Prof. Juan Antonio ZAPIEN

PhD The Pennsylvania State University, USA
BSc UNAM, Mexico

Visiting address
Phone: +852 34427823

Author IDs

Research Interests/Areas

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology
Nano-photonics and nano-optoelectronics
Optical properties of materials
Nucleation and growth of thin films

Services in CityU

Core member, Center for Super-Diamond and Advanced Films (COSDAF), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P R China, 2007–present.

Double-diploma coordinator: Cotutelle-Agreement – Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec, Canada - City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P R China, 2012–present.

Programme Committee Member, Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hons) in New Media (BAS).

Services outside CityU

Member, American Vacuum Society, 2012 – present.

Member, SPIE, 2013 – present.

Member, MRS 2013 – present.

Member, Physical Society of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, P R China, 2007 – present.

Reviewer, Applied Physics Letters, 1999 – present.

Reviewer, Diamond and Related Materials, 2000 – present.

Reviewer, Vacuum, 2003 – present.

Reviewer, Optics Communications, 2004 – present.

Reviewer, Journal of Luminescence, 2006 – present

Reviewer, Physical Review B, 2007 – present

Reviewer, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2008 – present.

Reviewer, Chemical Physics Letters, 2010 – present.

Reviewer, Advanced Functional Materials, 2010 – present.

Reviewer, Langmuir, 2010 – present.

Reviewer, Materials Science & Engineering B, 2010 – present.

Reviewer, Journal of Crystal Growth, 2012 – present.

Reviewer, ACS nano, 2012 – present.

Reviewer, Optics Letters, 2012 – present.

Reviewer, Materials Science and Engineering B, 2010 – present.

Reviewer, Electrochimica Acta, 2011 – present.

Reviewer, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2011 – present.

Reviewer, Angewandte Chemie, 2010 – present.

Reviewer, Journal: Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2011 – present.

Reviewer, Electrochemistry Communications, 2011 – present.

Reviewer, Nanoscale, 2011 – present.

Reviewer, Crystal Growth & Design, 2011 – present.

Reviewer, Thin Solid Films, 2011 – present.

Reviewer, NanoACS, 2012 – present.

Reviewer, Applied Surface Science, 2012 – present.

Reviewer, Solar Energy, 2012 – present.

National Research Proposal Reviewer, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2014 – present.

National Research Proposal Reviewer, Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF), 2011 – present.

National Research Proposal Reviewer, National Research Council of Romania, 2011 – present.

Editor or Editorial Membership

Member, Editorial Board, Scientific Reports, Journal from Nature Publishing Group.

Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Experimental Spectroscopic Techniques.


Participating in or organising a conference/an event:

Chair of Symposium C for the 43th International Conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (43th ICMCTF), San Diego, USA, 25–29 April 2016.

Lead Organizer, First Mexico-China NANOMXCN workshop “Renewable Energy and Water Remediation”, Mexico, 14 – 22 August 2015. 

Talk or presentation:

"Hybrid Photonic and Plasmonic Nanostructures: modeling, characterization and applications", 22nd Winter International Scientific Conference on “Achievements in Mechanical and

Materials Engineering” Winter-AMME'2015, Zakopane, Poland, 6 – 9 December 2015.

"Nano-photonics for Ultra-sensitive chemical identification and quantification in food, biotechnology, security, and point-of-care applications", INNOVATION MATCH MX 2015 - 2016, Guadalajara, Mexico, 6 – 8 April 2016.

"Optical properties of low dimensional materials: photonic, plasmonic, and hybrid cavities and nanoresonators", NANOSMAT 2015, Manchester, United Kingdom, 13–16 September 2015.

Examination (for external institution):

External MPhil/PhD Examiner, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, 2012 – present.

External MPhil/PhD Examiner, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, P R China, 2012 – present.

External MPhil/PhD Examiner, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, P R China, 2011 – present.