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Jian Xu, associate professor of engineering science and mechanics, has been awarded an NSF Career Award to study "Two-Photon Pumped Lasing Using Semiconductor Nanostructures by Design".

The project focuses on the development and use of two-photon pumped lasers based on engineered seminconductor nanostructures.

Xu's research interests include seminconductor optoelectronics, nanophotonics and bioelectronics. At Penn State he established an optoelectronics laboratory which bridges the basic research on nanoscale semiconductor materials and engineering studies of their device applications in solar energy, display, lightwave communication and optical sensing.

Congratulations to Jian on his success!