Professor

Phone: +86(27) 87558726

Email: zyang@hust.edu.cn , http://115.156.211.248:8000/

Academic Areas: Optics

After completing his PhD in physical electronics in 2004 at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST, China), he spent two years as a postdoc at University of Nebraska-Lincoln (U.S.A.). From 2007-2012 he was an associate Professor at HUST, since 2012 he is a full Professor and vice director of the Opto-electronic engineering department at HUST. His research interests comprise Nanophotonics, photonic crystals, photonic metamaterials, and integrated optics. This research has led to various awards and honors, among which are Top Ten Graduates in scientific research (the most valuable graduate honor in HUST) 2004, the First Prize in teaching competition of young teachers HUST, 2010. He is a member of the Optical Society of America (since 2012).

Academic Degrees

1999.09~2004.11   PhD, Physical Electronics,   HUST, Wuhan, Hubei, China;
1995.09~1999.06   Bachelor of Science,  Electrical Engineering,  HUST, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Professional Experience

2012.12~present    Professor, SOEI, HUST, Wuhan, Hubei, China
2007.12~2012.11  Associate Professor, SOEI, HUST, Wuhan, Hubei, China
2005.07~2007.07 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Electronics Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Selected Publications

[1]Lin Wu, Zhenyu Yang, et al. Circular polarization converters based on bi-layered asymmetrical split ring metamaterials, Applied Physics A DOI 10.1007/s00339-014-8252-3 (2014)
[2]Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao , Lin Wu, ZeQin Lu, YongZhi Cheng, RongZhou Gong, ZhenYu Yang,Electromagnetic behaviors in a bilayered metal helical structure,Optik - Int. J. Light Electron Opt., Volume 125, Issue 6, March 2014, Pages 1723–1726
[3]Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao , Lin Wu, Yu Zheng, Jian Duan, and ZhenYu Yang, “Transmission resonances in a metal film with arrays of asymmetry cross-shaped apertures”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 2356–2360 (2013).
[4]Lin Wu, Zhenyu Yang , Yongzhi Cheng, Ming Zhao, Rongzhou Gong, Yu Zheng, Ji'an Duan, and Xiuhua Yuan,“Giant asymmetric transmission of circular polarization in layer-by-layer chiral metamaterials”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 021903 (2013).
[5]Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao , Lin Wu, ZeQin Lu, ZuoWei Xie, Yu Zheng, JiAn Duan, and ZhenYu Yang, “Giant circular polarization conversion in layer-by-layer nonchiral metamaterial”, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 30, 1714-1718 (2013).
[6]ZeQin Lu, Ming Zhao , ZhenYu Yang, Lin Wu, Peng Zhang, “Helical metamaterial absorbers: broadband and polarization-independent in optical region”, J. Lightwave Technol., 2013, Vol. 31, Issue 16, pp. 3062-3068.
[7]ZeQin Lu, Ming Zhao , ZhenYu Yang, Lin Wu, Peng Zhang, Yu Zheng, and JiAn Duan, “Broadband polarization-insen sitive absorbers in 0.3-2.5 μm using helical metamaterials,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1368-1372 (2013).
[8]Lin Wu, Zhenyu Yang , YongZhi Cheng, ZeQin Lu, Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao, RongZhou Gong, XiuHua Yuan, Yu Zheng, and JiAn Duan, Electromagnetic manifestation of chirality in layer-by-layer chiral metamaterials, Optics Express, 2013, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5239-5246. 
[9]Lin Wu, Zhenyu Yang*, YongZhi Cheng, ZeQin Lu, Peng Zhang, Ming Zhao, RongZhou Gong, XiuHua Yuan, Yu Zheng, and JiAn Duan, Electromagnetic manifestation of chirality in layer-by-layer chiral metamaterials, Optics Express, 2013, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5239-5246.
[10]Peng Zhang, Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao, Lin Wu, Zeqin Lu, Yongzhi Cheng, Rongzhou Gong, Yu Zheng, and Jian Duan, Similar structures, different characteristics: circular dichroism of metallic helix arrays with single-, double-, and triple-helical structures, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 2013, Vol. 30, Issue 4, p 677-681.
[11]ZhenYu Yang, Ming Zhao, PeiYuan Xie, Lin Wu, ZeQin Lu, and Peng Zhang, Tunable polarization states with helical metamaterials, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett., 2012, Vol. 24, p1708-1711.
[12]ZeQin Lu, Ming Zhao, PeiYuan Xie, Lin Wu, Yang Yu, Peng Zhang, and ZhenYu Yang, Reflection Properties of Metallic Helical Metamaterials, J. Lightwave Technol., 2012, Vol. 30, p3050-3054.
[13]Zhenyu Yang*, Peng Zhang, Peiyuan Xie, Lin Wu, Zeqin Lu and Ming Zhao, Polarization properties in helical metamaterials, Front. Optoelectron. 2012, Vol. 5, p248-255
[14]Lin Wu, Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao, Peng Zhang, ZeQing Lu, Yang Yu, ShengXi Li, and XiuHua Yuan, What makes single-helical metamaterials generate “pure” circularly polarized light?, Opt. Express, 2012, Vol. 20, p.1552-1560
[15]Lin Wu, Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao, Yang Yu, Shengxi Li, Qianpeng Zhang, and Xiuhua Yuan, Polarization characteristics of the metallic structure with elliptically helical metamaterials, Opt. Express, 2011, Vol. 19, p. 17539-17545.
[16]Yang Yu, Zhenyu Yang*, Shengxi Li, and Ming Zhao, Higher extinction ratio circular polarizers with hetero-structured double-helical metamaterials, Opt. Express, 2011, Vol. 19, p. 10886-10894.
[17]Yang Yu, Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao and PeiXiang Lu, Broadband optical circular polarizers in the terahertz region using helical metamaterials, J. Opt. 2011, Vol. 13 , 055104.
[18]Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao, and Peixiang Lu, How to improve the signal-to-noise ratio for circular polarizers consisting of helical metamaterials?, Opt. Express, 2011, Vol. 19, p4255-4260.
[19]Shengxi Li, Zhenyu Yang*, and Ming Zhao,. Broadband terahertz circular polarizers with single- and double helical array metamaterials, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A, 2011, Vol. 28, p19-23.
[20]Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao, and Yongfeng Lu, Similar structures, different characteristics: optical performances of circular polarizers with single- and double-helical metamaterials, J. Lightwave Technol., 2010, Vol. 28,  p3415-3421.
[21]Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao, Peixiang Lu, and Yongfeng Lu, Ultrabroadband optical circular polarizers consisting of double-helical nanowire structures, Opt. Lett., 2010, Vol. 35, p2588-2590.
[22]Zhenyu Yang*, Ming Zhao, and Peixiang Lu, A Numerical Study on Helix Nanowire Metamaterials as Optical Circular Polarizers in the Visible Region, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett., 2010, Vol. 22, p1303-1305.
[23]ZY Yang, M Zhao, NL Dai, G Yang, H Long, YH Li, and PX Lu, Broadband polarizers using dual-layer metallic nanowire grids, IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett., 2008. Vol. 20, p697-699.
[24]Z.Y. Yang and Y.F.Lu, Broadband nanowire-grid polarizers in ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared regions, Opt. Express, 2007, Vol. 15, p9510-9519.
[25]Z. Y.Yang* and M. Zhao, A study of the porosities of polymer nanoporous films using numerical simulations and experimental methods, J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt., 2007, Vol.9, p872-876.

Awards and Honors

Top Ten Graduates in scientific research (the most valuable graduate honor in HUST), HUST (2004)
The First Prize in teaching competition of young teachers, HUST (2010)

Courses Taught

Physical Optics (Undergraduate student)
Information Optics (Undergraduate student)
Simulations of Micro-Nano photonics devices (Graduate student)

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