Teaching at OSU

ECE 6535 Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices (Spring 2021)


  1. Semiconductor Optoelectronic Devices, Pallab Bhattacharya (required)

Description: This course will cover the basics and physics of semiconductor optoelectronic devices including light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, photodetectors, and solar cells.

Course Goals:

  1. Master the understanding of optical processes in semiconductors
  2. Master the principles of light emitters, semiconductor photodetectors and solar cells
  3. Capable of designing an optoelectronic device (e.g. LED, Laser, Detector, Solar Cell) which can meet specified performance parameters

ECE 5131 Laser Electronics (Autumn 2019)


  1. Laser Electronics, Joseph Verdeyen (required)
  2. Physics of Photonic Devices, Shunlien Chuang (optional)

Description: Atomic interaction with radiation, cavities with gain, Gaussian beams, light-emitting diodes, and semiconductor lasers.

Course Goals:

  1. Master physics of emission, absorption, and optical gain
  2. Master physics of optical resonators, with and without gain
  3. Master dynamics of lasing
  4. Be competent in understanding gain and lasing in semiconductor lasers

ECE 6194.09 Oxide Semiconductors: Materials and Devices (Autumn 2018)


  1. Semiconductors and Semimetals

Course abstract: In this course, we will study various aspects of oxide semiconductor materials, processing and device physics. This course will give an overview of recent progress of oxide semiconductor research and development. We will also discuss the emerging wide bandgap oxide semiconductors including gallium oxide and aluminum gallium oxides from fundamentals to device applications.

ECE 5194.09 Photonic Devices and Light Emitting Diodes (Spring 2018)


  1. Light-Emitting Diodes, by E. Fred Schubert (Second Edition)
  2. Physics of Photonic Devices, by Shun Lien Chuang (Second Edition)

Course abstract: In this course, we will study the optical transitions and absorptions in semiconductors. We will discuss the optical processes in semiconductor bulk as well as low dimensional structures such as quantum well, quantum wire and quantum dot. The fundamentals, technologies and applications of light emitting diodes will be introduced. We will learn the current state-of-the-art of these devices.

ECE 3030 Electronic Devices (Autumn 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020)


  1. Solid State Electronic Devices, 7th Edition, Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Kumar Bannerjee, ISBN: 978 0 13 335603 8.

Course abstract: Semiconductor materials and devices. Crystals; bandstructure; charge carrier statistics; excess carriers, transport; PN junction; Schottky barrier; bipolar and field-effect transistors; optoelectronic devices; nanoscale devices.

Teaching at CWRU

EECS 309 Electromagnetic Fields (Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)


  1. Branislav M. Notaros, Electromagnetics , Prentice Hall, 2010.
  2. Nathan Ida, Engineering Electromagnetics (Second Edition) , Springer, 2004.
  3. Clayton R. Paul, Electromagnetics for Engineers with Applications , Wiley, 2004.
  4. Hongping Zhao, Lecture Notes on Electromagnetic Fields.

Course abstract: First part of the course covers the electrostatic and magneticstatic, with an emphasis on the introduction of the general concepts of Gauss’ Law, Ampere’s Law and Ohm’s Law. Second part of the course emphasizes on the electromagnetic waves. We develop the theory of how time-varying EM waves move in media. The dynamical property of EM waves is governed by Maxwell’s equation. We also present the relevance of EM theory in the modern applications through the course, in particular in wireless communications, optical communications, photonics, optoelectronics, nanophotonics, and biotechnology. If time permits, main applications of EM theory in transmission line, waveguides and resonators, as well as antennas, will be introduced.

EECS 427 Photonic and Optoelectronic Devices (Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)


  1. Larry A. Coldren, Scott W. Corzine and Milan L. Mashanovitch, Diode Lasers and Photonic Integrated Circuits Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering, 2012.
  2. Shun Lien Chuang, Physics of Photonic Devices, Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics, 2009.
  3. Simon M. Sze and Ming-Kwei Lee, Semiconductor Devices – Physics and Technology John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
  4. Hongping Zhao, Additional Lecture Notes

Course abstract: In this course, we study the optical transitions, absorptions, and gains in semiconductors. We discuss the optical processes in semiconductor bulk as well as low dimensional structures, such as quantum well and quantum dot. The fundamentals, technologies and applications of important optoelectronic devices, including light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, and solar cells, are introduced. We learn the current state-of-the-art of these devices.

EECS 329/429 Introduction to Nanomaterials: Material Synthesis, Properties and Device Applications (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)


  1. Omar Manareh, Introduction to Nanomaterials and Devices, John Wiley & Sons.
  2. Hongping Zhao, Additional Lecture Notes

Course abstract: The behavior of nanoscale materials is close, to atomic behavior rather than that of bulk materials. The growth of nanomaterials, such as quantum dots, has the tendency to be viewed as an art rather than science. These nanostructures have changed our view of Nature. This course is designed to provide an introduction to nanomaterials and devices to both senior undergraduate and graduate students in engineering. Topics covered include an introduction to growth issues, quantum mechanics, quantization of electronic energy levels in periodic potentials, tunneling, distribution functions and density of states, optical and electronic properties, and devices.