Dr. Jianhua (Joshua) Yang is principal researcher at HP Labs. His current research interests are Nanoelectronics and Nanoionics, especially for energy and computing applications, where he authored and co-authored over 70 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals, and holds 53 granted and over 70 pending US Patents. 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 two journal special issues on Non-volatile Memory technologies for Nanotechnology and Applied Physics A, respectively. He serves as a co-Editor of Applied Physics A. 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.

Career highlights

  • Principal Research Scientist Hewlett-Packard Labs, USA
  • R&D Researcher Huawei Technologies, China
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph. D , Materials Science 
  • Southeast University, Nanjing, China, B.S. , Materials processing Engineering

Professional activities

  • Book/Journal issue (Ed.):

1. "Non-volatile memory based on  nanostructures", 2011, NANOTECHNOLOGY

2. "Special Issue on memristive and resistive devices and systems", 2011, APPLIED PHYSICS A   

  • Book chapter:

"Oxide based memristive nanodevices" in book "Emerging Nonvolatile Memories", in press

  • Symposium Chair:

IEDM 2014 RRAM session;

IEEE Nanotechnology 8th and 10th Annual Symposiums on "Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Technologies" (2012) and “2D Devices and Materials” (2014), respectively Santa Clara, CA, USA

  • Program/technical committees:
1. Elected Officer, IEEE Nanotechnology Council (SF & Bayarea)

2. The International Conference on Advances in Circuits, Electronics and Micro-electronics (CENICS)

3. Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium (NVMTS)

4. Silicon Nanoelectronics Workshop 2014 (SNW)

5. The IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting 2014 (IEDM)

  • Recent invited talks:
  1. International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems (ICCCAS 2009) San Jose, California.
  2. The 7th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD 2009), Jeju island, Korea. 
  3. The 10th Non-volatile memory technology symposium (NVMTS 2009), Portland, Oregon. 
  4. International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities ( ISIF 2010), San Juan, Puerto Rico. 
  5. Advances in nonvolatile memory materials and devices (2010), Suzhou, China. 
  6. International Symposium on Materials for Enabling Nanodevices (ISMEN 2010), UCLA, California.(Plenary)
  7. The Frontier of Functional-Oxide Nano Electronics workshop, 2011, Tsukuba, Japan. 
  8. The 11th Non-volatile memory technology symposium (NVMTS 2011), Shanghai, China. (Keynote)
  9. IEEE International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology, Xi'an, China (2012). 
  10. 12th Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium, Singapore, (2012).
  11. Advanced Memory Workshop, NCCAVS Thin Film Users Group, California (2012).
  12. Seminar, 2009, Seoul National University, Korea.
  13. Seminar, 2009, University of California, Santa Cruz, California.
  14. Invited Lecture, May/2009, UCSC-NASA Ames Research Center,California.
  15. Seminar, 2010, Peking University, Beijing, China.
  16. Seminar, 2010, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.
  17. seminar, 2011, IEEE Computer Society, San Jose California.
  18. Seminar, 2011, IEEE Electronic Device Society, Santa Clara, California.
  19. Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2012).
  20. Seminar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (2012).
  21. Invited Lecture, Finisar corp. Sunnyvale California (2012).
  22. Seminar, IEEE SINGAPORE REL/CPMT/ED CHAPTER, Singapore (2012).
  23. The 57th  EIPBN, Tennessee (2013).
  24. LASERION 2013 international workshop, Munich, Germany (2013).
  25. 222th Electrochemical Society Meeting, ULSI Process Integration Symposium, California (2013). (Keynote)
  26. Seminar, AirForce Research Lab, Rome, New York (2013). (Chief Scientist Lecture Series)
  27. The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), FEST 2014, Melbourne, Australia. (Keynote)
  28. The 29th Symposium on on Microeletronics Technology and Devices, 2014 (SBMICRO 2014, Chip in Aracaju), Aracaju, Brazil.
  29. The AVS 61st International Symposium & Exhibition, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland
  30. MRS Spring meeting 2014, San Francisco, CA


Selected recent papers:

"J. Joshua Yang" publication list in Google Scholar