Yifan Weng

Yifan Weng


I am a PhD student specializing in electronic and electrical engineering, with a primary focus on the generation and detection of Terahertz (THz) radiation using nonlinear optics techniques. 

In the practical realm, my work entails intricate micro- and nano- fabrication processes, where I utilize a diverse array of techniques including EBL, photolithography, PECVD, thermal deposition, ion milling, RIE, FIB, etc. These fabrication methods allow me to engineer precise optical structures tailored to harness the capabilities of nonlinear optical phenomena.

Research interests

  • Terahertz radiation
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Photo and e-beam lithography
  • Dry etching
  • Electron microscopy and spectroscopy


  • Beng (First class) - Mechatronics and Robotics engineering - University of Leeds
  • Msc (First class) - Electronics and Electrical engineering - University of Leeds

Research groups and institutes

  • Pollard Institute