Professor Lei Ye, an associate professor at the School of Optics and Electronic Information and the Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics in Huazhong University of Science and Technology, has been recently selected as one of the 2021 Top 10 Young Science and Technology Figures in China. He received his Ph.D. degree in electronic engineering from CUHK in 2014, followed by working as a postdoctoral fellow at CUHK until 2016.
Professor Ye focuses his research on the applications of 2D material’s versatility and its integration with functional substrates by using new modulation mechanism, new functional design and new integration framework. To improve system functional integration rather than spatial integration density, he developed the new semiconductor optoelectronic information devices and their on-chip integration to promote the development of silicon-based integration system in the post-Moore era. His latest work was published in Science, one of the world respected scientific journals, titled “2D Materials-based Homogeneous Transistor-Memory Architecture for Neuromorphic Hardware (Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.abg3161)”, inspiring the future disruptive sensor-storage-computing integrated brain-like intelligence and revolutionary non-von Neumann computing system.
Professor Ye remarked, “It is my deepest honor to receive this award. I would like to thank the China Association for Science and Technology and the general public for their recognitions of my research achievements. I am grateful to be recognized for my efforts, even while I am also humbled and further motivated to bring advancements in China's science and technology developments.” He added, “As an alumnus of CUHK, I hope we all can make a breakthrough in science and technological innovations, which will impact and shape the future of the world.”
About the Top 10 Young Science and Technology Figures in China
The Top 10 Young Science and Technology Figures in China was established in 2015, aiming to exhort the outstanding young scholars to strive for research excellence. In 2021, 52 young scholars were selected as the award recipients in recognitions of their research and development achievements across different fields of science and technology in China.