JoelYang received his Master of Science (2005) and PhD (2009) degrees from theMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering andComputer Science. He is an Associate Professor in the Engineering ProductDevelopment pillar at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)and holds a joint appointment as Principal Scientist I at the Institute ofMaterials Research and Engineering (IMRE) of A*STAR. He is recognized forpioneering work in plasmonic color printing, achieving record-level printingresolution at 100,000 dpi and credited for the widely-used “salty-developer” toimprove the resolution of electron beam lithography. His research interestsinclude Nanoplasmonics, 2D and 3D printed nano optical design elements (NODE),and sub-10-nm resolution lithography. He serves as Associate Editor of ScienceAdvances, Associate Editor of Optics Express, and member of the EditorialAdvisory Board of ACS Photonics. He is Fellow of OSA The Optical Society, NRFInvestigator (class of 2020), and A*STAR Investigator (2010). His accoladesinclude the IPS Nanotechnology Medal and Prize (Institute of PhysicsSingapore), MIT Technology Review TR35 award, and the Singapore Young ScientistAward.


  • PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer  Science 2009
  • MSc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer     Science 2005
  • BEng, Nanyang Technological University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering 2003


  • Nano Optics, Nanophotonics, Nanoplasmonics, Plasmonic Color Printing
  • Nanofabrication at sub-10-nm dimensions, Electron-Beam Lithography
  • 3D Nanoprinting, Two-Photon Polymerization Lithography (TPL)