Current DRL Members
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Current DRL Members


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.




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.



Christopher Eckberg
Google Scholar


Chris Eckberg joined DRL in July 2019 after receiving his PhD in physics from the University of Maryland. His research focus is the study of superconducting and magnetic proximity effects in topological insulators.



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.


  • Kin Wong

Albert Lee
Personal link , Google scholar


I’m a PhD student in DRL.



Yuxiang Liu
Personal link


I’m a PhD student in DRL.



Seyed Armin Razavi
Google scholar


I’m a PhD student in DRL.



Quanjun Pan


I’m a PhD student in DRL.




Yingying Wu
 Personal link, 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 molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) thin films growth with a research interest focused on magnetic proximity effect 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 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. 



  • Farbod Ebrahimi
  • Tian Yu
  • Gaili Wang
  • Mohammed Amer
  • Shuxiang Wu
  • Xiaoyang Liu
  • Shijie Xu
  • Raahul Jagannathan