California NanoSystems Institute
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Yong Chen, Ph.D.

Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering
Member, NanoElectronics, Photonics, Architectonics, California NanoSystems Institute

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1996

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Mailing Address: UCLA
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Mailing Address: 420 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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Fax Number: (310) 206-4830
Work Phone Number: (310) 206-2453
Research Interests:

Nanofabrication, nanoscale electronic materials, devices, and circuits, micron-nano electronic/ optical/bio/mechanical systems, and ultra-scale spatial and temporal characterization.

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Dr. Yong Chen is a joint Professor of California NanoSystems Institute, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Materials Science and Engineering at UCLA. His current research focuses on nanofabrication technologies, integrated nano device and circuit, and nanoscale biological and medical sensors. Before he joined UCLA, he worked as a Scientist, a Senior Scientist, and a Master Scientist in Quantum Science Research, in Hewlett-Packard Laboratories from 1996 to 2003. The research group led by him in HP demonstrated the world's highest density (40Gbits/inch2) electronic memory circuits in 2003 and the first nanoscale de/multiplexer for electric circuits. His thesis research focused on optoelectronic materials, especially on self-organized semiconductor quantum dots.

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Dr. Chen is currently a Professor at California NanoSystems Institute and also Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of California, Los Angeles. His researches are focused on nanofabrication, nanoelectronics, and nanobiosensors. Before he joined UCLA in 2003, he had worked as a Scientist in Quantum Science Research at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories since 1996. He obtained his PhD degree from Materials Science and Engineering Department at University of California, Berkeley in 1996.

Selected Publications:

Zhang L, Chang Y, Yu ZP, He XQ, Chen Y, Fully integrated CMOS nano-particle assembly circuit for biological detections, ANALOG INTEGRATED CIRCUITS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING, 2010, 62 (1), 69-75.
Lai, Q., Zhang, L., Li, Z., Stickle, W.F., Williams, R.S., Chen, Y., Ionic/Electronic Hybrid Materials Integrated in a Synaptic Transistor with Signal Processing and Learning Functions, Advanced Materials, 2010, (Advanced Online Publication).
Galatsis K, Wang KL, Ozkan M, Ozkan CS, Huang Y, Chang JP, Monbouquette HG, Chen Y, Nealey P, Botros Y, Patterning and Templating for Nanoelectronics, ADVANCED MATERIALS , 2010, 22 (6), 769-778.
Ahn, Y. S. Chen, Y. Hahn, H. T., A resist for electric imprint lithography, Microelectronic Engineering, 2009, 86 (3), 392-396.
Qianxi, Lai Lei, Zhang Zhiyong, Li William, F. Stickle R. Stanley Williams Yong, Chen, Analog memory capacitor based on field-configurable ion-doped polymers, Applied Physics Letters, 2009, 95, 213503.
E. Schopf, Y. Chen, Attomole DNA detection assay via rolling circle amplification and single molecule detection, Analytical Biochemistry, 2009, 397 (1), 115-117.
Y. Chang, S. Huang, Y. Chen, Biomolecular Nanopatterning by Electrophoretic Printing Lithography, Small, 2009, 5 (1), 63-66.
Z. Gu, S. Huang, Y. Chen, Biomolecular Nanopatterning by Magnetic Electric Lithography, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2009, 48 (5), 952-5.
Choi DS, Fung AO, Moon H, Villareal G, Chen Y, Ho D, Presser N, Stupian G, Leung M, Detection of Neural Signals with Vertically Grown Single Platinum Nanowire-Nanobud, JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY , 2009, 9 (11), 6483-6486.
E. Schopf, R. Broyer, L. Tao, Y. Chen, H. Maynard, Directed Carbon Nanotube Assembly Using a Pyrene Functionalized Polymer, Chemical Communications, 2009, 32, 4818-4820.
K. Christman, E. Schopf, R. Broyer, R. Li, Y. Chen, H. Maynard, Nanoscale Assembly of Mulitlayer Multicomponet Protein Pattern by Electron Beam Lithography, Journal of the Americal Chemical Society, 2009, 131, 521.
Q.X. Lai, Z.Y. Li, L. Zhang, X.M. Li, W.F. Stickle, Z.H. Zhu, Z. Gu, T.I. Kamins, R.S. Williams & Y. Chen, An organic/Si nanowire hybrid field configurable transistor, Nano Letters, 2008, 8 (3), 876-880.
Ge HX (Ge, Haixiong), Shen WJ (Shen, Wenjiang), Chen Y (Chen, Yong) , Electrically curable double-layer polymer resist for dynamic nanoscale lithography, Soft Matter, 2008, 4 (6), 1178-1182.
J. Bai, S. Huang, L. Wang, Y. Chen, Y. Huang, Fluid Assisted Assembly of One-Dimensional Nanoparticle Array Inside of Inorganic Nanotubes, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2008, 2009 (19), 921-923.
A.O. Fung, V. Kapadia, E. Pierstorff, D. Ho & Y. Chen, Induction of Cell Death by Magnetic Actuation of Nickel Nanowires Internalized by Fibroblasts, The Journal of Physical Chemistry, 2008, 112 (39), 15085-15088.
K. Christman, V. Vazquez-Dorbatt, E. Schopf, C. Kolodziej, R. Li, R. Broyer, Y. Chen, H. Maynard, Nanoscale Patterns of VEGF and bFGF Using Electron Beam Lithography and a Heparin Mimicking Polymer, Journal of the Americal Chemical Society, 2008 (130), 16585.
E. Schopf, N.O. Fischer, Y. Chen, J.B.-H. Tok, Sensitive and Selective Viral DNA Detection Assay via Microbead-Based Rolling Circle Amplification, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2008, 18 (22), 5871-5874.
P. Parthasarthy, P.M. Mendes, E. Schopf, J.A. Preece, J.F. Stoddart, Y. Chen, Spatially Controlled Assembly of Nanomaterials at the Nanoscale, Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2008, 8, 1-5.
S. Huang, Y. Chen, Ultrasensitive Fluorescence Detection of Single Protein Molecules Manipulated Electrically on Au Nanowire, Nano Letters, 2008, 8 (9), 2829-2833.
S. Huang, E. Schopf & Y. Chen, Dynamically configurable Biomolecular nanoarrays, Nano Letters, 2007, 7 (10), 3116-3121.
X.F. Liang, Y. Chen, L. Chen, J. Yin & Z.G. Liu, Electric switching and memory devices made from RbAg4I5 films, Applied Physics Letters, 2007, 90, 022508-022510.
P.M. Mendes, K.L. Christman, P. Parthasarathy, E. Schopf, J. Ouyang, Y. Yang, J.A. Preece, H.D. Maynard, Y. Chen & J.F. Stoddart, Electrochemically controllable conjugation of proteins on surfaces, Bioconjugate Chemistry, 2007, 18 (6), 1919-1923.
N.P. Kobayashi, V.J. Logeeswaran, M. Saif Islam, X.M. Li, J. Straznicky, S.Y. Wang, R.S. Williams & Y. Chen, Hydrogenated microcrystalline silicon electrodes connected by indium phosphide nanowires, Applied Physics Letters, 2007, 91, 113116.
L. Chen, Y.D. Xia, X.F. Liang, K.B. Yin, J. Yin, Z.G. Liu & Y. Chen, Nonvolatile memory devices with Cu2S and Cu-Pc bilayered films, Applied Physics Letters, 2007, 91, 073511-073513.
X.F. Liang, Y. Chen, L. Shi, J. Lin, J. Yin & Z.G. Liu, Resistive switching and memory effects of AgI thin film, Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics , 2007, 40, 4767-4770.
H.X. Guo, B. Yang, L. Chen, Y.D. Xia, K.B. Yin, Z.G. Liu & J. Yin, Resistive switching devices based on nanocrystalline solid electrolyte, Applied Physics Letters, 2007, 91, 243513.
Y. Chang, Y.S. Ahn, H.T. Hahn & Y. Chen, Sub-micrometer patterning of proteins by electric lithography, Langmuir, 2007, 23 (8), 4112-4114.
D. Choi, A. Fung, H. Moon, D. Ho, Y. Chen, E. Kan, Y. Rheem, B. Yoo & N. Myung, Transport of living cells with magnetically assembled nanowires, Biomedical Microdevices, 2007, 9 (2), 143-148.
T. Hogg, Y. Chen, P.J. Kuekes, Assembling nanoscale circuits with randomized connections, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 2006, 5 (2), 110-122.
Chen Y, Manousiouthakis V, Edgar T , Globally optimal nonlinear feedback: Application to nonisothermal CSTR control, Chemical Engineering Communications, 2006, 193 (2), 233-245.
Stuart, C., Xu, Q., Tseng, R.J., Yang, Y., Hahn, H.T., Chen, Y., Wu, W., Williams, R.S., Nanofabrication module integrated with optical aligner, Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B, 2006, 24 (2), 539-542.
Q. Lai, Z. Zhu, and Y. Chen, S. Patil and F. Wudl, Organic nonvolatile memory by dopant-configurable polymer, Applied Physics Letters, 2006, 88, 133515.
Shen, W., Chen, Y., Pei, Q., Electric Lithography by Electrochemical Polymerization, Applied Physics Letters, 2005, 87, 124106.
G. Y. Jung, S. Ganapathiappan, Douglas A. A. Ohlberg, Deirdre, L. Olynick, Y. Chen, William M. Tong, and R. Stanley Williams, Fabrication of a 34x34 crossbar structure at 50 nm half-pitch by UV-based nanoimprint lithography, NANO Letters, 2004, 4 (7), 1225-1229.
Z. Li, Y. Chen, X. Li, T. I. Kamins, K. Nauka, and R. S. Williams, Sequence-specific label-free DNA sensors based on silicon nanowires, NANO Letters, 2004, 4 (2), 245–247.
Y. Chen, G. Jung, D. A. A. Ohlberg, X. Li, D. Stewart, J. O. Jeppesen, K. A. Nielsen, J. F. Stoddart, and R. S. Williams, Nanoscale molecular-switch crossbar circuits, Nanotechnology, 2003, 14, 462-468.
Y. Chen, D. A. A. Ohlberg, X. Li, D. Stewart, and R. S. Williams, Nanoscale molecular-switch devices fabricated by imprint lithography, Applied Physical Letters, 2003, 82 (10), 1610.
Chung Y, Hang CY, Cai S, Chen Y, Lee W, Wen CP, Wang KL, Itoh T , Effects of output harmonic termination on PAE and output power of AlGaN/GaN HEMT power amplifier, IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 2002, 12 (11), 421-423.
Y. Chen, D. A. A. Ohlberg, and R. S. Williams, Nanowires of four epitaxial hexagonal silicides grown on Si(001), Journal of Applied Physics, 2002, 91, 3213-3218 .