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


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.


In the website you will find our research activities in the following subgroup areas: Topological Insulator Group, Spintronics Group, Neuromorphics Group and Magnetic AI (Artificial Intelligence) Group

We encourage you to find out more about us by taking some time to browse our site and learning more about our research, our members and their work as well as potential opportunities to work and collaborate with us. You will also find information on our facilities.


Our research has leverage from several nation-wide centers: the Western Institute of Nanoelectronics (WIN), KACST/California Center of Excellence in Green Nanotechnology (KACST), for which Professor Kang L. Wang is the Director. Our research also benefits from excellent infrastructure support of the California NanoSystems Institute (C(n)SI).


Please visit us frequently for updates on our research breakthroughs and more exciting news that may come our way. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.



November 13, 2020: Prof. Kang Wang ranks among world’s most-cited researchers

Prof Kang L. Wang is named among the world’s most influential scientific researchers by the Web of Science Group. Congratulations!

In its annual list, the Web of Science Group, which is a Clarivate Analytics company, names the most highly cited researchers — those whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers published from 2008 through 2018 in 21 fields across the sciences and social sciences. “The Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list from the Web of Science Group contributes to the identification of that small fraction of the researcher population that contributes disproportionately to extending the frontiers of knowledge and gaining for society innovations that make the world healthier, richer, more sustainable, and more secure,” according to Web of Science Group.


See news here.

April 19, 2018: DRL member Hao-Yuan Chang received the 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship


Congratulations to Hao-Yuan Chang for winning the 2018 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship with 3 years support. See details here

April 18, 2018: Prof. Kang Wang recieved 2018 Magnetism Award and Néel Medal


Congratulations to Kang L. Wang for winning the 2018 Magnetism Award and Néel Medal for “the discovery of chiral Majorana fermions and outstanding contributions to topological spintronics.”



See news here.

April 16, 2018: DRL member Xiang Li successfully defending his PhD


Congratulations to Xiang Li for successfully defending his PhD on “Interface Engineering of Voltage-Controlled Embedded Magnetic Random Access Memory”.

April 10, 2018: DRL member Aryan Navabi successfully defending his PhD


Congratulations to Aryan Navabi for successfully defending his PhD on “Control of Spin-Wave Damping in Frequency Selective Limiters Using Spin Currents from Topological Insulators”.

February 6, 2018: DRL paper included in the annual highlights of 2017 in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter


DRL paper “Interface electronic structure at the topological insulator–ferrimagnetic insulator junction” has been included in the annual journal highlights, in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

November 1, 2017: Dr. Kinam Kim promoted to President of the Device Solutions Division of Samsung Electronics Co.


Congratulations to Dr. Kinam Kim who has been promoted to President of the Device Solutions Division of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


Dr. Kim earned his PhD in Electrical Engineering at UCLA in 1994 under the supervision of Prof. Kang Wang.  He is also the president of the Korea Printed Electronics Association, the Vice-Chair of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and a member of the Board for the International Printed Electronics Association.