LU Haizhou Chair Professor


Office:College of Science P3100

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

Selected Publication

1. "Nonlinear Hall Effects", 

Z. Z. Du, Hai-Zhou Lu*, X. C. Xie, 

Nature Reviews Physics 3, 744 (2021).

2. "Theory for the charge-density-wave mechanism of 3D quantum Hall effect",

Fang Qin, Shuai Li, Z. Z. Du, C. M. Wang, Wenqing Zhang, Dapeng Yu, Hai-Zhou Lu*, X. C. Xie,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 206601 (2020).

3. "3D quantum Hall effect of Fermi arcs in topological semimetals", 

C. M. Wang, Hai-Peng Sun, Hai-Zhou Lu*, and X. C. Xie, 

Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 136806 (2017).

4. "Competition between weak localization and antilocalization in topological surface states", 

Hai-Zhou Lu, Junren Shi, and Shun-Qing Shen,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 076801 (2011).

5. "Massive Dirac fermions and spin physics in an ultrathin film of topological insulator", 

Hai-Zhou Lu, Wen-Yu Shan, Wang Yao, Qian Niu, Shun-Qing Shen,

Phys. Rev. B 81, 115407 (2010).

Academic Service

Referee for Nature Journals, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Physical Review Applied, Europhysics Letters, Journal of Physics: Condensed matter, Applied Physics Letters, Solid State Communications, AIP Advance, Scientific Reports, Advanced Materials, Icelandic Research Fund.