Yong-Zhen Huang is a Professor at Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS). He received the B. S., M. S., and Ph. D degrees in Department of Physics, Peking University, Beijing, China, in 1983, 1986, and 1989, respectively.
He joined ISCAS in Sep. 1989 after receiving his Ph.D. degree, where he worked on the tunneling time for quantum barriers, asymmetric Fabry–Pérot cavity light modulators, and VCSELs. In 1994, he was a visitor at BT (British Telecom) Laboratories, Ipswich, U.K., and was mainly involved in the fabrication and characterization of 1.5mm InGaAsP vertical cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSEL). Since 1997, he has been a Professor with the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
He received Natural Science Foundation of China for Distinguished Young Scientist in 2002. He is mainly focused on the investigation and fabrication of semiconductor microcavity lasers for possible application in optical interconnect at chip level, he is also interested in semiconductor optical amplifiers, and optical add-drop filters. They firstly fabricated directional emission triangle, square, and circular InGaAsP/InP microcavioty lasers with a connected output waveguide, which are suitable light sources for photonic integrated circuits. He received several times of prize for excellent tutors in Chinese Academy of Sciences. His students received two times of the Prize for best Ph. D dissertations in Chinese Academy of Sciences, and once the Prize for 100 best Ph. D dissertations in China in 2008. He is Senior Member, IEEE & Chinese Institute of Electronics, and Member of Chinese Optical Society and Optical Society of America.