LU Haizhou

Brief Introduction
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 http://www.researcherid.com/rid/F-2671-2011.


Research Interests

◆ Quantum transport (Weak localization, Quantum anomalous Hall effect, Chiral anomaly, anomalous magnetoresistance)

◆ Topological states of matter (Topological insulator/superconductor/semimetal, 2D TMD)

◆ Spintronics (Spin current/bias, single molecular magnet)

◆ Condensed matter quantum field theory (Feynman diagrams, Non-equilibrium Green’s functions)


Professional Experience

◆ 2018-Present, 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


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


Honors & Awards

◆ 2018, Outstanding Referee, American Physical Society

◆ 2015, SUSTech Distinguished Young Scholars Recipient


Selected Publication

[1] "Perspective: 3D quantum Hall effect", Hai-Zhou LuNational Science Review, nwy082 (2018).
[2]  "Forbidden backscattering and resistance minimum in the quantum limit as a signature of topological insulators", Yiyuan Chen, Hai-Zhou Lu*, and X. C. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 036602 (2018).
[3] "Rules for phase shifts of quantum oscillations in topological nodal-line semimetals", Cequn Li, C. M. Wang, Bo Wan, Xiangang Wan, Hai-Zhou Lu*, and X. C. Xie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 146602 (2018).
[4] Negative magnetoresistance without chiral anomaly in topological insulators", Xin Dai, Z. Z. Du, and Hai-Zhou Lu*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 166601 (2017).
[5] 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).
[6] Magnetic tunneling induced Weyl node annihilation in TaP", Cheng-Long Zhang, Su-Yang Xu, C. M. Wang, Ziquan Lin, Z. Z. Du, Cheng Guo, Chi-Cheng Lee, Hong Lu, Yiyang Feng, Shin-Ming Huang, Chuang-Han Hsu, Haiwen Liu, Hsin Lin, Liang Li, Chi Zhang, Jinglei Zhang, Xin-Cheng Xie, Titus Neupert, M. Zahid Hasan, Hai-Zhou Lu*, Junfeng Wang*, and Shuang Jia*, Nature Physics 13, 979 (2017).
[7] Topological semimetals with a double-helix nodal link", Wei Chen, Hai-Zhou Lu, Jing-Min Hou*, Phys. Rev. B 96, 041102(R) (2017).
[8] C. M. Wang, Hai-Zhou Lu+, and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 077201 (2016), "Anomalous Phase Shift of Quantum Oscillations in 3D Topological Semimetals".

[9] Hai-Zhou Lu and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 146601 (2014), "Finite-temperature conductivity and magnetoconductivity of topological insulators".

[10] Hai-Zhou Lu, An Zhao, and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 146802 (2013), "Quantum Transport in Magnetic Topological Insulator Thin Films".

[11] Hai-Zhou Lu, Wang Yao, Di Xiao, and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 016806 (2013), "Intervalley Scattering and Localization Behaviors of Spin-Valley Coupled Dirac Fermions".

[12] Hai-Zhou Lu, Junren Shi, and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 076801 (2011), "Competition between weak localization and anti-localization in topological surface states".

[13] Junfeng Dai, Hai-Zhou Lu+, C. L. Yang, Shun-Qing Shen, Fu-Chun Zhang, and Xiaodong Cui+, Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 246601 (2010), "Magneto-electric photocurrent generated by direct inter-band transitions in InGaAs/InAlAs two-dimensional electron gas".

[14] Bin Zhou, Hai-Zhou Lu, Rui-Lin Chu, Shun-Qing Shen, and Qian Niu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 246807 (2008), "Finite size effects on helical edge states in a quantum spin-hall system".

[15] Hong-Tao He, Gan Wang, Tao Zhang, Iam-Keong Sou, George K. L. Wong, Jian-Nong Wang, Hai-Zhou Lu, Shun-Qing Shen, Fu-Chun Zhang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 166805 (2011)."Impurity effect on weak anti-localization in the topological insulator Bi2Te3".

[16] Hui Li*, Hongtao He*Hai-Zhou Lu*, Huachen Zhang, Hongchao Liu, Rong Ma, Zhiyong Fan, Shun-Qing Shen+, Jiannong Wang+, Nature Communications 6, 10301 (2016), "Negative Magnetoresistance in Dirac Semimetal Cd3As2".

[17] Zhang et al., Nature Communications 7, 10735 (2016), "Signatures of the Adler-Bell-Jackiw chiral anomaly in a Weyl Fermion semimetal".

[18] Wang et al., Nature Communications 7, 13142 (2016), "Gate-Tunable Negative Longitudinal Magnetoresistence in the Predicated Type-II Weyl Semimetal WTe2".

[19] Hai-Zhou Lu, Wen-Yu Shan, Wang Yao, Qian Niu, Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. B 81, 115407 (2010), "Massive Dirac fermions and spin physics in an ultrathin film of topological insulator".

[20] Hai-Zhou Lu and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. B 92, 035203 (2015), "Weak antilocalization and localization in disordered and interacting Weyl semimetals".

[21] Hai-Zhou Lu, Song-Bo Zhang, and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. B 92, 045203 (2015), "High-field magnetoconductivity of topological semimetals with short-range potential".

[22] Hai-Zhou Lu and Shun-Qing Shen, Phys. Rev. B 88, 081304(R) (2013), "Extrinsic anomalous Hall conductivity of a topologically nontrivial conduction band".

[23] Xin Dai, Hai-Zhou Lu+, Shun-Qing Shen, and Hong Yao+, Phys. Rev. B 93, 161110(R) (2016), "Detecting monopole charge in Weyl semimetals via quantum interference transport".


Academic services
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, Icelandic Research Fund.
Program committee. The 1st international conference on two-dimensional layered materials (IC2DLM), October 13-15, 2014, Hangzhou, China.


Openings are available for Post-Doctoral Fellow in Condensed Matter Theory. A Ph.D. degree in theoretical physics is required. The appointee(s) will study theories of electronic properties and quantum transport in topological states of matter and Dirac materials. A competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to benefits. Please feel free to send your enquiry or application with a latest CV to Haizhou Lu, (e-mail: luhz@sustc.edu.cn). We appreciate applicants for their interest, but advise that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.