Prof. Dr. Xiong-Jun Liu 刘雄军


Contact Info

Office:Physics Building W535, 物理楼西535


Personal Homepage:










Texas A&M University



Theoretical Physics

S. S. Chern Institute of Mathematics, Nankai University




Nankai University


Professional Appointments




02/2019 - Present

Boya Distinguished Professor

Peking University

08/2018 - 01/2019

Associate Professor with Tenure

Peking University

09/2014 - 07/2018

Assistant Professor

Peking University


IAS Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Advance Study at HKUST

and MIT


Postdoctoral Research Associate

Joint Quantum Institute and

Condensed Matter Theory Center,

University of Maryland


Research Fellow (B)

National University of Singapore


Research Assistant

National University of Singapore


Research Interests

Theoretical Condensed Matter and Ultracold Atoms:  topological phases of quantum matter, synthetic gauge fields, spin-orbit coupled quantum gases, non-equilibrium topological systems, quantum thermalization and localization physics, correlated topological states.


Honors and Awards



National Young Investigator


George Bush Presidential Library Fund, Texas A&M University, USA


Selected Publications

The full publication list can be found at:

14. H. Wang, H. Wang, H. Liu, H. Lu, W. Yang, S. Jia, X. -J. Liu*, X. C. Xie, J. Wei*, and J. Wang*, 'Observation of superconductivity induced by a point contact on 3D Dirac semimetal Cd3As2 crystals'. Nature Mater. (2015).

13. J. -S. Pan, X. -J. Liu*, W. Zhang*, W. Yi*, and G. -C. Guo, “Topological Superradiant States in a Degenerate Fermi Gas.” Phys. Rev. Lett.115, 045303 (2015).

12. J. Wu, J. Liu, and X. -J. Liu*,“Topological Spin Texture in a Quantum Anomalous Hall Insulator.” Phys. Rev. Lett.113,136403 (2014).

11. X. -J. Liu,J. J. He, and K. T. Law, “Demonstrating Lattice Symmetry Protection in Topological Crystalline Superconductors.” Phys. Rev. B 90, 235141 (2014).

10. X. -J. Liu, Chris L. M. Wong, and K. T. Law, “Non-Abelian Majorana Doublets in Time-Reversal-Invariant-Topological Superconductor.” Phys. Rev. X 4, 021018 (2014).

9. X. -J. Liu, K. T. Law, and T. K. Ng, “Realization of 2D Spin-Orbit Interaction and Exotic Topological Orders in Cold Atoms.” Phys. Rev. Lett.112, 086401 (2014).

8. J. J. He, J. Wu, T. P. Choy, X. -J. Liu, Y. Tanaka, and K. T. Law, “Correlated Spin Currents Generated by Resonant Crossed Andreev Reflections in Topological Superconductors.” Nature Comm., 5, 3232 (2014).

7. X. -J. Liu, K. T. Law, T. K. Ng, and Patrick A. Lee, “Detecting Topological Phases in Cold Atoms .” Phys. Rev. Lett.111, 120402 (2013).

7. X. -J. Liu, Z. -X. Liu, and M. Cheng, “Manipulating Topological Edge Spins in a One-Dimensional Optical Lattice.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 076401 (2013).

6. X. -J. Liu and Alejandro M. Lobos, “Manipulating Majorana Fermions in Quantum Nanowires with Broken Inversion Symmetry.” Phys. Rev. B87, 060504 (Rapid Comm.) (2013). 

5. X. -J. Liu,“Andreev Bound states in One-Dimensional Topological Superconductor.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 106404 (2012). 

4. X. -J. Liu, X. Liu, and J. Sinova, “Scaling of the Anomalous Hall Effect in the Insulating Regime.”Phys. Rev. B 84, 165304 (2011); Editor’s suggestions

3. X. -J.Liu, X.Liu, Congjun Wu,and J.Sinova, “Quantum Anomalous Hall Effect in Cold Atoms Trapped in a Square Lattice.” Phys. Rev. A81, 033622 (2010).

2. X. -J.Liu, M. F. Borunda, X.Liu, and J.Sinova, “Effect of Induced Spin-Orbit Coupling for Atoms via Laser Fields.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102,046402 (2009).

1. X. -J.Liu, X. Liu, L. C. Kwek,and C. H. Oh, “Optically Induced Spin-Hall Effect in Atoms.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 026602 (2007).


Open Positions

We plan to recruit 1-2 graduate students per year. Senior undergraduate students are also welcome to participate in research.

1-2 Postdoctoral positions are available.