Associate Professor Zhang Yufeng


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Yufeng Zhang

Current Position

Associate Professor

Administrative Position (if applicable)

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Dr. Zhang received his Ph.D. from Boston University in 2008, following by a post-doctoral research at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Since joining Xiamen University in 2010, he is interested in research on surface and interface physics, such as investigating the electronic and chemical structure of heterostructure formed by wide bandgap materials (e.g., ZnO and SiC) using synchrotron- and lab-based x-ray spectroscopies. Recent studies have focused on the intercalation system of graphene-based materials and their applications.


  • Electron and x-ray spectroscopies

  • Surface/interface analysis of novel materials, such as Graphene


  • PhD (Physics), Physics Department, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA (2008)

  • MSc (Physics), Physics Department, Peking University, Beijing, China (2001)

  • BSc (Physics), Physics Department, Peking University, Beijing, China (1998)


  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Chemistry Department, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, USA (2008 to 2010).

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China (2010 to 2017).


  1. PI: Study of physical mechanism for tuning emissivity of multilayer graphene using ion intercalation, National Natural Science Foundation of China

  2. PI: Study of growing mechanism and band alignment of ZnO/SiC heterojunction, Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province of China

  3. PI: Spectroscopic studies of the electronic and chemical structure of amorphous silicon carbide, Natural Science Foundation of Fujian Province of China

  4. Co-PI: SOFTCO – Studying, optimizing, and functionalizing of TCOs in thin-film photovoltaic device structures, the Robert-Bosch Stiftung Sustainable Partners project

  5. Co-PI: Local structures and spin-orbital orders of strained perovskite cobalt oxide films studied by grazing incidence fluorescence XAFS, National Natural Science Foundation of China

  6. Co-PI: Transport and diffusion in low-dimensional systems, the Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China

  7. Co-PI: Multi-scale life prediction method based on crack initiation from inclusions, National Natural Science Foundation of China


  1. Y.F. Zhang, H. Huang, Y.L. Li, W. Liu, J. Jiang, K. Guo, R.B. Yi, Z.Q. Fei, X.A. Zhang, R. Mu, X. Liu, L. Chen, and H.P. Fang, Tuning crystal structure of potassium dihydrogen phosphate at ambient conditions. Physical Review Materials, 2021. 5(10): p. 103401.

  2. Y.F. Zhang, Z.Q. Fei, H. Huang, X.A. Zhang, and R. Mu, Effect of ZnO cap layer deposition environment on thermal stability of the electrical properties of Al-doped ZnO films. Journal of Applied Physics, 2021. 129(19): p. 195105.

  3.  H. Huang, J. Li, H. Ke, Y. Du, W. Peng, M. Dai, Y. Zhang, and X.A. Zhang, Impact of Ionic Liquids on Effectiveness of Tuning the Emissivity of Multilayer Graphene. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2021. 13(22): p. 26256-26263.

  4.  X.X. Guo, S.J. Cheng, W.W. Cai, Y.F. Zhang, and X.A. Zhang, A review of carbon-based thermal interface materials: Mechanism, thermal measurements and thermal properties. Materials & Design, 2021. 209: p. 20.

  5.  Rui Mu, Yujie Zheng, Andreas Lambert, Regan G. Wilks, Marcus Bar, Yufeng Zhang, A spectrum deconvolution method based on grey relational analysis, Results in Physics23, 104031 (2021)

  6. Yufeng Zhang, Ziqi Fei, Huang Huang, Tieyu Lü, and Rui Mu, Phys. Status Solidi A217, 2000025 (2020)

  7. Yufeng Zhang, Nanying Lin, Yaping Li, Xiaodan Wang, Huiqiong Wang, Junyong Kang, Regan Wilks, Marcus Bär, and Rui Mu, Scientific Reports6, 23106 (2016)

  8. Rui Mu, Alexander Steigert, Nanying Lin, Regan Wilks, Marcus Bär, and Yufeng Zhang, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.48, 305304 (2015)

  9. Y. Zhang, G. Gajjala, T. Hofmann, L. Weinhardt, M. Bär, C. Heske, M. Seelmann-Eggebert, and D. Meisen, J. Appl. Phys. 108, 093702 (2010)

  10. Y. Zhang, S.Wang, A. Demasi, A.Y. Matsuura, and K.E. Smith, J. Mater. Chem.18, 1792 (2008)

  11. Y. Zhang, T. Learmonth, S. Wang, A.Y. Matsuura, J. Downes, L. Plucinski, S. Bernardis, C. O'Donnell, and K.E. Smith, J. Mater. Chem.17, 1276 (2007)


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