Prof. Xiaobo Yin received his BS and MS in Physics from Nanjing University in 1998 and 2001, respectively, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2008. From 2013 to 2021, he was an Assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics, then Associate Professor with tenure, and the Bruce S. Anderson Faculty Fellow of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Previously, he was a Research Assistant Professor at the Stanford Photonics Research Center at Stanford University and the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of California Berkeley, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He joined the University of Hong Kong as a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in December 2021.
Prof. Yin’s team conducts both fundamental and applied research on a broad range of topics, ranging from nano-optics and optical metamaterials, acoustics and photoacoustics, imaging and spectroscopies, materials and manufacturing technology for energy and sustainability. His current research includes (i) understanding the fundamentals of energy-matter interaction at various spatial-temporal scales and/or under different extreme conditions, and (ii) developing scalable and sustainable manufacturing technologies to deploy innovative materials/structures for various applications in the climate-water-energy-food nexus.