Haitao Zhang, Ph.D.

Haitao Zhang
Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
Assistant Professor
Duke 279

Website: Zhang Group

Synthesis and characterization of thin films and nanostructures of functional materials; Electrical and optical measurements; Device fabrication for electronic and photonic applications.

Our research objective is to study functional materials in forms of thin films and nanostructures for electronic and photonic applications, ranging from material synthesis and characterization, property measurement, to device fabrication. The research work is currently focused on metal oxide and metal based materials in two major applications: (1) energy harvesting devices like solar cells and photo-electrochemical cells and (2) energy-efficient devices such as smart devices, sensors, and light-emitting devices.