Jingming Xu Charles C. Tillinghast, Jr. '32 University Professor of Engineering, Professor of Physics

The Charles C. Tillinghast Jr. '32 University Professor, Engineering and Physics. Prior to coming to Brown University in 1999, he was the Nortel Chair in Emerging Technologies and James Ham Chair in Optoelectronics, and the Director of Nortel Institute of Telecommunications at the University of Toronto.
A Fellow of AAAS, APS, Guggenheim, IEEE, and InstP (UK), Professor Xu is interested in nanoscale science and technology, quantum electronics and photonics, aperiodic optics, semiconductor lasers, electro-optics, and collective behaviors of large coupled systems. His ongoing research includes carbon nanotube structures; diamond nanowires, Silicon lasers, synthesis and non-lithographic fabrication and study of quantum-arrays made from metals, superconducting, molecules and semiconductors; DNA conductivity; physics of redox processes in proteins and cells.

Over 250 refereed journal papers and over 270 invited talks at conferences, seminars, colloquia, and speeches in the areas of nano and quantum structures, photonics and physics in USA, Canada, and other regions and countries. Holds 20 patents. Supervised 25 Ph.D. theses, 30 Master Degree theses and 24 postdoctoral fellows. Currently supervising 5 Ph.D students and 4 postdoctoral fellows and research associates. 18 of former and current students won 20 international, national, and university awards and prizes for their research accomplishments. Served and serving as advisers and on advisory boards and committees of government agencies, labs, and companies and firms in USA, Canada, Korea, France, and China, and as DVS (Distinguished Visiting Scientist) of NASA JPL, Telecom Industry Distinguished Visiting Professor of POSTECH (Korea), WCU (World Class University) Professor of Seoul National University (Korea), Invited Professor of CNRS/Univ of Lille (France), and Chang-Jiang Chair Professor (visiting) of UESTC (China).

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scholarly work

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Over 250 publications in refereed journals, e.g Nature, Nature Materials, Science, Physical Review Letters, Physical Reviews A, B, E, Applied Physics Letters, Optical Express, IEEE Transactions, etc.

Over 270 invited seminars, keynote presentations, colloquia, plenary talks, in Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, USA.

Over 150 conference papers

22 patents issues

 

research overview

Professor Xu's interests include nanoscale science and technology, quantum photonics, optics, semiconductor lasers, molecular electro-optics, and collective behaviors of large coupled systems. His ongoing research includes diamond nanowires, carbon nanotube structures, photo and infrared detection, Silicon lasers, synthesis, fabrication, and sciences of quantum-arrays made from metals, superconducting, molecules and semiconductors, transparent conductive oxides, functional composites, and meta-materials, DNA conductivity, physics of redox processes in proteins and cells, and sensing and high speed electronics.

research statement

Professor Xu's interests include nanoscale science and technology, quantum photonics, optics, semiconductor lasers, electro-optics, transparent conductive oxides, functional composites, and meta-materials, and collective behaviors of large coupled systems.

 

funded research

Research projects are funded by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Air Force Office of Scientific Research(AFOSR), Office of Naval Research (ONR),Army Research Office (ARO), Army Research Laboratory, National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Justice (DOJ), Motorola, Nortel, Textron Systems, and private foundation as well as the World-Class University program of Korea.