Zhifeng Zhu
Assistant Professor
Graduated School:Ph.D., National University of Singapore, Singapore
Office:Room3-334,SIST building
Research Interests
Selected Publications


  • MRAM, spintronic oscillators,

  • Programmable logic devices, in-memory computing devices

  • Bio-inspired computing devices,

  • Ferrimagnets or antiferromagnets based devices


Zhifeng Zhu received the B.Sc. degree from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China in 2014. He received the PhD degree from National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2019. After that, he worked as Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in NUS and then he joined the School of Information Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University as an assistant professor. His research focus on the theoretical and numerical study of novel spintronic devices and circuits for the application of MRAM and bio-inspired computing. He has published high quality papers in Nat. Elec., Nat. Nanotechnol., Phys. Rev. B, J. Magn. Magn. Mater., J. Appl. Phys, etc. He has served as the reviewer for J. Appl. Phys, IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. II, Exp. Briefs, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. and Appl. Phys. A.


  1. Z. Fu, Y. Tang, X. Zhao,  K. Lu, Y. Dong,  A. Shukla,  Z. Zhu and  Y. Yang, An Overview of Spintronic True Random Number Generator, Front. Phys., 9, 1 (2021)

  2. K. Cai, Z. Zhu, J.M. Lee, R. Mishra, L. Ren, S.D. Pollard, P. He, G. Liang, K.L. Teo, and H. Yang, Ultrafast and energy-efficient spin–orbit torque switching in compensated ferrimagnets, Nat. Elec. 3, 37 (2020) 

  3. S. Shi, S. Liang, Z. Zhu, K. Cai, S.D. Pollard, Y. Wang, J. Wang, Q. Wang, P. He, J. Yu, G. Eda, G. Liang, and H. Yang, All-electric magnetization switching and Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction in WTe2/ferromagnet heterostructures, Nat. Nanotechnol. 14, 945 (2019) 

  4. Z. Zhu, J. Deng, X. Fong, and G. Liang, Voltage-input spintronic oscillator based on competing effects for large output power, J. Appl. Phys. 125, 183902 (2019) 

  5. V.P.K. Miriyala, Z. Zhu, G. Liang, and X. Fong, Spin-wave mediated interactions for Majority Computation using Skyrmions and Spin-torque Nano-oscillators, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 486, 165271 (2019) 

  6. Z. Zhu, X. Fong, and G. Liang, “Damping-like spin-orbit-torque-induced magnetization dynamics in ferrimagnets based on Landau-Lifshitz-Bloch equation”, J. Appl. Phys. 124, 193901 (2018) (Feature Article) 

  7. Z. Zhu, X. Fong, and G. Liang, “Theoretical Proposal for Determining Angular Momentum Compensation in Ferrimagnets”, Phys. Rev. B 97, 184410, (2018)