Jie Yao

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Jie Yao

Affiliated Faculty


Next-Generation Devices


Dr. Jie Yao is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and chair of the AS&T Graduate Group.

Dr. Yao obtained his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2010 and conducted postdoctoral research at Stanford University before joining the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at UC Berkeley as an assistant professor in 2013.

Dr. Yao’s 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.

Dr. Yao received 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.