To broaden ALVA Labs' scientific credibility, we secured the mentorship and consulting support of Dr. X.-C. Zhang, an internationally recognized scientist and leader in Terahertz science and technology.

Dr. ZhangDr. Xi-Cheng Zhang

Director of the Institute of Optics
M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics
University of Rochester
Chairman and President of Zomega THz Corporation
  • Ph.D. in physics from Brown University, Providence, RI, 1986
  • A visiting scientist at MIT, 1985
  • Electrical Engineering Department, Columbia University, 1987 -1991
  • AFOSR-SRPF Fellow at Hanscom Air Force Base, 1993-94
  • Distinguished Visiting Scientist at Jet Propulsion Lab, Caltech, 2006
  • Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy and Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and System, Founding Director of the Center for THz Research at Rensselaer (RPI)
  • Chairman of NATO Exploratory Team, 2005-2006
  • Chairman of NATO Sensor and Electronics Technology Task Group, 2007-2010
  • Holder of 26 US patents
  • Since 1990, published 23 books, authored/co-authored over 300 reviewed scientific papers, delivered over 400 colloquia, seminars, invited conference presentations, and 300 contributed talks