Alum Faheng Zang joins Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Alum Faheng Zang (ECE Ph.D. 2016), a former student of Professor Reza Ghodssi (ECE/ISR), has joined the Department of Micro-Nano Electronics at Shanghai Jiao Tong University as a tenure-track associate professor. He will continue his work in microsystems, microsensors and 3D micro- and nanostructures and explore opportunities to create new nanostructures and new fabrication methods for sensing and energy applications.

Zang’s new position is a return to his alma mater. He earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 2008 and an MS in electrical engineering in 2011 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University before coming to Maryland for his Ph.D. work.

As a member of Ghodssi’s MEMS Sensors and Actuators Lab, Zang worked on supercapacitors biofabricated with Tobacco mosaic virus nanoscaffolding. He was the lead author of a 2017 article in Nanotechnology summarizing the lab’s work in this area.

Zang completed a postdoctoral research appointment with Professor Stephen Y. Chou at Princeton University in 2019. At Princeton, he continued his work on nanofabrication, nanotechnology, and sensor development, building a nano-structured optical resonator for ultra-high sensitivity biosensing and working in nanofabrication process development.

Immediately prior to his academic appointment, Zang worked as a principal engineer at Goertek Electronics in Santa Clara, Calif., as a technical lead in nanofabrication, particularly in nanopatterning and master mold development.

View Zang’s personal academic page (in Chinese only).

Published November 1, 2021