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Australian Academy of Science Selby Lecture

December 13, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang


Puzzle of Terahertz wave emission from liquid water with ultrafast laser pulses


In this lecture Professor Xicheng Zhang will experimentally demonstrate the generation of broadband Terahertz waves from liquid water excited by femtosecond laser pulses and will postulate the physical model responsible for this generation.

Speaker Bio

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang is the recipient of the 2017 Selby Travelling Fellowship and will be presenting a series of Selby lectures across Australia.

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang’s research interests center around Terahertz waves, also known as T-rays, which exist within a frequency range between microwave and infrared. His research is focused on the generation, detection, and applications of free-space THz beams with ultrafast optics.

Professor Xi-Cheng Zhang is M. Parker Givens Professor at The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester. A Fellow of AAAS, APS, IEEE, OSA, and SPIE, his recent awards include 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award; 2017 Australian Academy of Science Selby Fellowship; 2014 International Society of IRMMW-THz Button Prize; 2012 OSA William F. Meggers Award; 2011 IEEE Photonics Society William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award; and 2009 Rensselaer William H. Wiley Award. He holds 14 professorships in foreign countries, 29 US patents, has authored or co-authored over 400 refereed scientific papers. Professor Zhang is the Editor-in-Chief of Optics Letters.

Further inforamtion can be found on the AAS website


December 13, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Events Category:


School of Physics
+61 2 4221 3491


Building 20, Lecture Theatre 2
University of Wollongong NSW Australia + Google Map