Yang Yang

  yang-yang-350x200 Professor Yang Yang
Tel. (310) 825-4052
FAX (310) 206-7353

Professor;  Ph.D. in Physics, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 1992. M.S. in Physics, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, 1988.  B.S. in Physics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1981.

In 1992, he was a post-doc at Bryan Kohler’s group of UC-Riverside. In October 1992, he joined UNIAX Corporation (now Du Pont Display) as a device physicist. Yang joined this department as an Assistant Professor in January 1997 and was subsequently promoted to Associate Professor in 1998. He has been a full professor since 2002. He holds the Carol and Lawrence E. Tannas Jr. Endowed Chair in Engineering since 2011. He is a Fellow of SPIE and the Electromagnetics Academy. He is a materials physicist with expertise in the fields of organic electronics, organic/inorganic interface engineering, and related devices, such as photovoltaic cells, LEDs, and memory devices. He is a Thomson Reuter Highly Cited Researcher (2014, Materials Science & Chemistry) and has published more than 270 refereed papers with over 32,000 citations (H-index 87). He has given more than 160 Invited presentations on his research work and has received 20 issued US patents.

Research Interests

Dr. Yang’s research interest focuses on functional electronic devices (solar cells, thin film transistors, light emitting devices) which hold promise for cost effective applications. The research is a comprehensive system involving rational design of materials (organic semiconductors, hybrid perovskites, inorganic nanomaterials), the control of film morphology, crystal growth, fundamental understanding of electrical properties of the new materials and structures, understanding of nanoscale structure-property relationship, control and understanding of interface s in devices (organic/organic, organic metal etc.), new device architecture development etc.

Area of Thesis Guidance

Organic electronics, Organic & Hybrid perovskite photovoltaic devices, CIGS/CZTS thin film photovoltaic devices, Thin Film Transistors, graphene, and related topics

Recent Publications


Courses Taught

MSE 200  Solid State Physics (Graduate I)
MSE 150  Introduction to Polymers (Senior level)
MSE 121  Semiconductors (Senior and first year graduate level)
MSE 199  Functional Material (Special topic for graduate students)
MSE 199  Optical property of materials (Special topic for graduate students)
MSE   88  Freshman Seminar. (Freshman)
MSE 298  Physics of Solar Cells (Special topic for graduate students)


Personal Homepage

Research Group/Lab: Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

Office Location

  • 2121-C Engineering V, UCLA

Mailing Address

  • UCLA, HSSEAS School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
    Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    410 Westwood Plaza
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1595