Our group as of Summer 2023.

Principal Investigator

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Prof. Jean Anne C. Incorvia

Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Engineering Foundation Endowed Faculty

Email: incorvia (AT) austin.utexas.edu
Main Campus Office: EER 3.820
Pickle Campus Office: MER 2.206M
Lab: EER 3.822 & 3.828
Office number: (512) 387-6376

Jean Anne (Currivan) Incorvia is an Associate Professor and is an Engineering Foundation Endowed Faculty in Computer Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where she directs the Integrated Nano Computing (INC) Lab. Dr. Incorvia develops practical nanodevices for the future of computing using emerging physics and materials. This includes research in spintronics (electronics that uses magnetism and spin to encode information), both fundamental and applied nano-magnetism, bio-inspired neuromorphic computing for artificial intelligence, in-memory computing devices and circuits, quantum computing, radiation-hard materials and devices for space, and the intersection of low-dimensional (2D) materials and spintronics.

Dr. Incorvia received her Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University in 2015, cross-registered at MIT. From 2015-2017, she completed a postdoc at Stanford University in the department of electrical engineering, working in nanoelectronics. She received her bachelor’s in physics from UC Berkeley in 2008. She has over 50 articles published or under-review in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, has led 2 patents, and has given over 40 invited talks. She received the 2020 US National Science Foundation CAREER award and the 2020 IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award, both highly competitive awards in her field. She was an invited contributor to the 2020 IEEE International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IDRS), the main document to predict the future of electronics. She is leading a multi-PI collaboration with Sandia National Laboratories and has received funding from 6 National Science Foundation and 2 Department of Energy grants as of 2021. She is serving on the administrative committee of the IEEE Magnetics Society, as well as having served on multiple conference committees, including the International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM), the Device Research Conference (DRC), the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference (MMM), and Intermag.

In addition to scientific pursuits, she is dedicated to outreach promoting STEM to both the public and the next generation.

Current Members

Postdoctoral Scholars

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Dr. Jaesuk Kwon

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: jkwon4 (AT) utexas.edu

Dr. Kwon graduated as a Ph.D in Sept. 2013 from the department of Physics, The State University of New York at Buffalo, US. His main research focuses on spintronics and synaptic device applications, including magnetic domain walls and novel MTJ structures. In his free time, Jaesuk likes to play sports, including tennis, baseball, and golf; watching TV, especially the sport channel; and exploring the Austin area.

Graduate Students

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Thomas Leonard

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: thomasleonard [AT] utexas.edu

Thomas graduated from North Carolina State University in 2018 with a Materials Science and Engineering degree and joined the INC Lab in 2019. His current research focuses on three-terminal magnetic tunnel junctions for memory-in-logic computing. Most of his leisure time is spent at the gym, hanging out with friends, or just relaxing.

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Sam Liu

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: liukts [AT] utexas.edu

Sam graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 2020, and decided to come to UT Austin to escape the cold. His research interests are in spintronics, magnetic materials, and neuromorphic computing. Outside of the lab, Sam likes to exercise by swimming and running. For fun, he likes to hang out with friends and try to sing at karaoke.

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Andrew Maicke

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: ajmaicke (AT) utexas.edu

Andrew graduated with a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Houston, after which he worked for a few years at NASA’s Johnson Space Center as an antenna systems engineer. He returned to graduate school in 2019, where he is co-advised by Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia and Dr. Ali Yilmaz. His research interests are in computational electromagnetics and micromagnetics, and high-performance computing. Outside of research he plays in Austin’s ultimate frisbee leagues, reads history of science books, and follows Milwaukee sports.

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Hui-Ping (Penny) Chang

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: pennyhuiping (AT) utexas.edu

Penny is from Taiwan. “Hui-Ping(惠平)” means grace and peace in Chinese. She received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering (NTU EE) in 2015, and her M.S. degree in Graduate Institute of Photonics and Optoelectronics (NTU GIPO) in 2018, both in National Taiwan University. She joined UT ECE and INC Lab as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2021. Penny’s research interest is in 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), which have many attractive characteristics that are different from conventional semiconductors. In INC Lab, she focuses on studying the spin-valley Hall effect in 2D TMDs, and she develops new types of spintronic devices. Outside the lab, Penny loves playing the piano and making piano covers.

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Nick Zogbi

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: nzogbi (AT) utexas.edu

Nick received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 2022. His research interests include spintronics and neuromorphic computing. In his free time, he enjoys going to the gym, hiking, and 3D printing.

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Zulfidin (Bobojon) Khodzhaev 

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: bobojon (AT) utexas.edu

Zulfidin (Bobojon) is a Ph.D. student in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). Originally from Tajikistan, he lived in Turkey and Greece and then moved to the USA for his doctoral degree.

Bobojon received M.S. and two B.S. degrees:

M.S. in Physics from Oklahoma State University, USA.
B.S. in Electronics and Communication Engineering (dual degree) from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
B.S. in Physics Engineering from Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.

During the MS program, he worked on the dynamics of the Hopfions and Skyrmions as well as antiferromagnetic switching. His current focus is on spintronic materials and neuromorphic computing: skyrmion dynamics, connections to neuroscience, and neuroscience-inspired architectures. His unique skill includes technology development and technology transfer, especially, high-tech with a demonstrated history of successful technology implementation in university-level and state-level business plan competitions. Bobojon is more or less fluent in 5 different languages with Tajik (classic Persian) as his native language. As a person, he is very outgoing, welcoming, and always focused on his work. Personal Website (https://www.zulfidinkhodzhaev.com)

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John Ting 

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: johnting101 (AT) gmail.com 

John graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2022 with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He is interested in spintronics, ferroelectrics, and
neuromorphic computing. Specifically, he is interested in the design of faster, denser, and more efficient computing systems. Outside of the lab, John enjoys watching films, listening to pop and classical music, and hiking.

Philip Varkey

Graduate Student,  EPQS (Electronics, Photonics, and Quantum Systems) track for the ECE department
Email: philip.varkey (AT) @utexas.edu

Philip graduated with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering with a minor in cybersecurity from Grand Canyon University in 2022. His research interests are in graphene, memory devices, and acoustics. In his free time, Philip likes to 3D print, play chess, and watch Star Wars movies and TV shows.

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Harrison Jin 

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Email: jinh [AT] utexas.edu

Harrison is a PhD student. He graduated from UT Austin in 2022 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He has a wide range of engineering interests from integrated circuit design to nanotechnology. Outside of research and reading, Harrison likes to spend much of his free time doing outdoor activities, like climbing and cycling, and eating food.

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Elaine Ng

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering 
Email: elaineng [AT] utexas.edu

Elaine Ng is a Ph.D. student in electrical and computer engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. She received two B.S. degrees in electrical engineering and physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2021. She also received her M.Eng. degree in electrical engineering from MIT in 2022. She is co-advised by Dr. Alex Hanson and Dr. Jean Anne Incorvia. Her research interests are in the intersection of material science and power electronics to develop magnetic materials for integrated magnetics and power converters. She was awarded the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) fellowship in 2023. Outside of research, Elaine loves to cook and play video games.

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Vivian Rogers

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: vivian.rogers [AT] utexas.edu

Vivian is an ECE graduate student interested in the intersection of physics, material science, and novel computing devices. Her current research focuses on the density functional theory modeling of electron transport and novel materials for spintronic devices. Outside of research, she helps the Materials Research Science and Education Center organize events and opportunities for undergraduates in STEM and works with Engineering LGBQTies to promote community and advocate for LGBTQ+ students in the department. In her free time, she enjoys scrolling through arXiv, practicing jazz music, and volunteering on local political campaigns.

Undergraduate Students

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Ashwin Ram

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: ashwin.ram [AT] utexas.edu

Ashwin is an undergraduate ECE student in the Data Science and Signal Processing track, double majoring in Pure Mathematics with a focus on analysis. His research interests range from machine learning, algorithmic analysis and probability theory to semiconductor physics and nanotechnology. After graduation, Ashwin plans to pursue a Ph.D. in nanoelectronics. In his free time, Ashwin enjoys going on long runs, traveling, swimming, writing, and learning.

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Jiwoo Park

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: jiwoo.park [AT] utexas.edu

Jiwoo is an undergraduate ECE student. At UT, Jiwoo is an active member of the IEEE Robotics Automation Society. She is expanding her technical interest to hardware-oriented layers, such as computer architecture, devices, integrated circuits, and the “future” of computing. Outside academics, Jiwoo likes to play violin(classical and jazz), longboard, run, make coffee, and spend time with friends.

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Joseph Belle

Undergraduate, Engineering
Email: j.belle[AT] utexas.edu

Joseph is an undergraduate engineering honors student at Austin Community College with many research interests spanning biology, nanotechnology, and computing, among others. His current work at INC Lab focuses on applications of 2D materials and graphene-based devices. Joseph plans to continue working in engineering research with the goal of helping to advance humanity through science and technology

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Sabiq Zahir Islam

Undergraduate, Engineering
Email: sabiqislam[AT] utexas.edu

Sabiq is an ECE undergraduate. His research interests include neuromorphic computing, nanomaterials, and integrated circuits. In his free time, Sabiq enjoys playing soccer, running, and reading.

Past Members

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Can Cui

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: cancui [AT] utexas.edu

Can (pronounced ‘Tsan’) Cui received her PhD in May 2024 and is now working at Micron. She graduated from University of Science and Technology of China in 2018 with a B.S. in Physics. She’s interested in beyond-CMOS devices and aims for a career in semiconductor industry. Her current research focus is the investigation of lateral inhibition behavior in neuromorphic devices based on magnetic nanowires. In her free time she enjoys sports such as tennis and exploring new cities.

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Dr. Dmitry Kireev

Research Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: d.kireev (AT) utexas.edu

Dr. Kireev completed his postdoc in Electrical and Computer Engineering in July 2023, after which he started a position as Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Suyogya Karki

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: suyogya.karki (AT) utexas.edu

Dr. Suyogya Karki completed her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in July 2023, after which she started a position at Sonera Magnetics in Berkeley, CA.

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Xintong Li

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: lixintong026 (AT) utexas.edu 

Dr. Xintong Li completed his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in June 2023, after which he started a position Apple in San Diego, CA.

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Dr. Mahshid Alamdar

Email: alamdar (AT) utexas.edu

Mahshid completed her Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering in May 2022, after which she started a position at Samsung Electronics, Austin.

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Dr. Otitoaleke Akinola

Alumnus
Email: otitoaleke (AT) utexas.edu 

Most people call Otitoaleke “Leke” (pronounced “Lay-Kay”). His birthday is on the 16th of October. He is from Nigeria, and received his Bachelors in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Obafemi Awolowo University, and his MSc from the University of Texas at Austin. Leke’s research directions include fabrication of 2-D Spintronic devices and circuits with MXenes, nanomagnetic modeling, and neuromorphic computing devices. He is on a path to be a true polymath. Leke’s broader interests include music, philosophy, social psychology, and how technology and humans affect each other. For fun, he likes to play the piano, go hiking, host house parties, and read.  He received his Ph.D. in 2021, after which he started a position at McKinsey & Co in technical consulting.
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Paul Bessler

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: paulwbessler [AT] utexas.edu

Paul’s interests range from computer architecture and quantum computing to robotics and nanotechnology. Outside of academics, Paul likes to go rock climbing, watch movies, play video games, and manage his stock portfolio.

Filipa Silva

Graduate Student, Biomedical Engineering
Email: flsilva@utexas.edu / flsilva@i3s.up.pt

Filipa Silva is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal. Her research activity is focused on the production and characterization of 2D nanomaterials for drug delivery and phototherapy applications in skin diseases. She was doing a short-term internship under the UT Austin Portugal Program in the Professor’s Incorvia Lab. In her free time, Filipa likes to travel, enjoy gastronomic experiences, read, and watch series.

Wade Hart

Graduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: wwhart [AT] utexas.edu

Jessie Chiella

Undergraduate, Physics
Email: jessie.chiella [AT] utexas.edu

Maya Borowicz

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: mdb17 [AT] rice.edu

Sophie Czelusta

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: sczelusta [AT] utexas.edu

Isha Chakraborty

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: isha.chakraborty [AT] utexas.edu

Anthony Hermez

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: anthony.hermez [AT] utexas.edu

Sebastian Miki Silva

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: sm66589 [AT] utexas.edu

Prithvi Senthilkumar

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: prithviksenthil [AT] utexas.edu 

Bishweshwor P. Rimal

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: bprimal [AT] utexas.edu

Enrique Antunano

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: enrique.antunano [AT] utexas.edu

Clark Simpler

Undergraduate, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Email: csimpler [AT] utexas.edu