Xu Yi, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Courtesy Assistant Professor, Department of Physics 

Xu Yi is an Assistant 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. Xu Yi is a recipient of the NASA group achievement award in 2017, and Air Force AFOSR YIP award in 2020.

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


2022 Spring: Optical quantum electronics

2022 Fall: Solid State Devices