Professor Zhongqiang Hu

Professor of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Materials Research Laboratory, Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education & International Center for Dielectric Research



Ph.D. Microelectronics and Solid State Electronics Wuhan University 06/2012
B.S. Electronics Science and Technology Wuhan University 06/2007

Work Experience

Professor Xi'an Jiaotong University 2017 to present
Principal Investigator Winchester Technologies 1/2015 to 11/2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate Northeastern University 2013 to 2015
Postdoctoral Research Associate Argonne National Laboratory 2012 to 2013

Research Experience

Session Chair MRS Fall Meeting
Proposal Reviewer DOE
Guest Editor Physics Letter A
Member ACerS,MRS
Reviewer APL, JACerS, JAP, J. Alloys Compd, etc.


  1. The Youth Talent Program, Xi’an Jiaotong University (2017)
  2. Principal Investigator of STTR Phase II Project, DARPA (2015)
  3. Excellent Ph.D. Dissertation, Hubei Province (2013)
  4. Innovative Graduate Students Education Program, MOE of China (2010)


Research Interests

  • Coupling effects between magnetic, electrical, mechanical, and optical parameters in artificial micro/nanostructures and their applications;
  • High frequency integrated tunable devices;
  • Ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and magnetic materials and their MEMS applications;
  • Energy storage materials and devices;
  • Next-generation information storage technology.

Book Chapters

  1. Z. Hu, and G. J. Brown, “Towards Multiferroic Memories”, in Integrated Multiferroic Heterostructures and Applications, to be published by Wiley (2017).
  2. Z. Hu, and N. X. Sun, “Ferrite-based Multiferroic Materials and Devices”, in Ferrite Materials and Their Applications, to be published by Elsevier (2017).
  3. Z. Hu, and N. X. Sun, “Epitaxial Multiferroic Heterostructures”, in Composite Magnetoelectrics: Materials, Structures, and Applications, edited by G. Srinivasan, S. Priya, and N. Sun, published by Elsevier (2015).

Journal Articles

  1. Z. Hu, et al, Non-Volatile Ferroelectric Switching of Ferromagnetic Resonance in NiFe/PLZT Multiferroic Thin Film Heterostructures”, Scientific Reports, 6, 32408 (2016).
  2. Z. Hu, B. Ma, M. Li, R.E. Koritala, and U. Balachandran, Ferroelectric PLZT thick films grown by poly (1-vinylpyrrolidone-co-vinyl acetate)(PVP/VA)-modified sol–gel process, Materials Research Bulletin, 75, 167-171 (2016).
  3. Z. Wang, X. Wang, M. Li, Y. Gao, Z. Hu, et al, “Highly Sensitive Flexible Magnetic Sensor Based on Anisotropic Magnetoresistance Effect”, Advanced Materials, 28 (42), 9370 (2016).
  4. Z. Hu, T. Nan, X. Wang, M. Staruch, Y. Gao, P. Finkel, and N.X. Sun, “Voltage control of magnetism in FeGaB/PIN-PMN-PT multiferroic heterostructures for high-power and high-temperature applications”, Applied Physics Letters, 106, 022901 (2015).
  5. Z. Hu, X. Chen, T. Nan, X. Wang, Y. Gao, Z. Wang, G. Srinivasan, N. Sun, “Voltage control of magnetism in laminated LiFe5O8/PMN-PT multiferroic composites, IEEE Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG) (2015).
  6. Z. Hu, B. Ma, R. Koritala, and U. Balachandran, “Temperature-dependent energy storage properties of antiferroelectric Pb0.96La0.04Zr0.98Ti0.02O3 thin films”, Applied Physics Letters, 104, 263902 (2014).
  7. Z. Hu, B. Ma, S. Liu, M. Narayanan, and U. Balachandran, “Ceramic dielectric film capacitors fabricated on aluminum foils by chemical solution deposition”, Materials Research Bulletin, 52, 189-193 (2014).
  8. Z. Hu, B. Ma, S. Liu, M. Narayanan, and U. Balachandran, “Relaxor behavior and energy storage performance of ferroelectric PLZT thin films with different Zr/Ti ratios”, Ceramics International, 40, 557-562 (2014).
  9. Z. Hu, Q. Li, M. Li, Q. Wang, Y. Zhu, X. Liu, X. Zhao, Y. Liu, and S. Dong, “Ferroelectric memristor based on Pt/BiFeO3/Nb-doped SrTiO3 heterostructure”, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 102901 (2013).
  10. Z. Hu, M. Li, Y. Zhu, S. Pu, X. Liu, B. Sebo, X. Zhao, and S. Dong, “Epitaxial growth and capacitance-voltage characteristics of BiFeO3/CeO2/yttria-stabilized zirconia/Si(001) heterostructure”, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 252908 (2012).
  11. Z. Hu, J. Chen, M. Li, X. Li, G. Liu, and S. Dong, “Morphotropic phase boundary and high temperature dielectric, piezoelectric, and ferroelectric properties of (1-x)Bi(Sc3/4In1/4)O3-xPbTiO3 ceramics”, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 064102 (2011).
  12. Z. Hu, M. Li, J. Liu, L. Pei, J. Wang, B. Yu, and X. Zhao, “Structural transition and multiferroic properties of Eu-doped BiFeO3 thin films”, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 93 [9] 2743-2747 (2010).
  13. Z. Hu, M. Li, Y. Yu, J. Liu, L. Pei, J. Wang, X. Liu, B. Yu, and X. Zhao, “Effects of Nd and high-valence Mn co-doping on the electrical and magnetic properties of multiferroic BiFeO3 ceramics”, Solid State Communications, 150, 1088-1091 (2010).
  14. Z. Hu, M. Li, B. Yu, L. Pei, J. Liu, J. Wang, and X. Zhao, “Enhanced multiferroic properties of BiFeO3 thin films by Nd and high-valence Mo co-doping”, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 42, 185010 (2009).


Zhongqiang Hu

School of Electronic and Information Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong University

28 W. Xianning Rd.

Xi'an, Shannxi 710049, China