Professor of electrical engineering and computer science
areas of expertise: terahertz quantum cascade lasers, terahertz spectrometers, terahertz and infrared sensing, terahertz imaging, millimeter-wave devices, infrared devices, semiconductor quantum effect devices, bipolar transistors, electrical engineering
Qing Hu received his PhD in physics from Harvard University in 1987. After a postdoctoral appointment at the University of California, Berkeley, he joined the MIT faculty in 1990, where he is now a full professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.
Hu has made significant contributions to physics and device applications over a broad electromagnetic spectrum from millimeter wave, THz, to infrared frequencies; involving both technology development for detectors and sources and system-level imaging and sensing applications. Among those contributions, the most distinctive is his development of high-performance THz quantum cascade lasers, which have already led to applications in heterodyne receiver technology and real-time THz imaging, which was also pioneered by his group.
He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), a fellow of American Physical Society (APS), a fellow of the IEEE and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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