Dr. Binbin Weng

School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Oklahoma, USA

Senior Research Scientist & Adjunct Instructor


Research fields:

Novel Optoelectronic Devices Development: Infrared and Mid-Infrared Detectors, Semiconductor Lasers and Solar Cells etc.

Ultrahigh Vacuum Thin Film Growth: Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), and Magnetron Sputtering Deposition etc.

Nanomaterials Synthesis Technologies: Chemical Bath Depostion (CBD), Vapor-Solid-Liquid (VLS) Method, and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) etc.


2012 Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, USA, Electrical & Computer Engineering

2008 M.Sc., Zhejiang University, China, Condensed Matter Physics

2006 B.Sc., Xiamen University, China, Semiconductor Physics


  1. Binbin Weng, Jijun Qiu, Wanyin Ge, and Zhisheng Shi, “Numerical analysis of CdS/PbSe room temperature mid-infrared heterojunction photovoltaic detectors”, Proc. SPIE 9451, Infrared Technology and Applications XLI, 945116 (2015).
  2. Jijun Qiu, Binbin Weng, Lin Li, Xiaomin Li, and Zhisheng Shi, “Large-scale self-assembled epitaxial growth of highly-ordered three-dimensional micro/nano single-crystalline PbSe pyramid arrays by selective chemical bath deposition”, Materials Research Express, 2(05), 055010 (2015).
  3. Binbin Weng, Jijun Qiu, Lihua Zhao, Caleb Chang, and Zhisheng Shi, “CdS/PbSe heterojunction for high temperature mid-infrared photovoltaic detector applications”, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 121111 (2014).
  4. Binbin Weng, J. Qiu, Z. Yuan, P. R. Larson, G. W. Strout, and Z. Shi, “Responsivity enhancement of mid-infrared PbSe detectors using CaF2 nano-structured antireflective coatings”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 021109 (2014).
  5. Binbin Weng, J. Qiu, L. Zhao, Z. Yuan, C. Y. Chang, and Z. Shi, “Recent development on the uncooled mid-infrared PbSe detectors with high detectivity”, Photonic West, Proc. SPIE, Invited Paper of Mid-IR photodetectors Session (2014).
  6. J. Qiu, Binbin Weng, Z. Yuan, Z.  Shi, “Study of sensitization process on mid-infrared uncooled PbSe photoconductive detectors leads to high peak detectivity”, J. Appl. Phys. 113,103102 (2013).
  7. Binbin Weng, L. Li, J. Qiu, and Z. Shi, “Recent development of IV-VI mid-infrared photonic crystal lasers on Si”, International Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics (2012).
  8. Binbin Weng, Z. Shi, invited author of a chapter in the book: Photonic Crystal: Innovative Systems, Lasers and Waveguides, ISBN: 978-953-51-0416-2, In Tech Publisher (2012).
  9. L. li, J. Qiu, Binbin Weng, Z. Yuan, X. Li, X. Gan, I. R. Sellers, Z. Shi, “Measurement of the valence band-offset in a PbSe/ZnO heterojunction by X-Ray photoelectron spectroscopy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 261601 (2012).
  10. J. Qiu, X. Li, X. Gao, X. Gan, Binbin Weng, L. Li, Z. Yuan, Z. Shi, Y. Hwang, “Branched double-shelled TiO2 Nanotube Networks on Transparent Conducting Oxide Substrates for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells”, J. Mater. Chem. 22, 23411 (2012).
  11. J. Qiu, F. Zhuge, X. Li, X. Gao, X. Gan, L. Li, Binbin Weng, Z. Shi, Y. Hwang, “Coaxial multi-shelled TiO2 nanotube arrays for dye sensitized solar cells”, J. Mater. Chem. 22, 3549 (2012).
  12. Binbin Weng, J. Ma, L. Wei, L. Li, J. Qiu, J. Xu, and Z. Shi, “Room temperature mid-infrared surface-emitting photonic crystal laser on silicon”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 221110 (2011).
  13. Binbin Weng, L. Li, J. Qiu, and Z. Shi, “Mid-infrared lead-salt surface emitting photonic crystal laser on silicon”, Material Research Society Meeting Proceeding (2011).
  14. Binbin Weng, F. Zhao, J. Ma, G. Yu, J. Xu, and Z. Shi, “Elimination of threading dislocations in as-grown PbSe film on patterned Si(111) substrate using MBE”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 251911 (2010).
  15. Binbin Weng, J. Ma, L. Wei, J. Xu, G. Bi, and Z. Shi, “Mid-infrared surface-emitting photonic crystal microcavity light emitter on silicon”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 97, 231103 (2010).
  16. F. Zhao, J. Ma, Binbin Weng, D. Li, G. Bi, A. Chen, J. Xu, and Z. Shi , “MBE growth of PbSe thin film with a 9 x105 cm-2 etch-pits density on patterned (1 1 1)-oriented Si”, J. Cryst. Growth 312, 2695 (2010).
  17. J. Ma, M. Curtis, M. Zurbuchen, J. Keay, Binbin Weng, D. Li, F. Zhao, M. Johnson and Z. Shi, “Growth mechanism of cuboid growth pits in PbSe epilayers grown by MBE”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43, 455411 (2010).
  18. Binbin Weng, H. Wu, J. Si, T. Xu, “Band Gap Energies and Reflective Indices of Epitaxial Pb SrTe Thin Film”, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25, 3334 (2008).
  19. J. Si, H. Wu, Binbin Weng, Z. He, C. Cai, Study of PbTe/PbSrTe hetero-structure mid-infrared light Emitting Devices, 15th Chinese Semiconductor Materials, Microwave & Optoelectronic Devices Symposia (2008).
  20. Binbin Weng, L. Qin, J. Huang, Y. Yin, B. Liu, B. Zhang, “GaN-based blue light-emitting diodes with a nano-roughened ITO surface”, Semiconductor Optoelectronics 28, 774 (2006).

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