Kuang-Hui Li

PhD Students
"Dr. Kuang-Hui Li is currently with TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), Taiwan, as Epitaxy Research Engineer.​"​


​Kuang-Hui Li joined Photonics Laboratory at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in the Fall of 2018. He obtained two bachelor degrees (2011) in Electro-Physics and Applied-Math from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His current research focuses on III-oxide material and heterostructures for devices applications such as UV detector and power electronics.

Research Interests

  • Semiconductor epitaxy by MBE, MOCVD, and PLD
  • Material characterization, e.g. HRXRD, TEM/STEM, RBS
  • Nanofabrication processes
  • Semiconductor optoelectronics devices (LED, Photodetector, Laser)

Selected Publications

​HCl Flow-Induced Phase Change of α-, β-, and ε-Ga2O3 Films Grown by MOCVD
Haiding Sun, Kuang-Hui Li, CG Torres Castanedo, Serdal Okur, Gary S Tompa, Tom Salagaj, Sergei Lopatin, Alessandro Genovese, Xiaohang Li
Crystal Growth & Design 18 (4), 2370-2376

Induction-heating MOCVD reactor with significantly improved heating efficiency and reduced harmful magnetic coupling
Kuang-Hui Li, Hamad S Alotaibi, Haiding Sun, Ronghui Lin, Wenzhe Guo, Carlos G Torres-Castanedo, Kaikai Liu, Sergio Valdes-Galán, Xiaohang Li
Journal of Crystal Growth 488, 16-22

Valence and conduction band offsets of β-Ga2O3/AlN heterojunction
H Sun, CG Torres Castanedo, K Liu, KH Li, W Guo, R Lin, X Liu, J Li, X Li
Applied Physics Letters 111 (16), 162105

Thermodynamic photoinduced disorder in AlGaN nanowires
Nasir Alfaraj, Mufasila Mumthaz Muhammed, Kuang-Hui Li, Bilal Janjua, Renad A Aljefri, Haiding Sun, Tien Khee Ng, Boon S Ooi, Iman S Roqan, Xiaohang Li
AIP Advances 7 (12), 125113.


  • 2011: BS. in Electro-Physics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
  • 2011: BS. in Applied-Math, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan 
  • 2016: MS. in Material Science and Engineering, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi

Professional Profile

Scientific and Professional Memberships

  • Student Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)​

KAUST Affiliations

​Physical Science and Engineering (PSE) | Material Science and Engineering
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) | Electrical Engineering