Nano & Quantum Functional Structures

The Zuckerman Faculty Scholars program, funds leading researchers and supports the purchase and construction of laboratories and specialized equipment. The program thus provides vital resources to Israeli universities, allowing them to compete with top North American institutions for the most promising candidates. The program facilitates the return of top Israeli scholars to Israeli institutions, cultivates world class scientific talent, and in turn, attracts outstanding postdoctoral researchers from top Western universities, creating a cycle of excellence.

Since the program opened in 2016, 23 Zuckerman labs have been established in Israel.

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Principal Investigator
Asst. Prof. Yachin Ivry

Zuckerman Faculty Scholar
at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology


Nano & Quantum Functional Structures

Lab Established 2017

Lab research areas

The laboratory focuses on controlling the onset of collective-electron phenomena at the nanoscale, mainly in ferroelectricity and superconductivity. Lab researchers seek to understand these fascinating phenomena scientifically and to facilitate them for next-generation low-power computational technologies and other nano and quantum devices.

Scholar Profile

Professor Ivry is a member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Solid State Institute of Research at the Technion. His B.Sc. was from a program for excellent students at the Hebrew University. He received his M.Sc. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK (2004, 2006 and 2011, respectively). Then he spent 3 years at MIT as a post-doctoral scholar, finally returning to Israel at the Technion. He is an expert in nano-functional materials—ferroelectrics and superconductors—investigating the interplay between the insulating nature of ferroelectrics and superconductivity.

This is an extremely important issue, both fundamentally and technologically, that may provide an insight into the emergence of cooperative phenomena in electronic materials and, potentially, to the development of novel devices with advanced functionality, such as low-power computers. Recognized as someone who enjoys developing new ideas, Ivry’s scientific activity has earned him prestigious prizes and awards including the Horev Fellowship, the British Council Chevening Award, the Klein Prize, and a Nokia Fellowship.

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