DRL | Device Research Laboratory UCLA
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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: Nanoscale Energy Device Group, Molecular Beam Expitaxy (MBE) Group, Graphene Electronics/Semiconductor Spintronics Group, Spin Transfer Torque Magnetic Random Access Memory(STT-RAM)/Non-Volatile Magnonic Logic (NVL) Group, and Physical 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 15, 2017 

DRL paper “Chiral Transport along Magnetic Domain Walls in the Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect” has been accepted for publication in npj Quantum Materials.


November 1, 2017

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.



 October 30, 2017

The DRL paper authored by Dr. Igor Ovchinnikov and Prof. Kang L. Wang has been published in Modern Physics Letters B.

Read the paper here: Stochastic Dynamics and Combinatorial Optimization