Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: spintronics for information processing; nanodevices based on new spin systems such as topological insulators; synthetic diamonds


Professor Guoxing Miao joined the ECE Department in September 2012. He received his BSc from Shandong University, China, in 1999. He then moved to Brown University, USA, and received his MSc in 2003 and PhD in 2006. After graduation, Miao joined Francis Bitter Magnet Laboratory at MIT as a postdoctoral associate, and later on promoted to Research Scientist in 2009. In 2011, he moved to University of Waterloo, Canada, joining the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) as Research Assistant Professor in 2011, and the Electrical & Computer Engineering department as Assistant Professor in 2012. He remains cross appointed with both IQC and ECE department.

Miao's research interests lie in spintronics, using precise electron spin manipulation for information processing. His research effort has strong emphasis on nanodevices established on newly emerging spin platforms, such as synthetic diamonds and topological insulators, where information can be processed coherently on the quantum level, rather than digitally on the classical level.


  • PhD, Physics, Brown University, 2006

  • MSc, Physics, Brown University, 2003

  • BSc, Physics, Shandong University, 1999

Guoxing Miao

    University of Waterloo