Yu Li's zone

A postdoc @Fudan Uni, China

Yu Li's zone

About Yu Li

Hi there, welcome to my personal website!

I have completed my BEng degree in Materials Physics, from the University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China (2013 - 2017). During the last year of my undergraduate, I got a chance to spend a wonderful time on a research internship project in the Prof. Ming Liu’s group, in the Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS).

Then my academic journey was started.
I kept on pursuing the PhD degree in Skyrmionics team, part of the Nano Engineering and Spintronic Technologies (NEST) Group in the University of Manchester, UK (Sep. 2017 – Dec. 2021). My project is supervised by Prof. Jim Miles and Dr. Christoforos Moutafis.

The research interests lay in the theoretical & computational studies of magnetic skyrmions (what’s magnetic skyrmion? [1]), and vary between many topics, e.g. skyrmion/antiskyrmion switching in chiral magnets [2], 3D dynamics and the energy landscapes of switching processes [3], roughness effect on the stability of skyrmionic textures in multilayer structures [4], ferromagnetic resonance, skyrmion-based devices for neuromorphic computing [5], etc.

I’m also having board collaborations with many people working on experiments, including people in our NEST group @Manchester, ETH Zurich, and Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).

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Frontier Institute of Chip and System (复旦大学芯片与系统前沿技术研究院), Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

[1] ‘Magnetic skyrmion’ in wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnetic_skyrmion.
[2] L. Pierobon, C. Moutafis, Y. Li et al., Collective antiskyrmion-mediated phase transition and defect-induced melting in chiral magnetic films, Scientific Reports 8, 16675 (2018).
[3] Y. Li, L. Pierobon, M. Charilaou et al., Tunable terahertz oscillation arising from Bloch-point dynamics in chiral magnets,Physical Review Research 2, 033006 (2020).
[4] J. Vijayakumar, Y. Li, D. Bracher et al., Meronlike spin textures in in-plane-magnetized thin films, Physical Review Applied 14, 054031 (2020).
[5] R. Chen, C. Li, Y. Li et al., Nanoscale room-temperature multilayer skyrmionic synapse for deep spiking neural networks, Physical Review Applied 14, 014096 (2020).