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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.




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
  • Mark A. Zurbuchen
  • Na Ren

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.



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 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).

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