Professor Ziyao Zhou

About

Education


Ph.D. Electrical Engineering Northeastern University 2014.04
M.S. Physics Northeastern University 2010.06
B.S. Physics Peking University 2008.06

Working Experiences


Professor Xi'an Jiaotong University 2016 to present
Postdoctoral Argonne National Laboratory 05/2015 to 01/2016
Postdoctoral Fellowship Argonne National Laboratory 05/2014 to 04/2015

Honors


  1. The Youth Talent Program, at Xi’an Jiaotong University (2016)
  2. 'Thousand Talent’ Program, the Organization Department of the Central Committee of the CPC (2016)
  3. Director’s Postdoctoral Fellowship of Argonne National Laboratory (2015)
  4. Invited Paper, Antiferroelectric Materials and Applications, SPIN, (2015)
  5. Invited Talk, Crystal growth and its energy and environmental applications, 4th International
  6. Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics, Scotland, UK (2015)
  7. Section Chair, 59th Annual Magnetism and Magnetics Materials Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2014)
  8. Outstanding Graduate Student in Research Award, (1 out of ~2000 Graduate Students per year), Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (2014).
  9. Lawrence Awards, Graduate Academic Excellence, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA (2009).
  10. National Physics Olympiad, Second Prize, China (2004).

Biography

Dr. Ziyao Zhou is the professor at School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Integrated Multiferroic Materials and Devices at Xian Jiaotong Uinviersity. Dr. Zhou was the recipient of ‘The Youth Talent Program of Xi'an Jiaotong University. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Northeastern University in Boston. Prior to joining XJTU, he completed Postdoctoral at Argonne National Laboratory and won the Argonne Director’s Postdoc Fellowship Award.

Skills Summary


  • Material Fabrication: thin film/nanostructure deposition by Physical Vapor Deposition; wet-chemical deposition: Sol-gel, Spin-spray, and electroplating; Electrospinning; Atomic Layer Deposition.
  • Material Processing: Photolithography, E-beam lithography, Ion etching, ICP, dry-etch, Micro-/Nano-fabrication.
  • Material Characterization: XRD, XRF, SEM, AFM, Optical Microscope, Infrared Spectroscopy.
  • Electrical and magnetic measurements: VSM, SQUID, I-V, C-V, and magneto-resistivity measurements.
  • RF/Microwave Characterization: FMR, ESR, Network Analyzer.
  • Programming and Software Skills: C++/C (proficient), Matlab, Labview, and HFSS.

Publications


  1. Ziyao Zhou, M. Trassin, Y. Gao, Y. Gao, D. Chen, T. X. Nan, X. Yang, S. R. Bowden, D. T. Pierce, M. D. Stiles, J. Unguris, M. Liu, B. M. Howe, G. J. Brown, S. Salahuddin, R. Ramesh, N. X. Sun. “Probing electric field control of magnetism using ferromagnetic resonance” Nature Communication, 6, 6082 (2015).
  2. Ziyao Zhou, M. Liu, T. X. Nan, B. M. Howe, G. J. Brown, and N. X. Sun. "Voltage tuning of ferromagnetic resonance with bistable magnetization switching in energy-efficient magnetoelectric composites," Advanced Materials, 25, 1435 - 1439 (2013).
  3. Ziyao Zhou, Q. Yang, M. Liu, Z. Zhang, X. Zhang, D. Sun, T. Nan, N. Sun, X. Chen, “Antiferroelectric materials, applications and recent progress on multiferroic heterostructures”, SPIN, Invited Review, 05, 1530001 (2015).
  4. Ziyao Zhou, B. Howe, M. Liu, T. X. Nan, X. Chen, K. Mahalingam, Nian. X. Sun, Gail J. Brown “Interfacial charge-mediated non-volatile magnetoelectric coupling in Co0.3Fe0.7/Ba0.6Sr0.4TiO3/Nb:SrTiO3 multiferroic heterostructures” Scientific Reports, 5, 7740 (2015).
  5. Ziyao Zhou, T. X. Nan, M. Liu, X. Yang, Y. Gao, B. A. Assaf, H. Lin, S. Velu, X. J. Wang, H. S. Luo, J. Chen, S. Akhtar, E. Hu, R. Rajiv, K. Krishnan, S. Sreedhar, D. Heiman, B. M. Howe, G. J. Brown, and N. X. Sun. “Quantification of strain and charge co-mediated magnetoelectric coupling on ultra-thin Permalloy/PMN-PT interface” Scientific Reports, 4, 3688 (2014).
  6. Ziyao Zhou, X. Xue, M. Zhu, Y. Zhang, W. Ren, T. X. Nan, N. X. Sun, M. Liu. “Electric field induced reversible 180º magnetization switching through tuning of interfacial exchange bias along magnetic easy-axis in multiferroic laminates”. Scientific Reports (In revision) (2015).
  7. Ziyao Zhou, T. X. Nan, Y. Gao, X. Yang, S. Beguhn, M. Li, Y. Lu, J. L. Wang, M. Liu, K. Mahalingam, B. M. Howe, G. J. Brown, and N. X. Sun “Quantification of strain and charge co-mediated magnetoelectric coupling on ultra-thin Permalloy/PMN-PT interface”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 232906 (2013).
  8. Ziyao Zhou, X. Y. Zhang, T. F. Xie, T. X. Nan, Y. Gao, X. Yang, X. Y. He, P. S. Qiu, N. X. Sun, and D. Z. Sun. “Non-volatile tunable FeGaB/PSZT magnetic / antiferroelectric heterostructures with strong magnetoelectric coupling by antiferroelectric-ferroelectric phase transition”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 012905 (2014).
  9. Ziyao Zhou, S. Beguhn, J. Lou, S. Rand, M. Li, X. Yang, S. D. Li, M. Liu, and N. X. Sun. "Low moment NiCr radio frequency magnetic films for multiferroic heterostructures with strong magnetoelectric coupling", J. Appl. Phys. 111, 103915 (2012).
  10. Ziyao Zhou, O. Obi, S. Beghun, T. X. Nan, S. Stoute, M. Liu, J. Lou, X. Yang, Y. Gao, M. Li, X. Xing, N. X. Sun, J. Warzywoda, A. Sacco Jr., T. Guo, C. W. Nan. "Growth behaviors and characteristics of low temperature spin-sprayed ZnO and Al-doped ZnO microstructures", J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, 12, 1056 (2013).
  11. Ziyao Zhou, O. Obi, T. X. Nan, S. Beguhn, J. Lou, X. Yang, Y. Gao, M. Li, S. Rand, H. Lin, N. X. Sun, G. Esteves, K. Nittala, J. L. Jones, K. Mahalingam, M. Liu, and G. J. Brown. "Low-Temperature Spin Spray Deposited Ferrite-Piezoelectric Thin Film multiferroic Heterostructures with Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling", J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, (2014).
  12. Ziyao Zhou, X. J. Wang, S. Behugn, M. Liu, H. Lin, X. Yang, Y. Gao, T. X. Nan, X. Xing, Z. Hu, N. X. Sun “Growth behaviors and characteristics of low temperature spin-sprayed NiZn ferrite”, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron, 1-5 (2014).
  13. Y. Ma, P. Qiu, D. Xu, J. Lin, Y. Tang, F. Wang, X. He, Ziyao Zhou, N. X. Sun, X. Zhang, Y. Zhou, D. Z. Sun, “Controllable synthesis and upconversion luminescenceof NaYF 4: Yb 3+, Er 3+ nanocrystals”, Ceramics International, (2015).
  14. X. Y. Zhang, Y. R. Ma, X. Y. He, Y. Zhou, Q. R. Yao, F. F. Wang, Y. X. Tang, X. Tang, Z. Zhou, P. S. Qiu, N. X. Sun and D. Z. Sun, “Magnetic and electrical properties of Zr-rich (1-x)PZT+xBiFeO3 Ceramics”, Ferroelectrics, in press (2015)
  15. M. Zhu, T. Nan, M. Liu, W. Ren, Z. Zhou, Nian Sun, “Voltage tuning of ferromagnetic resonance and linewidth in spinel ferrite/ferroelectric multiferroic heterostructures”, IEEE magnetics letters, Volume:PP Issue:99
  16. Y. Ma, P. Qiu, D. Xu, J. Lin, Y. Tang, F. Wang, X. He, Ziyao Zhou, N. Sun, X. Zhang, Y. Zhou, D. Sun, “Controllable synthesis and up conversion luminescence of NaYF 4: Yb 3+, Er 3+ nanocrystals”, Ceramics International, In press (2015).
  17. M. Li, Z. Zhou, M. Liu, J. Lou, D. E. Oates, G. F. Dionne, M. L. Wang and N. X. Sun, "Novel NiZnAl-ferrites and strong magnetoelectric coupling in NiZnAl-ferrite / PZT multiferroic heterostructures", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 275001 (2013).
  18. T. X. Nan, Z. Zhou, J. Lou, M. Liu, X. Yang, Y. Gao, S. Rand and N. X. Sun, "Voltage Impulse Induced Bistable Magnetization Switching In Multiferroic Heterostructures", Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 132409 (2012).
  19. S. Beguhn, Z. Zhou, S. Rand, Xi Yang, Jing Lou and Nian X. Sun, "A new highly sensitive broadband ferromagnetic resonance measurement system with lock-in detection", J. Appl. Phys, 111, 07A503 (2012).
  20. Y. Gao, S. Zare, M. Onabajo, M. Li, Z. Zhou, T. Nan, X. Yang, M. Liu, K. Mahalingam, B. M Howe, J. G. Jones, G. J Brown, N. X. Sun “Power-efficient voltage tunable RF integrated magnetoelectric inductors with FeGaB/Al2O3 multilayer films”, Microwave Symposium (IMS), IEEE MTT-S International (2014).
  21. Y. Gao, S. Zare, X. Yang, T. X. Nan, Z. Y. Zhou, M. Onabajo, M. Liu, A. Aronow, K. Mahalingam, B. M. Howe, G. J. Brown, and N. X. Sun, "Significantly Enhanced Inductance and Quality Factor of GHz Integrated Magnetic Solenoid Inductors with FeGaB/Al2O3 Multilayer Films", IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, 61, 1470 (2014).
  22. S. D. Li, H. Du, Q. Xue, X. Gao, Y. Zhang, W. Shao, T. Nan, Z. Zhou, and N. X. Sun, "Large E-field tunability of microwave ferromagnetic properties in Fe59.3Co28.0Hf12.7/PZN-PT multiferroic composites", J. Appl. Phys. 115, 17C723 (2014).
  23. S. Li, H. Du, Y. Zhang, Q. Xue, X. Gao, W. Shao, Z. Zhou, T. Nan and N. X. Sun, "Quasi magnetic isotropy and microwave performance of FeCoB multilayer laminated by uniaxial anisotropic layers", J. Appl. Phys. 115, 17A310 (2014).
  24. Y. Gao, S. Zare, X. Yang, T. X. Nan, Z. Y. Zhou, M. Onabajo, Kevin P. O'Brien, Umesh Jalan, Mohammed EI-tatani, Paul Fisher, M. Liu, A. Aronow, K. Mahalingam, B. M. Howe, G. J. Brown, and N. X. Sun, "High Q Integrated GHz Magnetic Transformers with FeGaB/Al2O3 Multilayer Films for RFIC Applications", J. Appl. Phys, 115, 17E714 (2014).
  25. X. Yang, Y. Gao, J. Wu, Z. Zhou, S. Beguhn, T. Nan, N. X. Sun. “Voltage Tunable Multiferroic Phase Shifter With YIG/PMN-PT Heterostructure”, IEEE Microwave and wireless components letters, Vol. 24, 191-193 (2014).
  26. X. Yang , J. Wu, Y. Gao, T. X. Nan, Z. Zhou, S. Beguhn , M. Liu, and N. X. Sun, "Compact and Low Loss Phase Shifter With Low Bias Field Using Partially Magnetized Ferrite", IEEE Trans Magn. 49, 3882 (2013).
  27. X. Yang, Y. Gao, J. Wu, S. Beguhn, T. Nan, Z. Zhou, M. Liu, and N.X. Sun, "Dual H-and E-Field Tunable Multiferroic Bandpass Filter at Ku Band Using Partially Magnetized Spinel Ferrites", IEEE Trans. Magn. 49, 5485 (2013).
  28. S. D. Li, M. Liu, W. Q. Shao, J. Xu, S. Chen, Z. Zhou, T. X. Nan, Nian X. Sun, and Jenq-Gong Duh, "Large E-field tunability of microwave ferromagnetic properties in Fe50Co50-Hf/lead zinc niobate-lead titanate multiferroic laminates", J. Appl. Phys. 113, 17C727 (2013).
  29. X. Yang, J. Wu, S. Beguhn, T. Nan, Y. Gao, Z. Zhou, and N. X. Sun, "Tunable Bandpass Filter Using Partially Magnetized Ferrites With High Power Handling Capability", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, 23, 184 (2013).
  30. X. Yang, J. Wu, S. Beguhn, Z. Y. Zhou, J. Lou, N. X. Sun, “Novel C-band tunable bandpass filter with low bias magnetic fields using partially magnetized ferrites”, Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT), IEEE MTT-S International, (2012).
  31. L. Chao, A. Sharma, M. N. Afsar, O. Obi, Z. Zhou, and N. X. Sun, "Permittivity and Permeability Measurement of Spin-Spray Deposited Ni-Zn-Ferrite Thin Film Sample", IEEE Trans. Magn. 48, 4085 (2012).
  32. M. Liu, S. D. Li, Z. Zhou, S. Beguhn, J. Lou, F. Xu, T. J. Lu, and N. X. Sun, "Electrically induced enormous magnetic anisotropy in Terfenol-D/lead zinc niobate-lead titanate multiferroic heterostructures", J. Appl. Phys. 112, 063917 (2012).
  33. S. D. Li, M. Liu, J. Lou, X. Xing, Z. J. Su, Z. Zhou, F. Xu, J. G. Duh, and N. X. Sun "High In-Plane Magnetic Anisotropy and Microwave Frequency Performance of Soft Magnetic Fe50Co50-Al2O3 Films Prepared by Modified Composition Gradient Sputtering", IEEE Trans. Magn. 47, 3935 (2011).
  34. N. Li, M. Liu, Z. Zhou, N. X. Sun, D. V. B. Murthy, G. Srinivasan, T. M. Klein, V. M. Petrov, and A. Gupta, "Electrostatic tuning of ferromagnetic resonance and magnetoelectric interactions in ferrite-piezoelectric heterostructures grown by chemical vapor deposition ", Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 192502 (2011).
  35. T. G. Gao, J. M. Yi, Z. Zhou and X. D. Hu, “First Principles Study of Aluminium Vacancy in Wurtzite Aluminium Nitride”, Chin. Phys. Lett. 25 2989 (2008).

Conferences (Partial)


  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Voltage Tuning of Ferromagnetic Resonance with Bistable Magnetization Switching in Energy-Efficient Magnetoelectric Composites.” 58th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2013, Danver, Colorado, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Strong magnetoelectric coupling in FeGaB/PSZT magnetoelectric/antiferroelectric heterostructures during antiferroelectric-ferroelectric phase transition”, 58th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2013, Danver, Colorado, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Precise Quantification of Charge Mediated Magnetoelectric Coupling Strength in Magnetic/Dielectric Thin Film Heterostructures”, Materials Science & Technology, October 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Low-temperature Spin Spray Deposited Ferrite/Piezoelectric Thin Film Multiferroic Heterostructures with Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling”, Materials Science & Technology, October 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Voltage tuning of ferromagnetic resonance with bistable magnetization switching in energy-efficient magnetoelectric composites”, 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January, 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. "Low-Temperature Spin Spray Deposited Ferrite-Piezoelectric Thin Film multiferroic Heterostructures with Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling", the International Magnetics Conference, May 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. "Growth behaviors and characteristics of low temperature spin-sprayed Al-doped ZnO microstructures", Materials Science & Technology, October 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. "Voltage Impulse Induced Bistable Magnetization Switching and Giant Converse Magnetoelectric Coupling and in FeGaB/Pb(Zn1/3Nb2/3)O3-6%PbTiO3 Multiferroic Heterostructures", Materials Science & Technology, October 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. "Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling in Low-Temperature Synthesized Fe3O4/ZnO Thin Film Multiferroic Heterostructures", Materials Science & Technology, October 2012, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Novel Low Magnetization NiCr RF Magnetic Films for Multiferroic Heterostructures with Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling”, 56th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Characterizaion of low temperature spin-sprayed ZnO microstructures”, MRS Fall Meeting, November 2011, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. “Novel Low Magnetization NiCr RF Magnetic Films for Multiferroic Heterostructures with Strong Magnetoelectric Coupling”, MRS Fall Meeting, November 2011, Boston, MA, USA.
  • Ziyao Zhou et al. "Low moment NiCr radio frequency magnetic films for multiferroic heterostructures with strong magnetoelectric coupling," 56th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
  • T. Nan, Z. Zhou, M. Liu, Y. Gao and N.X. Sun. “Quantification of strain and charge co-mediated magnetoelectric coupling on ultra-thin Permalloy/PMN-PT interface”, 59th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2014, Hawaii, USA
  • Y. Gao, S. Zare, X. Yang, T. Nan, Z. Zhou, M. Onabajo and N. Sun. “GHz Integrated Magnetic Inductors with FeGaB/Al2O3 Multilayer Films for Significant Inductance and Quality Factor Enhancement”, 58th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2013, Danver, Colorado, USA.
  • Y. Gao, S. Zare, X. Yang, T. Nan, Z. Zhou, M. Onabajo and N. Sun, “High Q Integrated GHz Magnetic Transformers with FeGaB/Al2O3 Multilayer Films for RFIC Applications”, 58th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2013, Danver, Colorado, USA.
  • S. Li H. Du, Y. Zhang, Q. Xue, X. Gao, W. Shao, Z. Zhou, T. Nan and N. Sun. Quasi magnetic isotropy and microwave performance of FeCoB multilayers laminated by uniaxial anisotropic films, 58th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2013, Danver, Colorado, USA.
  • S. Li, H. Du, Q. Xue, X. Gao, Y. Zhang, W. Shao, T. Nan, Z. Zhou and N. Sun, “Large E-field tunability of ferromagnetic resonance frequency in Fe59.3Co28.0Hf12.7/PZN-PT multiferroic composites”, 58th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2013, Danver, Colorado, USA.
  • Z. Chen, X. Wang, H. Lin, Z. Zhou, T. Nan, C. Parini and N. Sun, “UHF Tuneable Compact Antennas with Co2Z Hexaferrite Substrate”, 58th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2013, Danver, Colorado, USA.
  • S. Li, M. Liu, J. Lou, S. Xu, Z. Wang, W. Shao, S. Chen, L. Xia, T. Nan, Z. Zhou, N. Sun and J. Duh, “Stress Competition and Vortex Magnetic Anisotropy in FeCoAlO High-frequency Soft Magnetic Films with Gradient Al-O Contents”, 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Y. Gao, X. Yang, T. Nan, Z. Zhou and N. Sun “Voltage Tunable RF Integrated Multiferroic Inductors with FeCoB/Al2O3 Multilayer Films.”, 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • M. Liu, Z. Zhou, B. Howe, G. J. Brown and N. X. Sun, “Wide/narrow band voltage tuning of FMR with bistable magnetization switching in energy-efficient microwave magnetoelectric composites”, 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • S. Li, M. Liu, J. Lou, L. Wang, W. Shao, S. Xu, S. Chen, L. Xia, T. Nan, Z. Zhou, N. Sun and J. Duh, “Large E-field tunability of microwave ferromagnetic properties in Fe50Co50-Hf/PZN-PT multiferroic composites”, 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • L. Chao, S. Stoute, Z. Zhou, M. N. Afsar and N.X. Sun, “Microwave Permittivity and Permeability of Spin-Spray Deposited Ni-Zn-Ferrite Thin Film Sample”, 12th Joint MMM/Intermag Conference, January 2013, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • X. Yang, J. Wu, S. Beguhn, Z. Zhou, J. Lou and N. Sun, “Novel C-band tunable bandpass filter with low bias magnetic fields using partially magnetized ferrites”, the International Magnetics Conference, May 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • T. Nan, Z. Zhou, J. Lou, X. Yang, S. Rand, Y. Gao and N. Sun, “Bistable Switching Of Magnetization By Voltage Impulse In FeGaB/PZT Multiferroic Heterostructures”, the International Magnetics Conference, May 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • O. Obi, Z. Zhou, S. Beguhn, S. Rand, M. Liu and N. Sun, Strong magnetoelectric coupling in low temperature synthesized Fe3O4/ZnO thin film multiferroic heterostructures”, the International Magnetics Conference, May 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • L. Chao, A. Sharma, M. Afsar, O. Obi, Z. Zhou and N. Sun, “Permittivity and Permeability Measurement of Spin-spray Deposited NiZn-Ferrite Thin Film Sample from 18 to 40 GHz”, the International Magnetics Conference, May 2012, Vancouver, Canada.
  • S. Beguhn, Z. Zhou, S. Rand, X. Yang, J. Lou and N. Sun. “Highly Sensitive Broadband RF/Microwave Magnetic Measurement System with Lock-in Detection.” 56th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, November 2011, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
  • M. Li, Z. Zhou, J. Lou, M. Liu and N. Sun, Large Magnetoelectric Coupling Effect at Ni0.65Zn0.35Fe2-xAlxO4/PZT(Lead Zirconate Titanate) Multiferroic Heterostructures, MRS Fall Meeting, November, 2011, Boston, MA, USA.

Patents


  • Ogheneyunume Obi, Ziyao Zhou, Nian X. Sun. Spin spray deposited Ni-Zn spinel ferrite. Patent in application.
  • Xing Chen, Garrett Grock, Victor Vajda, Ziyao Zhou, Integrated System for High Aspect Ratio Metal Oxide Nanofiber Production. Patent in application

Contact


Ziyao Zhou

School of Electronic and Information Engineering

Xi'an Jiaotong University

28 W. Xianning Rd.

Xi'an, Shannxi 710049, China

Email: ziyaozhou@xjtu.edu.cn