Photonics and Display Group

Liquid Crystal Display

Tao “Thomas” ZHAN

Ph. D. student  in Optics

Email: tao.zhan@Knights.ucf.edu  

Office: Room 288, CREOL

Phone:  (321) 666-0561

Fax: (407) 823-6880

 

CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics,

University of Central Florida,

4000 Central Florida Blvd.

Orlando, Florida 32816-2700

 

 

Education:

08/2016-Present

Ph. D. in progress, CREOL, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, U.S.

09/2012-06/2016

B.S. in Physics, School of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

 

Honors & Awards:

08/2017

CREOL Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Central Florida

08/2016

ORC Doctoral Fellowship, University of Central Florida

05/2016

Excellent Undergraduate Thesis, Nanjing University

03/2016

Outstanding Graduate, Nanjing University

01/2014

Silver Medal, The University Physics Competition, American Physical Society

10/2013

Outstanding Student Award, Nanjing University

 

Leadership & Service:

09/2017 – 09/2018

Vice President of CREOL Association of Optics Students (CAOS)

09/2017 – 09/2018

Vice President of Society for Information Display (SID) UCF Student Branch

09/2016 – 09/2017

Secretary of Society for Information Display (SID) UCF Student Branch

09/2016 – 09/2017

Webmaster of Society for IEEE Photonics Society UCF Student Chapter

 

Publications:

1.       (Review paper) Y. H. Lee, G. Tan, T. Zhan, Y. Weng, G. Liu, F. Gou, F. Peng, N.V. Tabiryan, S. Gauza, and S. T. Wu, “Recent progress in Pancharatnam-Berry phase optical elements and the applications for virtual/augmented realities,” Optical Data Processing and Storage 3, 79-88 (2017). 

2.      F. Gou, F. Peng, Q. Ru, Y. H. Lee, H. Chen, Z. He, T. Zhan, K. L. Vodopyanov, and S. T. Wu, “Mid-wave infrared beam steering based on high-efficiency liquid crystal diffractive waveplates,” Opt. Express 25(19), 22404-22410 (2017).

3.      Y. H. Lee, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, “Enhancing the resolution of a near-eye display with Pancharatnam−Berry phase deflector,” Opt. Lett. 42(22), 4732-4735 (2017).

 

Skills:

 

Code programming: MATLAB, R, C, Python

Electromagnetic simulation: COMSOL Multiphysics, CST EM Studio

Optical design: LightTools (Synopsys), Zemax

Optical thin film coating: TFCalc

 

Hobbies:

 

Sports (volleyball, badminton, soccer…), Photography (landscape), Cooking, Travelling.

 

Useful Links:

Prof. S. T. Wus Homepage, CREOL

Problems regarding this web site should be directed to Tao ZHAN. Last updated: 11/12/2017.