Xiaofang Yu

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stanford University



§  Ph.D. 2008 Applied Physics, Advisor: Shanhui Fan, Stanford University


§  B.S. 2001 Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, China

Research Experience:

§  2011.1 – current, Research Associate, Stanford University

Advisors: Prof. Shanhui Fan

Theoretical and experimental studies on wireless energy transfer with potential application to moving vehicles.


§  2002.6 – 2008.8, Research Assistant, Stanford University

Advisors: Prof. Shanhui Fan

Computational and theoretical studies on photonic crystals.


§  Herb and Jane Dwight Fellowship (2001-2004)

§  Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Student Abroad


§  X. Yu and S. Fan, "Bends and splitters for self-collimated beams in photonic crystals", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 83, pp. 3251-3, 2003. iew﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽﷽ and J. SnLauShin (cover letter, 145 citation)

§  X. Yu and S. Fan, "Anomalous reflection at photonic crystal interfaces", Physical Review E Rapid Communications, vol. 70, art. No. 036612, 2004.

§  Y. Jiao, X. Yu, S. Fan, and D. A. B. Miller, “Multimode interference device in 2-D non-uniform photonic crystal slab,” International Quantum Electronics Conference, San Francisco, May, 2004.

§  S. Fan, M. F. Yanik, X. Yu, J. Shin, and Z. Wang, “Photonic crystals: controlling spectral, spatial and reciprocal properties of light”, Integrated Photonics Research and Applications, 2005.

§  X. Yu and S. Fan, “Anomalous Modal Structure in a Waveguide with a Photonic Crystal Core”, Optics Letter vol. 31, pp. 742-745, 2006.

§  S. Fan, X. Yu, J. Shin, and W. T. Lau, “Controlling diffraction and waveguide modes by exploiting spatial dispersions in photonic crystals”, Photonic Crystals, Materials, Devices and Devices IV, Photonics West, San Jose, California, 2006.

§  X. Yu, X. Jiang and S. Fan, "Enhancing or suppressing self-focusing in nonlinear photonic crystals", Applied Physics Letters, vol. 90, art. No. 161124, 2007.

§  X. Jiang, C. Zhou, X. Yu, S. Fan, M. Soljacic, and J. D. Joannopoulos, “Interplay between supercollimation and nonlinearity: a novel method of controlling beams in photonic crystals”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 91, art. No. 031105, 2007.

§  S. Fan, X. Yu, J. T. Shen, and J. Shin, “Developments in Photonic Crystal Theory: Nonlinearity, Strong Correlation, and Non-Maxwellian Meta-Materials”, Integrated Photonics and Nanophotonics Research and Applications, 2007.

§  X. Yu, S. Sandhu, S. Beiker, R. Sassoon and S. Fan, “Wireless energy transfer with the presence of metallic planes”, Applied Physics Letters, vol. 99, ar. No. 214202 (2011). (news coverage in phys.org, Stanford news, CNET, KTSF etc)

§  X. Yu, T. Skauli, B. Skauli, S. Sandhu, P. B. Catrysse, and S. Fan, “Wireless power transfer in the presence of metallic plates: experimental results”, AIP advances 3, 062101(2013). (news coverage in phys.org, Science Daily, Nanowerk, Science Newsline etc )