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Current DRL Members


Gen Yin

Personal link , Google scholar


My research interest is to model, design and simulate the transport of charge, spin, heat and other elementary excitations in solid-state matter for the purposes of both fundamental understandings and device applications. My research covers devices of various material systems of different length scales: from microscopic (atomic-level) to mesoscopic (10-100nm), and to macroscopic (large bulk materials). My research contains both first-principles numerical simulations and analytical modeling. I closely collaborate with experimentalists, aiming to explain the observations and provide insights in the underlying principle.



Hao Wu

Google scholar


Hao Wu is a postdoctoral researcher in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He received his PhD degree in condensed matter physics from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017. His research interests include spin-orbit torque from topological insulators, spin Hall related phenomena, magnetic heterostructures and nanodevices, and spin transport in magnetic insulators.



Peng Deng

Google scholar


Peng Deng is a postdoctoral researcher in DRL. He is working on MBE growth.




Ziwei Dou

Personal Link


I am a condensed matter experimentalist graduated from Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. My research interests include (but not limit) to quantum electrical transport and scanning probe measurements in mesoscopic devices, emergent quantum excitations in materials such as topological insulators, superconductors, and 2D materials, and quantum computing and information.



Di Wu

Google Scholar


Di Wu joined DRL in Jan. 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher. He received his Ph. D degree in physics from Fudan University in 2017. From 2015.11 to 2016.08, He joined DRL as a visiting student. From 2017.08 to 2018.05, he joined SMIC (Shanghai) as a process integration engineer for developing 14-nm node COMS technique for FEOL and MOEL. His research interests include the potential applications (new memories and devices) based on voltage controlled magnetic anisotropy (VCMA) effect.


  • Kin Wong
  • Mark A. Zurbuchen
  • Na Ren

Hussamaldeen Saif Qasem



I’m a PhD student in DRL.




Qiming Shao

Personal link , Google scholar


I obtained my Bachelor degree from Tsinghua University before I came to UCLA as a Ph.D. student in 2013 Fall. I am working on emerging spintronic device and device physics based on two-dimensional materials, topological insulators, ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic insulators.so on.



Lei Pan

Google scholar


I’m a PhD student in DRL.




Albert Lee

Personal link , Google scholar


I’m a PhD student in DRL.



Yuxiang Liu

Personal link


I’m a PhD student in DRL.



Xiaoyu Che

Personal link , Google scholar


I’m a PhD student in DRL.




Seyed Armin Razavi

Google scholar


I’m a PhD student in DRL.



Shin Hung Tsai

Google scholar


I’m a PhD student in DRL.



Shiao-Po Tsai

Personal link


Tsai, Shiao-Po received his B.S. degree and M.S. degree in 2010 and 2012 from National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan. His current research interests include low-dimensional physics, magnetism, and spintronics. Outside of school, he enjoys hiking and cycling.



Quanjun Pan



I’m a PhD student in DRL.




Yingying Wu

Google scholar


Major in Physics for both Bachelor and Master of Philosophy degrees, Yingying now is a PhD candidate in EE department with a research focus on topological and low-dimensional materials, which covers the superconductivity, quantum transport, two-dimensional magnetism and so on.



Peng Zhang

Google scholar


Peng Zhang received his Bachelor degree in optical engineering major from Zhejiang University. He joined DRL in 2016, and now working on material growth with a research interest focused on topological materials and quantum transport, and so on.



Hao-Yuan Chang



Hao-Yuan is a Ph.D. student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. He works in the neuromorphic subgroup, investigating methods for engineering intelligent systems. His research interests includes artificial intelligence, machine learning, dynamical systems, and neuroscience.



Bingqian Dai



Bingqian Dai is a Ph.D. student in DRL. He received his M.S. degree in electrical engineering from UCLA in 2018. His research interests includes topological matters, low-dimensional materials, spintronics and so on..



Haoran He



I received my Bachelor degree in Material Science & Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2018. During my undergraduate research, I focus on Spin Hall Magnetoresistance in antiferromagnetic/ heavy metal system. My future research area might be spintronics and Spin Orbit Torque.




Lixuan Tai

Google scholar


Lixuan Tai received a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2018, and joined DRL as a PhD student in 2018 Fall. He is currently working on material growth with molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), and his research interest includes topological matters and topological quantum computing.


  • Farbod Ebrahimi
  • Gaili Wang
  • Baoshan Cui
  • Mohammed Amer
  • Min Zeng