Robert F Hartmann Endowed Chair in Electrical Engineering;
Distinguished McKnight University Professor;
Director of the Center for Spintronic Materials for Advanced Information Technologies (SMART);
Director or the Center of Spintronic Materials, Novel Interfaces and Architectures (C-SPIN);
Graduate faculty member of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department; Departments of Physics, Chemical Engineering and Materials Sciences, University of Minnesota.
2019 Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) Technical Excellence Award
2019 Innovator Award of Entrepreneurial Researcher
2016 Robert F. Hartmann Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2015 IEEE Fellow for contributions to magnetic materials and spintronic devices for magnetic recording, information processing and biomedical applications
2014-2016 Centennial Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering
2014 Titans of Technology – Inventor (Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal)
2012 Distinguished McKnight University Professorship, University of Minnesota
2010 Outstanding Professor for Undergraduate Teaching, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota
2006 Information Storage Industry Consortium (INSIC) Technical Achievement Award
My primary research interests include Nanomagnetism and Quantum Spintronics with a focus on searching, fundamentally understanding and fabricating novel magnetic materials and quantum spintronic devices. Some of research programs in my group are listed as below.
To study magnetic materials with extremely high magnetic anisotropy, giant saturation magnetization, high spin polarization ratio and large spin-orbit torque and find new ways to make such materials applicable for future information storage and computing, biomedical and green energy technologies.
To design and apply nanomagnetic materials and spintronic devices for disease early detection and neuron stimulation and sensing.
To purse fundamental understanding of new spintronic phenomenon and design and fabricate novel spintronic devices such as spin-based memory, spin-based logic device and system and quantum computing bits and gates.