Qunfei Zhou

Qunfei Zhou
  • Assistant Professor
  • Research Interests: Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Theory and Simulation
  • Physics & Astronomy

Contact Info

Gray-Little Hall, room 2116
1567 Irving Hill Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Malott Hall, room 3059
1251 Wescoe Hall Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


2023-present: Assistant Professor, University of Kansas

2018-2023: Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University & Argonne National Laboratory

2016-2018: Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Kentucky


PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, 2016, Lexington, KY
MS in Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2013
BS in Materials Physics, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2010


Our group works on materials modeling and simulation by using and developing computational approaches that leverage the accuracy of quantum-mechanics-based atomistic simulation and efficiency of data-driven machine learning for the theory and design of advanced materials for electronic and optoelectronic applications.

We are interested in phase change materials for beyond von Neumann computing, two-dimensional materials, mixed-dimensional heterostructures, electron emitting materials, etc. We develop computational framework, physics models and analytical theory for emergent properties and applications of those materials.