Yang Hyunsoo

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Office:E5 #03-14
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Hyunsoo Yang earned his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Seoul National University in 1998 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the electrical engineering department of Stanford University in 2003 and 2006, respectively. From 1988 he worked at a circuit and system design company, earning a patent award, until 2001, when he enrolled in Stanford's graduate school on a scholarship from the Korean Ministry of Information and Communications. He had been working on long-wavelength photonic devices at Stanford university. Since 2004, he had been at IBM-Stanford Spintronic Science and Applications Center. His doctoral research focused on the metal spintronics, especially magnetic tunnel junctions for the magnetic random access memory application. He was awarded the fellowship in the conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials for 2005 and the American Physical Society (GMAG) outstanding dissertation award for 2006. He joined the National University of Singapore in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2007 and is working on various nanomaterials and devices for future electronic applications.

Research Areas:

Spintronics, carbon electronics, THz devices

Research Interest:

Metal spintronics, spin waves, optoelectronic devices, graphene devices, topological insulators

Selected Publications:
  • Shreya Kundu, Ramakrishnan Ganesan, Nikita Gaur, Mohammad S. M. Saifullah, Hazrat Hussain, Hyunsoo Yang, and Charanjit S. Bhatia, “Effect of angstrom-scale surface roughness on the self-assembly of polystyrene-polydimethylsiloxane block copolymer” Scientific Reports 2, 617 (2012)
  • Hyunsoo Yang, See-Hun Yang, Dong-Chen Qi, Andrivo Rusydi, Hiroyo Kawai, Mark Saeys, Titus Leo, David J. Smith, and Stuart S. P. Parkin, “Negative tunneling magnetoresistance by canted magnetization in MgO/NiO tunnel barriers” Physical Review Letters, 106, 167201 (2011)
  • Hyunsoo Yang, See-Hun Yang, Saburo Takahashi, Sadamichi Maekawa, and Stuart Parkin, “Extremely long quasiparticle spin lifetime in superconducting aluminum using MgO tunnel spin injectors” Nature Materials, 9, 586 (2010)
  • Young Jun Shin, Yingying Wang, Han Huang, Gopinadhan Kalon, Andrew Thye Shen Wee, Zexiang Shen, Charanjit Singh Bhatia, and Hyunsoo Yang “Surface-energy engineering of graphene” Langmuir, 26, 3798–3802 (2010)
  • Soo-Man Seo, Kyung-Jin Lee, Hyunsoo Yang, and Teruo Ono, “Current-induced control of spin-wave attenuation” Physical Review Letters, 102, 147202 (2009)