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XUE Haoran 薛昊冉

XUE Haoran / Assistant Professor

PHONE: (852) 3943 4388

OFFICE: Room 206, 2/F, Science Centre North Block

ORCID: 0000-0002-1040-1137


  • PhD, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 2017-2021
  • BSc, Nanjing University, China, 2012-2016


  • 2023-now, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2021-2023, Research Fellow, Division of Physics and Applied Physics, Nanyang Technological University

Research Interests

  • Topological photonics
  • Topological acoustics
  • Non-Hermitian physics

Honours and Awards

  • Research Excellence Award (2021), Nanyang Technological University
  • Materials Research Society Medal in Physics (2021), Nanyang Technological University

Selected Recent Publications

  • H. Xue, Z. Y. Chen, Z. Cheng, J. X. Dai, Y. Long, Y. X. Zhao and B. Zhang, “Stiefel-Whitney topological charges in a three-dimensional acoustic nodal-line crystal”, Nat. Commun. 14, 4563 (2023).
  • H. Xue, Y. Yang and B. Zhang, “Topological acoustics”, Nat. Rev. Mater. 7, 974 (2022).
  • H. Xue, Z. Wang, Y. X. Huang, Z. Cheng, L. Yu, Y. X. Foo, Y. X. Zhao, S. Yang and B. Zhang, “Projectively enriched symmetry and topology in acoustic crystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 116802 (2022).
  • H. Xue, D. Jia, Y. Ge, Y. Guan, Q. Wang, S. Yuan, H. Sun, Y. D. Chong and B. Zhang, “Observation of dislocation-induced topological modes in a three-dimensional acoustic topological insulator”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 214301 (2021).
  • H. Gao, H. Xue, Z. Gu, T. Liu, J. Zhu and B. Zhang, “Non-Hermitian route to higher-order topology in an acoustic crystal”, Nat. Commun. 12, 1888 (2021).
  • H. Xue, Q. Wang, B. Zhang and Y. D. Chong, “Non-Hermitian Dirac cones”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 236403 (2020).
  • H. Xue, Y. Ge, H. Sun, Q. Wang, D. Jia, Y. Guan, S. Yuan, Y. D. Chong and B. Zhang, “Observation of an acoustic octupole topological insulator”, Nat. Commun. 11, 2442 (2020).
  • H. Xue, Y. Yang, F. Gao, Y. D. Chong and B. Zhang, “Acoustic higher-order topological insulator on a kagome lattice”, Nat. Mater. 18, 108 (2019).
  • Y. Yang, Z. Gao, H. Xue, L. Zhang, M. He, Z. Yang, R. Singh, Y. D. Chong, B. Zhang and H. Chen, “Realization of a three-dimensional photonic topological insulator”, Nature 565, 622 (2019).
  • F. Gao, H. Xue, Z. Yang, K. Lai, Y. Yu, X. Lin, Y. D. Chong, G. Shvets and B. Zhang, “Topologically protected refraction of robust kink states in valley photonic crystals”, Nat. Phys. 14, 140 (2018).

Open Position

PhD and Postdoc positions on topological and non-Hermitian physics