Gen Yin (殷亘)

Research Summary

My research interest is to model, design and simulate the transport of charge, spin, heat and other elementary excitations in solid-state matter for the purposes of both fundamental understandings and device applications. The research covers devices of various material systems of different length scales: from microscopic (atomic-level) to mesoscopic (10-100nm), and to macroscopic (large bulk materials). My research contains both first-principles numerical simulations and analytical modeling. The lab closely collaborates with experimentalists, aiming to explain the observations and provide insights in the underlying principle. See Research and Contact for more details. Opening for graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are available.


Jul 2020–Present
Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Georgetown University

Feb 2019–Jul 2020
Assistant Project Scientist, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

Jan 2016–Dec 2018
Postdoctoral researcher at Device Research Lab, UCLA


Sep 2010—Dec 2015
Ph.D Electrical Engineering, UC Riverside, CA, USA Research Assistant at LAboratory for Terascale and Terahertz Electronics, UCR

Sep 2007—Jun 2010
M.S. Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Aug 2003—Jun 2007
B.S. Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China