Xufeng Kou
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor
Graduated School:Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Tel:(021) 20685386
Office:Room 3-318, SIST Building
Research Interests
Selected Publications


  • Nanoelectronics

  • Spintronics

  • Cryogenic CMOS

  • Topological Quantum Matters


Xufeng Kou is currently the assistant dean and PMICC Director of SIST.

Dr. Xufeng Kou received his BS degree (with honor) in Chu Kochen Honors College and Optical Engineering from Zhejiang University (2009). From 2009 to 2015, 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 (IEEE Fellow). After finishing the post-doctoral training at UCLA (2015-2016), he joined ShanghaiTech University as a tenure-track assistant professor in the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) in 2016. Since 2021, he has been promoted as the tenured associate professor and the assistant dean of SIST. Dr. Kou's main research areas include spintronics and cryogenic electronics. So far, Dr. Kou has published 3 book chapters, and co-authored 80+ peer-reviewed papers including Nature Electronics, Nature Materials, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Science Advances, Physical Review Letters, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE-IEDM, and IEEE-EDL with more than 6500 citations (h-index of 35). 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), Shanghai May 4th Youth Medal (2018), and Shanghai Science & Technology 35 Under 35 Award (2021).


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

Book Chapter

[1] X.F Kou# and K.L Wang, “Epitaxial Growth of Bi2X3 Topological InsulatorsBismuth-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 ApplicationMolecular 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)


Selected Journal

(Full publication list can be referred to Prof. Kou’s google scholar page)

[1] P. Cheng*, Q. Yao*,#, Q. Sun, A.J Grutter, P. Quarterman, P.P Balakrishnan, C.J Kinane, A.J Caruana, S. Langridge, B.S Cui, L. Li, Y.C Ji, Y. Zhang, Z.K Liu, J. Zou, G.Q Yu, Y.M Yang#, and X.F Kou#, “Tailoring Magnetic Exchange Interactions in Ferromagnet-Intercalated MnBi2Te4 Superlattices”, Nature Electronics (2022)

[2]L. Li*, Y.Y Wu*, X.Y Liu*, J.M Liu*, H.Z Ruan, Z.H Zhi, Y. Zhang, P.Y Huang, Y.C Ji, C.J Tang, Y.M Yang, R.C Che#, and X.F Kou#, “Room Temperature Gate-Tunable Non-Reciprocal Charge Transport in Lattice-Matched InSb/CdTe Heterostructures”, Advanced Materials (2022)

[3] Y.C Ji*, Z. Liu*, P. Zhang*, L. Li, S.F Qi, P. Chen, Y. Zhang, Q. Yao, Z.K Liu, K.L Wang, Z.H Qiao#, and X.F Kou#, “Thickness-Driven Quantum Anomalous Hall Phase Transition in Magnetic Topological Insulator Thin Films”, ACS Nano 16, 1134-1141 (2022)

[4] X.Z Chen*, H. Bai*, Y.C Ji*, Y.J Zhou, L.Y Liao, Y.F You, W.X Zhu, Q. Wang, L. Han, X.Y Liu, A. Li, X.D Han, J. Yin, X.F Kou, F. Pan, and S. Cheng, “Control of Spin Current and Antiferromagnetic Moments via Topological Surface State”, Nature Electronics9, 574-578 (2022)

[5] Z.D Tang*, Z.W Wang*, A. Guo, L.L Liu, C.W Cao, X. Luo, W.C Wu, Y.J Guo, Z.H Zhi, Y.Q Hu, Y.F Cao, G.B Shang, L.J Yu, S.J Hu, S.M Chen, Y.H Zhao, and X.F Kou#, “Cryogenic CMOS RF Device Modeling for Scalable Quantum Computer Design”, IEEE J. Electron Devices Society 10, 532-539 (2022)

[6] Y.Q Hu*, Z.W Wang*, R.H Chen, Z.D Tang, A. Guo, C.W Cao, W.C Wu, S.M Chen, Y.H Zhao, L.J Yu, G.B Shang, H. Xu, S.J Hu, and X.F Kou#, “Cryo-CMOS Model-Enabled 8-Bit Current Steering DAC Design for Quantum Computing”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits & Systems (ISCAS 2022) (2022)

 [7] L.Y Liao*, F.H Xue*, L. Han, J.Y Kim,, R.Q Zhang, L. Li, J.M Liu, X.F Kou#, C. Song#, F. Pan, and Y. Otani#, “Efficient Orbital Torque in Polycrystalline Ferromagnetic-metal/Ru/Al2O3 Stacks”, Physical Review B 105, 104434 (2022)

[8] F.H Xue*, Y. Zhang*, Y. Zhang*, L.Y Liao*, L. Li, H.Z Ruan, L. Sun, J. Dong, C.J Tang, G.Q Yu, Y.M Yang#, and X.F Kou#, “Narrow-Band Semiconductor Heterostructures for Efficient Spintronic Memory Device Applications”, IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM 2021) (2021)

[9] Q. Yao, Y.C Ji, P. Cheng, Q.L He, and X.F Kou#, “Topological insulators-based magnetic heterostructures” (invited review paper), Advances in Physics: X 6 (1), 1870560 (2021)

[10] X.Y Liu, D. Wu, L.Y Liao, P. Chen, Y. Zhang, F.H Xue, Q. Yao, C. Song, K.L Wang, and X.F Kou#, “Temperature Dependence of Spin-Orbit Torque-Driven Magnetization Switching in in-situ Growth Bi2Te3/MnTe Heterostructrures”, Applied Physics Letters 118, 112406 (2021)

[11] C. Huang*, E.Z Zhang*, Y. Zhang*, J.L Zhang*, F.X Xiu#, H.W Liu#, X.Y Xie, L.F Ai, Y.K Yang, M.H Zhao, J.J. Qi, L. Li, S.S Liu, Z.H Li, R.Z Zhan, Y.Q Bie, X.F Kou, S.Z Deng, and X.C Xie, “The Discovery of Tunable Universality Class in Superconducting b-W Thin Films”, Science Bulletin 66, 1830-1838 (2021)

[12] 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 Letters 20, 1731-1737 (2020)

[13] Y. Zhang*, F.H Xue*, C.J Tang, J.M Li, L.Y Liao, L. Li, X.Y Liu, Y.M Yang, C. Song, and X.F Kou#, “Highly Efficient Electric-Field Control of Giant Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupling in Lattice-Matched InSb/CdTe Heterostructures”, ACS Nano 14, 17396-17404 (2020)

[14] 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 MOSFETsIEEE Electron Device Letters 5, 661-664 (2020)

[15] L. Pan*, X.Y Liu*, Q.L He*, A. Stern, G. Yin, X.Y Che, Q.M Shao, P. Zhang, P. Deng, C.Y Yang, B. Casas, E.S Choi, J. Xia, X.F Kou, and K.L Wang, “Probing the low temperature limit of the quantum anomalous Hall effectScience Advances 6:eaaz3595 (2020)

[16] 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”, Applied Physics Letters 116, (2020)

[17] 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 Transactions on Magnetics 5, 1400106 (2020)

[18] 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 TaSe3 with three-dimensional strong topological insulator statePhysical Review B 101, 155117 (2020)

[19] 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”, Applied Physics Letters113, 072104 (2018).

[20] 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)

[21] 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)

[22] 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)


Before 2016

[23] 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)

[24] 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 Communications (2015)

[25] 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”, Physical Review Letters 113, 137201 (2014).

[26] 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).

[27] 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)

[28] 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)

[29] X.F Kou, W.J Jiang, M.R Lang, et al., “Magnetically doped semiconducting topological insulators”, Journal of Applied Physics112, 063912 (2012)

[30] X.F Kou, L. He, F.X Xiu, et al., “Epitaxial growth of high mobility of Bi2Se3 thin film on CdS”, Applied Physics Letters98, 242102(2011)