Rena Huang

Rena Huang
Associate Professor
Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering

Zhaoran (Rena) Huang joined the faculty of the department of Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering (ECSE) as an Assistant Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in October 2004. She received her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in December 2003. During her Ph.D. study, she explored the integration of high-speed optical interconnects using III-V thin film semiconductor devices and polymer waveguides. She worked at Microsystem Packaging Research Center (PRC) from January 2004 to September 2004 as a postdoc fellow where she led the effort in design and integration of an end-to-end optical interconnect on SOP substrate.


B.S., Optoelectronic Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, 1995
M.E., Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999
PhD, Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2003

Focus Area

optoelectronic devices, integration and packaging, 3-D integrated microsystems, lightwave circuits, integrated slow wave structures, photodetectors, electro-optic modulators, laser diodes

Selected Scholarly Works

T. Zhang, R. Micheloni, J. Q. Lu and Z. R. Huang, "3D Storage, Power Delivery and RF/Optical Transceiver - Case Studies of 3D Integration from System Design Perspectives", Proc. IEEE, Vol. 97, No. 1, pp. 161-174, Jan. 2009

S. Deng, T. G. Neogi, J. Novak, J. McDonald and Z. R. Huang, "Design of a short electro-optic modulator based on SiGe HBT structure", Opt. Express, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 1994-2001, Feb. 2010

J. Liao, J. Zeng, S. Deng, A. Boryssenko, V. Joyner and Z. R. Huang, "Packaging of dual-mode wireless communication module using RF/optoelectronic devices with shared functional components", IEEE Adv. Packag., Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 323-332, May, 2010

S. Deng and Z. R. Huang, "Design and analysis of transmission enhanced multi-segment grating in a MZI configuration for slow light applications," Opt. Express, Vol. 19, No. 8, pp. 3872-3884, Apr. 2011

T. G. Neogi, G. Niu, D. Connelly, J. D. Cressler and Z. R. Huang, "Design of a 250-Gbit/s SiGe HBT electrooptic modulator," IEEE Photon. J., Vol 3, No. 5, pp. 897-914, Oct. 2011