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 100 papers in peer-reviewed academic journals and conferences, 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. J. Joshua Yang, 2009, The 10th Non-volatile memory technology symposium (NVMTS09), Portland, Oregon.
  2. J. Joshua Yang, “Oxide based memristive nanodevices”, 2009, International Conference on Communications, Circuits and Systems 2009 (ICCCAS 2009) San Jose, California.
  3. J. Joshua Yang, “Oxide based memristive junctions: switching, forming and device family”, 2009, Seminar, University of California, Santa Cruz, California.
  4. J. Joshua Yang, Seminar, 2009, Seoul National University, Korea.
  5. J. Joshua Yang, M. D. Pickett, F. Miao, J. Borghetti, D. A. A. Ohlberg, D. R. Stewart, G. M. Ribeiro,and R. S. Williams, “Metal/oxide/metal memristive devices”, 2009, The 7th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD 2009), Jeju island, KOREA.
  6. J. Joshua Yang, “Resistance Memory Nanoelectronics”, May/2009, Invited Lecture,  UCSC-NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California.
  7. J. Joshua Yang, R. S. Williams, “The memristor at age 40”, 2010, International Symposium on Materials for Enabling Nanodevices, UCLA, California. Plenary talk
  8. J. Joshua Yang, “Applications and property engineering of  memristive nanodevices”, 2010, Advances in nonvolatile memory materials and devices, Suzhou, China.
  9. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristive Nanodevices”, 2010, Seminar, Peking University, Beijing, China.
  10. J. Joshua Yang, J. P. Strachan, J. Borghetti, M. D. Pickett, Q. Xia, D. A. A. Ohlberg, D. R. Stewart, G. M. Ribeiro, and R. S. Williams, “Engineering control and applications of oxide based nano-switches”, 2010, International Symposium on Integrated Functionalities ( ISIF 2010), San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  11. J. Joshua Yang, “Oxide based nanoswitches”, 2010, Seminar, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.
  12. J. Joshua Yang, “Engineering control over device properties of memristors for immediate applications”, 2010, Julius Springer Forum on Applied Physics, Stanford University, CA.
  13. J. Joshua Yang, M. -X. Zhang, J. P. Strachan, J. Borghetti, M. D. Pickett, F. miao, Q. Xia, D. A. A. Ohlberg, J. H. Nickel, G. M. Ribeiro, R. S. Williams “Recent progress on oxide based memristive devices in HP”, 2011, Non-volatile memories worshop, University of California  - San Diego, California.
  14. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristors in Computing: Promises and Challenges”, 2011, seminar, IEEE Computer Society, San Jose California.
  15. J. Joshua Yang,  “Metal oxide based nonvolatile memories - promises and challenges”, 2011,  IEEE Electronic Device Society, Santa Clara, California.
  16. J. Joshua Yang, “Promises and challenges of Memristive switches”, 2011, 11th Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium, Shanghai, China. (Keynote)
  17. J. Joshua Yang, “Oxide based memristive devices”, 2011, Frontier of Functional-Oxide Nano Electronics workshop, Tsukuba, Japan.
  18. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristive Nanodevices: mechanism, promises and challenges”, 2012, Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  19.  J. Joshua Yang, “Oxide based Memristive Nanodevices”, 2012, Seminar, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.
  20. J. Joshua Yang, “Mermistor technology development”, 2012, seminar, Finisar corp. Sunnyvale California.
  21. J. Joshua Yang, “Oxide based memristive devices”, 2012, IEEE International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology, 2012, Xi'an, China.
  22. J. Joshua Yang, “TaOx based memristive devices”, 2012, 12th Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium, Singapore.
  23. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristive Nanodevices: Mechanisms, Applications and Challenges”, 2012,  IEEE SINGAPORE REL/CPMT/ED CHAPTER, Singapore.
  24. J. Joshua Yang, “TaOx Memristive Nano-devices: Mechanism, Applications and Challenges”, 2012,  Advanced Memory Workshop, NCCAVS Thin Film Users Group, California.
  25. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristive nanodevices for computing”, 2013, The 57th International Conference on Electron, Ion, Photon Beam Technology and Nanofabrication (EIPBN), Tennessee.
  26. J. Joshua Yang “The Memristor” LASERION  international workshop, 2013, Munich, Germany.
  27. J. Joshua YangMemristive Devices for Computing”, 2013, IEEE SCV Electron Devices Society, Santa Clara, California.
  28. J. Joshua Yang “Memristive nanodevices: mechanisms, promises and challenges”, 2013, seminar, University of California, Berkeley, California.
  29. J. Joshua Yang “Memristive Devices for Computing”, 2013,  The 224th Electrochemical Society Meeting, ULSI Process Integration Symposium, San Francisco, California. (Keynote)
  30. J. Joshua Yang, Special Lecture, AirForce Research Lab, Rome, New York (2013). (Chief Scientist Lecture Series)
  31. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristive Nanodevices”,  Nano and Giga 2014, Phoenix, Arizona.
  32. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristive materials and Devices”, 2014, Seminar, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.
  33. J. Joshua Yang, “Challenges and Materials Solutions for Memristive Devices (ReRAM)”, MRS Spring 2014, San Francisco, California.
  34. J. Joshua Yang, “The material perspective ReRAM” The IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), FEST 2014, Melbourne, Australia. (Keynote)
  35. J. Joshua Yang, “Tutorial on Memristive devices” the 29th Symposium on on Microeletronics Technology and Devices, 2014 (SBMICRO 2014, Chip in Aracaju), Aracaju, Brazil.
  36. J. Joshua Yang, “Memristive Devices for Computing” Global Forum on Nanoelectronic Manufacturing: From Materials to Systems, 2014 Mumbai, India.
  37. J. Joshua Yang, “Challenges and solutions of memristors for Neuromorphic Computing” the International Symposium on Neuromorphic Systems and Cyborg Intelligence, 2014, Hangzhou, China.
  38. J. Joshua Yang, “Materials Perspective of Memristive Devices”, 2014, IEEE International Conference on Solid-State and Integrated Circuit Technology, 2014, Guilin, China.
  39. J. Joshua Yang, “Challenges and Solutions for Memristive Devices”, The AVS 61st International Symposium & Exhibition, 2014, Baltimore, Maryland.
  40. J. Joshua Yang, “RRAM tutorial”, MRS Fall Meeting 2014, Boston, Mssachusetts.


Selected recent papers:

"J. Joshua Yang" publication list in Google Scholar