Young-Ik Sohn

Young-Ik Sohn

Graduate Student Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Young-Ik  Sohn


Bachelor of Science, Seoul National University (Seoul, South Korea)

Master of Science, Stanford University (Stanford, USA)


Young-Ik received his B.S. with Summa Cum Laude in Electrical Engineering, from Seoul National University in 2009. After graduation from college, he moved to the U.S. and received M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2011. At Stanford, he worked on the integration of nanophotonic devices with optical MEMS in the Solgaard group, Stanford Microphotonics Lab. In 2012 summer, he joined Lončar group as a PhD student. His current research topic is solid-state qubits in nanomechanical devices.

He is a recipient of Korea Foundation For Advance Studies Graduate Student Fellowship.

Journal Publications:

  • Y.-I. Sohn, M. J. Burek, V. Kara, R. Kearns, and M. Loncar, “Dynamic actuation of single-crystal diamond nanobeams,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 107, no. 24, pp. 243106–6, Dec. 2015.

  • V. Kara, Y.-I. Sohn, H. Atikian, V. Yakhot, M. Lončar, and K. L. Ekinci, “Nanofluidics of Single-Crystal Diamond Nanomechanical Resonators.,” Nano Lett, vol. 15, no. 12, pp. 8070–8076, Dec. 2015.

  • S. Meesala*, Y.-I. Sohn*, H. A. Atikian, S. Kim, M. J. Burek, J. T. Choy, and M. Loncar, “Enhanced strain coupling of nitrogen vacancy spins to nanoscale diamond cantilevers,” 04-Nov-2015.

  • P.-C. Hui, D. Woolf, E. Iwase, Y.-I. Sohn, D. Ramos, M. Khan, A. W. Rodriguez, S. G. Johnson, F. Capasso, and M. Loncar, “Optical bistability with a repulsive optical force in coupled silicon photonic crystal membranes,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 103, no. 2, pp. 021102–6, 2013.

Conference Presentations:

  • S. Meesala, Y.-I. Sohn, H. A. Atikian, M. J. Burek, S. Kim, J. Choy, and M. Loncar, “Strain coupling of diamond nitrogen vacancy centers to nanomechanical resonators,” CLEO: 2015 (2015), paper FTh3B.4, p. FTh3B.4, May 2015.

  • Young-Ik Sohn, Marko Lončar, “Free-standing Nanostructures in Single-crystal Quartz”, EIPBN, San Diego, CA, May 27, 2015