New Award from Air Force’s Young Investigator Research Program

Congratulations to Prof. Ping for receiving the award from Air Force Young Investigator Research Program (YIP) !

The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering. 

The objective of this work is to develop next-generation first-principles computational platform to accurately describe spin relaxation and decoherence processes and quantitatively determine spin lifetime including couplings with environmental degrees of freedom. The effects of proximity, twisting and elemental doping on spin dynamics at two-dimensional(2D) interfaces will be investigated. This research program will provide predictive theory and computational codes for quantum dynamics. It will also offer new and unbiased insights for spin relaxation and decoherence at 2D heterostructures, and determine design rules for tuning and constructing new 2D interfaces with ideal physical properties for spintronics and quantum information science.

See the Air Force Research Laboratory’s announcement.  

UCSC News: “Materials theorist Yuan Ping wins grant from Air Force Young Investigator Program”

Prof. Ping was selected as “IMPACT PEOPLE” at UCSC, November 2020. 

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