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Vic Kam Tuen Law

Associate Professor

Dr Tai-chin Lo Associate Professor in Science






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Condensed Matter Theory





After my undergraduate study at HKUST in 2003, I did my graduate work at Brown University and received the 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.







I am interested in condensed matter theory. My research focus is on topological superconductors, other topological materials and unconventional superconductors. Most of my recent works are related to the creation and detection of Majorana fermions in condensed matter systems and the unconventional superconductivity in transition metal dichalcogenides.

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Recent Preprints




“1T-TaS2 as a quantum spin liquid”

K. T. Law and Patrick Lee, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, 114 6996-7000 (2017).


“Effects of domain walls in quantum anomalous Hall insulator/superconductor heterostructures

Chui-Zhen Chen, James Jun He, Dong-Hui Xu, K. T. Law, Phys. Rev. B 96, 041118 R (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. Forró, 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, Patrick A. Lee, and T. K. Ng, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 237001 (2009).


Condensed Matter Theory Group Members:

Postdoctoral Fellows:

Dr. Chui-Zhen Chen

Dr. Xiao Xiao


PhD Students:

Siying Chen

Ze Wei Chen

Xue Jian Gao

Jason Zhe Shen Gao

James Jun He

Wen Yu He

Xiao Hui Li

Yao Lu

Wai Pang Sze

Ying Ming Xie

Noah Fan Qi Yuan

Tong Zhou


Former members:

Mr. Chris Lok Man Wong    

Dr. Jiansheng Wu  

Dr. Jie Liu

Dr. Xiong-jun Liu     

Mr. Pin Gao

Mr. Hong Liang Jiang

Dr. Steven T. P. Choy

Dr. Dong Hui Xu

Dr. Katsuhisa Taguchi (visiting from Nagoya University)

Mr. Ryohei Wakatsuki (visiting from University of Tokyo)



Research opportunities:

There are graduate student and postdoc position openings in my group. Please feel free to email me.