The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) has named Professor of Mechanical Engineering Xiaobo Yin as a Fellow. Fifty-eight SPIE members were introduced as Fellows in 2022, joining more than 1,600 society Fellows worldwide. Yin is also a Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA), both honors for his research in nano-optics and its scalable uses for energy and sustainability.
According to the society, Fellows are Members of distinction who have made significant scientific and technical contributions in the fields of optics, photonics, and imaging. They are honored for their technical achievement and for their service to the optics community.
Prof. Yin has published more than 100 journal articles and he is one of the World’s Most Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics. He was a recipient of the DARPA Young Faculty Award, the Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science (MRS), and the Moore Inventor Fellow (Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation). His work on passive radiative cooling was named as one of the Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2017 by the Institution of Physics (IOP). His current research includes understanding the fundamentals of light-matter interaction at various spatial-temporal scales and/or under different extreme conditions, and deploying innovative optical materials/structures for energy and sustainability through scalable and sustainable manufacturing technology.
Professor Yin will be acknowledged as a new Fellow during the SPIE symposium of his choice this year.