Jeremy Levy

  • Distinguished Professor
215 Allen Hall


Dr. Jeremy Levy is a Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute. He received an A.B. degree in physics from Harvard University in 1988, and a Ph.D. degree in physics from UC Santa Barbara in 1993. After a postdoctoral position at UC Santa Barbara, he joined the University of Pittsburgh in 1996. His research interests center around the emerging field of oxide nanoelectronics, experimental and theoretical realizations for quantum computation, semiconductor and oxide spintronics, quantum transport and nanoscale optics, and dynamical phenomena in oxide materials and films.

Dr. Levy is Director of the Pittsburgh Quantum Institute, the Center for Oxide-Semiconductor Materials for Quantum Computation, a Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Quantum Preservation, Simulation and Transfer in Oxide Nanostructures, and a NSF Nanoelectronics for 2020 and Beyond program, and a Class of 2015 National Security Science and Engineering Faculty Fellow (NSSEFF). He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and is the recipient of the 2008 Nano50 Innovator Award, and the NSF Career Award. He has received the University of Pittsburgh’s Chancellor’s Distinguished awards for research (2004, 2011) and teaching (2007).  


  •  Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2018
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award (Senior), 2011
  • Fellow of the American Physical Society, 2009
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, 2007
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Research Award (Junior), 2004
  • NSF CAREER Award, 1997

Selected Publications

  1. G. Jnawali, M. Huang, J.-F. Hsu, H. Lee, J.W. Lee, P. Irvin, C.-B. Eom, B. D'Urso, J. Levy, "Room-Temperature Quantum Transport Signatures in Graphene/LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Heterostructures," Advanced Materials 29, 9(2017).

  2. G. Cheng, M. Tomczyk, A.B. Tacla, H. Lee, S. Lu, J.P. Veazey, M. Huang, P. Irvin, S. Ryu, C.-B. Eom, A. Daley, D. Pekker, J. Levy, "Tunable Electron-Electron Interactions in LaAlO 3/SrTiO 3 Nanostructures," Physical Review X 6, 041042 (2016).

  3. K.A. Brown, S. He, D.J. Eichelsdoerfer, M. Huang, I. Levy, H. Lee, S. Ryu, P. Irvin, J. Mendez-Arroyo, C.-B. Eom, C.A. Mirkin, J. Levy, "Giant conductivity switching of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterointerfaces governed by surface protonation," Nature Communications 7, 10681 (2016)

  4. M. Huang, G. Jnawali, J.-F. Hsu, S. Dhingra, H. Lee, S. Ryu, F. Bi, F. Ghahari, J. Ravichandran, L. Chen, P. Kim, C.-B. Eom, B. D'Urso, P. Irvin, J. Levy, "Electric field effects in graphene/LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures and nanostructures," APL Materials 3, 062502 (2015)

  5. G. Cheng, M. Tomczyk, S. Lu, J.P. Veazey, M. Huang, P. Irvin, S. Ryu, H. Lee, C.-B. Eom, C.S. Hellberg, J. Levy, "Electron pairing without superconductivity," Nature 521(7551), 196-199L (2015).

  6. M. Huang, F. Bi, C.-W. Bark, S. Ryu, K.-H. Cho, C.-B. Eom, J. Levy, "Non-local piezoresponse of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 heterostructures," Applied Physics Letters 104, 161606(2014).

  7. P. Irvin, J. P. Veazey, G. Cheng, S. Lu, C.-W. Bark, S. Ryu, C.-B. Eom, and J. Levy, "Anomalous High Mobility in LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Nanowires," Nano Letters 13, 364 (2013).

  8. G. Cheng, J. P. Veazey, P. Irvin, C. Cen, D. F. Bogorin, F. Bi, M. Huang, S. Lu, C.-W. Bark, S. Ryu, K.-H. Cho, C.-B. Eom, and J. Levy, "Anomalous Transport in Sketched Nanostructures at the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Interface," Physical Review X 3, 011021 (2013).

  9. 1. Y. Ma, M. Huang, S. Ryu, C. W. Bark, C.-B. Eom, P. Irvin, and J. Levy, "Broadband Terahertz generation and detection at 10 nm scale," Nano Letters 13, 2884 (2013).
  10. 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, "Sketched oxide single-electron transistor," Nature Nanotechnology 6, 343 (2011).
  11. J. W. Park, D. F. Bogorin, C. Cen, D. A. Felker, Y. Zhang, C. T. Nelson, C. W. Bark, C. M. Folkman, X. Q. Pan, M. S. Rzchowski, J. Levy, and C. B. Eom, "Creation of a two-dimensional electron gas at an oxide interface on silicon," Nature Communications 1, 94 (2010).

  12. P. Irvin, Y. J. Ma, D. F. Bogorin, C. Cen, C. W. Bark, C. M. Folkman, C. B. Eom, and J. Levy, "Rewritable nanoscale oxide photodetector," Nature Photonics 4, 849 (2010).

  13. M. P. Warusawithana, C. Cen, C. R. Sleasman, J. C. Woicik, Y. L. Li, L. F. Kourkoutis, J. A. Klug, H. Li, P. Ryan, L. P. Wang, M. Bedzyk, D. A. Muller, L. Q. Chen, J. Levy, and D. G. Schlom, "A Ferroelectric Oxide Made Directly on Silicon," Science 324, 367 (2009).

  14. C. Cen, S. Thiel, J. Mannhart, and J. Levy, "Oxide nanoelectronics on demand," Science 323, 1026 (2009).

  15. C. Cen, S. Thiel, G. Hammerl, C. W. Schneider, K. E. Andersen, C. S. Hellberg, J. Mannhart, and J. Levy, "Nanoscale control of an interfacial metal-insulator transition at room temperature," Nature Materials 7, 298 (2008).

  16. 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, "Room-temperature ferroelectricity in strained SrTiO3," Nature 430, 758 (2004).

  17. Y. Kato, R. C. Myers, D. C. Driscoll, A. C. Gossard, J. Levy, and D. D. Awschalom, "Gigahertz electron spin manipulation using voltage-controlled g-tensor modulation," Science 299, 1201 (2003).

  18. J. Levy, "Universal quantum computation with spin-1/2 pairs and Heisenberg exchange," Physical Review Letters 89, 147902 (2002).

  19. J. Levy, "Quantum-information processing with ferroelectrically coupled quantum dots," Physical Review A 64, 052306 (2001).

  20. C. Hubert, J. Levy, E. J. Cukauskas, and S. W. Kirchoefer, "Mesoscopic microwave dispersion in ferroelectric thin films," Physical Review Letters 85, 1998 (2000).

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