Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Doctoral Candidate, 2014 - present

Energy conversion processes and devices between photons, phonons and electrons

Advisor: Prof. Gang Chen


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

S.M. Mechanical Engineering, 2012 - 2014

Masters Thesis: Electrically-Tunable Near-Field Thermal Radiaiton with Ferroelectric Materials, 2014


University of California, Los Angeles

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2008 - 2012

B.S., Applied Mathematics, 2008 - 2012


Journal Publications

1. S.V. Boriskina, J.K. Tong, Y. Huang, J.W. Zhou, V. Chiloyan and G. Chen, Enhancement and Tunability of Near-Field Radiative Heat Transfer Mediated by Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Thin Plasmonic Films, Photonics, 2, 659, 2015.

2. J.K. Tong, W.-C. Hsu, Y. Huang, S.V. Boriskina and G. Chen, Thin-film "Thermal Well" Emitters and Absorbers for High-Efficiency Thermophotovoltaics, Scientific Reports, 5, 10661, 2015.

3. Y. Huang, S.V. Boriskina and G. Chen, Electrically Tunable Near-Field Heat Transfer via Ferroelectric Materials, Applied Physics Letters, 105, 244102, 2014

4. J. Fang, C.B. Kang, Y. Huang, S.H. Tolbert, L. Pilon, Thermal Conductivity of Ordered Mesoporous Nanocrystalline Silicon Thin Films made from Magnesium Reduction of Polymer-templated Silica, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (23), 12926-12933

5. J. Fang, Y. Huang, C.M. Lew, Y. Yan, L. Pilon, Temperature Dependent Thermal Conductivity of Pure Silica MEL and MFI Zeolite Thin Films, Journal of Applied Physics 111 (5), 054910

6. T. H. Chen, J. J. Hsu, X. Zhao, C. Y. Guo, M. N. Wong, Y. Huang, Z. W. Li, A. Garfinkel, C.M. Ho, Y. Tintut, L. L Demer, Left-Right Symmetry Breaking in Tissue Morphogenesis via Cytoskeletal MechanicsCirculation research 110 (4), 551-559


1. Reinhold Rudenberg Fellowship, 2012 - 2013, MIT School of Engineering
2. Northrop Grumman Scholarhip, 2011 - 2012, UCLA Henry Samuli School of Applied Science and Engineering