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Juejun (JJ) Hu
Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science & Engineering

Juejun (JJ) Hu received the B.S. degree from Tsinghua University, China, in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA, in 2009, both in materials science and engineering. He is currently the Merton C. Flemings Career Development Associate Professor at MITs Department of Materials Science and Engineering. His primary research interest is enhanced photonmatter interactions in nanophotonic structures, with an emphasis on on-chip spectroscopy and chemical sensing applications using novel infrared glasses. Prior to joining MIT, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware from 2010 to 2014., Hu has authored and coauthored more than 60 refereed journal publications since 2006 and has been awarded six U.S. patents. He has been recognized with the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award, the Gerard J. Mangone Young Scholars Award, the University of Delaware College of Engineering Outstanding Junior Faculty Member, the University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching Award, among others.,Dr. Hu is currently the Deputy Editor of the OSA journal Optical Materials Express, and he is a Member on technical program committees for conferences including MRS, CLEO, OSA Congress, ACerS GOMD, ICG, and others. (Based on document published on 13 September 2016)

Areas of Interest and Expertise

  • Devices
  • Electronic, Photonic, and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optoelectronics
  • Semiconductors
  • Thin Films

Research Summary

Research focuses on novel materials and devices for exploiting the interactions of light with matter:
(1) Chalcogenide glass materials and devices for sensing and nonlinear optics;
(2) Light management in concentrated photovoltaics and thin film solar cells;
(3) On-chip magneto-optical isolation and nonreciprocal photonics;
(4) Photonic integration on unconventional substrates; and
(5) Materials and devices for infrared imaging, spectroscopy, and advanced manufacturing

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