Xufeng Kou, Assistant Professor

Xufeng Kou, Assistant Professor

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

  • Spintronics

  • Cryogenic CMOS

  • 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 63 peer-reviewed journal papers including Science, Nature Mater, Nature Nano., Nature Comm., Phys. Rev. Lett., Nano Lett., J. Amer. Chem. Soc., Proc. IEEE., and IEEE-EDL with more than 4100 citations (h-index of 31). 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).


(#) Co/-responding author;  (*) Co-/First author

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, 403-419, Elsevier (2018)

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



  1. P. Chen, Y. Zhang, Q. Yao, F.G Tian, L. Li, Z.K Qi, X.Y Liu, L.Y Liao, C. Song, J.Y Wang, J. Xia, G. Li, D.M. Burn, G. van der Laan, T. Hesjedal, S.L Zhang, and X.F Kou#, “Tailoring hybrid anomalous Hall response in engineered magnetic Topological Insulator heterostructures”, Nano Lett. 20, 1731-1737 (2020)

  2. Z.W Wang*, Z.D Tang*, A. Guo, X. Luo, C.W Cao, Y.M Yuan, X.H Zhang, L.G Liu, J.L Li, Y.F Cao, Q.M Shao, S.J Hu#, S.M Chen, Y.H Zhao, and X.F. Kou#, “Temperature-Driven Gate Geometry Effects in Nanoscale Cryogenic MOSFETs” accepted by IEEE Electron Device Letters (2020) DOI: 10.1109/LED.2020.2984280

  3. J.M Li, C.J Tang, P. Du, Y.L Jiang, Y. Zhang, X.Y Zhao, Q. Gong, and X.F Kou#, “Epitaxial growth of lattice-matched InSb/CdTe heterostructures on the GaAs(111) substrate by Molecular Beam Epitaxy”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 116, (2020) DOI: 10.1063/5.0001361

  4. X.Y Liu, L.Y Liao, F.H Xue, L. Sun, Y.H Fan, W.J Jiang, S.L Zhang, C. Song, and X.F Kou#, “Imaging magnetization switching induced by spin-orbit torque in perpendicularly magnetized Ta/CoFeB structure”, IEEE Trans. Magn. (2020) DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2020.2980494

  5. W. Xia*, X.B Shi*, Y. Zhang*, H. Su, Q. Wang, L.C Ding, L.M Chen, X. Wang, Z.Q Zou, N. Yu, L. Pi, Y.F Hao, B. Li, Z.W Zhu, W.W Zhao#X.F Kou#, Y. F Guo#, “Bulk Fermi surface of the layered superconductor TaSewith three-dimensional strong topological insulator state” accepted by Phys. Rev. B (2020)

  6. X.F Kou, Y.B Fan, and K.L Wang, “Review of Quantum Hall Trio” (invited review paper), J. Phys. Chem. Solids., 128, 2-23 (2019)

  7. 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.113, 072104 (2018).

  8. 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)

  9. 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)

  10. 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 Materials2:69 (2017)

  11. 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)

  12. 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)

  13. 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” (invited review paper), Proceedings of the IEEE 104, 1974-2008 (2016)

  14. T.X Nie, J.S Tang, X.F Kou, G. Yin, S.W Lee, X.D Zhu, Q.L He, L.T Chang, K. Murata, Y.B Fan, and K.L Wang, “Enhancing electric-field control of ferromagnetism through nanoscale engineering of high-Tc MnxGe1-x nanomesh”, Nature Communications7:12866 (2016)

  15. 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)

  16. X.F Kou, Y.B Fan, M.R Lang, P. Upadhyaya, and K.L Wang, “Magnetic Topological Insulators and Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect” (invited review paper), Solid State Commun. (2015)

  17. 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)

  18. 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).

  19. 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).

  20. 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)

  21. 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)

  22. X.F Kou, W.J Jiang, M.R Lang, et al., “Magnetically doped semiconducting topological insulators”, J. Appl. Phys.112, 063912 (2012)

  23. 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)

  24. X.F Kou, L. He, F.X Xiu, et al., “Epitaxial growth of high mobility of Bi2Se3 thin film on CdS”, Appl. Phys. Lett.98242102(2011)