Alexander Lau


Research interests

My research focuses on the study of topological states of matter and topological materials, for instance, topological insulators and topological semimetals. In particular, I study their properties using mainly low-energy models of the systems or materials under consideration.

Topological phases are fascinating new states of matter whose unconventional features, such as robust surface states, quantized physical observables and exotic quasiparticles, not only challenge our fundamental understanding of matter in general but could also lead to novel devices in electronics and spintronics.

Contact and further information

Email: alexander.lau.physics(@t)


2017-present: Postdoc Researcher at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, TU Delft
2014-2017: Doctoral Researcher (PhD), Leibniz Institute IFW Dresden
2008-2013: MSc in Physics (Dipl.-Phys.), Dresden University of Technology