Amir Yacoby

2018 – present Specially Appointed Professor, School of
Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology
2011 – present Professor of Physics and Applied Physics,
Harvard University
2006 – 2011    Professor of Physics, Harvard University
2002 – 2006    Associate Professor, Weizmann Institute of
                        Science, Israel
1997 – 2002    Assistant Professor, Weizmann institute of
                        Science, Israel
1996 – 1997      Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, Lucent
1994 – 1996    Postdoctoral Fellow, Bell Labs, Lucent 
                        Technologies, USA

Field of Specialization
Condensed matter Physics, Quantum sensing, Quantum information

School of Engineering(Tokyo Tech)
Harvard University(U.S.A.)

Research Hub Group :Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • A robust scanning diamond sensor for nanoscale imaging with single nitrogen-vacancy centres.
  • Imaging the Spin Texture of a Skyrmion Under Ambient Conditions Using an Atomic-Sized Sensor
  • Nanometre-scale probing of spin waves using single-electron spins
  • Subnanometre resolution in three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging of individual dark spins

Selected Awards

  • 2014: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Selected Publications

  • S. Hart, H. Ren, T. Wagner, P. Leubner, M. Mühlbauer, C. Brüne, H. Buhmann, L. W. Molenkamp and A. Yacoby, “Induced superconductivity in the quantum spin
    Hall edge”, Nature Physics 10, 638 (2014).
  • A. Kou,  B. E. Feldman, A. J. Levin, B. I. Halperin, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, and A. Yacoby, “Electron-hole asymmetric integer and fractional quantum Hall effect in
    bilayer graphene”, Science 345, 55 (2014).
  • M. D. Shulman, O. E. Dial, S. P. Harvey, H. Bluhm, V. Umansky, and A. Yacoby, “Demonstration of Entanglement of Electrostatically Coupled Singlet-Triplet Qubits”,
    Science 336, 202 (2012).>
  • J. R. Maze, P. L. Stanwix, J. S. Hodges, S. Hong, J. M. Taylor, P. Cappellaro, L. Jiang, A.S. Zibrov, A. Yacoby, R. Walsworth and M. D. Lukin, “Nanoscale magnetic sensing with an individual electronic spin qubit in diamond”, Nature 455, 644 (2008).
  • J. R. Petta, A. C. Johnson, J. M. Taylor, E. A. Laird, A. Yacoby, M. D. Lukin, C. M. Marcus, M. P. Hanson, A. C. Gossard, “Coherent Manipulation of Coupled
    Electron Spins in Semiconductor Quantum Dots”, Science 309, 2180 (2005).