Dr. Yang is a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He spent over 8 years at HP Labs before joining UMass in 2015. His current research interests are Nanoelectronics and Nanoionics, especially for energy and computing applications, where he authored and co-authored over 100 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, and holds 77 granted and over 70 pending US Patents. He obtained his B.A. degree in mechanical engineering from Southeast University in China and PhD from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Material Science Program.

He is a co-chair of the RRAM session of IEDM 2014. He was the chair of the 8th IEEE Nanotechnology SFBA Council Symposium on “Emerging Non-volatile Memory Technologies” and also the chair of the 10th symposium on “The Promise and Progress of Nanotech Enabled 2D Devices and Materials. He has guest-edited three journal special issues on NVRAM and memristor technologies for Nanotechnology, Applied Physics A, and IEEE JETCAS. He serves as in the Editor Boards of Applied Physics A, Scientific Reports.


Group members:

Principal Investigator

Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhongrui Wang, Ph. D [Website] 
(Co-supervised with Prof. Q. Xia) 
Ph.D., Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2014

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Jung Ho Yoon, Ph. D 
Ph.D., Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2015

Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Saumil Joshi, Ph. D

Ph.D., Department of Electrical Engineering,

University of Colorado at Boulder, USA, 2015


Ph. D student

Mingyi, Rao

M.S.,  Microelectronics,

Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2015

B.S.,  Microelectronics,

Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2012



Ph. D student

Wenhao Song

B.S.,  Science and Technology of Electronic information

Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 2014


Ph. D student

Navnidhi Kumar Upadhyay

M.E.,  Electronic Systems

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, 2015

B.E.,  Electronics and Communication Engineering

National Institute of Science and Technology, Berhampur, India, 2010




Ph.D student

Rivu Midya

B.S.,  Electronics and Communication

West Bengal University of Technology, India, 2014

M.S., ECE, UMass Amherst, 2016


Master student

Yunning Li

B.S.,  Microelectronics

Soochow University, China, 2010


Ph. D student

Ye Zhuo

B.S.,  Physics,

University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 2016



Ph. D student

Shiva Asapu

M.E.,  Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2016

B.E.,  Electrical Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, 2014




Visiting students

Ph. D Student

Peng Yan

M.E., Microelectronics and Solid-state Electronics,

Huazhong University of Science and Technology,

Wuhan, China, 2013


B.E., Electronic Science and Technology,

Huazhong University of Science and Technology,  Wuhan, China, 2012

Ph. D Student

Krishna Rajan

Department Of Applied Science & Technology

Politecnico Di Torino

Turin, Italy

Center for Space Human Robotics,

Italian Institute Of Technoloy, Italy, Torino,10139

Undergraduate student

Siyu Wu

B.S.,  ECE

UMass, Amherst, 2015


Yingjie Wu


Precision Instrument Engineering Department

Tianjin University

Ziqi Zhang


Precision Instrument Engineering Department

Tianjin University

Undergraduate  Student