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Photonics and Display Group

Zhiyong Yang

Ph. D. student in Optics

Email: zhiyyang@knights.ucf.edu ?/span>

Office: Room 289, CREOL

Phone: (321) 332-2553

Fax: Unknown


CREOL, College of Optics and Photonics,

University of Central Florida,

4000 Central Florida Blvd.

Orlando, Florida 32816-2700



Education :


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


M.S. of Optics & Photonic, School of EECS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.


Bachelor of Optoelectronic Information Science & Engineering, School of Optoelectronic Engineering, Chongqing University, China



Honors & Awards:


Trustees Fellowship, University of Central Florida


Northrop-Grumman Foundation Fellowship, CREOL


Excellent Undergraduate Thesis, Chongqing University


Excellent project in the ninth national innovative training


Meritorious Winner of American mathematical modeling


National Scholarship of China





4. (Distinguished student paper) Z. Yang, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, Polarization independent liquid crystal-based refractive index sensor, J. Soc. Inf. Display 29, 1-6 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1002/jsid.1011

3. Y. Li, T. Zhan, Z. Yang, C. Xu, P. L. LiKamWa, K. Li, and S. T. Wu, Broadband cholesteric liquid crystal lens for chromatic aberration correction in catadioptric virtual reality optics, Opt. Express 29(4), 6011-6020 (2021).

2. Y. Li, Z. Yang, R. Chen, L. Mo, J. Li, M. Hu, and S. T. Wu, Submillisecond-response polymer network liquid crystal phase modulators, Polymers 12, 2862 (2020).

1. Z. Yang, T. Zhan, and S. T. Wu, Polarization independent guided-mode resonance in liquid crystal-based polarization gratings, OSA Continuum 3(11), 3107-3115 (2020). (Editorís pick)


Prof. S. T. Wuís Homepage, CREOL