Zhengwei Pan, Ph.D.


Invented material for warm-white LEDs

Phone: 706-542-4657
Fax: 706-542-8806


Riverbend South Research Building, Room 223
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
United States

Dr. Pan is an NSF CAREER Award recipient. He and his colleagues fabricated what is thought to be the world's first LED that emits warm white light using a single light emitting material, or phosphor, with a single emitting center for illumination.


Ph.D. in Material Science & Engineering, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China, 1997
M.S. in Material Science & Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, China, 1993
B.S. in Material Science & Engineering, Shandong University of Technology, China, 1990

Area of Specialty

  • Development of novel near-infrared persistent phosphors for defense and security, solar energy utilization, bio-imaging and optical information storage.  
  • Fabrication of new classes of rare-earth activated multicomponent nanowires and nanoparticles for advanced nanophotonics and warm-white LEDs.
  • Homo-epitaxial growth of graphene and fabrication of complex 3D graphene networks.
  • Synthesis of nanowires by developing new synthetic approaches and new catalysts.
  • Growth of carbon nanotubes and carbon nanotube-reinforced ceramic matrix composites for light-weight, high-strength and high-temperature applications.


Pan Group