LU Haizhou Chair Professor


personal profile

My research field is theoretical condensed matter physics, in particular, electronic and quantum transport properties of mesoscopic systems, topological states of matter, and spintronics. My recent interest is applying quantum field theoretical methods to study the electronic transport and quantum phases in new materials. For example, topological insulator/semimetal/superconductor, 2D layered materials (e.g., MoS2 family), weak (anti-)localization, the quantum anomalous/spin Hall effect, etc. My theoretical works are usually motivated by experiments, and several of them have been verified and applied to relevant experiments. A list of publications can be found at

Research Areas

  • Quantum Transport
  • Topological States of Matter
  • Spintronics

Educational Background

2002-2007, Ph. D. in Physics, Institute for Advanced Study, Tsinghua University, China

1998-2002, B. Sc. in Physics, Department of Physics, Lanzhou University, China

Professional Experience

2021-Present, Chair Professor, Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology 

2018-2021, Professor, Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology 
2015-2018, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology
2012-2015, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong

2010-2012, Senior Research Assistant and Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics, The University of Hong Kong

Honors & Awards

2021,Achievement in Asia Award (AAA Robert T. Poe Prize) 

2018, Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society

2015, SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholars Recipient

Selected Publication

[1] "Quantum theory of the nonlinear Hall effect", Z. Z. Du, C. M. Wang, Hai-Peng Sun, Hai-Zhou Lu*, X. C. Xie, Nature Communications (2021).

[2] "Field-tunable one-sided higher-order topological hinge states in Dirac semimetals", Rui Chen, Tianyu Liu, C. M. Wang, Hai-Zhou Lu*, X. C. Xie arxiv:2106.06223. Phys. Rev. Lett. (2021).

[3] "Theory for magnetic-field-driven 3D metal-insulator transitions in the quantum limit" Peng-Lu Zhao, Hai-Zhou Lu*, X. C. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 046602 (2021).

[4] "Layer Hall effect in a 2D topological Axion antiferromagnet", Anyuan Gao, et al., Nature (2021).

[5] "Nonlinear Hall Effects", Z. Z. Du, Hai-Zhou Lu*, X. C. Xie, arXiv:2105.10940. Nature Reviews Physics (2021).