Portrait of Yew San Hor

Dr. Yew San Hor

Assistant Professor




Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.

Research Interests:

Exploration of novel solid state bulk and nanostructured materials such as quantum material systems including, but not limited to three dimensional topological insulators, topological superconductors, nanostructured thermoelectric power/cooling materials, and correlated electron systems which may have implications both for scientific understanding and for future technological developments.



  • 2004: PhD in Physics: Rutgers University, NJ


  • 2014: One of the Most Cited Physicsts, Thomson Reuters
  • 2012: CAREER Award, National Science Foundation

Selected Publications

  • C. Kurter, A. D. K. Finck, Y. S. Hor and D. J. Van Harlingen, “Evidence for an anomalous current–phase relation in topological insulator Josephson junctions,” Nature Communications 6, 7130 (2015).
  • B. J. Lawson, G. Li, F. Yu, T. Asaba, C. Tinsman, T. Gao, W. Wang, Y. S. Hor, and Lu Li, “Quantum oscillations in CuxBi2Se3 in high magnetic fields,” Phys. Rev. B 90, 195141 (2014).
  • R. J. Cava, H. Ji, M. K. Fuccillo, Q. D. Gibson, and Y. S. Hor, “Crystal structure and chemistry of topological insulators,” J. Mater. Chem. C 1, 3176 (2013).
  • B. J. Lawson, Y. S. Hor, L. Li, “Quantum oscillations in the topological superconductor candidate Cu 0.25Bi2Se3,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 226406 (2012).
  • Y. S. Hor, J. G. Checkelsky, D. Qu, N. P. Ong, and R. J. Cava, “Superconductivity and non-metallicity induced by doping the topological insulators Bi2Se3 and Bi2Te3,”  J. Phys. Chem. Solids 72, 572 (2011).
  •  Y. S. Hor, A. J. Williams, J. G. Checkelsky, P. Roushan, Q. Xu, H. W. Zandbergen, A. Yazdani, N. P. Ong, and R. J. Cava, “Superconductivity in CuxBi2Se3 and its implications for pairing in the undoped topological insulator,”  Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 057001 (2010).


  • Engineering Physics I Recitations (Physics 1135)
  • Intermediate Physics Laboratory (Physics 2129)
  • Elementary Solid State Physics (Physics 4323)