Xufeng Kou, Assistant Professor

Xufeng Kou, Assistant Professor

Tel:  (021) 20685386
Email: kouxf@@shanghaitech.edu.cn
Office: Room 1D-401B, SIST Building
Major: EE
Education: Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, USA
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  • Nanoelectronics

  • Spintronics

  • Topological Quantum Matters


Xufeng Kou is currently the PMICC Director and the Deputy director of Degree Committee.

Dr. 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 published 3 book chapters, and co-authored 55 peer-reviewed journal papers including Science, Nature Mater, Nature Nano., Nature Comm., Phys. Rev. Lett., Nano Lett., J. Amer. Chem. Soc., and Proc. IEEE., with more than 3300 citations (h-index of 29). He also holds several awards including the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship (2012), Chinese Outstanding Student Abroad Scholarship (2013), Distinguished PhD Dissertation Award of UCLA (2015), Chinese 1000-Young-Talents Award (2016), and Shanghai May 4th Youth Medal (2018).


Book Chapter

  1. X.F Kou and K.L Wang, “Epitaxial Growth of Bi2X3 Topological Insulators”, Bismuth-Containing Alloys and Nanostructures, Springer Nature in press, 2019.

  2. T.X Nie, J.S Tang, X.F Kou, F.X Xiu, and K.L Wang, “Nanoscale Engineering of Ge-based Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors for Room-Temperature Spintronics Application”, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, pp. 403-419, Elsevier, 2018.

  3. K.L Wang, M.R Lang, and X.F Kou, “Spintronics of Topological Insulators” Handbook of Spintronics, pp. 431-462, Springer Netherlands, 2015.



  1. YL.Y Liao, P. Chen, X.F Kou, F. Pan, C. Song, “Tuning the magnetotransport behavior of topological insulator with a transition-metal oxide layer”, J. Phys. Condens. Matter, vol. 31, 405001, 2019.

  2. P. Du, X. Fang, Q. Gong, J.M Li, X.F Kou, H.B Zhao and X.H Wang, “Fabrication and characterization of an InAs(Sb)/InxGa1-xAsySb1-y type-II superlattice”, accepted by Phys. Status Solidi RRL, 2019.

  3. Y. Zhang, C. Zhang, H.X Gao, Y.W Liu, X.Y Liu, F.X Xiu and X.F Kou, “Large Hall angle-driven magneto-transport phenomena in topological Dirac semimetal Cd3As2”, Appl. Phys .Lett., vol.113, 072104, 2018.

  4. Y. Gu, H.J Zheng, X.R Chen, J.M Li, T.X Nie and X.F Kou, “Influence of surface structures on the quality of CdTe(001) thin films grown on the GaAs(100) substrate”, Chin. Phys. Lett. 8, 086801, 2018. (with Editor’s Suggestion)

  5. 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, pp. 294-299, 2017.

  6. 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, pp. 94-100, 2017.

  7. 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, pp. 352-359, 2016.

  8. 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”, in Proceedings of the IEEE 104, pp. 1974-2008, 2016. (invited)

  9. 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.

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

  12. 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, pp. 699-704, 2014.

  13. 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, pp. 4587-4593, 2013.

  14. X.F Kou, M.R Lang, Y.B Fan, et al., “Interplay between Different Magnetisms in Cr-Doped Topological Insulators”, ACS Nano 7, pp. 9205-9212, 2013.