Current DRL Members
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Current DRL Members



Sukong Chong
Google Scholar


Su Kong Chong is a condensed matter experimentalist who is searching for exotic quantum phenomena existing in topological matters. He is currently working on transport in hybrid topological, magnetic, and superconducting materials at DRL.



Gang Qiu
Google Scholar


Gang Qiu joined DRL in Jan 2020 as a postdoc researcher. He received his PhD degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in Dec. 2019. His current research involves exploring exotic physical phenomena in topological matters as well as designing and implementing novel quantum devices and spintronics.



Yang Cheng
Google scholar
Personal Site

Yang joined DRL in July 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher. He received his PhD degree in physics from Ohio State University. His current research focuses on spintronics and topological materials.




Hung-Yu Yang
Google scholar

Hung-Yu joined DRL in May 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher. He got his B.S. in Physics from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, and Ph.D. in Physics from Boston College. His research focuses on new phenomena in topological materials, such as Weyl-mediated transport and magnetism, and electron-phonon liquid in Weyl semimetals. He is currently exploring the device functionality of quantum materials.



Tao Qu

TAO QU (Member, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in physics from the University of Technology and Science of China, in 2009, the M.S degree in electrical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Minnesota, in 2013 and 2017, respectively. She held a postdoctoral position with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota. Her current research interests include magnetics, focusing on the fundamental theory, simulation, and microwave measurement of magnetization materials and dynamics, and their applications in spintronics and microwave/RF engineering.


  • Kin Wong


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 Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2018, and joined DRL as a PhD student in 2018 Fall. He is currently working on growth of thin films with molecular beam epitaxy (MBE).



Abdullah Alrasheed


PhD student in material science and engineering at UCLA . Worked as a Research specialist majored in Material Science and Engineering, Graduated from KFUPM. Three years employed by KACST Joint Center Excellence Program (JCEP). His research focuses on the design and fabrication of nanomaterial for electronic, optoelectronic and spintronic devices.




Malcom Jackson


Joined DRL in Fall 2019 as a PhD student in material science and engineering studying at UCLA. Obtained bachelor’s degree in Physics from CSUN. During my undergraduate research I focus on DFT modeling of magnetic thin film materials with spintronic applications. Future studies will be on the fabrication and design of novel magnetic films, specifically for applications in next generation memory devices. 



Hanshen Huang


Hanshen Huang is currently a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University and Master’s degree from UCLA. His research focuses on spin orbit torque and related topics.




Tianyi Wang 


Tianyi Wang joined DRL as a PhD student in 2020 Fall after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Physics from University of Science and Technology of China. He’s currently working on the simulation of skyrmion lattice with antidots.




Minzhang Chen


I am a PhD student in DRL, AI subgroup.







Ting-Hsun Yang

 Ting-Hsun Yang joined DRL as a PhD student in 2021 Fall after receiving his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from National Taiwan University. He’s currently working on two-dimensional materials.






Xiang Dong 


Xiang Dong joined DRL in Sep 2021 as a master student. He is working on MBE growth.




Qingyuan Shu 


Qingyuan Shu joined DRL as a Ph.D. student in 2021 after receiving his Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCLA. His research interest is in spin dynamics and spintronics-based applications.




Yuxing Ren 


Yuxing joined DRL in 2021 as a PhD student in Materials Science and Engineering. She received a B.S. degree in Physics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2018, and an M.S. degree in Materials Science from Cornell University in 2020. Before coming to DRL, she has spent 1 year working as a staff scientist in PARADIM MBE-ARPES platform at Cornell. Her research focus is MBE growth of  topological materials with world-record      quality, and the epitaxial mechanism for optimizing transport properties and device performances.





Yaochen Li 


Yaochen Li joined DRL as a PhD student in 2022 Fall. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics (and a double Bachelor’s degree in Econ) from Peking University. His research interests focus on novel phenomena in topological materials.


  • Hancheng (Samuel) Li



  • Mohammed Amer