People

Welcome to Rui Yang group! We keep seeking talented, enthusiastic and hard-working students who would like to work on emerging nanoscale sensing and computing devices and integrated systems in the Post Moore era.

Principle Investigator (PI)

Rui Yang, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Ph.D. Advisor (2022-pres), Electrical Engineering, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Advisor (2018-2022), Electrical Engineering, UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
Postdoc, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, CA, USA (2016-2018) Advisor: Prof. H.-S. Philip Wong and Prof. Jonathan Fan
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, USA (2016) Advisor: Prof. Philip X.-L. Feng
Awards:
(1) Excellent class tutor award
(2) 2DM Emerging Young Scientist Award from 2024 International Forum on Graphene
(3) Excellent Young Scientist Award from the 3rd National Conference on Electronic Information Materials and Devices, 2024.
(4) Scientific Innovation Award from the 2nd Symposium on Smart Materials and Optoelectronic Devices, 2024.
(5) 2023 Shanghai “Rising Star” Program
(6) UM-SJTU JI 2023 Research Excellence Award
(7) 2019 Shanghai Sailing Program
(8) 2019 “Cutting-Edge Technology Junior Faculty Award” Organized by China Association for Science and Technology
(9) 2019 Forbes China “30 Under 30” Award in Science Category
(10) Young Scientist Award in Microsystems & Nanoengineering Summit 2019 (MINE 2019)
(11) Ruth Barber Moon Award (2015)
Funding Sources:
(1) National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
(2) National Excellent Young Scientist Funding
(3) Shanghai Science and Technology Committee (STCSM), Natural Science Project General Program
(4) Lingang Laboratory Open Research Funding
(5) Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST) National Key Research and Development Project
(6) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Major Frontier Exploration Program
(7) Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Laboratory Research Funding
Editorial Member:
(1) Associate Editor of Microsystems & Nanoengineering
(2) Associate Editor of Micro & Nano Letters
(3) Reviews Editor of Nanotechnology
(4) Editorial Board Member of Chip

Ph.D. Students

Pengcheng Zhang

Ph.D. Student from Fall 2019
B.S. from Sichuan University in 2019
Research Area: Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) based on 2D materials

Yueyang Jia

Ph.D. Student from Spring 2021
M.S. Student from Fall 2019 to Spring 2021
B.S. from UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2019
Research Area: Nonvolatile memories and in-memory computing devices and integrated systems

Maosong Xie

Ph.D. Student from Fall 2020
Field Application Engineer in Hangzhou Semitronix Corporation from 2019 to 2020
Master Degree from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2019
Bachelor Degree from Hefei University of Technology (HFUT) in 2017
Research Area: Memory devices based on 2D materials, with coupling to mechanics and optoelectronics

Jianyong Wei

Ph.D. Student from Fall 2020
Master Degree from Zhengzhou University in 2020
Bachelor Degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2015
Research Area: Optoelectronic and memory devices based on 2D materials

Yijian Zhang

Ph.D. Student from Fall 2021
B.S. from Dalian University of Technology in 2021
Research Area: In-memory computing device and circuit design

Zuheng Liu

Ph.D. Student from Spring 2022
M.S. Student from Fall 2020 to Spring 2022
B.S. from UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2020
Research Area: Functional 2D NEMS devices

Zhentao Lian

Ph.D. Student from Fall 2020 (Joined our group in 2022)
Marketing in Keboda Technology Co. Ltd. from 2019 to 2020
Master Degree from East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) in 2019
Bachelor Degree from China University of Petroleum (UPC) in 2016
Research Area: Optoelectronic and memory devices based on 2D and 0D materials

Xueqin Yang

Ph.D. Student from Fall 2023
Device engineer in Gigadevice Semiconductor Inc. from 2021 to 2023
M.S. from Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2021
B.S. from Hohai University in 2018
Research Area: Ferroelectric memory and its application in neuromorphic computing

Shuai Yuan

Ph.D. Student from Fall 2023
B.S. from ShanghaiTech University in 2023
Research Area: 2D NEMS Physical Properties and Applications

M.S. Students

Jiahao Sun

M.S. Student from Fall 2021
B.S. from UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2021
Research Area: Neuromorphic computing circuit design based on emerging memories

Minliang Shen

M.S. Student from Fall 2022
B.S. from UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2022.
Research Area: Nanoscale devices for memory, selector and neuromorphic computing

Xiaoyu Guo

M.S. Student from Fall 2023
B.S. from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2023
Research Area: Memory and neuromorphic computing devices based on new materials

Undergraduate Researcher

Yuzhuo Liu

Incoming Ph.D. student starting Fall 2024
Undergraduate student from UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Research Area: Emerging memory and computing devices and systems

Alumni

Sheng Shen

Now at Nvidia
M.S. Student from 2019 to 2022
B.S. from UM-SJTU Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2019
Research Area: Selector devices for RRAMs