On November 6, 2018, Liwei Lin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Co-Deputy Director of TBSI and Dr. A. William Flounders, Executive Director of Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory hosted the visit of Mr. YANG Hong, Vice Mayor of Shenzhen, to UC Berkeley. Vice Mayor Yang was accompanied by Mr. WANG Youpeng, Director General, Urban Planning, Land and Resources Commission of Shenzhen Municipality, Mr. ZHANG Xuefan, Director General, Housing and Construction Bureau of Shenzhen Municipality and Mr. QIAO Hengli, Director General, Bureau of Public Works of Shenzhen Municipality. Recognizing the increasing importance of Shenzhen, the UC Berkeley hosts and the Shenzhen delegation jointly expressed interest in exploring new opportunities for collaboration.
The Shenzhen delegation also toured the Marvell Nano-Fabrication Laboratory and the Semiconductor Optoelectronics Laboratory of Connie Chang-Hasnain, Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences and Co-Director of TBSI. Mr. Yang expressed interest in state of the art device fabrication technologies and advances in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSEL) for 3D sensing and in promoting such technologies in Shenzhen.