Zhican Zhou is Ph.D. student at the Integrated Photonics Laboratory under the supervision of Prof. Yating Wan at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Before joining KAUST, Zhican received his bachelor's degree (majoring in materials science and engineering) from Chongqing University (CQU) in 2019 and his master's degree (majoring in photonics and photonic technology) from the joint-cultivation program of Nankai University (NKU) and the National Center for Nanoscience (NCNST) in 2022. Zhican ranked in the top ~5% for both his undergraduate and postgraduate studies. He obtained numerous honors for his outstanding performance, including the First Price Scholarship, Outstanding Graduate of Chongqing University, and the Nankai University Freshman Scholarship. During his postgraduate studies, he mastered the skills of fabrication, modelling, and simulation for electronic devices. Zhican had published a total of four high-quality journals, two of which he was the first or co-first author. In addition, he has submitted two other first-authored papers. 

Research interests.

Zhican's research interests are in Silicon Photonics and novel heterogeneous computing hardware system development (including optical computing systems, memristor computing systems, etc.).

Education profile

B.E. : Chongqing University (CQU), 2015-2019

M.S. : joint-cultivation program of Nankai University (NKU) and the National Center for Nanoscience (NCNST), 2019- 2022.