Yong P. ChenPrincipal Investigator, Ph.D.

Job Principal Investigator, AIMR
Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University
Group Materials Physics Group
Laboratory Y. P. Chen Laboratory (will open in a new tab)
Y.P. Chen Group (will open in a new tab)
Address Quantum Matter and Devices Laboratory
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Purdue University
525 Northwestern Ave., West Lafayette, IN 47907 USA
Tel +1-765-494-0947 (office)
+1-765-496-3059 (lab)
E-Mail yongchen@purdue.edu
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Research Interests

  • Spintronics
  • Quantum materials and quantum devices
  • Quantum transport and quantum photonics
  • Topological materials and topological physics
  • Two-dimensional materials

Main Publication List

  • "Observation of current-induced, long-lived persistent spin polarization in a topological insulator: a rechargeable spin battery", Jifa Tian, Seokmin Hong, Ireneusz Miotkowski, Supriyo Datta, Yong P. Chen, Science Advances 3, e1602531 (2017)
  • "Position dependent and millimeter-range photodetection in phototransistors with micron-scale graphene on SiC", Biddut K. Sarker, Edward Cazalas, Ting-Fung Chung, Isaac Childres, Igor Jovanovic, and Yong P. Chen, Nature Nanotechnology (2017) doi:10.1038/nnano.2017.46
  • "Magnetic field induced helical mode and topological transitions in a quasi-ballistic topological insulator nanoribbon with circumferentially quantized surface state sub-bands", Luis A. Jauregui, Michael T. Pettes, Leonid P. Rokhinson, Li Shi, Yong P. Chen, Nature Nanotechnology 11, 345 (2016)
  • "Observation of topological surface state quantum Hall effect in an intrinsic three-dimensional topological insulator", Yang Xu, Ireneusz Miotkowski, Chang Liu, Jifa Tian, Hyoungdo Nam, Nasser Alidoust, Jiuning Hu, Chih-Kang Shih, M. Zahid Hasan, Yong P. Chen, Nature Physics 10, 956 (2014)
  • "Control and characterization of individual grains and grain boundaries in graphene grown by chemical vapour deposition", Qingkai Yu, Luis A. Jauregui, Wei Wu, Robert Colby, Jifa Tian, Zhihua Su, Helin Cao, Zhihong Liu, Deepak Pandey, Dongguang Wei, Ting Fung Chung, Peng Peng, Nathan Guisinger, Eric A. Stach, Jiming Bao, Shin-shem Pei, Yong P. Chen, Nature Materials 10, 443 (2011)


  • Fellow of American Physical Society (APS) (2016)
  • Masao Horiba Award Honorable Mention in Nanoparticle Measurement (2015)
  • IBM Faculty Award (2009)
  • NSF CAREER Award (2009-2014)
  • DOD-DTRA Young Investigator Award (2009-2011)

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