Shufeng Zhang is a professor of physics at the University of Arizona. He obtained his Ph.D. from New York University in 1991. He continued to work as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Diego, and as a research scientist at New York University. He was a faculty member at the University of Missouri between 1998 and 2008 until he joined the University of Arizona in 2008. Shufeng Zhang is a condensed-matter theorist and his main research interest is the physics of materials and devices for spintronics.