Xiaofeng Jin received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Fudan University in 1983 and 1989, respectively. Concurrently, he was at Laboratoire pour l’Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnetique (LURE) in Orsay, France, from June 1987 to May 1988. He joined the faculty at the Department of Physics, Fudan University, in 1989, and became full professor in 1995. He has been a visiting scholar at many research institutes including University of California, Berkeley; Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg; Max-Planck Institute for Microstructure, Halle; University of Utah; Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai; and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has published over 100 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals, including book chapters and review articles, and has given more than 50 invited presentations at international conferences. He served as the chair of the 21st International Colloquium on Magnetic Films and Surfaces (ICMFS) in 2012 and on the advisary committes and program committees of various international conferences on magnetism and spintronics. He is currently the chair of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) Magnetism Commission C9. He is a member of the IEEE Magnetics Society.