Professor Zhang did his research at the Max Planck Institute for Solid States and received this doctoral degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart in 1991. He then worked as an Assistant Research Engineer at UCSB before he joined Hughes Research Labs (HRL) in 1993. In 1996, he was appointed Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at ASU and was promoted to full professor in 2000. He edited 3 books, published 3 book chapters and more than 300 peered reviewed papers, presented 400 invited and contributed talks, 14 issued and pending US patents, and advised over 30 PhD students and supervised over 40 postdocs and visiting scholars. He is a fellow of IEEE and OSA and has served as the Associate Dean for Research at the Fulton Schools of Engineering, director of ASU NanoFab, and is the founding director of the Center for Photonics Innovation, and the Chair of the Governance Board of the University Core User Facility, ASU NanoFab. His areas of research interest include Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) growth of II-VI, III-V, IV-IV, and IV-VI materials, optical properties of semiconductor heterostructures and their applications in solar cells, photodetectors, lasers, transistors. More information about his group can be found on the webpage: https://mbe.engineering.asu.edu/.