Weili Zhang received the B.S. degree in laser science and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in optical engineering from Tianjin University (TJU), Tianjin, China, in 1987, 1990, and 1993, respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. In 1995, he joined the faculty at the Department of Optoelectronics Technology, TJU. Since 2000, he was Visiting Associate Professor, Associate Professor, and currently Professor at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA. Since 2010 he is also Adjunct Professor at the College of Precision Instruments and Optoelectronics Engineering and Director of the Center for Terahertz Waves, TJU. His research interests include terahertz optoelectronics, nanostructured and microstructured material optics, and ultrafast lasers and phenomena. Dr. Zhang is Guest Editor of four international journals, including IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics and Chinese Optics Letters, Associate Editor of Optoelectronics & Lasers, and member of editorial board for a number of peer-reviewed journals. He was the general Cochair for the 4th International Symposium on Ultrafast Phenomena and Terahertz Waves (ISUPTW), Tianjin, China, in 2008. He was the Session Chair and Program Committee Member for many international conferences, including CLEO, PIERS, Optics East, SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, IRMMW-THz, and OSA topical meetings. Dr. Zhang received the first Young Faculty Award from the Ministry of Education of China in 2000, the Changjiang Scholar Award in 2010, and the Overseas Scientist Research Award (former NSFC-B) in 2010.
Biography Updated on 31 January 2013