Weican (Vincent) Xiao

Weican (Vincent) Xiao


  • Lecturer, School of Technology
  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • ME, Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • MS, Engineering System, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO
  • BS, Semiconductor, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China


Dr. Weican Xiao joined the Electrical Engineering Technology program at Michigan Technological University in Fall 2013. Before joining Michigan Tech, Dr. Xiao worked as a postdoc at Norfolk State University using microwave power to convert tar to light hydrocarbon species. He also worked in Beijing as a process engineer for four years and one year in Shanghai as a senior device engineer.

Dr. Xiao's areas of expertise include diamond thin film fabrication using microwave plasma, GaN and SiC power semiconductor devices, and interferometry.

Research Interests

  • Diamond thin film fabrication
  • Microwave power system
  • Design, fabrication, characterization of semiconductor sensors and devices

Teaching Interests

  • Power systems
  • Digital/microprocessor basics
  • Programmable controllers
  • Electrical machinery
  • Electronic devices and circuits
  • Microelectronics
  • Solar cells