Prof. Yicheng Luís Research Group



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Member, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Graduate School

Member, Faculty of Materials Science, Graduate School


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rutgers University

94 Brett Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Telephone: (848) 445-3466 (O)

Fax: (732) 445-2820



Prof. Lu's primary research area is ZnO, which is a multifunctional material possessing unique electrical, optical, piezoelectric, and mechanical properties. Semiconductor ZnO has a wide and direct energy bandgap (~3.3eV). ZnO can be grown at low temperatures, in contrast with the other wide bandgap materials, such as GaN and SiC. Its ternary compounds, formed by alloying ZnO with CdO and MgO, permit bandgap tuning from ~2.8 eV to ~4 eV. Doped ZnO ternaries can be made magnetic or ferroelectric, extending its applications beyond the traditional semiconductor confines. The ZnO research covers material growth, characterization, and devices. The device research covers reconfigurable electronics, multi-mode biosensors, optoelectronics, high energy detectors, and smart displays.