On April 21st, Prof. Shumin Wang was invited by Prof. Songnian Fu to give us a report named Compound Semiconductor, Its Past, Present and Future. He is from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. Teachers and students from relevant majors attended this forum, and they had a lively discussion with Prof. Wang in Q&A of the report.
Abstract: As complimentary to silicon which lays down the foundation for modern microelectronics, compound semiconductor plays a pivotal role in the ever-increasing information and communication technology. The two salient physical properties, excellent electron velocity and efficient light emission, enable compound semiconductors to be widely in many areas. Such a revolutionary paradigm shift is possible only when it is able to manipulate materials at the atomic scale using nanotechnology. In my talk, I will briefly review the history of development of compound semiconductors, highlight its impact on basic physics and modern devices, and present a future outlook with a few examples of current research frontiers in this field.
Biography: Shumin Wang is Professor at State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (SIMIT), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He came back to China in 2012 as “thousand person plan” distinguished expert, and now Deputy Director of State Key Laboratory of Functional Materials for Informatics, Chief Scientist of National “973” Project and distinguished professor of Shanghai Tech University. He is a management committee member of European COST Action MP0805 and MP1204 and a Senior Member of the IEEE Society and Member of the SPIE Society and the E-MRS Society. Professor Wang’s research background covers epitaxial growth by molecular beam epitaxy, physics and device of low dimensional semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures. He has edited one book, published 140 refereed international journal papers with a total citation over 1300 and a Hirsch index of 20 and over 130 international conference papers including 20 invited talks.