Zhitao Kang
Principal Research Engineer
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Dr. Kang is a research engineer in the Microelectronics and Nanotechnology Group at Georgia Tech Research Institute’s Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory. His current research interest focuses on optic and electronic materials development, thin film growth and processing, photonic/optoelectronic devices fabrication. He developed a new X-ray phosphor, ZnTe:O, and worked on various other phosphor materials and luminescent nanoparticles for lighting, display, scintillating and biological applications. He has over 40 publications in journals and conference proceedings and holds a few patents.

After receiving a B.S. and a M.S. degree from Central South University in China, Dr. Kang was employed as a faculty member in Non-Equilibrium Materials Research Institute and then a lecturer in School of Materials Science and Engineering at CSU. He directed a rapid solidification and spray forming laboratory, responsible for the development of a patented spray-deposition technology. In 2003 he started his Ph.D. study in School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. After graduation in fall 2006 he continued to work as a postdoctoral fellow and soon was employed as a research engineer at GTRI.

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