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Sui Yang

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Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6106
Biography: 

Sui Yang is an assistant professor in Materials Science and Engineering in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) at Arizona State University. He obtained his PhD in Applied Science and Engineering (Major: Materials Science and Engineering) at the University of California, Berkeley working with Professor Xiang Zhang where he also completed his postdoctoral study. Prior to his appointment at ASU, he worked as a research scientist and manager at the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC) at the University of California, Berkeley. His current research centers on light-matter interactions bridging materials science, nanoscience, optical physics and engineering. His research has been published in journals such as Nature, Science and Nature Nanotechnology, receiving wide media coverage from Nature.com, Science News, Scientific American, Physics World, Phys.Org, R&D Magazine, Photonics World, and various other media sources.

Selected Recognitions:

  • Rising star of Light
  • Microsystem & Nanoengineering Young Scientist Award 
  • Reaxys Ph.D. Prize

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Education: 

Ph.D. University of California Berkeley 2015

Research Interests: 

Our research centers on light-matter interactions bridging materials science, nanoscience, optical physics and engineering. We strive to bring scientific solutions to our world through materials innovations. Our interests include:

  • Metamaterials and Nanostructures
  • Photonics and Optoelectronics
  • Quantum Matter and Device
  • Composites and Heterostructures
  • Materials Chemistry and Physics
Spring 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
MSE 420Physical Metallurgy
MSE 514Physical Metallurgy
Professional Associations: 
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • American Physical Society (APS)
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)
Work History: 
  • Assistant Professor, Materials Science and Engineering, SEMTE, Arizona State University (2021-present)
  • Research Scientist and Research Manager, Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), University of California, Berkeley (2018-2020)
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and University of California, Berkeley (2016-2018)