Huafan Zhang

International Visiting Students


H​uafan Zhang is currently an international visiting student at Photonics Laboratory in the Division of Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CENSE) at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). She is an undergraduate student at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC). During this period at UESTC, she worked as a team member in Prof. Xiaobin Niu group and focus on theoretical simulation on epitaxial growth of semiconductors using finite element method (FEM). Currently her research area focuses on nanostructured GaN-based semiconductor materials and photoelectrochemical water splitting.

Research Interests

  • Photonics
  • Solar Energy
  • FEM simulations


  • 2013 - Present: Bachelors of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Electronic Science and Technology (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)

Professional Profile

  • Jul 2016 – Present: Visiting Student, Photonics Laboratory, KAUST
    • Studying III-Nitride materials for Solar Energy Devices
    • Studying photoelectrochemical water splittin​g
  • Se​p 2013 – Present: Undergraduate Student, Electronic Science and Technology, UESTC
    • Studied Electronic materials, including insulators, semiconductors, etc.
    • Worked on FEM simulations of semiconductors