Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Xiaodong Yan is an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at the University of Arizona. He completed his BS in physics from Peking University, an MS in electrical engineering from University of Notre Dame and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Southern California. Following his doctorate, he was a postdoc in materials science and engineering at Northwestern University.
His research focuses on interdisciplinary study over novel nanomaterials and physics, nano-electronic device and mechanisms, and cutting-edge circuit and architectural designs for low-power applications including neuromorphic computing, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and internet of things. He is the author or co-author of more than 40 scholarly publications.
- PhD: Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Southern California, 2020
- MS: Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame, 2014
- BS: Physics, Peking University, China, 2011
- 2023—present: Assistant Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona
- 2021—2023: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University
Semiconductor devices and physics, nanofabrication, 2D materials, neuromorphic computing, quantum computing.
Nanofabrication process, semiconductor devices and physics, Quantum physics, materials for memory devices and neuromorphic computing.
- MHI Ph.D. Scholar in the Ming Hsieh Department of ECE at the University of Southern California
- Outstanding Volunteer of the 29th Olympic Games
- 48 paper publications, 1 patent