University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D., Applied Physics (Candidate, expected ~2021)
Master of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (2017)

University of Maryland, College Park
Bachelor of Science, Physics (2014)


  1. Self-Hybridized, Polarized Polaritons in ReS2 Crystals
    R. Gogna, L. Zhang, and H. Deng, ACS Photonics 7, 3328 (2020).
  2. Large Enhancement of Second-Harmonic Generation in MoS2 by One Dimensional Photonic Crystals
    Z. Zhang, L. Zhang, R. Gogna, Z. Chen, and H. Deng, Solid State Communications 322, 114043 (2020).
  3. Twist-Angle Dependence of Moiré Excitons in WS2/MoSe2 Heterobilayers
    L. Zhang, Z. Zhang, F. Wu, D. Wang, R. Gogna, S. Hou, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, K. Kulkarni, T. Kuo, S. Forrest, and H. Deng, Nature Communications 11, 5888 (2020).
  4. Photonic Crystals for Controlling Strong Coupling in van der Waals Materials
    R. Gogna, L. Zhang, Z. Wang, and H. Deng, Optics Express 27, 22700 (2019).
  5. Highly Valley-Polarized Singlet and Triplet Interlayer Excitons in van der Waals Heterostructure
    L. Zhang, R. Gogna, W. Burg, J. Horng, E. Paik, Y. Chou, K. Kim, E. Tutuc, and H. Deng, Physical Review B 100, 041402 (2019).
  6. Interlayer Exciton Laser with Extended Spatial Coherence in an Atomically-Thin Heterostructure
    E. Paik, L. Zhang, W. Burg, R. Gogna, E. Tutuc, and H. Deng, Nature 576, 80 (2019).
  7. Photonic-Crystal Exciton-Polaritons in Monolayer Semiconductors
    L. Zhang, R. Gogna, W. Burg, E. Tutuc, and H. Deng, Nature Communications 9, 713 (2018).
  8. What is the Best Planar Cavity for Maximizing Coherent Exciton-Photon Coupling?
    Z. Wang, R. Gogna, and H. Deng, Applied Physics Letters, 061102 (2017).
  9. Selective Collapse of Nonlinear Time Reversed Electromagnetic Waves
    S. Roman, R. Gogna, and S.M. Anlage, IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference, 1 (2016).


  1. University of Michigan Applied Physics Fellowship (2015-2017)
  2. University of Maryland Summer Scholars Research Fellowship (2014)