Xiaobo Yin, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, mechanical engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder - 2017 fellow


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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Moore Inventor Fellows Science University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Mechanical Engineering Back


Ph.D., 2008
Stanford University


Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science, 2017.

DARPA Young Faculty Award, 2015.