Yi-Chia received a Shun Lien Chuang Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Education

This award was set up in honor of Shun Lien Chuang and is presented to a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering who has demonstrated excellence and high scholastic achievement. This is a great honor, which recognizes the quality of Yi-Chia’s graduate career. It also comes with a certificate and an […]

Journal paper highlighted as the Front Cover

ACS Omega selected our work (ACS Omega 5, 3917 – 3923 (2020) as the issue Front Cover. The cover art illustrates the crystal structure and band alignments of zincblende AlN/GaN/InN heterostructures. The innovative zincblende III-nitrides material system featuring type-I band alignment and polarization-free nature is beneficial to capture both electrons and holes for recombination and […]

Team Cubic LEDs selected as a 2019 National Inventors Hall of Fame Collegiate Inventors Competition Finalist

Team Cubic LEDs [Graduate Student: Mr. Richard Liu, Advisor: Prof. Can Bayram] invented a method for enabling single-crystal single-phase cubic GaN semiconductors. U of I U.S. Patent 10,027,086 (issued July 17, 2018) lays the foundations for enabling this next phase of III-nitride materials for advanced light emitting diodes and transistors.  National Inventors Hall of Fame […]