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Prof. Xufeng Kou / 寇煦丰 助理教授、研究员

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Major: EE
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  • Nanoelectronics
  • Spintronics 
  • Topological Quantum Matters


Xufeng Kou received his BS degree (with honor) in Chu Kochen Honors College and Optical Engineering from Zhejiang University (2009). From 2009 to 2014, he received his MS and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), under the direction of Raytheon Chair Professor Kang L. Wang. In February 2016, he joined ShanghaiTech University as a tenure-track assistant professor, PI in the School of Information Science and Technology. So far, Dr. Kou has co-authored 47 peer-reviewed journal papers including Nature Mater, Nature Nano., Nature Comm., Phys. Rev. Lett., Nano Lett., J. Amer. Chem. Soc., and Proc. IEEE., with more than 1900 citations (h-index of 24). He also holds several awards including the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2012), Chinese Outstanding Student Abroad Scholarship (2013), and Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award of UCLA (2015).


[1] Q.L He*#, L. Pan*, A.L Stern, E.C Burks, X.Y Che, G. Yin, J. Wang, B. Lian, Q. Zhou, E.S Choi, K. Murata, X.F Kou#, Z.J Chen, T.X Nie, Q.M Shao, Y.B Fan, S.C Zhang#, K. Liu, J. Xia, and K.L Wang#, “Chiral majorana fermions modes in a quantum anomalous Hall insulator-superconductor structure”, Science 357, 294-299 (2017)
[2] X.F Kou, Y.B Fan, and K.L Wang, “Review of Quantum Hall Trio” (invited review paper), J. Phys. Chem. Solids, in press (2017) DOI: 10.1016/j.jpcs.2017.10.016
[3] Q.L He*, X.F Kou*, A.J Grutter*, G. Yin*, L. Pan, X.Y Che, et al., “Tailoring exchange couplings in magnetic topological insulator/antiferromagnet heterostructures”, Nature Materials 16, 94-100 (2017)
[4] T.X Nie, X.F Kou, J.S Tang, Y.B Fan, S.W Lee, Q.L He, L.T Chang, K. Murata, Y. Gen, and K.L Wang, “Nano engineering of Si/MnGe quantum dot superlattice for high Curie-temperature ferromagnetism”, Nanoscale 9,3086-3094 (2017)
[5] I. Rosen, E. Fox, X.F Kou, L. Pan, K.L Wang, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon, “Chiral transport along magnetic domain walls in the quantum anomalous Hall effect”, npj Quantum Materials 2:69 (2017)
[6] W.Q Zou, W. Wang, X.F Kou, M.R Lang, F.B Fan, et al., “Observation of Quantum Hall effect in an ultra-thin (Bi0.53Sb0.47)2Te3 film”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 212401 (2017)
[7] A. Mahoney, J. Colless, L. Peeters, S. Pauka, E. Fox, X.F Kou, L. Pan, K.L Wang, D. Goldhaber-Gordon, and D. Reilly, “Zero-Field Edge Plasmons in a Magnetic Topological Insulator”, Nature Communications 8:1836 (2017)
[8] Y.B Fan*, X.F Kou*, P. Upadhyaya*, Q.M Shao, et al., “Electric-field control of spin-orbit torque in a magnetically doped topological insulator”, Nature Nanotechnology 11, 352-359 (2016)
[9] K.L Wang, X.F Kou, P. Upadhyaya, Y.B Fan, Q.M Shao, G.Q Yu, and P.K Amiri, “Electric-Field Control of Spin-Orbit Interaction for Low-Power Spintronics”, Proceedings of the IEEE 104, 1974-2008 (2016) (invited)
[10] T.X Nie, J.S Tang, X.F Kou, G. Yin, S.W Lee, et al., “Enhancing electric-field control of ferromagnetism through nanoscale engineering of high-Tc MnxGe1-x nanomesh”, Nature Communications 7:12866 (2016)
[11] X.F Kou*, L. Pan*, J. Wang, Y.B Fan, et al., “Metal-to-Insulator Switching in Quantum Anomalous Hall states”, Nature Communications 6:8474 (2015)
[12] X.F Kou, Y.B Fan, M.R Lang, P. Upadhyaya, and K.L Wang, Magnetic Topological Insulators and Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect. Solid State Commun. (2015)  (invited)
[13] A.J Bestwick, E.J Fox, X.F Kou, L. Pan, K.L Wang, and D. Goldhaber-Gordon, “Precise quantization of the anomalous Hall effect near zero magnetic field”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 187201 (2015)
[14] X.F Kou*, S.T Guo*, Y.B Fan*, L. Pan, M.R Lang, et al., Scale-Invariant Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Magnetic Topological Insulators beyond Two-Dimensional Limit. Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 137201 (2014).
[15] Y.B Fan*, P. Upadhyaya*, X.F Kou*, M.R Lang, S. Takei, et al., Magnetization switching through giant spin-orbit torque in a magnetically doped topological insulator heterostructures. Nature Materials 13, 699-704 (2014).
[16] X.F Kou*, L. He*, M.R Lang*, Y.B Fan, et al., Manipulating Surface-Related Ferromagnetism in Modulation-Doped Topological Insulators. Nano Lett. 13, 4587-4593 (2013) 
[17] X.F Kou, M.R Lang, Y.B Fan, et al., Interplay between Different Magnetisms in Cr-Doped Topological Insulators. ACS Nano 7, 9205-9212 (2013) 
[18] L. He*, X.F Kou*, M.R Lang*, E.S Choi, Y. Jiang, et al. “Evidence of the two surface states of (Bi0.53Sb0.47)2Te3 films grown by van der Waals epitaxy”, Scientific Reports, 3:3406 (2013)
[19] M.R Lang*, L. He*, X.F Kou*, P. Upadhyaya, Y.B Fan, et al. “Competing Weak Localization and Weak Antilocalization in Ultrathin Topological Insulators”, Nano Lett. 13, 48-53 (2012)
[20] X.F Kou, W.J Jiang, M.R Lang, et al., “Magnetically doped semiconducting topological insulators”, J. Appl. Phys.112, 063912 (2012)
[21] X.F Kou, L. He, F.X Xiu, et al., Epitaxial growth of high mobility of Bi2Se3 thin film on CdS. Appl. Phys .Lett. 98, 242102 (2011)