First Name
Last Name
Assistant Professor
Office Room
Lab Room
Tel (Office)
(604) 822-9955
Tel (Lab)

Students Wanted
willing to supervise

Doctoral Degree
Pensylvania State University

Employment History
  • Assistant Professor (2018/02- Present), Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of British Columbia.
  • Post-doctoral associate (2012/11 – 2018/01), Department of Applied Physics, Yale University. 

Research Area
Condensed Matter

Research Field
Molecular Beam Epitaxy Lab

Research Topics
Synthesis and design of quantum materials

Selected Publications
  1. Roemer, C. Liu, and K. Zou, “Robust ferromagnetism in wafer-scale monolayer and multilayer Fe3GeTe2”, npj 2D Materials and Applications, 4, 33 (2020).
  2. Shin, C. Liu, F. Li, R. Sutarto, B.A. Davidson, and K. Zou, “Controlling the electrical and magnetic ground states by doping in the complete phase diagram of titanate Eu1− xLaxTiOthin films”, Physical Review B, 101, 214105 (2020).
  3. Liu, and K. Zou, “Tuning stoichiometry and its impact on superconductivity of monolayer and multilayer FeSe on SrTiO3”, Physical Review B: Rapid Communications, 101, 140502(R) (2020).
  4. Peng, K. Zou, M. G. Han, S.D. Albright, H. Hong, C. Lau, H. C. Xu, Y. Zhu, F.J. Walker, C.H. Ahn, “Picoscale structural insight into superconductivity of monolayer FeSe/SrTiO3”, Science Advances, 6, 15, 4517 (2020).
  5. Li, B.A. Davidson, R. Sutarto, H. Shin, C. Liu, I. Elfimov, K. Foyevtsova, F. He, G.A. Sawatzky, and K. Zou, “Epitaxial growth of perovskite SrBiO3 film on SrTiO3 (001) by oxide molecular beam epitaxy”, Physical Review Materials: Rapid Communications, 3, 100802(R) (2019).
  6. K. Zou, S.D. Albright, O. Dagdeviren, M.D. Morales-Acosta, G.H. Simon, C. Zhou, S. Mandal, S.I. Ismail-Beigi, U.D. Schwarz, E.I. Altman, F.J. Walker, and C.H. Ahn, “Revealing surface-state transport in ultrathin topological crystalline insulator SnTe films”, APL Materials, 7, 051106 (2019).