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PO Hoi Chun (Adrian) 傅凱駿
PhD, Harvard University
Hari Harilela Assistant Professor of Physics
Assistant Professor
Tel 2358 7976
Fax 2358 1652
Email hcpo
Office Room 4440
Dr. Hoi Chun (Adrian) Po is a condensed matter theorist and he is broadly interested in the study of collective phenomena arising from a large number of quantum particles. Some of his research foci include the interplay between symmetries and topology in quantum materials, the intersection between quantum information and condensed matter theories, as well as out-of-equilibrium quantum dynamics.

Dr. Po grew up in Hong Kong and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2013. He began his doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley, but transferred to Harvard University in 2016 together with the move of his thesis advisor, Prof. Ashvin Vishwanath. After obtaining his PhD from Harvard in 2018, he moved to MIT as a Pappalardo Postdoctoral Fellow. He returned to Hong Kong and joined HKUST as an assistant professor in 2021.

Research Areas
Condensed Matter Theory
Representative Publications
  • Tang, F., Po, H. C., Vishwanath, A. & Wan, X. Comprehensive search for topological materials using symmetry indicators. Nature 566, 486 (2019)
  • Po, H. C., Zou, L., Vishwanath, A. & Senthil, T. Origin of Mott insulating behavior and superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene. Phys. Rev. X 8, 031089 (2018) 
  • Po, H. C., Watanabe, H. & Vishwanath, A. Fragile Topology and Wannier Obstructions. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 126402 (2018)
  • Po, H. C., Watanabe H., Jian, C.-M. & Zaletel, M. P. Lattice homotopy constraints on phases of quantum magnets. Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 127202 (2017)
  • Po, H. C., Vishwanath, A. & Watanabe, H. Symmetry-based indicators of band topology in the 230 space groups. Nat. Commun. 8, 50 (2017)
  • Po, H. C., Fidkowski, L., Morimoto, T., Potter, A. C. & Vishwanath, A. Chiral Floquet phases of many-body localized bosons. Phys. Rev. X 6, 041070 (2016)
  • Watanabe, H., Po, H. C., Vishwanath, A. & Zaletel, M. P. Filling constraints for spin-orbit coupled insulators in symmorphic and nonsymmorphic crystals. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 112, 14551– 14556 (2015) 
Full Publicaiton List [HKUST Scholarly Publications]