Xinbo Zou, Assistant Professor

Xinbo Zou, Assistant Professor

Tel:  (021) 20685373
Office: Room 202.F, SIST Building No.2
Major: EE
Education: Ph.D., The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China


  • GaN Power Devices and Power Systems;

  • III-N Solid State Optical Sources;

  • GaN Nanowire Devices and Arrays.


Dr Xinbo Zou received his B.Eng degree in Electronic Science and Technology from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT) in 2007. He received his Ph.D from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2013 for developing high-performance green and yellow LEDs on Si substrates with nanotechnology. From 2014 to 2017, he was a Research Assistant Professor with the Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering and a Junior Fellow in the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) of HKUST. His main research interests include characterization of III-N materials and devices, from thin-film to nano-scale devices. Dr. Zou was also the Principal Investigator (PI) of one research project funded by General Research Fund (GRF), HK. In September, 2017, He joined the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) in ShanghaiTech University as a tenure-track assistant professor.


  1. Lu Xing, Zhang Xu, Jiang Huaxing, Zou Xinbo, et al., “Vertical beta-Ga2O3 Schottky Barrier Diodes with Enhanced Breakdown Voltage and High Switching Performance”, Physica Status Solidi A-Applications and Materials Science, 2019.

  2. Zhang Xu, Li Peian, Zou Xinbo,et al., “Active Matrix Monolithic LED Micro-Display Using GaN-on-Si Epilayers”, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 31, no. 11, pp. 865-868, 2019.

  3. Xu Zhang, Xinbo Zou, Xing Lu, Chak Wah Tang and Kei May Lau, “Fully- and Quasi-Vertical GaN-on-Si p-i-n Diodes: High Performance and Comprehensive Comparison”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 64, no. 3, pp. 809-815, 2017.

  4. Pak San Yip, Xinbo Zou, Wai Ching Cho, Kam Lam Wu and Kei May Lau “Transistors and Tunnel Diodes Enabled by Large-Scale MoS2 Nanosheets Grown on GaN”, Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol.32, no. 7, 2017.

  5. Xinbo Zou, Xu Zhang, Xing Lu, Chak Wah Tang and Kei May Lau, “Breakdown Ruggedness of Quasi-vertical GaN-based p-i-n Diodes on Si substrates”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 37, no. 9, pp. 1158-1161, September 2016.

  6. Xinbo Zou, Xu Zhang, W. C. Chong, Chak Wah Tang and Kei May Lau, “Vertical LEDs on Rigid and Flexible Substrates using GaN-on-Si Epilayers and Au-free Bonding”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, vol. 63, no. 4, pp. 1587-1593, April 2016.

  7. Xinbo Zou, Xu Zhang, Xing Lu, Chak Wah Tang and Kei May Lau, “Fully-vertical GaN p-i-n Diodes using GaN-on-Si Epilayers”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 636-639, May 2016.

  8. Xinbo Zou, Yuefei Cai, Wing Cheung Chong and Kei May Lau, “Fabrication and Characterization of High Voltage LEDs using Photoresist-filled-trench Technique”, IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 397-401, April 2016.

  9. Xinbo Zou, Xing Lu, Ryan Lucas, Thomas F. Kuech, Jonathan W. Choi, Padma Gopalan and Kei May Lau, “Growth and Characterization of Horizontal GaN Wires on Silicon”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 104, no. 26, June 2014.

  10. Xinbo Zou, Ka Ming Wong, Wing Cheung Chong, Jun Ma and Kei May Lau, “High-efficiency blue and green LEDs grown on Si with 5 micrometer thick GaN buffer”, physica status solidi, vol. 11,no. 3-4, p.730, 2014.

  11. Xinbo Zou, Ka Ming Wong, Xueliang Zhu, Wing Cheung Chong, Jun Ma, and Kei May Lau, “High-Performance Green and Yellow LEDs Grown on SiO2 Nanorod Patterned GaN/Si Templates”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, vol.34, no.7, pp.903, July 2013.

  12. Xinbo Zou, Ka Ming Wong, Naisen Yu, Peng Chen, Kei May Lau, “Improved Crystalline Quality and Light Output Power of GaN-based LEDs Grown on Si by Buffer Optimization”, Physica Status Solidi, vol. 9, no. 3-4, pp. 572, March 2012.

  13. Xinbo Zou, Hu Liang and Kei May Lau, “Light extraction enhancement from GaN-based thin-film LEDs grown on silicon after substrate removal using HNA solution”, Physica Status Solidi, vol. 7, no.7-8, pp. 2171, 2010.

  14. Ka Ming Wong, Xinbo Zou, Chen Peng, and Kei May Lau, “Transfer of GaN- based light-emitting diodes from silicon growth substrate to copper”, IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010.

  15. Kei May Lau, Ka Ming Wong, Xinbo Zou, and Peng Chen, “Performance improvement of GaN-based light-emitting diodes grown on patterned Si substrate transferred to copper”, Optics Express, vol. 19, no. S4, pp. A956-A961, 2011.