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Short Bio

After graduating from HKUST in 2003, I moved to Brown University for graduate study and received my PhD degree in 2008. After spending one year as a joint postdoc fellow of HKUST-IAS and MIT, I moved to MIT in 2009 as a Croucher Postdoc Fellow. I joined the HKUST physics department in 2011. My research is supported by HKRGC, the Croucher Foundation and Dr. Tai-chin Lo. 

Research Interests

I am interested in condensed matter theory in general. Most of my recent works are related to the study of Majorana fermions, topological materials and unconventional superconductors. More recently, I am interested in studying the quantum properties of moiré materials ( such as twisted bilayer graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides), chiral and achiral crystals with strong spin-orbit coupling, and their applications in electronic devices.

Representative Publications

Kramers Nodal Line Metals
Ying-Ming Xie, Xue-Jian Gao, Xiao Yan Xu, Cheng-Ping Zhang, Jin-Xin Hu, Jason Gao, K. T. Law*
arXiv:2008.03967 ( To appear at Nature Communications, 2021).
Spin-orbit-parity coupled superconductivity in topological monolayer WTe2
Yingming Xie, Benjamin Tong Zhou, K. T. Law*
Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 107001 (2020). 
Evidence of Higher Order Topology in Multilayer WTe2 from Josephson Coupling through Anisotropic Hinge States
Y. Choi, Yingming Xie, C. Chen, J. Park, S. Song, J. Yoon, B. J. Kim, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, H. Lee, J. Kim, Kin Chung Fong*, Mazhar N. Ali*, Kam Tuen Law*, Gil-Ho Lee*
Nat. Mater. (2020).
Giant Orbital Magneto-electric effect and Current-driven Magnetization Switching in Twisted Bilayer Graphene
Wen-Yu He*, David Goldhaber-Gordon, K. T. Law*, Nature Communications 11, 1650 (2020).
Spectroscopic Fingerprint of Chiral Majorana Modes at the Edge of a Quantum Anomalous Hall Insulator / Superconductor Heterostructure
J. Shen, J. Lyu, J. Gao, Y. Xie, C. Chen, C. Cho, O. Atanov, Z. Chen, K. Liu, Y. J. Hu, K. Y. Yip, S. K. Goh, Q. L. He, L. Pan, K. L. Wang*, K. T. Law*, R. Lortz*, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 238 (2020).
Disorder induced multifractal superconductivity in monolayer niobium dichalcogenides
K. Zhao, H. Lin, . Xiao, W. Huang, W. Yao, M. Yan, Y. Xing, Q. Zhang, Z. Li, S. Hoshino, J. Wang, S. Zhou, L. Gu, M. Bahramy, Hong  Yao, N. Nagaosa, Qi-Kun Xue, Kam Tuen Law, Xi Chen, Shuai-Hua Ji, Nature Physics (2019).
Pair Density Wave in the Doped t-J Model with Ring Exchange on a Triangular Lattice
Xiao Yan Xu*, K. T. Law*, Patrick A. Lee*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 167001 (2019). 
Spin-orbit coupling induced valley Hall effects in transition-metal dichalcogenides
Benjamin T. Zhou, Katsuhisa Taguchi, Yuki Kawaguchi, Yukio Tanaka, K. T. Law*, Communications Physics, 2: 26 (2019).
Transport evidence of asymmetric spin-orbit coupling in few−layer superconducting 1Td−MoTe
J. Cui, P. Li, J. Zhou, W.Y. He, X. Huang, J. Yi, J. Fan, Z. Ji, X. Jing, F. Qu, Z. Cheng, C. Yang, L. Lu, K. Suenaga, J. Liu, K. T. Law, J. Lin, Z. Liu, G. Liu, Nature Communications 10: 2044 (2019). 
Proximity-induced surface superconductivity in Dirac semimetal Cd3As2
C. Huang, Benjamin T. Zhou, H. Zhang, B. Yang, R. Liu, H. Wang, Y. Wan, K.Huang, Z. Liao, E. Zhang, S. Liu, Q. Deng, Y. Chen, X. Han, J. Zou, X. Lin, Z. Han , Y. Wang, K. T. Law & Faxian Xiu, Nature Communications 10: 2217 (2019). 
Spinon Fermi Surface in a Cluster Mott Insulator Model on a Triangular Lattice and Possible Application to 1T-TaS2
Wen-Yu He, Xiao Yan Xu*, Gang Chen, K. T. Law*, Patrick A. Lee*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 046401 (2018).
An unusual continuous paramagnetic-limited superconducting phase transition in 2D NbSe2
E. Sohn, X. Xi, W-Y He, S. Jiang, Z. Wang, K. Kang, J. Park, H. Berger, L. Forró, K. T. Law, J. Shan, K. F. Mak, Nature Materials 17, 504-508 (2018).
Magnetic Field Driven Nodal Topological Superconductivity in Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Wen-Yu He, Benjamin T. Zhou, James J. He, Noah F. Q. Yuan, Ting Zhang, K. T. Law*, Communications Physics, 1, 40 (2018), Editors' Pick.
Topological transitions induced by antiferromagnetism in a thin-film topological insulator
Q. L. He, G. Yin, L. Yu, A. Grutter, L. Pan, C. Chen, X. Che, G. Yu, B. Zhang, Q. Shao, A. Stern, B. Casas, J. Xia, X. Han, B. J. Kirby, R. Lake, K. T. Law, and Kang L. Wang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 096802 (2018).
1T-TaS2 as a quantum spin liquid
K. T. Law and Patrick Lee, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114 6996-7000 (2017).
Ising Superconductivity and Majorana Fermions in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Benjamin T. Zhou, Noah F.Q. Yuan, Hong-Liang Jiang, K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. B 93, 180501 R (2016).
Ising pairing in superconducting NbSe2 atomic layers
X. Xi, Z. Wang, W. Zhao, J-H Park, K. T. Law, H. Berger, L. Forr, J. Shan and K. F. Mak, Nature Physics 12, 139-143 (2016).
Evidence for two-dimensional Ising superconductivity in gated MoS2
J. M. Lu, O. Zheliuk, I. Leermakers, N. F. Q. Yuan, U. Zeitler, K. T. Law, J. T. Ye, Science 350, 1353 (2015).
Possible Topological Superconducting Phases of MoS$_{2}$
Noah F.Q. Yuan, Kin Fai Mak and K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 097001 (2014).
Non-Abelian Majorana Doublets in Time-Reversal Invariant Topological Superconductor
Xiong-Jun Liu, Chris L. M. Wong, K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. X 4, 021018 (2014).
Majorana Fermion Induced Selective Equal Spin Andreev Reflections
James J. He, T. K. Ng, Patrick A. Lee and K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 037001 (2014).
Correlated spin currents generated by resonant crossed Andreev reections in topological superconductors
James Jun He, Jiansheng Wu, Ting-Pong Choy, Xiong-Jun Liu, Y. Tanaka and K. T. Law, Nature Communications 5:3232 (2014).
Realization of 2D Spin-orbit Interaction and Exotic Topological Orders in Cold Atoms
Xiong-Jun Liu, K. T. Law and T. K. Ng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 086401 (2014).
Detecting Topological Phases in Cold Atoms
Xiong-Jun Liu, K. T. Law, T. K. Ng and Patrick A. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 120402 (2013).
Majorana Kramers Doublets in $d_{x^2-y^2}$-wave Superconductors with Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupling
C. L. M. Wong and K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. B 86, 184516 (2012).
Zero-bias peaks in spin-orbit coupled superconducting wires with and without Majorana end-states
J. Liu, A.C. Potter, K. T. Law and P.A. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 267002 (2012).

Majorana fermion induced resonant Andreev reflection
K. T. Law, P. A. Lee, T. K. Ng
Physical Review Letters 103 237001, (2009).


Academic Honours

Conferred the title of a RGC Research Fellow by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council, 2020.
Elected Member and President of Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences, 2018.
Named Dr. Tai-chin Lo Associate Professor of Science, 2017.
The Croucher Innovation Award, 2015.
The HKUST School of Science Research Award, 2015.
The Croucher Postdoc Fellowship, 2008.
The Anthony Houghton Award for Theoretical Physics, Brown University, 2008.
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