University of Pittsburgh

Jeremy Levy

Distinguished Professor and Director, Pittsburgh Quantum Institute
University of Pittsburgh
215 Allen Hall

(412) 624-2736
(412) 624-2730 (lab)
(412) 624-9163 (fax)


My research interests are primarily based upon exploring novel phenomena in solid state systems, in order to provide the physical foundation for future technologies. Areas of interest include physical systems capable of quantum information processing and quantum computation, nanoscale control over metal-insulator transition in polar/non-polar oxide heterostructures, the study of ferroelectric domain dynamics using optical probes, ferroelectrically nanostructured semiconductors, formation of Ge/Si quantum dots by "directed self-assembly", and development of novel optical and scanning probe techniques including near-field optical microscopy. I am the director of the Center for Oxide-Semiconductor Materials for Quantum Computation (COSMQC).


  • Room-temperature electronically-controlled ferromagnetism at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. F. Bi, M. Huang, S. Ryu, H. Lee, C.-W. Bark, C.-B. Eom, P. Irvin, and J. Levy, Nature Communications 5, 5019 (2014).
  • Materials issues for quantum computation. J. N. Eckstein and J. Levy, MRS Bulletin 38, 783 (2013). Guest co-editor.
  • Nonlocal current-voltage characteristics of gated superconducting sketched oxide nanostructures. J. P. Veazey, G. Cheng, S. Lu, M. Tomczyk, F. Bi, M. Huang, S. Ryu, C. W. Bark, K. H. Cho, C. B. Eom, P. Irvin, and J. Levy.  Europhysics Letters 103, 57001 (2013).  Editor's choice.
  • Broadband Terahertz Generation and Detection at 10 nm Scale.   Y. Ma, M. Huang, S. Ryu, C. W. Bark, C.-B. Eom, P. Irvin, and J. Levy, Nano Letters 13, 2884 (2013).
  • Gigahertz-frequency operation of a LaAlO3/SrTiO3-based nanotransistor.  P. Irvin, M. Huang, F. J. Wong, T. D. Sanders, Y. Suzuki, and J. Levy, Applied Physics Letters 102, 103113 (2013).
  • Sketched oxide single-electron transistor.  G. L. Cheng, P. F. Siles, F. Bi, C. Cen, D. F. Bogorin, C. W. Bark, C. M. Folkman, J. W. Park, C. B. Eom, G. Medeiros-Ribeiro, and J. Levy,                Nature Nanotechnology 6, 343 (2011).  Cover Article.
  • Rewritable nanoscale oxide photodetector. P. Irvin, Y. J. Ma, D. F. Bogorin, C. Cen, C. W. Bark, C. M. Folkman, C. B. Eom, and J. Levy, Nature Photonics 4, 849 (2010). News and Views: Nature Photonics 4, 807 (2010).
  • Oxide Nanoelectronics on Demand. C. Cen, S. Thiel, J. Mannhart, and J. Levy, Science 323, 1026 (2009).  Perspective: Science 323, 1018 (2009), Research Highlights Nature Nanotechnology: doi:10.1038/nnano.2009.54; News and Views: Nature Nanotechnology 4, 279 (2009).
  • Nanoscale control of an interfacial metal-insulator transition at room temperature,    C. Cen, S. Thiel, G. Hammerl, C. W. Schneider, K. E. Andersen, C. S. Hellberg, J. Mannhart, and J. Levy,  Nature Materials 7, 298 (2008).          News and Views: Nature Materials 7, 2170 (2008).
  • Room-temperature ferroelectricity in strained SrTiO3, J. H. Haeni, P. Irvin, W. Chang, R. Uecker, P. Reiche, Y. L. Li, S. Choudhury, W. Tian, M. E. Hawley, B. Craigo, A. K. Tagantsev, X. Q. Pan, S. K. Streiffer, L. Q. Chen, S. W. Kirchoefer, J. Levy, and D. G. Schlom, Nature 430, 758 (2004).


Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Pittsburgh
100 Allen Hall
3941 O'Hara St
Pittsburgh PA 15260
O: (412) 624-9000 | F: (412) 624-9163

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