Jianpeng Liu


Jianpeng Liu GROUP


Group Leader



电子邮件:liujp at shanghaitech.edu.cn 


Nankai University, B.S.

Rutgers University, Ph.D.

Postdoc, University of California, Santa Barbara

Research assistant professor, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Tenured assocciate professor & principal investiagator, ShanghaiTech University


Research Interest

I am interested in various directions in condensed matter theory and materials science, including but not limited to theories and first principles calculations of topological materials, twisted and moire 2D systems, magnetism and magnetic materials etc. I am also interested in developing and applying first-principles methods in computing electronic structures and transport properties of solid-state systems. Recently I have been mostly working on theories of band topology and correlation effects in twisted 2D van der Waals materials and magnetic topological materials.


Select Publications

Representative publications (* for corresponding author):

see ‪Jianpeng Liu‬ - ‪Google Scholar‬ for full publication list.

1.     Jianpeng Liu, Zhen Ma, Jinhua Gao, and Xi Dai, Quantum valley Hall effect, orbital magnetism, and anomalous Hall effect in twisted multilayer graphene systems, Phys. Rev. X 9, 031021 (2019)


2.     Jianpeng Liu, Junwei Liu, and Xi Dai, Pseudo-Landau-level representation of twsited bilayer graphene: band topology and implications on the correlated insulating phases,  Phys. Rev. B 99, 155415 (2019)

3.     Jianpeng Liu* and Xi Dai*, Orbital magnetic states in moire graphene systems,  Nature Reviews Physics 3, 367–382 (2021).

4.     Shihao Zhang, Xin Lu, Jianpeng Liu*, Correlated insulators, density wave states, and their nonlinear optical response in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 247402 (2022)


5.     Shihao Zhang, Xi Dai, and Jianpeng Liu*, Spin-polarized nematic order, quantum valley Hall states, and field-tunable topological transitions in twisted multilayer graphene systems, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 026403 (2022)


6.     Xiaoqian Liu, Ran Peng, Zhaoru Sun*, Jianpeng Liu*, Moire phonons in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene, Nano Lett. 22 7791 (2022)


7.     Xin Lu, Shihao Zhang, Yaning Wang, Xiang Gao, Kaining Yang, Zhongqing Guo, Yuchen Gao, Yu Ye, Zheng Vitto Han, Jianpeng Liu*, Synergistic correlated states and nontrivial topology in coupled graphene-insulator heterostructures, Nat. Commun. 14, 5550 (2023)


8.     Yaning Wang, Xiang Gao, Kaining Yang, Pingfan Gu, Xin Lu, Shihao Zhang, Yuchen Gao, Naijie Ren, Baojuan Dong, Yuhang Jiang, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Jun Kang, Wenkai Lou, Jinhai Mao*, Jianpeng Liu*, Yu Ye*, Zheng Vitto Han*, Kai Chang*, Jing Zhang, Zhidong Zhang, Quantum Hall phase in graphene engineered by interfacial charge coupling, Nat. Nanotech. 17, 1272 (2022) 

9.     Jianpeng Liu, Kasra Hejazi, and Leon Balents, Floquet engineering of multi-orbital Mott insulators: applications to orthorhombic titanates. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 107201 (2018)


10.    Jianpeng Liu and Leon Balents, Anomalous Hall effect and topological defects in antiferromagnetic Weyl semimetals: Mn3Sn/Ge.  Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 087202 (2017)


11.  Jianpeng Liu, Se Young Park, Kevin F. Garrity and David Vanderbilt,  Flux states and topological phases from spontaneous time-reversal symmetry breaking in CrSi(Ge)Te3-based systems.  Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 257201(2016)

12. Jianpeng Liu and David Vanderbilt, Weyl semimetals from noncentrosymmetric topological insulators, Phys. Rev. B,  90, 155316 (2014), Editor's suggestion in PRB.

13. Jianpeng Liu* and Xi Dai*, Theories for the correlated insulating states and quantum anomalous Hall phenomena in twisted bilayer graphene.  Phys. Rev. B103, 035427 (2021)

14. Jianpeng Liu and Leon Balents, Correlation effects and quantum oscillations in topological nodal-loop semimetals, Phys. Rev. B, 95, 075426 (2017)

15.     T. Suzuki, L. Savary, J. Liu, J. W. Lynn, L. Balents, and J. G.  Checkelsky*Singular angular magnetoresistance and spontaneous symmetry breaking in a magnetic nodal semimetal.  Science  365, 377-381 (2019)


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