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Dr. (Fisher) Yumin Zhang, Ph. D.

Associate Professor
Office:  RH305


  • Ph.D.(08/00) Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
  • M.S. (07/97) Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
  • M.S. (06/89) Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou (China).
  • B. S. (07/86) Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing (China).


06/12 - Present

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
Southeast Missouri State University
Associate Professor

08/07 – 06/12

Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
Southeast Missouri State University
Assistant Professor

08/01 – 08/07

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Assistant Professor

09/00 – 08/01

Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Assistant Professor

03/96 – 08/00

Electrical Engineering Department
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Research and Teaching Assistant

  • Numerical simulation of semiconductor optical amplifier
  • Fabrication of grating structures with electron beam lithography
  • Numerical simulation of heterojunction bipolar transistors
06/98 – 12/98

Honeywell Technology Center, Minneapolis
Student Intern

  • Simulation of optical interconnection system
  • Test of optical interconnection system
12/89 – 07/95

Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (China)
Member of Technical Staff

  • Characterization of semiconductor heterostructures
  • Fabrication and test of semiconductor devices
  • Simulation of transport and optical process in semiconductor heterostructures

Research Interests

  • Semiconductor Physics and Devices
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Digital, Analog, RF/Microwave Circuits
  • Neural Network Circuits
  • Dynamic Systems


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE)
  • American Physics Society (APS)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) 2


Undergraduate Courses
  • Electromagnetism
  • Solid State Electronics
  • Communication Electronics
  • Electronic Circuits (Digital and Analog)
  • Thermodynamics
  • Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics
Graduate Courses
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • VLSI Design
  • CMOS Analog Integrated Circuits
  • RF/Microwave Circuit Design
  • Nanotechnology


Book Chapter
Chapter Title:
“Transport Process in Nanoscale Transistors”
Book Title:
Doped Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, American Scientific Publishers, 2010.
  1. ‘High frequency FinFET model’,
    J. Wang, C. Hutchens, J. Popp, J. Rowland and Y. Zhang,
    Electronics Letters, vol. 14, no. 7, pp. 83-84, March 2005.
  2. ‘Electrical Transport in Doped One-Dimensional Nanostructures’,
    Tan Li, Jianning Wang and Yumin Zhang,
    Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 5, pp. 1435, September 2005.
  3. ‘Monte Carlo Simulation of Noncubic Symmetry Semiconducting Materials and Devices’,
    K.F. Brennan, E. Bellotti, M. Farahmand, H. -E. Nilsson, P. P. Ruden, Yumin Zhang
    IEEE Tran. Electron. Dev. vol. 47, no. 10, 1882 (2000).
  4. ‘AlGaN/GaN Heterojunction Bipolar Transistor Structures-Design Considerations’,
    Yumin Zhang, Cheng Cai, and P. Paul Ruden,
    J. Appl. Phys. vol. 88, no. 2, 1067 (2000).
  5. ‘1.3 um Polarization-Insensitive Optical Amplifier Structure Based on Coupled Quantum Wells’,
    Yumin Zhang and P. Paul Ruden,
    IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 35, no. 10, 1509 (1999).
  6. ‘Experimental Study of Tunneling Escape through Double-Barrier Resonant Tunneling Structures’,
    Houzhi Zheng, Haifeng Li, Yumin Zhang, Yuexia Li, Xiaoping Yang, Penghua Zhang, Wei, Zhang,
    and Jinfa Tian, Phys. Rev. B, vol. 51, no. 16, 11128 (1995).
  7. ‘Parity and Wannier-Stark Localization in Type-II Superlattices’
    Yumin Zhang and Aimin Song,
    Physica Status Solidi (b), vol. 190, no. 1, K13 (1995).
  8. ‘Tunneling Escape Time of Electrons from a Quantum Well with G-X Mixing Effect’
    Yumin Zhang and Houzhi Zheng,
    Appl. Phys. Lett. vol. 65, no. 8, 1036 (1994).
  9. ‘Study on Tunneling Escape Time of Electrons from a Quantum Well in Multilayered
    Heterostructures’, Houzhi Zheng, Yumin Zhang, Haifeng Li and Yuexia Li,
    Superlattice and Microstructures, vol. 15, no. 2, 105 (1994).
  10. ‘Study on Electron Tunneling Escape Time from Quantum Well’,
    Yumin Zhang and Houzhi Zheng,
    Chinese Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, vol. 13, no. 1, 69 (1994).


Rhodes Hall 306
Department of Physics and Engineering Physics
One University Plaza, MS 6600
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701