Lih Y. Lin joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at the University of Washington in 2003. She received her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from UCLA. Then she joined AT&T Labs-Research as a Senior Technical Staff Member, working on micromachined technologies for optical switching and lightwave communication systems. In 2000, she joined Tellium, Inc. as director of Optical Technologies to co-lead their R&D effort on high-port-count MEMS optical crossconnects, where she had a sip of telecom start-up frenzy, was gladly terminated and happily found her next home back in academia. Her research projects in UW have involved nanophotonics with solution-processed materials, nanostructure-enhanced laser tweezers, bio-photonics and optical MEMS/NEMS. She has served on the technical program committee and as chair and co-chair of various technical conferences, and has served as guest editor for several journals in the field of photonics. She has over 90 journal publications, over 170 conference papers, 5 book chapters and 33 US patents. Lin was a recipient of the MIT Technology Review Award. She is a Fellow of IEEE and a member of the Optical Society of America.
Awards and Honors
- OSA Fellow, 2020.
- Best Scientific Poster Award, 9th NAMIS International Summer School on Nano and Micro Systems, 2015.
- IEEE Fellow, 2010.
- Outstanding Faculty Service Award, Electrical Engineering Department, University of Washington, 2009.
- Best Paper Award, Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense & Security (NANO-DDS) Conference, 2007.
- MIT Technology Review Award, 2003.
- IEEE Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young Electrical Engineer, Finalist, 2001.
- Outstanding Doctor of Philosophy (highest honor), UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Science, 1997.
- Perovskite Optoelectronics
- Nanostructure-Enhanced Laser Tweezers
- Quantum Dot Nanophotonics
- Micro-instrumentation by Optical MEMS
Please visit the Photonics Lab website for detailed descriptions and publications of our projects.
Selected journal publications from recent years. Please visit the Photonics Lab Publications website for a complete list of our journal publications.
- Chen Zou, Jiajiu Zheng, Cheng Chang, Arka Majumdar, and Lih Y. Lin, “Nonvolatile Rewritable Photomemory Arrays Based on Reversible Phase-change Perovskite for Optical Information Storage,” Advanced Optical Materials, 2019.
- Chen Zou, Lijun He, and Lih Y. Lin, “Vacuum-deposited Inorganic Perovskite Memory Arrays with Long-term Ambient Stability,” Physica Status Solidi RRL, 2019.
- Ethan G. Keeler, Chen Zou, and Lih Y. Lin, “Optically Accessible MEMS Resonant Mass Sensor for Biological Applications,” IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 28(3): 494-503, 2019.
- Chen Zou, Yuyin Xi, Chun-Ying Huang, Ethan G. Keeler, Tianyu Feng, Shihao Zhu, Lilo D. Pozzo, and Lih Y. Lin, “A Highly Sensitive UV-Vis-NIR All-inorganic Perovskite Quantum Dot Phototransistor Based on a Layered Heterojunction,” Advanced Optical Materials 1800324, 2018.
- Erin M. Sanehira, Ashley R. Marshall, Jeffrey A. Christians, Steven P. Harvey, Peter N. Ciesielski, Lance M. Wheeler, Philip Schulz, Lih Y. Lin, Matthew C. Beard, and Joseph M. Luther, “Enhanced Mobility CsPbI3 Quantum Dot Arrays for Record-efficiency, High-voltage Photovoltaic Cells,” Science Advances 3(10):eaao4204, 2017.
- Chun-Ying Huang, Chen Zou, Chenyi Mao, Kathryn L. Corp, Yung-Chi Yao, Ya-Ju Lee, Cody W. Schlenker, Alex K. Y. Jen, and Lih Y. Lin, “CsPbBr3 Perovskite Quantum Dot Vertical Cavity Lasers with Low Threshold and High Stability,” ACS Photonics 4(9):2281-2289, 2017.
- Jingda Wu and Lih Y. Lin, “Ultrathin (< 1 μm) Substrate-Free Flexible Photodetector on Quantum Dot-Nanocellulose Paper,” Scientific Reports 7:43898, 2017.
- Peifeng Jing, Jingda Wu, Gary W. Liu, Ethan G. Keeler, Suzie H. Pun, and Lih Y. Lin, “Photonic Crystal Optical Tweezers with High Efficiency for Live Biological Samples and Viability Characterization,” Scientific Reports 6:19924, 2016.