Assistant Professor

Room C337

Department of Physics, Tsinghua University

Beijing, 100084, China







2005/04-2009/03, University of Tokyo, Japan B.S.

2009/04-2011/03, University of Tokyo, Japan M.S.

2010/09-2016/06, Princeton University, USA Ph. D

Research Experience:

2016/07-2018/06, Stanford University, USA Postdoctoral Scholar

2018/07-2021/04, RIKEN, Japan, Research Scientist

2021/05-now, Tsinghua University, Assistant Professor

2021/06-now, RIKEN, Japan, Unit Leader


Introduction to topological quantum materials

Research Areas

Research directions include but are not limited to:

1. Topological superconductor/Majorana Fermions and Topological Quantum Computation

2. Axion Insulator and Topological Magnetoelectric Effect

3. Dirac/Weyl semimetals and chiral anomaly/anomalous Hall effect

Main materials for investigation are low dimensional topological quantum materials.

Experimental techniques include but are not limited to:

1. Nanofabrication of thin film samples

2. High sensitivity thermal/electrical transport measurements

3. Design and preparation of quantum materials 

Welcome highly motivated undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs to join the group!

Selected Publications

More than 30 recent papers in total, including 8 papers in Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Materials, Nature Communications; 1 paper in Science; 1 paper in Science Advances; 7 papers in PNAS and PRL; 17 other papers. Total number of citations > 5500.


Selected Publication List:


[1] Cheng-Long Zhang*†, Tian Liang*†, MS Bahramy, Naoki Ogawa, Vilmos Kocsis, Kentaro Ueda, Yoshio Kaneko, Markus Kriener, Yoshinori Tokura. Berry curvature generation detected by Nernst responses in ferroelectric Weyl semimetal. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118: e2111855118, 2021.


[2] James Jun He†, Tian Liang, Yukio Tanaka, and Naoto Nagaosa. Platform of chiral

Majorana edge modes and its quantum transport phenomena. Communications Physics, 2(1):149, 2019.


[3] Tian Liang*†, Jingjing Lin*, Quinn Gibson, Satya Kushwaha, Minhao Liu, Wudi Wang, Hongyu Xiong, Jonathan A. Sobota, Makoto Hashimoto, Patrick S. Kirchmann, Zhi-Xun Shen, R. J. Cava, and N. P. Ong†. Anomalous Hall effect in ZrTe5. Nature Physics, 2018.


[4] Tian Liang*†, Jingjing Lin*, Quinn Gibson, Tong Gao, Max Hirschberger, Minhao Liu, R. J. Cava, and N. P. Ong. Anomalous Nernst Effect in the Dirac Semimetal Cd3As2. Phys. Rev. Lett., 118:136601, 2017.


[5] Tian Liang, Satya Kushwaha, Jinwoong Kim, Quinn Gibson, Jingjing Lin, Nicholas Kioussis, Robert J. Cava, and N. Phuan Ong†. A pressure-induced topological phase with large Berry curvature in Pb1-xSnxTe. Science Advances, 3(5), 2017.


[6] Tian Liang†, Timothy H. Hsieh, Jun J. Ishikawa, Satoru Nakatsuji, Liang Fu, and N. P. Ong†. Orthogonal magnetization and symmetry breaking in pyrochlore iridate Eu2Ir2O7. Nature Physics, 13(6):599-603, 2017.


[7] Jun Xiong, Satya K Kushwaha, Tian Liang, Jason W Krizan, Max Hirschberger, Wudi Wang, RJ Cava, and NP Ong†. Evidence for the chiral anomaly in the Dirac semimetal Na3Bi. Science, 350(6259):413-416, 2015.


[8] Tian Liang, SM Koohpayeh, JW Krizan, TM McQueen, RJ Cava, and NP Ong†. Heat capacity peak at the quantum critical point of the transverse Ising magnet CoNb2O6. Nature communications, 6, 2015.


[9] Tian Liang, Quinn Gibson, Mazhar N Ali, Minhao Liu, RJ Cava, and NP Ong†. Ultrahigh mobility and giant magnetoresistance in the Dirac semimetal Cd3As2. Nature materials, 14(3):280-284, 2015.


[10] Tian Liang, Quinn Gibson, Jun Xiong, Max Hirschberger, Sunanda P Koduvayur, RJ Cava, and NP Ong†. Evidence for massive bulk Dirac fermions in Pb1-xSnxSe from

Nernst and thermopower experiments. Nature communications, 4, 2013.


Book Chapter:

Tian Liang. Anomalous transport properties in topological semimetals. Semiconductors and Semimetals, 108, 43, Elsevier, 2021.