Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, AS&T Graduate Group Chair


380 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Berkeley, CA 94720-1760


Phone: (510) 643-0087
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Professor Yao's research interests are mainly focused on optical materials and nanophotonics, including the exploration of new material platforms, such as 2D materials, phase changing materials, etc., for applications in optoelectronics, metaphotonics, valleytronics and other emerging fields.