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Yuhang Ren

Associate Professor; Chair, Physics Department
Department :
Membership :
Associate Member
Core Research :
Office :
Room 1204 North
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Office Phone :
(212) 772-5258
Office Fax :
(212) 772-5390
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Education :
  • B. Sc. (Physics) Zhejiang Normal University, China, 1995
  • Ph.D. (Condensed Matter, Physics), Zhejiang University, China, 1999
  • Ph.D. (Applied Science), The College of William & Mary, 2003
  • Postdoc (Ultrafast Science), The University of Michigan, 2005
Research Interest :

Novel electronic and magnetic materials and devices, semiconductor quantum structures, optical response of solids, spintronic and electronic properties of solids, nano-fabrication, biomedical optics, coherent ultrafast x-rays, THz, far- and mid-infrared spectroscopy.

Selected Publications :
  • 'Electric field modulation of surface anisotropy and magneto-dynamics in multiferroic heterostructures", J. Lou, M. Liu, D. Reed, Y. H. Ren, and N. X. Sun, J. Appl. Phys. 109, 07D731 (2011).
  • "Distinct quasiparticle relaxation dynamics in an electron-doped superconductor, BaFe1.9Ni0.1As2", Y. Gong, W. Lai, T. Nosach, L. J. Li, G. H. Cao, Z. A. Xu and Y. H. Ren, New J. Phys. 12, 123003 (2010).
  • "Optical properties of the iron arsenic superconductor BaFe1.85Co0.15As2", J. J. Tu, J. Li, W. Liu, A. Punnoose, Y. Gong, Y. H. Ren, L. J. Li, G. H. Cao, Z. A. Xu, and C. C. Homes, Phys. Rev. B 82, 174509 (2010).
  • Universal entangler with photon pairs in arbitrary states', Bing He, Janos Bergou, and Yuhang Ren, (in press, J. Phys. B, 2009.) edited by Alexander A. Oraevsky, Lihong V. Wang, Proc. of SPIE, Vol. 7564, 75640Y (2010)
  • 'Ultrafast quasiparticle dynamics of charge/orbital ordered and ferromagnetic clusters in La0.7Ca0.3MnO3', Y. H. Ren, M. Ebrahim, Z.A. Xu, and G. Luepke, N. J. Phys. 11, 113013 (2009).
  • 'Processing multiphoton state through operation on single photon: Methods and applications' Qing Lin, Bing He, Janos A. Bergou, Yuhang Ren, Phys. Rev. A 80, 042311 (2009).
  • 'Determination of magnetic anisotropies, interlayer coupling and spin relaxation in CoFeB/Cr/CoFeB', Y. Gong, Z. Cevher, W. Lai, Y. Chen, S. D. Yoon, N. X. Nian, and Y. H. Ren, J. App. Phys. 106, 063916 (2009).
  • 'Ultrafast optical diagnostics of surface/interface magnetism and magnetization reorientation in Fe film and nanoparticle arrays', Y. H. Ren, W. Lai, R. Kutayiah, C. Kim, S. Delikanli, and Hao Zeng, Composites Part B: Engineering (invited, in press, 2009)
  • 'Observation of insulating nano-islands in ferromagnetic GaMnAs', D. M. Wang, Y. H. Ren, P. W. Jacobs, S. Fahy, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna, V. F. Sapega, and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 256401(2009).
  • 'Giant electrical field tuning of magnetism in novel multiferroic FeGaB/Lead Zinc Niobate Lead Titanate heterostructures', Jing Hou, Ming Liu, David Reed, Yuhang Ren, and Nian X. Sun, Adv.Mater., 21, 1 (2009).
  • 'Creation of high-quality long-distance entanglement with flexible resources', Bing He, Yuhang Ren,Janos Bergou, Phys. Rev. A 79, 052323 (2009).
  • 'Magnetic anisotropy and spin wave relaxation in CoFe/PtMn/CoFe trilayer films', Y. H. Ren, C. Wu,G. Yu, C. Pettiford, and N. X. Sun, J. App. Phys. 105, 073910 (2009).
  • 'Ultrafast optical study of spin wave resonance and relaxation in CoFe/PtMn/CoFe trilayer films', Y. H.Ren, C. Wu, Y. Gong, C. Pettiford, and Nian X. Sun, J. App. Phys. 105, 07D304 (2009).