Welcome to Device Research Laboratory at UCLA’s Electrical Engineering Department

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Under the directorship of Prof. Kang L. Wang, Raytheon Chair Professor of Physical Science and Electronics, DRL’s Mission is to investigate new ideas and to develop innovative methods that will continue to push the frontier and shape the future of nanoelectronics and information processing platforms. Our group pursues frontier research in the fields of nanoelectronics and nanoarchitectures, spintronics and nanomagnetics; nanoscale science, devices and quantum systems; nonvolatile electronics and low dissipation devices; molecular beam epitaxy; optoelectronics and solar cells.

Latest News

  • March 10, 2014: Juan Alzate has been selected as one of the five finalists for the Best Student Presentation Award of Intermag 2014.
  • March 6, 2014: DRL team demonstrates low-power electric-field-induced spin wave generation using multiferroic devices.
  • February 19, 2014: DRL welcomes visiting researchers Prof. Kui-Qing Peng from the Beijing Normal University, Idris Candan from the Middle East Technical University, and Po-Hao Tseng from the National Taiwan University.
  • Jan 10, 2014:  DRL alumn Caifu Zeng has joined SanDisk as a Senior Device Engineer.
  • Jan 3, 2014We welcome Visiting Scholars Prof. Minghua Li and Prof. Junjie Qi to DRL.  Both Prof. Li and Prof. Qi join us from the University of Science and Technology Beijing.
  • Jan 3, 2014: DRL alumnus Prof. Yong Wang of Zhejiang University was rewarded the 2013 Qiu Shi Outstanding Young Scholar Award from the Qiu Shi Science and Technology Foundation.
  • Jan 2, 2014: The paper Electric Field Induced Domain-Wall Dynamics: Depinning and Chirality Switchinghas been selected as an Editors’ Suggestion in the December 2013 issue of Physical Review B.
  • Dec 13, 2013DRL contributes to undergraduate diversity education: During the Fall 2013 quarter four undergraduate students (Gabriella Bustamante, Luis Lino, Jared Aguayo and Alejandro Rioja) from underrepresented minorities joined the Device Research Laboratory as freshman students to carry a quarter-long project studying the feasibility of spintronics as an emerging technology for future memories in computation. The undergraduates are part of the Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) in UCLA and are expected to follow majors in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
  • Dec 1, 2013: Visiting scholar Prof. Feng Nian from the Beijing Inst. of Radio Metrology and Measurement has joined the DRL group
  • Dec 1, 2013: DRL welcomes visiting scholar Prof. Baolu Guan from the Beijing University of Technology
  • Dec 1, 2013: Farbod Ebrahimi has joined the DRL group as a Visiting Scholar.
  • DRL Alumnus Dr. Mirko Poljak received two awards by the Dean and Faculty Council of Electrical Engineering and Computing. Josip Loncar Award for Outstanding PhD Thesis and Faculty Science Award for Research Achivements.
  • DRL Alumnus Prof. Shoou-Jinn Chang has been elected as an IEEE Fellow effective Jan 1st 2014 for contributions to nanoscale photonic, electronic, and sensing devices.
  • Visiting scholar Dr. Wenping Zhou from the Inner Mongolia University has joined the DRL group
  • DRL welcomes visiting scholar Dr. Yonggang Zou from the Changchun University of Science & Technology, China
  • Visiting scholar Dr. Wenqin Zou from Nanjing University, China has joined the DRL group

Latest Publications