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David Z. Ting
Senior Research Scientist

Education
  • B.S., Physics, California Institute of Technology (1980)
  • M.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1981)
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986)

Research Interests
Semiconductor physics and devices: Electronic, optical, and transport properties of semiconductor alloys, superlattices, quantum wells, wires, and dots. Spintronics. Solar cells. Infrared detectors and focal plane arrays.

Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    • Senior Research Scientist (2012-present)
    • Principal Member of Engineering Staff (2009-present)
    • Senior Member of Engineering Staff (1998-2009, Level A since 2008)
  • National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
    • Associate Professor in Physics (1995-1998)
  • California Institute of Technology
    • Lecturer in Applied Physics(2006)
    • Visiting Associate in Applied Physics (1995-2000)
    • Senior Research Fellow in Applied Physics (1991-1995)
    • Research Fellow in Applied Physics (1988-1990)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics (1986-1987)

Selected Awards
  • Spalding Scholar, California Institute of Technology, 1979-1980
  • JPL Mariner Awards (2008, 2009)
  • NASA Board Award (2011), Tech Brief and Space Act Awards
  • NVESD Citation for contributions in the advancement of III-V infrared focal plane array technology (Team Award, 2011)
  • NVESD Citation for contributions in the advancement of infrared detector technology (Individual Award, 2011)
  • SPIE Fellow (2013)
  • NASA Team Award – HyTES Development Team (2014)
  • NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal (2014)

Selected Publications
Book Chapters and Review Articles
  1. (Invited Paper) “Multiband and Multidimensional Quantum Transport”, D. Z.-Y. Ting Microelectronics J. 30(10), Special Issue on Quasibound States in Semiconductor Quantum Devices, 985-1000 (1999).
  2. (Invited Paper) “Rashba Effect Resonant Tunneling Spin Filters”, David Z.-.Y. Ting, Xavier Cartoixà, David H. Chow, Jeong S. Moon, Darryl L. Smith, Thomas C. McGill, and J. N. Schulman, IEEE Proceedings 91(5), Special Issue on Spintronics Technology, 741-751 (2003).
  3. (Invited Paper) “Quantum dot based infrared focal plane array,” S. Krishna, S.D. Gunapala, S.V. Bandara, C. Hill, D.Z. Ting, IEEE Proceedings, 95(9), Special Issue on Optoelectronic Devices Based on Quantum Dots, 1838-1852 (2007).
  4. “Type-II Superlattice Infrared Detectors”, David Z.-Y. Ting, Alexander Soibel, Linda Höglund, Jean Nguyen, Cory J. Hill, Arezou Khoshakhlagh, and Sarath D. Gunapala, Semiconductors and Semimetals 84, Advances in Infrared Photodetectors, ed. S. D. Gunapala, D. R. Rhiger, and C. Jagadish, pp. 1-57 (2011).
  5. “Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors”, S. D. Gunapala, S. V. Bandara, S. B. Rafol, and D. Z. Ting, Semiconductors and Semimetals 84, Advances in Infrared Photodetectors, ed. S. D. Gunapala, D. R. Rhiger, and C. Jagadish, pp. 59-151 (2011).


Selected Refereed Journal Articles
  1. “Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Cation Transport Across Vesicle Bilayer Membranes,” D. Z. Ting, P. S. Hagen, S. I. Chan, J. D. Doll, and C. S. Springer, Jr., Biophys. J. 34, 189-215 (1981).
  2. “Disorder Effect on the Photoabsorption of III-V Semiconductor Alloys,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and Y. C. Chang, Phys. Rev. B 30, 3309-3315 (1984).
  3. “Electronic and Optical Properties of Strained-layer Superlattices Made from Semiconductor Alloys,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and Y. C. Chang, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 4(4), 1002-1005 (1986).
  4. “?-X Mixing in GaAs/AlxGa1-xAs and AlxGa1-xAs/AlAs Superlattices,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and Y. C. Chang, Phys. Rev. B 36, 4359-4374 (1987).
  5. “Disorder Effects in Alloy Superlattices,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and Y. C. Chang, Phys. Rev. B 37, 8932-8938 (1988).
  6. “The Role of Heavy-Hole States in Interband Tunnel Structures,” D. Z.-Y. Ting, E. T. Yu, and T. C. McGill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 58, 292-294 (1991).
  7. “Multiband Treatment of Quantum Transport in Interband Tunnel Devices,” D. Z.-Y. Ting, E. T. Yu, and T. C. McGill, Phys. Rev. B 45, 3583-3592 (1992).
  8. “?-X Interference Effects on Quasi-bound-state Lifetimes in GaAs/AlAs Double-Barrier Heterostructures,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and T. C. McGill, Phys. Rev. B 47, 7281-7287 (1993).
  9. “Interface Roughness Effects in Resonant Tunneling Structures,” D. Z.-Y. Ting, S. K. Kirby and T. C. McGill, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2004-2006 (1994).
  10. “Monte Carlo Simulations of Light-Emitting Diode Light-Extraction Characteristics,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and T. C. McGill, Opt. Eng. 34(12), 3545-3553 (1995). ,
  11. “Magnetotunneling in Interbnad Tunnel Structures,” Y. X. Liu, R. R. Marquardt, D. Z.-Y. Ting and T. C. McGill, Phys. Rev. B 55(11) 7073-7077 (1997).
  12. “Quantum Transport and Thermoelectric Properties of InAs/GaSb Superlattices,” J.-F. Lin and D. Z.-Y. Ting, VLSI Design 8(1-4) 501-505 (1998).
  13. “Tunneling Characteristics of Non-Uniform Ultra-thin Oxides,” D. Z.-Y. Ting, Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(19), 2769-2771 (1998).
  14. “An Embedded Quantum Wire Model of Dielectric Breakdown,” D. Z.-Y. Ting, Appl. Phys. Lett. 74(4), 585-587 (1999).
  15. “Numerical Acceleration of Three-Dimensional Quantum Transport Method Using a Seven-Diagonal Pre-Conditioner,” D. Z.-Y. Ting, M. Gu, X. Chi, and J. Cao, J. Computational Electronics 1, 93-97 (2002).
  16. “Resonant Interband Tunneling Spin Filter,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and X. Cartoixà, Appl. Phys. Lett. 81(22), 4198-4200 (2002). Also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 6(23) (2002).
  17. “An Efficient Multiband Envelope Function Approximation Method for Spintronics,” X. Cartoixà, D. Z.-Y. Ting and T. C. McGill, Nanotechnology 14, 308-311 (2003).
  18. “Numerical Spurious Solutions in the Effective Mass Approximation,” X. Cartoixà, D. Z.-Y. Ting and T. C. McGill, J. Appl. Phys. 93(7), 3974-3981 (2003).
  19. “Bidirectional Resonant Tunneling Spin Pump,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and X. Cartoixà, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(7), 1391-1393 (2003). Also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 8(8) (2003).
  20. “A Resonant Spin Lifetime Transistor,” X. Cartoixà, D. Z.-Y. Ting and Y.-C. Chang Appl. Phys. Lett. 83(7), 1462-1464 (2003). Also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 8(8) (2003).
  21. “Description of bulk inversion asymmetry in the effective-bond-orbital model,” X. Cartoixà, D. Z.-Y. Ting, and T. C. McGill, Phys. Rev. B 68(23), 235319 (7 pages) (2003).
  22. “Bulk Inversion Asymmetry Enhancement of Polarization Efficiency in Nonmagnetic Resonant Tunneling Spin Filters,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and X. Cartoixà, Phys. Rev. B 68(23), 235320 (8 pages) (2003). Also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 8(26) (2003).
  23. “InAs/GaSb/AlSb Resonant Tunneling Spin Device Concepts,” David Z.-Y. Ting and Xavier Cartoixà, Physica E 20(3-4), 350-354 (2004).
  24. “Suppression of D’yakonov-Perel’ Spin Relaxation Mechanism for All Spin Components in [111] Zincblende Quantum Wells,” X. Cartoixà, D. Z.-Y. Ting and Y.-C. Chang, cond-mat402237; Phys. Rev. B. 71(4), 045313 (5 pages) (2005). Also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 11(3) (2005). , .
  25. “Device Concepts Based on Spin-Dependent Transmission in Semiconductor Heterostructures,” D. Z.-Y. Ting and X. Cartoixà, J. Superconductivity: Incorporating Novel Magnetism 18(3), 411-419 (2005). (Special Issue: Proceedings of the PASPS Conference held July 2004 in Santa Barbara, USA) (2005). , .
  26. “Higher-order contributions to Rashba and Dresselhaus effects,” X. Cartoixà, L.-W. Wang, D. Z.-Y. Ting, and Y.-C. Chang, Phys. Rev. B 73(20), 205341 (11 pages) (2006). Also in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology 13(22) (2006).
  27. “Band structure and impurity effects on optical properties of quantum well and quantum dot infrared photodetectors,” D.Z.-Y. Ting, Y.-C. Chang, S.V. Bandara, C.J. Hill and S.D. Gunapala, Infrared Physics and Technology 50, 136-141 (2007).
  28. “Improving Solar Cell Efficiency Using Photonic Band-Gap Materials,” Marian Florescu, Hwang Lee, Irina Puscasu, Martin Pralle, Lucia Florescu, David Z. Ting, and Jonathan P. Dowling, Sol. Energy Mater. Sol. Cells 91, 1599-1610 (2007).
  29. “Quantum Well Intrasubband Photodetector for Far Infrared and Terahertz Radiation Detection,” David Z.-Y. Ting, Yia-Chung Chang, Sumith V. Bandara, Sarath D. Gunapala, Appl. Phy. Lett. 91(7), 073510 (2007).
  30. “Submonolayer quantum dot infrared photodetector,” David Z.-Y. Ting, Sumith V. Bandara, Sarath D. Gunapala, Jason M. Mumolo, Sam A. Keo, Cory J. Hill, John K. Liu, Edward R. Blazejewski, Sir B. Rafol, and Yia-Chung Chang, Appl. Phy. Lett. 94(11), 111107 (2009).
  31. “A high-performance long wavelength superlattice complementary barrier infrared detector,” David Z.-Y. Ting, Cory J. Hill, Alexander Soibel, Sam A. Keo, Jason M. Mumolo, Jean Nguyen, and Sarath D. Gunapala, Appl. Phy. Lett. 95(2), 023508 (2009).
  32. “Improved performance of In(Ga)As/GaAs quantum dot solar cells via light scattering by nanoparticles,” C. O. McPheeters, C. J. Hill, S. H. Lim, D. Derkacs, D. Z. Ting, and E. T. Yu, J. Appl. Phy. 106(5), 056101 (3 pages) (2009).
  33. “High temperature operation of long-wavelength infrared superlattice detector with suppressed dark current,” C.J. Hill, A. Soibel, D.Z.-Y. Ting, S.A. Keo, J.M. Mumolo, J. Nguyen, M. Lee and S.D. Gunapala, Electronics Letters 45(21) 1089-1090 (2009).
  34. “Gain and noise of high-performance long wavelength superlattice infrared detectors”, Alexander Soibel, David Z.-Y. Ting, Cory J. Hill, Mike Lee, Jean Nguyen, Sam A. Keo, Jason M. Mumolo, and Sarath D. Gunapala, Appl. Phy. Lett. 96(11), 111102 (2010).
  35. “Mid-infrared quantum dot barrier photodetectors with extended cutoff wavelengths”, C.J. Hill, A. Soibel, S.A. Keo, J.M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, and S.D. Gunapala, Electronics Letters 46(18) 1286-1288 (2010). ; also featured in “Raising a barrier”, C.J. Hill, A. Soibel, S.A. Keo, J.M. Mumolo, D. Z. Ting, and S.D. Gunapala, Electronics Letters 46(18) 1242 (2010).

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