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Dr. Wenli Huang


Professor of Electrical Engineering
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Contact Information:
Office Location: Thayer Hall, Room 1135
Phone: 845.938.5095
Email: Wenli.Huang@usma.edu

Dr. Huang previously worked as an Assistant Professor at Bucknell University for three years where she taught courses in electronics, circuits theory, optoelectronics, optical fiber communications, and digital design labs. She also served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut from Fall 1995 to Spring 1997. Her research interests include design, modeling, and fabrication of semiconductor optoelectronic devices with a focus on nanostructure wide-gap semiconductor lasers and modulators.

Employment:

  • Professor of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, United State Military Academy, West Point, NY. (Fall 2008--present)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, United State Military Academy, West Point, NY. (Fall 2002--Fall 2008)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, United State Military Academy, West Point, NY. (Fall 2000--Spring 2002)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA. ( Fall 1997 to Spring 2000)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering, Trinity College, Hartford, CT. (Fall 1995 to Spring 1997)
Teaching Experience:
  • Microelectronics circuits
  • Solid state electronics
  • Electromagnetic fields and waves
  • Signals and systems
  • Opto-electronics material and devices
  • Digital design
  • Linear circuits
  • Exploring engineering
  • Analog and digital communications
  • Design with microcontroller
  • Feedback control theory
  • Senior design project.
Recent Research Projects:
  • Research project with the Photonics Research Center on Image Halftoning, sponsored by ARL, Fall 2004-present.
  • Research Collaboration with the University of Connecticut on the project “Bistability in 500+GHz Sub 22nm quantum Dot Gate InGaAs-InP FETs for Next Generation Analog Digital Circuits for Advanced Radars & Communication Systems,” sponsored by ONR, Spring 2006-present.
  • Research Collaboration with the University of Connecticut on project “Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Plan of Study,” sponsored by NSF, Fall 2004-Spring 2006.
Professional Societies:
  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of Women In Engineering (WIE) in IEEE
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Member of Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society
Awards:
  • Women in Engineering Engineer of the Year Award, IEEE New York Section 2007.
  • IEEE Award of Merit in recognition of service and support of Women In Engineering, Oct 2006•Commander’s Award for public service, Department of Army, May 2006.
  • Superintendent’s Certification of Appreciation for the outstanding contribution to the Asian Pacific Islander’s Heritage Month Observation, May 2005.•Achievement Medal for Civilian Service in supporting of the engineering program, Department of the Army, January 2003.•Superior Civilian Service on exceptionally meritorious service as a member of the USMA curriculum committee, Department of Army, 16 August 2002.•Receipt of Minority Junior Faculty Career Enhancement Award of $15,000, Christian R. & Mary F. Lindback Foundation, May 2000.
  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 1995
  • B.S., Physics, Beijing University, China, 1990
Book Chapters
  1. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Modeling of optical gain due to excitonic transition in index-guided ZnCdSe/ZnMgSSe multiple quantum well blue-green lasers," Book Chapter in Guided-Wave Optoelectronics: Device Characterization, Analysis and Design, pp. 125-132. Plenum Press, New York, 1995.
  2. S. K. Cheung, W. Huang, F. Jain and R. Sacks, "Design and analysis of surface-normal Fabry-Perot optical modulators in the near infrared and blue-green regions," Book Chapter in Guided-Wave Optoelectronics: Device Characterization, Analysis and Design, pp. 269-278, Plenum Press, New York, 1995.
Journals
  1. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Temperature insensitivity of the threshold current density in exciton-dominated wide energy gap quantum wire lasers,. Optical Engineering Journals, 49(5), 054201, May 2010.
  2. W. Huang, E. Ressler and B. Shoop, . A Three-Dimensional Interconnect Scheme for Color Error Diffusion,. J. of Electronic Imaging, vol. 17, issue 2, April 2008.
  3. M. Reilly, W. Huang and F. Jain, . Photonic crystal beamsplitting laser diode,. Optical Engineering Journals, 45(3), 034203, March 2006.
  4. El-Sayed Hasaneen, E. Heller, R. Bansal, W. Huang and F. Jain, . Modeling of nonvolatile floating gate quantum dot memory,. Solid State Electronics, vol 48, pp. 2055-2059, Oct-Nov 2004.
  5. W. Huang, F. Jain, . Integrated InGaAs-InP quantum wire laser-modulators for 1.55 um applications,. Optical Engineering Journals, 43(3) 667-672, March 2004.
  6. W. Huang, M. Xu, F. Jain, . 1.55 mm InGaAs-InP quantum wire optical modulators: optimization of wire width to maximize absorption and index of refraction changes due to excitonic transitions,. International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, vol. 22, July 2001.
  7. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Enhanced optical gain in InGaN-AlGaN quantum wire and quantum dot lasers due to excitonic transitions,. J. Appl. Phys., vol. 87,? May 2000.
  8. F. Jain, S. Cheung and W. Huang, . Acceptance of Wider Oblique Angle of Incidence in Fabry-Perot Optical Filter/Modulator Structures via Index Compensation in InGaAs-GaAs (980 nm) and InGaAsP-InP (1.55 ?.m) Multiple Quantum Well Cavities,. International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, vol. 21, No. 5, pp.759-769, May 2000.
  9. H. Wang, W. Huang and F. Jain, . Surface acoustic wave induced birefringence in In0.21Ga0.79As-GaAs multiple quantum wells for optical modulation under normal incidence,. International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, vol. 21, No. 4, April 2000.
  10. F. Jain and W. Huang, "Modeling of transitions in Mn2+ doped ZnS nanocrystals and predicting reduced lasing threshold current density and enhanced electro-optic effects in ZnCdSe-ZnMgSSe and InGaN-AlGaN pseudomorphic quantum dots,. J. Appl. Phys., pp. 2706, March 1, 1999.
  11. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Reduced threshold current density due to excitonic optical gain in the presence of dislocations and surface states in tensile strained ZnCdSe quantum wire lasers,. J. Appl. Phys., pp. 6781, May 15, 1997.
  12. S. Cheung, H. Wang, W. Huang and F. Jain, "Optical characterization of InGaAS-GaAs MQWs using variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry for designing tunable modulators,. J. Appl. Phys., pp. 497, Jan. 1, 1997.
  13. F. Jain, R. LaComb, M. Gokhale, W. Huang, S. Srinivasan, P. Dufilie, and X. Bao, "Monolithic intergration of red, blue and green lasers for smart projection displays,. J. of the SID 5/3, pp. 241, 1997.
  14. F. Jain and W. Huang, "Modeling of Optical Gain in InGaN-AlGaN and InxGa1-xN-InyGa1-yN quantum well lasers,. IEEE J. Quantum Electronics, 32, pp. 859, May 1996.
  15. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Optical gain due to excitonic transitions in ZnCdSe/ZnMgSSe strained layer quantum well blue-green lasers: Prediction of low threshold under tensile strain,. Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, March 1995.
  16. F. Jain and W. Huang, "Modeling of optical gain in InGaN-AlGaN and InGaN-GaN quantum wells,". Metalorganics News, Morton Advanced Materials, Vol. 9,? p. 1, Nov. 27, 1995.
  17. F. Jain, W. Huang, R. LaComb, C. Chung and G. Drake, " Optical modulators using quantum confined Stark Effect in ZnSe Based multiple quantum well structures,. J. of Crystal Growth, 138, pp. 709-713, 1994.
  18. A. Woods, R. S. Sinkovits, J. C. Charpie, W. Huang, R. H. Bartram and A. R. Rossi, "Computer modeling of the optical properties of substitutional chromium impurities in Halide Elpasolites,. J. Phys. Chem. Solids. Vol. 54, No. 5, pp.543-552, 1993.
Conference Proceedings
  1. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Exciton-dominated Quantum Wire lasers Exhibiting Temperature Insensitivity of the Threshold Current Density,. Proceedings of Connecticut Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Symposium, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 7 2010.
  2. W. Huang, E. Ressler and B. Shoop, . Minimization of color halftone texture visiblity using three-dimensional error diffusion neural network,. Proc. of the 21st Annual IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA, Jan 18-22, 2009.
  3. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Pseudo quantum dot behavior due to excitonic transitions in wide gap quantum wire lasers: InGaN-AlGaN and ZnCdSe-ZnMgSSe material systems,. Proc. of International Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, University of Maryland, College park, MD, Dec. 12-14, 2007.
  4. W. Huang, E. Ressler and B. Shoop, . Error Diffusion for Color Halftoning Using Three-Dimensional Neural Interconnects., Proceedings in The 3rd International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, pp. 553-556, Kohala Coast, HI, 2-5 May 2007.
  5. W. Huang, F. Jain, . Reduced dependency of threshold current density on temperature in InGaN-AlGaN quantum wire lasers due to excitonic transitions,. Conference presentation at APS Annual Meeting, West Point, NY, April 13-14, 2007.
  6. W. Huang and F.C. Jain, . Pseudo Quantum Dot Behavior in InGaN-AlGaN Quantum Wire Lasers having Excitonic Transitions,. Proceedings of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 21, 2007.
  7. A. Rodriguez, P. Yarlagadda, F. Alomoody, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, W. Huang, J. Ayers, and F. Jain, . Characterization of Cladding and Core Strain and Thicknesses in ZnCdSe-ZnSe Cladded Quantum Dots Using Wide Angle X-ray Diffraction and PL Data,. Proceedings of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 21, 2007.
  8. E. K. Ressler, W. Huang and B. L. Shoop, . Three-Dimensional Error Diffusion For Color Halftoning,. Conference presentation in Frontiers in Optics 2006 OSA Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY, 8-12 Oct, 2006
  9. A. Rodriguez, R. Li, L. Vitti, P. Yarlagadda, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, W. Huang, J. Ayers, and F. Jain, . ZnCdSe-ZnSe Cladded Quantum Dots using Photo assisted Microwave Plama Enhanced Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition for Lasers and Electroluminescent Phosphors,. Proceedings of 9th Annual NSTI Nanotech, Boston, Massachusetts, May 7-11, 2006.
  10. A. Rodriguez, R. Li, L. Vitti, P. Yarlagadda, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, W. Huang, J. Ayers, and F. Jain, . ZnCdSe-ZnSe Cladded Quantum Dots using Photo assisted Microwave Plama Enhanced Metalorganic Chemical Vapor Deposition for Lasers and Electroluminescent Phosphors,. Proceedings of OSA Nanophotonics (NANO), Uncasville, Connecticut, April 26, 2006.
  11. N. Barry, R. Korstjens, J. Spruce, W. Huang and L. Shay, . DC-DC Converter to Charge Military Batteries,. Proceedings of The National Conference On Undergraduate Research, Asheville, North Carolina, April 2006.
  12. A. Rodriguez, R. Li, L. Vitti, P. Yarlagadda, F. Papadimitrakopoulos, W. Huang, J. Ayers, and F. Jain, . Full-Color Emission from Vapor Phase Grown Cladded ZnCdSe-CdSe Quantum Dots,. Proceedings of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, April 6 2006.
  13. W. Huang, B. Shoop, E. Ressler, C. Bonamigo and A. Garcia, . Application Specific Multispectral Imaging Processing Using a Novel Halftoning Algorithm,. Conference presentation in Frontiers in Optics 2005 the 89th OSA Annual Meeting, Laser Science XXI, Tucson, AZ, 16-20 Oct. 2005.
  14. M. Reilly, W. Huang and F. Jain, . Photonic Crystal Beam-Splitting Laser Diode,. Proceedings of SPIE 49th Annual Meeting, Optical Science and Technology, Denver, CO, 2-6 August 2004.
  15. El- Sayed Hasaneen, E. Heller, W. Huang, A. Rodriguez, J. Lee, F. Papadimitrakopoulos and F. Jain, . Nonvolatile Quantum Dot memory (NVQDM) in Floating Gate Configuration: Device and Circuit Modeling,. 2003 3rd IEEE Conference on Nanotechnology, San Francisco, CA, 11 August- 14 August, 2003.
  16. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Integrated InGaAs-InP quantum wire lasers-modulators for fiber optics communications,. Conference presentation at OSA Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, September 29 - October 3, 2002.
  17. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Integrated InGaAs-InP Quantum Wire Lasers and Stark Effect Modulators for 1.55 mm Applications,. Proceedings of SPIE's Photonics West, San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, California 19-25 January, 2002.
  18. M. Xu, W. Huang and F. Jain, . InGaAs-InP Quantum Wire Stark Effect Modulators: Effect of Wire Width in the Optimization of Changes in Excitonic Absorption and Index of Refraction,. Proceedings of Material Research Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. April 16-20, 2001.
  19. X. Wang, W. Huang and F. Jain, . GaAs/InGaAs Multiple Quantum Well Modulator Using Acoustic Wave Induced Birefringence: Theory and Experiment,. Proceedings of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, April 2001.
  20. M. Xu, W. Huang and F. Jain, . Effect of Quantum Wire Width in the Optimization of Changes in Excitonic Absorption and Index of Refraction In InGaAs-InP Quantum Wire Modulators,. Applied Physics Society Annual Meeting, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington, March 12-16, 2001.
  21. W. Huang and F. Jain, . InGaN-AlGaN Quantum Wire and Quantum Dot Lasers: Low Threshold Current Density due to Excitonic Transitions in the Presence of High Dislocation/Defect Density,. Proceedings of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, United Technology Center, CT, March 14, 2000.
  22. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Optical Gain in InGaN-AlGaN Quantum wire and Quantum Dot Lasers: Enhancement due to Excitionic Transitions in the Presence of Dislocations,. Proceeding of 1998 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices, Nedlands, Australia, Dec. 14-16, 1998.
  23. F. Jain and W. Huang, . Quantum-Dot Based Doped and Classed Nanocrystals: Simulation of Transition Rates, Electrooptic Effects, and Threshold Current Density,. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Emerging Microelectronics and Interconnection Technologies, pp. 253 Bangalore, India, Feb. 16-20, 1998.
  24. H. Wang, W. Huang and F. Jain, . Birefringence in Stained Multiple Quantum Wells for High Contrast Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs),. Proceedings of SPIE 42nd Annual Meeting, Vol. 3159, pp. 240, San Diego, CA, July 28-July 29, 1997.
  25. F. Jain, E. Heller, D. Parent, H. Wang, W. Zappone, S. Srinivasan, S. Cheung, W. Huang, and etc., . Multiple quantum well In-line optical modulators using tunable distributed Bragg gratings photonically controlled active array,. Proceeding s of IEEE/APS International Symposium, pp.755, Montreal, Canada, July 13-18, 1997.
  26. W. Huang and F. Jain, . Prediction of low threshold current density in InGaN-AlGaN quantum wire lasers due to excitionic transitions,. Proceeding of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, March 13, 1997.
  27. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Prediction of low threshold current density in InGaN-AlGaN quantum wire lasers due to excitonic transitions,. Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 2994, pp.141, San Jose, CA, Feb.14, 1997.
  28. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Enhanced nonlinear electro-optic effects in ZnCdSe-ZnMgSSe quantum wire and quantum dot devices,. Engineering Foundation Conference on High Speed Optoelectronics Devices and Systems, Snowbird, Utah, Aug. 11-15, 1996.
  29. T. Ning and W. Huang, "Computation of autoregressive model coefficients through orthogonal projection," Proceedings of 3rd International Conference on Signal Processing, Oct. 14-18, 1996, Beijing China.
  30. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Quantum Confined Stark Effects in ZnCdSe-ZnMgSSe Quantum Wire and Quantum Dot Devices", proceedings of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 21, 1996.
  31. S.K. Cheung, W. Huang, H. Wang and F. Jain, " Design of tunable InGaAs/GaAs MQW modulators using variable angle spectroscopic ellipsometry", Proceedings of Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, March 21, 1996.
  32. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Modeling of excitonic gain in ultra-low threshold tensile-strained ZnCdSe-ZnMgSSe quantum wire lasers," Proc. of 1995 Int. Semiconductor Device Research Symposium, Dec. 5-8, 1995, Charlottesville, VA. pp. 521-524.
  33. F. Jain, R. LaComb, M. Gokhale, W. Huang, S. Srinivasan, P. Dufilie, and X. Bao, "Monolithic Integration of Red, Blue and Green Lasers for Smart Projection Displays,. Proceedings of SID's 1995 International Symposium, pp. 516, May 21-26, 1995, Orlando, FL.
  34. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Modeling of optical gain in blue-green and ultraviolet lasers,. presented at Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, New Haven, CT, March 16, 1995.
  35. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Modeling of optical gain in ZnCdSe/ZnMgSSe quantum well lasers,", 1994 SPIE Conf. Proc. #2346, pp. 130-139, Oct. 31- Nov. 4, Boston, MA.
  36. W. Huang and F. Jain, "Prediction of lower current threshold in tensile strained ZnCdSe/ZnMgSSe multiple quantum well blue-green lasers,. Proc. of IEEE-LEOS Meeting, 1, pp. 341-342, Oct. 31, 1994 (Boston, MA).
  37. F. Jain, S. Cheung, W. Huang, A. DeMaria, R. Sacks, D. Cullen, T, Grudkowski, C. Valerio, and K. Bhattacharjee, "Electro-Optic modulators using Stark effect in multiple quantum well structures,. Conf. Proc. of 1994 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium and Short Courses, pp. 879, Nov. 1-4, 1994, Cannes, France.
  38. F. Jain, M. Gokhale, R. LaComb, C. Chung, and W. Huang, "Resonant tunneling structure to significantly reduce the voltage drop in contacting pZnSe layer in blue-green lasers: simulation of voltage-current behavior," 1994 SPIE Conf. Proc., Oct. 31-Nov. 4, Boston. MA.
  39. W. Huang and F. C. Jain, "Quantum Confined Stark Effect in ZnCdSe-ZnSSe/ZnMgSSe multiple quantum well modulators", Bull. American Physical Society, 35, p. 206, 1994, (Presented at the March Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 1994).
  40. W. Huang, F. Jain, "Computation of Optical Gain Due to Excitonic Transitions in Strained Layer ZnCdSe/ZnMgSSe Multiple Quantum Well Blue-Green Lasers", in Proc. Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, Trinity College, Hartford, CT, March, 1994.
  41. W. Huang, F. Jain, C. Chung and G. Drake, "Optical modulators using quantum confined Stark Effect in ZnCdSe-ZnSe structure,. in Proc. Connecticut Symposium on Microelectronics and Optoelectronics, SNET, New Haven, CT, March 18-19, 1993.
  • Photonics Analog to Digital Conversion. Halftone Image Processing.
  • Design and modeling of semiconductor nanostructure lasers and modulators, including quantum confined Stark effect modulators and excitonic effect in blue-green lasers
  • Multiple quantum well/wire/box tunable lasers and filters for communications
  • SiGe opto-electronic devices
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