Xufeng Zhang

Assistant Professor,  Electrical and Computer Engineering



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Research Focus

Spin wave dynamics; magnon-based coherent information processing; quantum hybrid magnonics; integrated microwave, photonic, magnonic, and mechanical devices


Dr. Xufeng Zhang received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Yale University in 2016. After graduation, he joined Argonne National Laboratory as the Nikola Tesla Named Postdoctoral Fellow, and was promoted as an Assistant Scientist as of 2018. He has a diverse research interest in device physics and applications, with a main focus on experimental study of spin wave dynamics and magnonic devices hybridized with microwave/photonics/mechanics for coherent and quantum information processing.


  • PhD, Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 2016

Honors & Awards

  • Young Investigator Program Award, Office of Naval Research, 2022

Research Overview

Spin wave dynamics; magnon-based coherent information processing; quantum hybrid magnonics; integrated microwave, photonic, magnonic, and mechanical devices

Selected Research Projects

Selected Publications

  • Zhou, Xianjing, Li, Xinhao, Chen, Qianfan, Koolstra, Gerwin, Yang, Ge, Dizdar, Brennan, Huang, Yizhong, Wang, Christopher S., Han, Xu, Zhang, Xufeng, Schuster, David I., Jin, Dafei (2023). Electron charge qubit with 0.1 millisecond coherence time. Nature Physics, . 10.1038/S41567-023-02247-5
  • Zhou, Xianjing, Koolstra, Gerwin, Zhang, Xufeng, Yang, Ge, Han, Xu, Dizdar, Brennan, Li, Xinhao, Divan, Ralu, Guo, Wei, Murch, Kater W., Schuster, David I., Jin, Dafei (2022). Single electrons on solid neon as a solid-state qubit platform. Nature, 605(7908),46-50. 10.1038/S41586-022-04539-X
  • Jing Xu, Changchun Zhong, Xu Han, Dafei Jin, Liang Jiang, and Xufeng Zhangy, “Floquet Cavity Electromagnonics,” Physical Review Letters 125, 237201 (2020).
  • Xianjing Zhou, Xu Han, Dieter Koelle, Reinhold Kleiner, Xufeng Zhangy, and Dafei Jin, “On-chip sensing of hotspots in superconducting terahertz emitters,” Nano Letters 20, 4197 (2020).
  • Na Zhu, Xufeng Zhang, Xu Han, Chang-Ling Zou, Changchun Zhong, Chiao-Hsuan Wang, Liang Jiang, and Hong Tang, “Waveguide cavity optomagnonics for broadband multimode microwave-to-optics conversion,” Optica 7, 1291 (2020).
  • Xufeng Zhangy, Alexey Galda, Xu Han, Dafei Jin, and V.M. Vinokur, “Broadband nonreciprocity enabled by strong coupling of magnons and microwave photons,” Physical
    Review Applied 13, 044039 (2020). Editors’ suggestion.
  • Matthew Otten, Xianjing Zhou, Xufeng Zhang, and Dafei Jin, “Coherent Manipulation of Single Electrons with Optical Photons in Condensed Helium-4 ,” Advanced Theory and Simulations 3, 2000008 (2020). Cover story.
Xufeng Zhang


Mar 27, 2024

Exploring Dissipation Engineering in Hybrid Magnonic Systems

ECE Assistant Professor Xufeng Zhang, in collaboration with Boston University, was awarded a $420,000 NSF grant for “Harnessing Magnonic Nonreciprocity Through Dissipation Engineering.” This project will investigate the principals of energy dissipation in magnonic systems and engineering approaches for manipulating dissipations.


Dec 07, 2023

2023 Stanford University Annual Assessment of Author Citations

The following COE professors are among the top scientists worldwide selected by Stanford University representing the top 2% of the most-cited scientists with single-year impact in various disciplines. The selection is based on the top 100,000 by c-score (with and without self-citations) or a percentile rank of 2% or above. The list below includes those […]

Xufeng Zhang


Nov 02, 2023

Quantum Computing Discovery Improves Processing Time, Accuracy

Xufeng Zhang, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, in collaboration with Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Notre Dame, completed research to improve quantum computing performance by isolating qubits and reducing exposure to performance-altering noise. A research paper was published in Nature Physics.

Xufeng Zhang


Sep 28, 2022

Zhang Receives ONR YIP Award to Develop THz System-on-a-Chip

ECE Assistant Professor Xufeng Zhang was awarded an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program Award for “Cryogenically Enabled Ultrabroadband THz System-on-a-Chip.” With its comprehensive on-chip signal processing capabilities including THz generation, routing, manipulation, and detection, novel THz SOCs will be suitable for a broad range of applications such as THz wireless communication and sensing without any off-chip components.

Xufeng Zhang


Jun 24, 2022

New Quantum Bit Platform Points to New Direction for Low-Cost, Large-Scale Quantum Computers

A paper, titled “Single electrons on solid neon as a solid-state qubit platform,” published in the journal Nature by Assistant Professor Xufeng Zhang, electrical and computer engineering, who had a key contribution in the quantum microwave measurements, and researchers at Argonne National Lab and other collaborative institutions, demonstrates a fundamentally new quantum bit (qubit) platform.

Xufeng Zhang


Jan 03, 2022

New Faculty Spotlight: Xufeng Zhang

Xufeng Zhang joins the Electrical and Computer Engineering department in January 2022 as an Assistant Professor.

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