Ken Xingze Wang


Phone: 86-027-87543881


Academic Areas: Photonics

Research Interests:


Academic Degrees

·Stanford University, Ph.D. in Applied Physics, 2016
·Stanford University, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 2014
·Stanford University, M.S. in Management Science and Engineering, 2014
·University of Cambridge, Master of Advanced Study in Mathematics, 2012
·Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. in Mathematics, 2010
·Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B. in Physics, 2010

Professional Experience

Journal reviewer for Nano Letters, Laser & Photonics Reviews, Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications, Scientific Reports, Optics Express, Optics Letters, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Optical Materials Express, Journal of Optics, APL Materials, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, IEEE Photonics Journal, MRS Proceedings, Optical and Quantum Electronics, Applied Optics, Journal of Photonics for Energy, Optical Engineering, AIP Advances

Selected Publications

·K. X. Wang, Z. Yu, V. Liu, Y. Cui, S. Fan, Absorption Enhancement in Ultrathin Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells with Antireflection and Light-Trapping Nanocone Gratings, Nano Letters, 12, 1616, 2012.
·D. Liang, Y. Huo, Y. Kang, K. X. Wang, A. Gu, M. Tan, Z. Yu, S. Li, J. Jia, X. Bao, S. Wang, Y. Yao, H.-S. P. Wong, S. Fan, Y. Cui, J. Harris, Optical Absorption Enhancement in Freestanding GaAs Thin Film Nanopyramid Arrays, Advanced Energy Materials, 2, 1254, 2012.
·K. X. Wang, Z. Yu, S. Sandhu, S. Fan, Fundamental Bounds on Decay Rates in Asymmetric Single-Mode Optical Resonators, Optics Letters, 38, 100, 2013.
·S. Wang, B. D. Weil, Y. Li, K. X. Wang, E. Garnett, S. Fan, Y. Cui, Large-Area Free-Standing Ultrathin Single-Crystal Silicon as Processable Materials, Nano Letters, 13, 4393, 2013.
·J. J. Cha, K. J. Koski, K. Huang, K. X. Wang, W. Luo, D. Kong, Z. Yu, S. Fan, M. L. Brongersma, Y. Cui, Atomic-Scale Engineering of Chalcogenide Nanoplate Metamaterials, Nano Letters, 13, 5913, 2013.
·K. X. Wang, J. R. Piper, S. Fan, Optical Impedance Transformer for Transparent Conducting Electrodes, Nano Letters, 14, 2755-2758, 2014.
·L. Zhu, A. Raman, K. X. Wang, M. A. Anoma, S. Fan, Radiative cooling of solar cells, Optica, 1, 32-38, 2014.
·K. X. Wang, Z. Yu, V. Liu, M. Brongersma, T. Jaramillo, S. Fan, Nearly Total Solar Absorption in Ultrathin Nanostructured Iron Oxide for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting, ACS Photonics, 1, 235-240, 2014.
·K. X. Wang, Z. Yu, V. Liu, A. Raman, Y. Cui, S. Fan, Light Trapping in Photonic Crystals, Energy and Environmental Science, 7, 2725-2738, 2014.
·W. Zhou, S. Fan, Z. Ma, V. Liu, K. X. Wang, J.-H. Seo, D. Zhao, H. Yang, Y. Shuai, Progress in 2D Photonic Crystal Fano Resonance Photonics, Progress in Quantum Electronics, 38, 1-74, 2014.
·K. X. Wang, Z. Yu, S. Sandhu, V. Liu, S. Fan, Condition for Perfect Antireflection by Optical Resonance at Material Interface, Optica, 1, 2014.
·I. Karakasoglu, K. X. Wang, S. Fan, Optical-Electronic Analysis of the Intrinsic Behaviors of Nanostructured Ultrathin Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells, ACS Photonics, 2, 883-889, 2015.
·J. Zhao, Y. Guo, L. Cai, H. Li, K. X. Wang, I. S. Cho, C. H. Lee, S. Fan, X. Zheng, High-Performance Ultrathin BiVO4 Photoanode on Textured Polydimethylsiloxane Substrates for Solar Water Splitting, ACS Energy Lett., 1, 68-75, 2016.
·Z. Zhao, K. X. Wang, S. Fan, Analysis of an anti-reflecting nanowire transparent electrode for solar cells, Journal of Applied Physics 121, 113109, 2017.

Selected Cases

Awards and Honors

·Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, 2014
·Gold Medal, International Physics Olympiad, Singapore, 2006
·Best Theory, Asian Physics Olympiad, Kazakhstan, 2006
·Gold Medal, Asian Physics Olympiad, Kazakhstan, 2006
·Best Theory, National Physics Olympiad, China, 2005
·Gold Medal, National Physics Olympiad, China, 2005

Courses Taught

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