Our group as of Fall 2019.

Current Members

Prof. Jean Anne (Currivan) Incorvia

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

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: (737) 808-4124

Dr. Incorvia is focused on developing practical nano devices for the future of computing using emerging physics and materials. This has included research in designing and fabricating spintronic logic devices and circuits, neuromorphic artificial intelligence devices and circuits, new types of magnetic memory using spin orbit torque effects, the intersection of 2D materials and spintronics, and using low-dimensional materials for interconnects and transistors.

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 received the NSF CAREER award in 2020 and the IEEE Magnetics Society Early Career Award in 2020.

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

Otitoaleke Akinola

Graduate Student, Electrical and Computer Engineering
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 current 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.

Xintong Li

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

Xintong graduated as a BS in July 2016 from the department of Physics, Peking University in Beijing, China. He joined the ECE department of UTA as a PhD student, co-advised by Prof. Jean Anne Incorvia and Prof. Deji Akinwande. His research focuses on 2D materials, magnetic materials and their device applications, including Black Phosphorous, WTe2, WSe2 and novel MTJ structures. In real life, he’s an optimistic guy. Watching movies and billiards are his favorite ways to spend his leisure time.

Suyogya Karki

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

Suyogya is a fourth year Electrical Engineering graduate student. She is originally from Nepal and finished her BSc in physics from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2016. Her research is on the modeling and fabrication of new materials for magnetic tunnel junctions. Outside of research, she loves cooking and watching shows like Stranger Things.

Mahshid Alamdar

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

Mahshid completed her B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering at the Amirkabir University of Technology (Tehran Polytechnic) exchange program with Bu-Ali Sina University in 2014. She is currently a graduate student in Prof. Incorvia’s group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests lie in the broad areas of nanoelectromagnetics and magnetic devices with particular emphasis on spintronic logic devices and circuits.

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.

Can Cui

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

Can (pronounced ‘Tsan’) Cui is a graduate student in UT Austin ECE currently working in the INC Lab. 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.

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.

Vivian Rogers

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

Vivian is a third year ECE undergraduate student. In addition to playing trumpet in the university’s jazz ensemble, she enjoys Netflix, hiking, and making projects with Arduinos. Vivian’s focus is on magnetic material modeling and analyzing materials through EDS and XPS spectroscopy.

Bishweshwor P. Rimal

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

BP is a second year undergraduate ECE student. He is originally from Nepal and moved to the US when he was 12. He is interested in the integration of Embedded Systems, Internet of Things, and Artificial Intelligence. At IncLab, he has developed an algorithm on Python to test and simulate NAND gates made of magnetic tunnel junctions. He is also designing testing systems for measuring the device properties.

Apart from academics, he loves watching movies from all around the world, hanging out with friends, and spending time with family. He regularly plays chess, soccer, and racquetball.

Enrique Antunano

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

Enrique is a fourth year undergraduate ECE student who loves to two-step/swing dance or salsa when he’s not studying, researching, or running socials for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. Enrique is focused on computing using 2D materials.

Isha Chakraborty

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

Isha is a second-year undergraduate ECE student. Her interests range from computer architecture and digital design to nanotechnology and semiconductor physics. If not studying for classes or researching, she will be planning out fun socials for WECE. Outside of UT, she enjoys cooking and tasting new foods, listening to music, and watching Asian dramas.

Past Members