Xiaobo Yin, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, mechanical engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder


2017 Moore Inventor Fellow

Xiaobo Yin, Ph.D.

Research Description

Xiaobo Yin’s invention involves a tailored optical metamaterial that can convert incident sunlight into longer wavelengths, which will dramatically increase the rate of photosynthesis and provide high-yield crop production. The aim of this invention is to develop engineering solutions for real-world environmental challenges.


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Ph.D., 2008
Stanford University


Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science, 2017.

DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2015.