Fac/Staff profile

Ya Sha Yi
Ya Sha (Alex)
Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering


Ph.D., Electronics and Optoelectronics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

226 CIS
4901 Evergreen Rd
Dearborn, MI 48128


The group is performing dynamic research in the following areas:  Integrated nano electronic and  photonic materials and devices, photovoltaics&power related materials and devices, solar cells, light emitting diodes (LEDs), lasers, semiconducting materials and devices, high performance computation and large scale simulation, photonic crystals, plasmonics, optoelectronic sensor, biomedical imaging, display, integrated nanoelectronics/MEMS and renewable energy. We have wide collaborations with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, European Union, National Laboratories and big industry companies.

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Selected Publications

I have more than 80 journal papers, have edited one book, written three book chapters, and holds 11 U.S. patents and one international patent. Please see my personal website for updates: http://alum.mit.edu/www/yys

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Awards and Recognition

1. Presidential Fellowship, M. I. T
2. Rosenblith Fellowship, M. I. T
3. Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Technology
4. Excellent student scholarship of Academia Sinica
5. Guang Hua Prize of Peking University (the highest scholarship in Peking University).
6. Excellent student prize of Peking University
7. C.S.Wu Prize of Nanjing University
8. Member, IEEE, 2002-present
9. Senior Member, Optical Society of America, 2002-present
10. Member, American Physical Society, 1998-present
11. Member, Material Research Society, 2002-present


Member for
11 months 2 weeks