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Xu Yi, Ph.D.


Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Physics 

Xu Yi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Virginia.  He received his B.S. in Physics from Peking University in 2012 and received a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 2017. He then conducted postdoctoral studies at Caltech from 2017 to 2018. His B.S. thesis advisor is Prof. Yun-Feng Xiao (Peking University), and his Ph.D. thesis advisor is Prof. Kerry Vahala (Caltech). He started his group at the University of Virginia in 2018 and was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 2023. Xu Yi is a recipient of the NASA group achievement award in 2017, Air Force AFOSR YIP award in 2021, and NSF CAREER award in 2023.

In his spare time, Xu enjoys indoor rock climbing, snowboarding, road biking, and table tennis, and he is also interested in painting and photography.


2023 Fall: Quantum for engineers.

2022 Spring: Optical quantum electronics

2022 Fall: Solid State Devices

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