Dianmin Lin

EE Ph.D, Stanford University


I am currently a Senior Optical Scientist at Magic Leap Inc., a startup company working on augmented reality. I recently received my Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 2016, under the supervision of Prof. Mark Brongersma. My doctoral research is focused on flat optics based on dielectric gradient metasurfaces.


Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Sep. 2016
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, GPA 4.15/4.0
Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Mar. 2016
Stanford Ignite, Certificate Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Boston University, Boston, MA
May 2011
M.S., Electrical Engineering, GPA 3.93/4.0
Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Jul. 2008
B.E., Optoelectronic Engineering, GPA 90.5/100
Dianmin Lin


Google Scholar Citations [Link]
Dianmin Lin*, P. Fan*, E. Hasman, M. Brongersma, "Dielectric gradient metasurface optical elements", Science, 345, 298 (2014). [pdf] [Media]
Dianmin Lin, M. Melli, E. Poliakov, P. St Hilaire, S. Dhuey, C. Peroz, S. Cabrini, M. Brongersma, M. Klug, “Optical metasurfaces for high angle steering at visible wavelengths”, Scientific Reports, 7, 1 (2017). [pdf] [Media]
Dianmin Lin, A. Holsteen, E. Maguid, G. Wetzstein, P. Kik, E. Hasman, M. Brongersma, “Photonic Multitasking Interleaved Si Nanoantenna Phased Array”, Nano Letters, 16, 7671 (2016). [pdf]
Dianmin Lin, H. Tao, J. Trevino, J. Mondia, D. Kaplan, F. Omenetto, L. Dal Negro, "Direct Transfer of Subwavelength Plasmonic Nanostructures on Bioactive Silk Films", Advanced Materials, 24, 6088 (2012). [pdf]
J. Mondia, J. Amsden, Dianmin Lin, L. Dal Negro, D. Kaplan, F. Omenetto, "Rapid Nanoimprinting of Doped Silk Films for Enhanced Fluorescent Emission", Advanced Materials, 22, 4596 (2010). [pdf]


M. Brongersma, Dianmin Lin, P. Fan, E. Hasman, "Dielectric Metasurface Optical Elements or Flat Optical Elements", US Patent No. 9507064, granted on Nov. 29, 2016.


Dianmin Lin, P. Fan, E. Hasman, M. Brongersma, "Dielectric Gradient Metasurface Optical Elements", Oral presentation, MRS 2014 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 1, 2014
Dianmin Lin, P. Fan, E. Hasman, M. Brongersma, “Dielectric Metasurface Optical Elements”, Oral presentation, MRS 2013 Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Dec. 4, 2013
Dianmin Lin, P. Fan, M. Brongersma, “Engineering Phase in Scattering of Dielectric Optical Antennas”, Poster presentation, MRS 2013 Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April.3, 2013
Dianmin Lin, H. Tao, D. Kaplan, F. Omenetto, L. Dal Negro, “Nano-imprint of photonic-plasmonic nanostructures on bio-polymers”, Oral presentation, SPIE Optics and Photonics, San Diego, CA, Aug. 23, 2011

Honors & Awards

QEP Doctoral Research Prize, Insititue of Physics, 2017 [Media]
James F. and Mary Lynn Gibbons Scholarship, Stanford University, 2011-2012
Research Assistant Fellowship, Boston University, 2009-2011
Siemens A&D Scholarship, 2006;

Professional Memberships

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Society for Information Display (SID)
Optical Society of America (OSA);
The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE);
Materials Research Society (MRS).