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 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 California Institute of Technology in 2017. He then conducted postdoctoral studies at Caltech from 2017-2018. His B.S. thesis advisor is Prof. Yun-Feng Xiao (Peking University) and Ph.D. thesis advisor is Prof. Kerry Vahala (Caltech). He started his group at University of Virginia in 2018. Xu Yi is a recipient of NASA group achievement award in 2017, and Air Force AFOSR YIP award in 2020.

In his spare time, Xu is an amateur indoor rock climber, snowboarder, road biker, table tennis player and he is also interested in painting and photography.