Group Introduction:

The Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices Laboratory at UIC focuses on the modeling, design, fabrication, and characterization of high performance compound semiconductor devices. Our current research involves

1) design, fabrication and characterization of GaN based high electron mobility transistors for both power switching and power amplifiers;

2) simulation, design and fabrication of photodetectors based on AlGaAs/GaAs and AlGaN/GaN quantum wells;

3) first principles and molecular dynamics simulations of interactions of molecules with transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) nanostructures, and their future device applications in chemical and biological sensing;

4) exploration of qubits (quantum bits) and valleytronics based on monolayer TMDCs: theory and experiments;

5) design, characterization and fabrication of 2D materials based optoelectronic devices (solar cells, etc.);

6) implantable, wireless drug level monitors (collaboration with neurosurgeons)

***We are constantly looking for highly self-motivated postdocs and students on all levels (PhD, Master, Undergrad) who are interested in semiconductor devices and nanotechnology. Please contact Dr. Shi ( for opportunities.***