Northwestern University Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

Center for Photonic Communication and Computing

Siyuan Shi


Siyuan graduated with a bachelor's degree in physics from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). He enrolled in the department of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University in 2011.


Currently working on photon-pair generation in biological molecules.


  1. S. Shi, A. Thomas, N. V. Corzo, P. Kumar, Y.-P. Huang, and K. F. Lee,  “Broadband photon pair generation in green fluorescent proteins through spontaneous four-wave mixing,” Sci. Rep. 6, 24344 (2016).

  2. S. Shi, A. Thomas, N. V. Corzo, P. Kumar, Y.-P. Huang and K. F. Lee, "Generation of photon pairs in green fluorescent protein," paper FW1C.3, Frontiers in Optics (2014)

  3. A. Thomas, S. Shi, N. V. Corzo, J. B. Altepeter, Y. Huang, and P. Kumar, “Biological source of correlated photon pairs.” in CLEO: 2014,  OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper JW2A-110.

  4. A. Thomas, Y. Huang, T. M. Rambo, S. Shi, J. B. Altepeter, and P. Kumar, “Direct measurement of third-order nonlinearity of green fluorescent protein” in CLEO: 2013, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JW2A-01.


Student office: M346
Phone: 847-467-2261
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