2Dsymp Jie Yao

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Jie Yao

UC Berkeley


Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering


Prof. Jie Yao obtained his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2010 and conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University after that. He joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley as an assistant professor in 2013. His research interests are mainly focused on optical materials and nanophotonics, including metamaterials, plasmonics and photonic crystals. He is also developing novel 2D materials with ferroic responses for electronic and spintronic applications. Prof. Yao has won the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation and Early Career award from SPIE, the International Society of Optics and Photonics. He is also a Heising-Simons Faculty Fellow and a recipient of the Hellman Fellowship from the Hellman Foundation.