Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics

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617.253.3653

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Postdoctoral Researchers

Aviram Uri

Aviram Uri

Pappalardo Fellow

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Aviram received his B.Sc. in physics from Tel-Aviv University and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, under the supervision of Prof. Eli Zeldov. Aviram is a Pappalardo and VATAT postdoctoral fellow, working on strongly interacting topological moiré quantum materials.

B.Sc. Physics – 2012 – Tel-Aviv University

M.Sc. Physics – 2015 – Weizmann Institute of Science

Ph.D. Physics – 2021 – Weizmann Institute of Science

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Antonio Benitez

Antonio Benitez

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Antonio is a postdoctoral fellow whose research focuses on the investigation of the electronic properties of novel quantum materials, with a particular emphasis on two-dimensional materials like graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides. His work aims to push the boundaries of our knowledge of these materials and unlock their full potential for future technologies. Antonio received his PhD in physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, where he specialized in the spin and electronic properties of these materials, developing a deep understanding of their unique characteristics and behavior.

B.Sc. Physics – Nariño University (Colombia) – 2013
M.Sc. Physis – Instituto Balseiro (Argentina) – 2015
Ph.D. Physics – Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) – 2020

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Jiaojie Yan

Jiaojie Yan

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Jiaojie received her Ph.D. in physics from Peking University under Xi Lin’s supervision and joined PJH group in 2022. Her research focuses on correlated phenomena at ultra-low temperatures, aiming to explore novel quantum states as low as a few mK and beyond.

B.S. Physics – Shandong University – 2017

Ph.D. Physics – Peking University – 2022

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Graduate Students

Jeong Min (Jane) Park

Jeong Min (Jane) Park

Graduate Student

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Jane received B.S. degrees in Physics and in Chemistry from Duke University in 2018. She has been working on superconductivity and other emergent correlated phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures.

B.S. Physics, B.S. Chemistry – Duke University – 2018

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Zhiren (Isaac) Zheng

Zhiren (Isaac) Zheng

Graduate Student

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Isaac received a B.A. in Physics from UC Berkeley and joined the group in 2018. He has been working on correlated phenomena in graphene/BN moiré heterostructure.

B.A. Physics – 2018 – UC Berkeley

Xirui Wang

Xirui Wang

Graduate Student

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Xirui received a B.S. in Physics from Peking University and joined the group in 2018. She has been working on ultrathin ferroelectrics.

Liqiao Xia

Liqiao Xia

Graduate Student

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Liqiao received a B.S. in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China, and joined PJH lab in 2020.

B.S. Physics – University of Science and Technology of China – 2019

Xueqiao Wang

Xueqiao Wang

Graduate Student

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Xueqiao received a B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and joined the group in 2020. She has been working on correlated phenomena in twisted graphene multilayers.

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering – 2019 – Georgia Institute of Technology

Shuwen Sun

Shuwen Sun

Graduate Student

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Shuwen received a B.S. in Physics from University of Science and Technology of China in 2021. He has been working on superconductivity and other emergent correlated phenomena in van der Waals heterostructures.

B.S. Physics – University of Science and Technology of China – 2021

Skanda Rao

Skanda Rao

Graduate Student

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Skanda joined the PJH lab in 2022 and is currently working on hBN-aligned graphene devices. He graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in physics, where he worked with graphene-encapsulated TaS2 samples for STM in Professor Eva Andrei’s 2D materials lab. Outside the lab, Skanda is a South Indian classical vocalist and flutist.

B.S. Physics – Rutgers University New Brunswick – 2021

Ruihao Liu

Ruihao Liu

Graduate Student

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Ruihao received a B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from Tsinghua University. He joined PJH lab in 2023.

B.S. Mathematics and Physics – Tsinghua University – 2023

Gregorio de la Fuente Simarro

Gregorio de la Fuente Simarro

Graduate Student

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Gregorio received a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Cornell University in 2023 and joined the PJH group later that year.

B.A. Physics and Mathematics – Cornell University – 2023

Undergraduate Students

If you’re a motivated MIT undergraduate eager to explore the exciting realm of quantum nanoelectronics, we invite you to apply for our UROP opportunities and be part of our lab.

Staff

Andrew Birkel

Andrew Birkel

Laboratory Operations Manager

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Andrew received a B.S. in Physics from RPI and has worked at MIT since 2012. His first role was as a Technical Instructor in Junior Lab. In 2015 he joined the High Energy and High Density Physics (HEDP) physics group in the PSFC, focusing on supporting lab-astro experiments at LLE in addition to supporting the development and deployment of novel particle detectors. In 2021 he joined RLE as a laboratory operations manager for Quantum Photonics Group run by Professor Dirk Englund where he focused on experimental and administrative support. In 2023 he joined the PJH group. Apart from his Physics background, he also has deep roots in the MIT hacker/maker community as well as a broad range of skills.

BS (Physics), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (2012)

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Gerry Miller

Gerry Miller

Administrative Assistant

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Visitors

Takuya Iwasaki

Takuya Iwasaki

Visiting Scientist

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Takuya Iwasaki is the Independent Scientist at the Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitechtonics (MANA) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS). He received his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2017. From April 2017 to March 2018, he was a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Research Fellowship at the JAIST. He moved to the NIMS in April 2018 as the International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) Research Fellow and entered his current position in November 2020. His research interest is quantum transport phenomena in nanostructure devices based on two-dimensional materials and heterostructures, especially, graphene and hexagonal boron nitride, toward developing low-power consumption device applications and quantum computing processing devices.

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Iván Brihuega

Iván Brihuega

Visiting Scientist

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Ivan Brihuega’s research is focused in understanding the properties of nanoscale systems at an atomic level. He received his PhD from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) in 2005. From 2006 to December 2008 he was Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow and Group Leader in the group of Prof. K. Kern at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research. During 2009/2013 he was a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the UAM. Since 2014, he is a permanent professor in the Department of Physics of Condensed Matter at the UAM, directing the Atom by Atom research group. At present, he is particularly interested in exploring and manipulating graphene physics with atomic precision. Using STM as main experimental technique, he investigates the possibility of selectively incorporating to specific regions of the graphene layers, electronic band gaps, magnetism and superconductivity.

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Group Alumni

Postdocs

Clément Collignon
Fangzhou Xia – Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Texas at Austin
Kenji Yasuda – Assistant Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University
Yonglong Xie – Assistant Professor of Physics at Rice University
Sergio de la Barrera – Assistant Professor of Physics at University of Toronto
David MacNeill – Data Scientist at Pagaya
Mallika Randeria – Researcher at MIT Lincoln Lab
Denis Bandurin – Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at National University in Singapore
Sanfeng Wu – Assistant Professor of Physics at Princeton University
Yaqing Bie – Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Sun Yat-sen University, China
M.A. Mueed – Research Scientist at IBM Almaden
Landry Bretheau – Assistant Professor of Physics at Ecole Polytechnique
Efrén Navarro-Moratalla – Research Scientist Associate at University of Valencia, Spain
Hugh Churchill – Assistant Professor of Physics at Univeristy of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Andrea Young – Assistant Professor of Physics at UC Santa Barbara
Hadar Steinberg – Assistant Professor of Physics at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nathan Gabor – Assistant Professor of Physics at University of California, Riverside
Leonardo Campos – Associate Professor of Physics at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Ferhat Katmis – Postdoc at MIT
Tchefor Ndukum – Process Engineer at Intel Corporation
Michele Zaffalon – Application Scientist at Zurich Instruments, now RF developer at Bruker Biospin

Graduate Students

Daniel Rodan-Legrain – Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT
Dahlia Klein – Postdoctoral Fellow at Weizmann Institute of Science
Yuan Cao – Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard
Qiong Ma – Assistant Professor of Physics at Boston College
Valla Fatemi – Assistant Professor of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University
Yafang Yang – Senior Software Engineer at GoDaddy
Jason Luo – Scientist at Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
Joel I-Jan Wang – Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, now Research Scientist at MIT
Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi – Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard, now Assistant Professor of Physics at UC Irvine
Patrick Herring – Materials Engineer at Zee, now Senior Research Scientist at Toyota Research Institute
Britt Baugher – Senior Electrical Engineer at Motorola, now Global Test Software Architecture Lead at Knowles Corporation
Thiti Taychatanapat – Postdoctoral Fellow at National University in Singapore, now Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Undergraduates

Uriel Guajardo – Undergrad at MIT
Andres Miers – Graduate student at Harvard
Christina Wang – Undergrad at MIT
Saranesh Prembabu – Undergrad at MIT
Nikhil Kunapuli – Undergrad at MIT
Francisco Machado – Graduate student at UC Berkeley
Kamphol Akkaravarawong – Graduate student at UC Berkeley
Trond Andersen – Graduate student at Harvard
Stephen Eltinge – Graduate student at Yale
Qian Lin – Graduate student at Stanford
Sang Hyun Choi – Graduate student at Urbana-Champaign
Lucas Orona – Graduate student at Harvard
Nityan Nair – Graduate student at UC Berkeley
Leo Zhou – Graduate student at Harvard
Olivia Mello – Undergrad at MIT
Yu-An Chen – Graduate student at Caltech
Kevin Fisher – Graduate Student at Stanford
North Surakitbovorn – Graduate Student at Standford
Kang Zhang – Undergrad at MIT
Haofei Wei – Graduate Student at Cornell
Danny Bulmash – Undergrad at MIT
Rachel Ellison – Undergrad at MIT
Amy Cottle – Undergrad at MIT
Linda Chen – Undergrad at MIT
Ken Van Tilburg – Graduate Student at Stanford
Sarah Geller – Graduate student at MIT
Chris Kennedy – Graduate student at Ohio State University
Andrew Gamalski – Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge
Fangfei Shen – Undergraduate at MIT
Alexandra Wright – Exxon Mobil
Chris Kennedy – Undergraduate at MIT
Thao H. Dinh – Graduate Student at MIT
Oriol Rubies Bigorda – Graduate Student at MIT
Isabelle Phinney – Graduate Student at Harvard
Maya Reese – Undergraduate at MIT
Ghadah Alshalan – Graduate Student at Oxford University
Antti Eero Asikainen – Undergraduate at MIT

Visiting Students

Miguel del Alamo – U. Barcelona, Spain
Maria Paula Angarita – MIT’s Technology and Science Policy Program
Scott Ho – University of Utah
Sirak Mekonen – MIT MSRP
Marco Mercurio Furchi – TU Vienna, Austria
Riccardo Pisoni – EPFL, Switzerland
Marta Pita Vidal – UPC, Spain
Yijin Zhang – University of Tokyo
Patrick Back – EPFL, Switzerland
Leonardo Campos – UFMG, Brazil
Märta Tschudin – University of Basel, Switzerland
Natasha Kiper – ETH, Switzerland
Eric Soriano – UPC, Barcelona
Alexander Rothstein – RWTH Aachen University, Germany