Department of

Electrical Engineering

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Stuart Yin

Stuart Yin

Professor of Electrical Engineering

216 Electrical Engineering East

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-4256

E-mail: sxy105_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Optical Materials and Devices

Research Group: Optical Engineering Lab

Dr. Yin joined Penn State in 1997. He has published over 100 refereed journal papers in highly ranked optics journals, including Optics Letters, Optics Express, Applied Optics, Optical Engineering, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, and IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technologies. He also co-authored three advanced optics books: (1) Fiber Optics Sensors, Marcel Dekker, 2002, (2) Introduction to Information Optics, Academic Press, 2001, (3) Photorefractive Optics, Academic Press, 1999. He also presented over 100 original papers (over 10 invited papers) in a variety of optical professional meetings, including Optical Society of America (OSA) annual meetings, OSA topic meetings, The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) meetings, and other international optical conferences.


Ph.D. Penn State University, Electrical Engineering
M.S. Nankai University, China, Optical Engineering
B.S. Nankai University, China, Physics


Massive optical memories, medical optics, photo refractive materials, optical computing, and fiber-optic communications.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Penn State Engineerig Alumni Society Premier Research Award - 2010
Optical Society of America Fellow- 2007
International Society for Optical Engineering Fellow- 2004
Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Research Award - 2004