Edward T. Yu

Edward T. Yu

Professor, University of California, San Diego

Increasing efficiency of photovoltaics via surface plasmon polariton scattering effects in metallic nanostructures

Edward Yu received his A.B. (summa cum laude) and A.M. degrees in Physics from Harvard University in 1986, and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1991. In September 1992, following a one-year postdoctoral appointment at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY, he joined the faculty of the University of California, San Diego as Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and Professor in 1998. Professor Yu has been the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award (1995), an ONR Young Investigator Award (1995), an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1995), and the UCSD ECE Graduate Teaching Award (1997). He has served on numerous conference organizing committees and currently serves as General Chair/Past Program Chair of the TMS Electronic Materials Committee and Electronic Materials Conference, and Fellow of the DARPA Defense Sciences Research Council (DSRC). He has served as past Division Chair and Program Chair of the AVS Nanometer-Scale Science and Technology Division, and is an alumnus of the 2000-01 Defense Sciences Study Group (DSSG). He has been a Symposium Organizer for the 1998 and 2001 Spring Meetings and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society.

At UCSD Professor Yu directs a research laboratory concerned generally with the characterization, understanding, and application of physical phenomena and of material and device properties at nanometer to atomic length scales. Current research interests in his group include III-V nitride heterostructure materials and device physics; scanning probe characterization of advanced electronic materials and devices; solid-state nanoscience and nanotechnology; and photovoltaics and other technologies for energy generation. The results of his research have been reported in over 140 refereed journal and conference publications and over 160 conference and seminar presentations.

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