Yifei Li

Yifei Li


University of Massachusetts Dartmouth


  • Member, TC-22 MICROWAVE PHOTONICS, Technical Committees**


Dr. Yifei Li is currently a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. His research is focused on photonic devices, photonic integrated circuit technologies and RF photonic systems. He received his MS (2001) and PhD (2003) in Electrical Engineering both from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. From 2003 to 2007, he was a research faculty with the Center for Microwave-Lightwave Engineering, Drexel University. He also held a senior microwave engineer position in a startup firm responsible for designing GaN HEMT transistors, SiC PIN diodes, RF high power amplifiers and control devices. In 2007, he joined the ECE Department of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where he is the director of the RF Photonics Lab. Dr. Li was a visiting faculty with the Optoelectronic Research Group in the University of California Santa Barbara. Dr. Li has four US patents in the area of RF Photonics. He has numerous publications in renowned technical journals and international conference proceedings. Dr. Li was a winner of European Microwave Association (EuMA) Young Scientist Prize (1st prize) during the 12th Colloquium on Microwave Communications held in Budapest, Hungary. He was a winner of 2008 DARPA MTO Young Faculty Award. As a PI or co-PI, Dr. Li has led  over 10 DoD grants as the PI.

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