 to 2003, a local company spun out of the Center for Ultrafast Optical Science.

Prof. Mi received the Young Scientist Award from the Int. Symp. on Compound Semiconductors and the Young Investigator Award from the 27th North American Molecular Beam Epitaxy Conference. He is active in the professional community, most recently serving as editorial board member of EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation, General Chair of 2016-2017 IEEE Photonics Society Summer Topical Meeting, and Co-chair of the 11th International Symposium on Light Emitting Devices (ISSLED 2017).

Prof. Mi received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Michigan in 2006.

About SPIE Fellows

SPIE the international society for optics and photonics, was founded in 1955 to advance light-based technologies. Fellows are members of distinction who have made considerable technical and scientific contributions in optics, photonics, optoelectronics, and imaging.

SPIE advances emerging technologies through interdisciplinary information exchange, continuing education, publications, patent precedent, and career and professional growth. The non-for-profit organization serves more than 264,000 constituents from approximately 166 countries.


February 14, 2017