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2024 Departmental Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement

3 Jun 2024


We are delighted to share that Prof. Kai ZHANG has been awarded the 2024 Outstanding PolyU Young Alumni Award in Scholarly Achievement of the Department of Applied Physics.

Prof. Kai Zhang's groundbreaking research has focused on the development of novel terahertz optoelectronic devices, making significant contributions to the field. His work has centred on the preparation of wafer-scale low-dimensional narrow bandgap semiconductor materials, such as black phosphorus as well as local field tuning and heterogeneous integration of terahertz devices, resulting in the development of high-speed and high-sensitivity terahertz detectors. These innovative terahertz detectors have been applied in terahertz imaging diagnosis and tissue detection systems at Huashan Hospital, allowing the hospital to realize the characterization of various biological samples, including tumors, lesions, and Achilles tendons.

In recognition of his exceptional achievements, Prof. Zhang has been honoured with numerous accolades, including the 2020 "China Semiconductor Top Ten Research Progress Nomination Award," the 2021 NR45 Young Innovators Award, and the first prize of the 2022 China Association of Inventions "Invention and Entrepreneurship Award Innovation Award."

Beyond his research achievements, Prof. Zhang has been an active contributor to the academic community, publishing over 100 scientific papers, writing review articles and book chapters, and delivering numerous invited presentations at leading international conferences. He has also taken on leadership roles, including serving as the Vice Chair of the 5th International Conference on Two-Dimensional Materials and Technology as well as the Organizing Committee Member of the 5th International Conference on Optoelectronics and Microelectronics Technology and Applications.

Congratulations to Prof. Zhang for his significant contributions to the community!

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