Prof. Zhao, Weisheng received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Paris-Sud in 2007 and was nominated as tenured research scientist at CNRS in France in 2009. In 2013, He jointed Beihang University. He is currently deputy vice-dean of the School of Microelectronics at Beihang University, he is also the director of Fert Beijing Research Institute and Beihang-Goertek Joint Microelectronics Institute. He built the Beihang-UCLA joint laboratory for spintronics in 2016 and the Beihang-Stanford joint laboratory for spintronics in 2017. He designed magnetic skyrmion racetrack memory and neuromorphic devices utilizing voltage-controlled magnetic anisotropy and built the open-sourcing model base for spintronics SPINLIB. He also verified the field-free switching of a perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction through the interplay of spin-orbit and spin-transfer torque (the article was published in Nature Electronics online two weeks ago).
Currently, Prof. Zhao is in charge of a number of major projects, e.g., the National Major Scientific Research Instruments and Equipments Development Project of NSFC, the intellectual introduction base program ("111 Program") of the Ministry of Education, and the Beijing Science and Technology Planning Project. He serves in the editorial board of several SCI journals, including IEEE Trans. Circuits Syst. I: Reg. Papers, IEEE Trans. on Nanotech and IET Electronic Letters. He has published over 200 papers as the first or the corresponding author in top publications like Nature Electronics and Proceeding of the IEEE.