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Our research group, led by Prof. Han Wang, focuses on the exploration and development of emerging nanomaterials for novel applications in electronic and photonic device technology. Our research interests include synthesis, device technology and novel circuit applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials including black phosphorus, graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, etc. Our research emphasize on both the fundamental understanding of unique physical properties of novel nanomaterials, and their new applications in high speed electronics and RF sensing, neuromorphic computing, optoelectronics, energy efficient applications, and interaction with biological system. For more information about the research in our group, please see our recent publications (link).


25-Sep-2020 Xiaodong Yan was selected as 2020-2021 MHI Ph.D. scholar. Congratulations, Xiaodong!

06-Apr-2020 Max Lien was selected for both the NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) Fellowship and the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

28-Feb-2020 Prof. Han Wang is selected as the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Lecturer.

22-Oct-2019 PhD Student Max Lien wins ARCS Foundation Scholar Award. Congratulations Max!

17-Jun-2019 Hung-Yu receives the “YIN CHIN Scholarship” from YIN CHIN FOUNDATION OF U.S.A.. Congratulations, Hung-Yu!

16-Mar-2019 Prof. Han Wang is chosen as the recipient of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Early Career Award.

02-Jul-2018 Prof. Han Wang is appointed the Robert G. and Mary G. Lane Endowed Early Career Chair.

06-Jun-2018 Prof. Han Wang receives the Army Research Office Young Investigator Award.

25-Apr-2018 Prof. Han Wang receives the Viterbi School of Engineering Junior Faculty Research Award.

30-Jan-2018 Prof. Han Wang receives the Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) Outstanding Educator Award.

24-Jul-2017 Two of our papers have received the Nano Research Top Paper Award 2017, including Huan and Jiangbin’s work on interlayer interactions in atomically-thin rhenium diselenide (Read more), and He Tian’s article on 2D material optoelectronic devices (Read more).

29-Jun-2017 He Tian’s work on 2D material based synaptic devices has been covered by several news sources, including CBC news; ACS news; ScienceDaily; and Chemistry World of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Prof. Han Wang was interviewed in CBC radio show “On the Coast”.

17-Feb-2017 Prof. Han Wang receives the National Science Foundation CAREER Award.

21-Sep-2016 Prof. Han Wang gives an invited talk at the kick-off meeting of the newly launched Northrop Grumman Institute of Optical Nanomaterials and Nanophotonics (NG-ION2) (USC press-release).

28-Apr-2016 The Northrop Grumman Institute of Optical Nanomaterials and Nanophotonics (NG-ION2) launched at USC. Our group will work with NGC researchers on the theoretical and experimental studies of 2D materials physical properties and device applications.

14-Sep-2015 AFOSR MURI program kicks off. In this program, we will work with our collaborators at MIT and Harvard to develop foldable and adaptive membrane electronics based two-dimensional materials.

14-Sep-2015 NSF EFRI 2DARE program kicks off. In this program, we will work with our collaborators at Yale, Washington University in St. Louis and MIT to develop few-layer and thin-film black phosphorus for photonic applications.

13-May-2015 Prof. Han Wang receives the USC Zumberge Faculty Individual Research Award.

14-Nov-2014 Our work on black phosphorus radio-frequency transistors has been featured in ACS C&E News.

21-Oct-2014 Prof. Han Wang’s work on black phosphorus for optoelectronics and electronics has been selected as research highlights in Nature Photonics.

05-Aug-2014 Han Wang joined Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering as an Assistant Professor.


To Join Our Team
For postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students interested in working with our group, please send your CV to Prof. Wang ( or any of the lab members.


Emerging Electronic/Photonic Materials and Devices:

J. Wu†, H.-Y. Chen†, N. Yang, J. Cao, X. Yan, F. Liu, Q. Sun*, X. Ling, J. Guo*, H. Wang* “High tunnelling electroresistance in a ferroelectric van der Waals heterojunction via giant barrier height modulation” Nature Electronics, 3, 466-472, 2020.
featured in Nature Electronics (News and Views), 3, 440-441, 2020.
featured in Electronics Weekly, EENews, and USC Viterbi News

F. Xia*, H. Wang*, J. Hwang, A. Castro-Neto, L. Yang* “Black phosphorus and its isoelectronic materials” Nature Review Physics, 1, 306–317 (2019). (Review Article)

J. Wu, X. Cong, S. Niu, F. Liu, H. Zhao, Z. Du, J. Ravichandran*, P.-H. Tan*, H. Wang* “Linear Dichroism Conversion in Quasi One-Dimensional Perovskite Chalcogenide” Advanced Materials, 31, 1902118 (2019).

X. Zhang, J. Grajal, J. L. Vázquez Roy, U. Radhakrishna, X. Wang, W. Chern, L. Zhou, Y. Lin, P.-C. Shen, X. Ji, X. Ling, A. Zubair, Y. Zhang, H. Wang, M. Dubey, J. Kong, M. Dresselhaus, T. Palacios “Two-dimensional MoS2-enabled Flexible Rectenna for Wireless Energy Harvesting in the Wi-Fi Band” Nature, 566, 368–372 (2019).

S. Niu†, G. Joe†, H. Zhao†, Y. Zhou, T. Orvis, H. Huyan, J. Salman, K. Mahalingam, B. Urwin, J. Wu, Y. Liu, T. Tiwald, S. B. Cronin, B. Howe, M. Mecklenburg, R. Haiges, D. J. Singh, H. Wang*, M. A. Kats*, J. Ravichandran* “Giant optical anisotropy in a quasi-1D crystal” Nature Photonics, 12, 392-396 (2018).
featured in Nature Photonics (News and Views), 12, 382–383, 2018.
featured in Compound Semiconductors, and Science Daily

H. Zhao, Z. Dong, H. Tian, D. DiMarzi, M.-G. Han, L. Zhang, X. Yan, F. Liu, L. Shen, S.-J. Han, S. Cronin, W. Wu, J. Tice, J. Guo*, H. Wang* “Atomically-thin Femtojoule Memristive Device” Advanced Materials, 29, 47, 17032322 (2017).

B. Liao†, H. Zhao†, E. Najafi, X. Yan, H. Tian, J. Tice, A. J. Minnich*, H. Wang*, A. H. Zewail “Spatial-Temporal Imaging of Anisotropic Photocarrier Dynamics in Black Phosphorus” Nano Lett., 17, 6, 3675–3680 (2017).

X. Ling, H. Wang*, S. Huang, F. Xia, M. Dresselhaus* “The Renaissance of Black Phosphorus” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), vol. 112, 15, 4523-4530 (2015). (Perspective Article)

F. Xia, H. Wang, D. Xiao, M. Dubey, A. Ramasubramaniam “Two-Dimensional Material Nanophotonics”, Nature Photonics, 8, 899–907, (2014). (Review Article)

Power Semiconductor Devices:

M. Xiao, Z. Du, J. Xie, E. Beam, X. Yan, K. Cheng, H. Wang*, Y. Cao*, Y. Zhang* “Lateral p-GaN/2DEG junction diodes by selective-area p-GaN trench-filling-regrowth in AlGaN/GaN” Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, 053503 (2020).

B. Wang, M. Xiao, X. Yan, H. Y. Wong, J. Ma, K. Sasaki, H. Wang*, Y. Zhang* “High-voltage vertical Ga2O3 power rectifiers operational at high temperatures up to 600K” Appl. Phys. Lett. 115, 263503 (2019). (Editor’s Pick)

N. Allen, M. Xiao, X. Yan, K. Sasaki, M. J. Tadjer, J. Ma, R. Zhang, H. Wang*, Y. Zhang* “Vertical Ga2O3 Schottky Barrier Diodes With Small-Angle Beveled Field Plates: A Baliga’s Figure-of-Merit of 0.6 GW/cm2IEEE Electron Device Letters, 40, 9, 1399-1402 (2019).

X. Yan, I. Sanchez Esqueda, J. Ma, J. Tice, H. Wang* “High breakdown electric field in β-Ga2O3/graphene vertical barristor heterostructure” Applied Physics Letters, 112, 032101 (2018). (Editor’s Pick)


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