Office: 554 Reiss Science Building
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Prof. Gen Yin received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California – Riverside in 2015. After that, he joined the University of California – Los Angeles in 2016 as a postdoctoral researcher. He was then promoted to Assistant Project Scientist at UCLA in 2019. Starting in 2020, he joined the Department of Physics at Georgetown University as an Assistant Professor.
Prof. Yin’s current research is on the theory, modeling and simulation of the transport of charge, spin, heat and other elementary excitations in solid-state matters. Fundamentals such as symmetry, spin structures, spin-orbit coupling and non-trivial topologies are particularly focused on. Ongoing projects include (1) carrier transport in van-Der-Waals spintronic materials; (2) intrinsic and disordered topological insulators; (3) antiferromagnetic spintronics; and (4) Artificial-intelligence-assisted physics research.
Selected Recent Publications
Jie-Xiang Yu, Jiadong Zang, Roger K. Lake, Yi Zhang and Gen Yin, “Discrete quantum geometry and intrinsic spin Hall effect”, Phys. Rev. B, 104, 184408 (2021).
Y. Wu, G. Yin, L. Pan, A. J. Grutter, Q. Pan, A. Lee, D. A. Gilbert, J. A. Borchers, W. Ratcliff, A. Li, X. Han, and K. L. Wang, “Large exchange splitting in monolayer graphene magnetized by an antiferromagnet”, Nat. Electron. 3 (10) 604 (2020).
G. Yin, J. Yu, Y. Liu, R. K. Lake, J. Zang, and K. L. Wang, “Planar Hall effect in antiferromagnetic MnTe thin films”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 106602 (2019).
Q. He, G. Yin, L. Yu, A. J. Grutter, L. Pan, C. Chen, X. Che, G. Yu, B. Zhang, Q. Shao, A. L. Stern, B. Casas, J. Xia, X. Han, B. J. Kirby, R. K. Lake, K. T. Law, and K. L. Wang, “Topological transitions induced by antiferromagnetism in a thin-film topological insulator”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 096802 (2018).
Q. He, G.Yin, A. J. Grutter, L. Pan, X. Che, G. Yu, D. A. Gilbert, S. M. Disseler, Y. Liu, P. Shafer, B. Zhang, Y. Wu, B. J. Kirby, E. Arenholz, R. K. Lake, X. Han, and K. L. Wang, “Exchange-biasing topological charges by antiferromagnetism”, Nat. Comm. 9, 2767 (2018).
Q. He, L. Pan, A. L. Stern, E. C. Burks, X. Che, G. Yin, J. Wang, B. Lian, Q. Zhou, E. S. Choi, K. Murata, X. Kou, Z. Chen, T. Nie, Q. Shao, Y. Fan, S. Zhang, K. Liu, J. Xia, and K. L. Wang, “Chiral Majorana fermion modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure”, Science 357 (6348), 294-299 (2017).
G. Yin, Y. Li, L. Kong, R. K. Lake, C. L. Chien and J. Zang, “Topological charge analysis of ultrafast single skyrmion creation”, Phys. Rev. B 93, 174403 (2016).
G. Yin, Y. Liu, Y. Barlas, J. Zang, and R. K. Lake, “Topological spin Hall effect resulting from magnetic skyrmion”, Phys. Rev. B 92, 024411 (2015).