Professor Tao Wang
Tel: +44 (0)114 22 25902
Research Centre: GaN Materials & Devices
I received my B.Sc degree at USTB, M.Sc degree at CAS and PhD degree at University of Würbzurg in Germany.
I am a professor as Chair in Advanced Opto-Electronics at the University of Sheffield. I am Director of the Sheffield Centre for GaN Materials and Devices and co-Director of the Joint Research Centre for Wide Bandgap Optoelectronics. I started III-nitride semiconductor research at the University of Tokushima in Japan in 1997, and then worked at Nitride Semiconductor Ltd. in Tokushima as the R & D director from 2000 to 2002. I joined the University of Sheffield in 2002. I was awarded “EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow” in 2005. I co-founded Seren Photonics Ltd., a III-nitride semiconductor company in 2009, which was awarded the “Royal Society Emerging Technology Award” in 2015.
My research interests are in the areas of III-nitride semiconductors, large lattice-mismatch epitaxial growth, epitaxial overgrowth on patterned substrates, nanophotonics, electronics, hybrid III-nitrides/organic optoelectronics, integration of photonics & electronics, solar energy devices, etc. I am regularly involved in organising international conferences including the Chair of 16th International Symposium on the Science and Technology of Lighting in 2018. I chaired the International Summer School on III-nitride Optoelectronics in 2012. I initiated and chaired the 1st China-UK workshop on GaN Materials and Devices in 2018.
I have ~ 450 publications including 5 book chapters, >220 journal papers and >220 conference papers/presentations. I regularly deliver key-note and invited talks at international conferences. I hold 20 patents in the UK, USA, Japan and Europe. The research innovations are frequently highlighted in major semiconductor magazines. I serve as an Editorial Board Member of Nature Family Journal-Scientific Reports. I also regularly serve as a referee for a large number of journals and publishers such as Nature Photonics; Nature Nanotechnology; Nature Communications; CRC Press, Cambridge Press, etc. So far (until December 2018), I have supervised ~50 Postdoctoral Research Associates and PhD students in total. One of my Ph.D students was awarded “Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Chinese Students Abroad” in 2009.