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Xu Yi

Assistant Professor
Unit: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Department: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office location and address
351 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
B.S. Peking University 2012
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology 2017
Biography

Xu Yi is an incoming 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 Ph.D. in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology in 2017. Xu Yi’s research is focused on the physics and applications of photonics resonators and optical frequency combs. He also extends his work to many interdisciplinary areas, including astronomy, spectroscopy, microwave photonics and etc. Dr. Yi is a recipient of NASA group achievement award in 2017 for exploring comb-based calibration system for exoplanet detection.

Photonically Driven mm-Wave Communication Platform
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
August 01, 2020 – July 31, 2024
Symbiotic Pockels Solitons: microcavity solitons in normal dispersion regime
Source: U.S. DOD - Air Force - Afosr
July 01, 2021 – June 30, 2024
AS-PHYS RAISE-EQuIP: Quantum mux/demux: the quantum optical frequency comb as a scalable quantum encoding resource
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
October 01, 2018 – September 30, 2022
PATRONUS: Photonic Analog Transmitter On Nitride Unified Systems
Source: Quintessent Inc.
September 02, 2020 – March 02, 2022
Microcomb Soliton Applications to Precision Timing & Microwave Generation
Source: California Institute of Technology
September 12, 2018 – September 11, 2021
ECE 3103: Solid State Devices
Credits: 3
Analyzes the basics of band theory and atomic structure; charge-transport in solids; current voltage characteristics of semiconductor devices, including p-n junction diodes, bipolar transistors, Schottky diodes, and insulated-gate field-effect transistors; electron emission; and superconductive devices. Prerequisite: ECE 2630.
ECE 3501: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–5
A third-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
ECE 3502: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–5
A third-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
PHYS 3559: New Course in Physics
Credits: 3
Independent study supervised by a faculty member, culminating in a written report, essay, or examination. May be repeated for credit.
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 4501: Special Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 1–4
A fourth-level undergraduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the course offerings. The topic usually reflects new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests.
PHYS 5559: New Course in Physics
Credits: 1–4
New course in the subject of physics
ECE 6501: Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
Credits: 3
A first-level graduate course covering a topic not normally covered in the graduate course offerings. The topic will usually reflect new developments in the electrical and computer engineering field. Offering is based on student and faculty interests. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
ECE 9897: Graduate Teaching Instruction
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral students.
ECE 9999: Dissertation
Credits: 1–12
Formal record of student commitment to doctoral research under the guidance of a faculty advisor. May be repeated as necessary.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.

NASA Group Achievement Award 2017