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. Lee A. Weinstein, Kenneth McEnaney, Elise Strobach, Sungwoo Yang, Bikram Bhatia, Lin Zhao, Yi Huang, Feng Cao, James Loomis, Svetlana V. Boriskina, Evelyn N. Wang, and Gang Chen. A Hybrid Electric And Thermal Solar (HEATS) Receiver for Efficient and Dispatchable Solar Electricity, Joule 2017. 

2. S.V. Boriskina, T. Cooper, L. Zeng, G. Ni,, J.K. Tong, Y. Tsurimaki, Y. Huang, L.Meroueh, G. Mahan, G. Chen, Losses in Plasmonics: from mitigating energy dissipation to embracing loss-enabled functionalities, invited in Advances in Optics and Photonics .


3. F Cao, Y Huang, L Tang, T Sun, SV Boriskina, G Chen, Z Ren. Toward a High Efficient Utilization of Solar Radiation by QuadBand Solar Spectral Splitting, Advanced Materials 28 (48), 10659-10663, 2016.


4. WC Hsu, JK Tong, MS Branham, Y Huang, S Yerci, SV Boriskina, G Chen. Mis-matched front and back gratings for optimum light trapping in ultra-thin crystalline silicon solar cells, Optics Communications  377,52-58


5. Heat meets light on the nanoscale, SV Boriskina, JK Tong, WC Hsu, B Liao, Y Huang, V Chiloyan, G Chen, Nanophotonics  Special Issue, 2016.


6. Hsu, W.-C., Tong, J. K., Liao, B., Huang, Y., Boriskina, S. V., and Chen, G. (2016). Entropic and Near-Field Improvements of Thermoradiative Cells. Scientic Reports , 6, 34837.

  Media Coverage: Nanowerk Spotlight, Energy generation from heat with a solar cell built backwards, October 2016.


7. 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.

8. 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.

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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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