Yi Xuan received his BS in Applied Chemistry from East China University of Science and Technology, and his PhD in Inorganic Materials from Tokyo Institute of Technology. After graduation, he joined the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan, where he had participated a national project (MIRAI project) for developing 45nm Si CMOS HKMG. He later joined Purdue University in 2005 as a post-doctoral researcher and has been working on various projects in the field of nanofabrication (semiconductor processing and nanotechnology), nanoelectronics (III-V MOSFETs, nanowire transistors, 2D materials and graphene, solar cells, and transparent and flexible-electronics etc.) and nanophotonics (plasmonics, microring resonators, 3D photonics, Si photonics, and SiN-based on-chip frequency combs etc.).
His current research focuses on developing novel biotechnologies for health care applications such as microneedle-based DNA/gene delivery for reprogramming cells, biosensors for monitoring the patient's body, novel biochips for cancer treatment and wound healing, etc.
He has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications including “Science,” “Nature Nanotechnology,” “Nature Photonics,” and “Nature Communications” with 6000+ citations. He is a member of IEEE and OSA.