Our group as of Spring 2021.

Principal Investigator

Prof. Jean Anne C. Incorvia

Assistant Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
Fellow of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Chair in Computer Engineering

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 Assistant Professor and holds the Fellow of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Chair 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

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.

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.

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.

Wade Hart

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

Wade graduated with a BS in Physics in 2021 from Stetson University. He is a current member of INC Lab. Wade has research interests in 2D materials and applications. In his free time he enjoys playing music, rock climbing, and watching TV.

Vivian Rogers

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

Vivian is a third year ECE undergraduate 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.

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.

Sebastian Miki Silva

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

Sebastian is a fourth-year undergraduate physics major with a minor in MSE. He is originally from Mexico and moved to the US during his senior year of high school. He wants to pursue a career in Applied Physics working on new materials for renewable energy. During his free time, he enjoys playing video games or exploring Austin.

Prithvi Senthilkumar

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

Prithvi is a second-year undergraduate ECE student specializing in the Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems track. His current research focus is on skyrmion oscillator circuits.” Outside the lab, Prithvi plays trumpet in the Longhorn band and enjoys playing video games and exploring Austin.

Past Members

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.

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.

Clark Simpler

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

Clark is a second-year undergraduate ECE student who plans on focusing on nanoelectronics and nanotechnology as a technical component. Clark has always been passionate about quantum mechanics and the future of computing. Outside of academics, he loves to play baseball, watch football, and reading historical fiction or fantasy.