Zenghu Chang

University of Central Florida, USA


Zenghu Chang works as a Distinguished Professor of physics and optics at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla, USA, where he directs the Florida Attosecond Science and Technology Laboratory, http://fast.creol.ucf.edu/. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Chang graduated from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China, in 1982 with a B.S. degree in electrical engineering. He then earned a Doctorate degree in optics at the Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1988. From 1991 to 1993, Dr. Chang visited the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory sponsored by the Royal Society. After returning China, He was appointed as the Associate Director of basic research at the Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics. Chang moved to the USA in 1995, where he worked at the University of Michigan as a Research Scientist and then joined the Physics Faculty at Kansas State University in 2001 as an Associate Professor. In 2007, Chang spent six months at the University of Frankfurt sponsored by the DFG Mercator professorship. He was promoted to the Ernest & Lillian Chapin Professor in 2009. In 2010, he moved to Orlando and became a Joint Faculty Member at the Townes Laser Institute in CREOL and the Physics Department at UCF. Dr. Chang has published 140 papers in the field of ultrafast high power lasers, ultrafast XUV/X-ray science, and strong field AMO physics. His notable contributions include inventing the double optical gating for the generation of single isolated attosecond pulses. He is the author of the book Fundamentals of Attosecond Optics.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2013

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