Dr. Jr-Hau (J.H.) He

Principal Investigator
​Associate Professor​​​​​

Research Interests

  • Nanomaterials
  • Photodetectors
  • LEDs
  • Solar cells
  • Memory devices
  • Harsh electronics
  • Surface effect on the optical and electronic properties of oxide devices


Dr. Jr-Hau He is an Associate Professor at Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). He had been a Visiting Scholar at Georgia Tech (2005), a Postdoc Fellow at National Tsing Hua University (2006) and Georgia Tech (2007), a Visiting Professor at Georgia Tech (2008), UC Berkeley (2010 and 2014), and UC San Diego (2012-2013), and tenured Associate Professor at National Taiwan University (2007-2014).

He puts his efforts in the development of transparent and flexible electronics using novel devices based on nanomaterials, including solar cells and photodetectors, LEDs, and memory devices. He is also interested in harsh electronics. Of particular interest in solar energy are efforts to understand light scattering and trapping in nanostructured materials and design next-generation solar cells. He is also interested in transport of charge carriers across these solar cells and improving light coupling to increase the efficiency of photoinduced charge separation. Dr. He’s group is also currently involving in fundamental physical properties of the nanomaterials, such as the transport and switching behavior of 2D nanomaterials. The nanotechnology he developed has been transferred constantly to semiconductor and PV industry in Taiwan.

He has garnered over 2300 citations for a body of work over 120 peer reviewed journal articles with 28 of H factor over his career and had over 200 presentations in international conferences. His breakthrough researches have been highlighted over 50 times by various scientific magazines such as Nature, SPIE newsroom, IEEE SPECTRUM, EE Times, Semiconductor Today, Materials Today, Chemical & Engineering News, and Nano Today.

He is actively participating in the activities and services in scientific professional societies. Professor Jr-Hau He has been recognized internationally. He serves as a referee for numerous prestigious journals, and a chair, co-chair, and committee for national and international symposiums. He is a recipient of Ta-You Wu Memorial Award (similar to NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award in the US) (2014), Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer Award by Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering (2013) Outstanding Youth Award of Taiwan Association for Coating and Thin Film Technology (2012), Youth Optical Engineering Medal of Taiwan Photonics Society (2011), Distinguished Young Researcher Award of the Electronic Devices and Materials Association (2011), Prof. Jiang Novel Materials Youth Prize of International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) (2011), and the Exploration Research Award of Pan Wen Yuan Foundation (2008) and selected as a Member of the Global Young Academy (2011). He is a senior member of IEEE, OSA, and SPIE. The laboratory has graduated 5 PhD and 24 MS alumni to date. Visit his web for more information (​