Dr. Alex Yasha Yi (OSA Fellow, Ph.D, MIT), Professor of ECE (PhD program director)

Welcome to Integrated Nano Optoelectronics and Intelligent Micro Systems Laboratory!

We have a dynamic research team at University of Michigan, ECE (Electrical and Computer Engineering) department at dearborn campus, Lurie Nanofabrication at ann arbor campus. We have close collaboration with MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratory. 

Our research (> 13 US & International issued patents and 100 top journal publications) is focused on chip-scale integrated nano optoelectronics, photonics and electronics with applications on: 

Integrated micro sensors; Solid state on-chip Lidar for autonomous driving/UAVs/Robotics/IOTs; Photovoltaic cells/renewable energy; Telecommunications/5G/6G EM beam steering/phased array antenna; Biophotonics; Solid state lighting/LEDs/Lasers; and OptoMEMS.  

Our lab has been awarded a variety of projects from federal agencies and industries recently.

 We are recruiting: We are looking for highly motivated Ph.D students and Postdoc Associates, please send me an email if you are interested!

Tel: 313-583-6318
Fellow, OSA (the Optical Society of America)
Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, a Nature Research journal
Editorial Board Member for Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, a Springer Research journal
Associate Editor for North America region, IEEE Photonics Society Newsletter


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Ph.D., Electronics and Optoelectronics, June 2004

Peking University, Beijing

Master of Science

Nanjing University, Nanjing

Bachelor of Science

Professional Experiences

Professor, ECE&Lurie Nano Fabrication, University of Michigan, dearborn&ann arbor, MI, May 2018 - Present

Associate Professor, ECE&Lurie Nano Fabrication, University of Michigan, dearborn&ann arbor, MI, July 2013 - April 2018

Professor Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA September 2009 - Present

Asst. Professor, CUNY graduate center, NY, September 2009 - June 2013

Senior Research Scientist, 3M Central Research Laboratory, St. Paul, MN  September 2005 – August 2009 

President, MIT Association of Science and Technology, Cambridge, MA September 2002 - August 2004

Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, Cambridge, MA  June 2004 – August 2005 

Ph.D Research Assistant at MIT, Cambridge, MA September 1999 - May 2004 

Staff Research Assistant at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM,  September 1997 – August 1999