Lan Yang

314-935-9543
lyang25@wustl.edu
Green Hall, Room 2120F

PhD, California Institute of Technology, 2005
MS, California Institute of Technology, 2000
MS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1999
BS, University of Science and Technology of China, 1997

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Affiliations

Lan Yang

Electrical & Systems Engineering

Edwin H. & Florence G. Skinner Professor

Expertise

Photonics, optical sensing, microresonators, lasers, non-Hermitian physics, parity-time symmetry in photonics

Research

Lan Yang is a fellow of The Optical Society and her research interests include fabrication, characterization and fundamental understanding of advanced nano/micro photonic devices with outstanding optical properties or novel features for unconventional control of light flow. Her group focuses on the silicon-chip-based, ultra-high-quality micro-resonators and their applications for sensing, lasing, nonlinear optics, environmental monitoring, biomedical research and communication. Her group has demonstrated the first on-chip micro-resonator-based particle sensors that can achieve not only detection but also size measurement of single nanoparticles one by one. Different materials with tailored chemical compositions and nanostructures are used in her research to achieve advanced micro/nano photonic devices with desired properties, such as nonreciprocal light transmissions in a parity-time-symmetric optical resonator system, an all-optical analog of an electronic diode that allows current flow in one direction.

Biography

Professor Yang joined the faculty at Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. She runs the Laboratory of Micro/Nano Photonics Research Group in the McKelvey School of Engineering.

In 2010, she earned a National Science Foundation CAREER Award and in 2011, she was honored by President Barack Obama with a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The early career award is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

Presidential Award Winner

In the News

 

 

Yang named 2020 IEEE Fellow https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Yang-named-2020-IEEE-Fellow.aspxYang named 2020 IEEE Fellow
Martin, Yang among most highly-cited researchers worldwidehttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Martin-Yang-among-most-highly-cited-researchers-worldwide.aspxMartin, Yang among most highly-cited researchers worldwide
Center for Quantum Sensors awarded NSF Quantum Leap Challenge seed granthttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Center-for-Quantum-Sensors-awarded-NSF-Quantum-Leap-Challenge-seed-grant.aspxCenter for Quantum Sensors awarded NSF Quantum Leap Challenge seed grant
‘We do research to help people’https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/We-do-research-to-help-people.aspx‘We do research to help people’
The Discoverer: Lan Yanghttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/The-Discoverer-Lan-Yang.aspxThe Discoverer: Lan Yang
Yang hosts Nature Communications photonics conference at WashUhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Yang-hosts-Nature-Communications-photonics-conference-at-WashU.aspxYang hosts Nature Communications photonics conference at WashU
Enabling ‘internet of photonic things’ with miniature sensorshttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Enabling-internet-of-photonic-things-with-miniature-sensors.aspxEnabling ‘internet of photonic things’ with miniature sensors
Vibrations at an exceptional pointhttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Vibrations-at-an-exceptional-point.aspxVibrations at an exceptional point
Breaking the laws of sciencehttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Breaking-the-laws-of-science.aspxBreaking the laws of science
A new trick for controlling emission direction in microlasershttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/A-new-trick-for-controlling-emission-direction-in-microlasers.aspxA new trick for controlling emission direction in microlasers
Stochastic resonance, chaos transfer shown in an optomechanical microresonator https://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/WashU-Engineering-lab-develops-novel-route-to-chaos-creation.aspxStochastic resonance, chaos transfer shown in an optomechanical microresonator
Engineers find a way to win in laser performance by losinghttps://engineering.wustl.edu/news/Pages/Engineers-find-a-way-to-win-in-laser-performance-by-losing.aspxEngineers find a way to win in laser performance by losing