Principal Investigator

Yashar Komijani

I am an assistant professor at the Department of Physics in University of Cincinnati.

I am interested in condensed matter physics and in partcular, strongly correlated electronic systems.


My Background

Education & Research

  • 2015-2020 Postdoctoral fellow, Theoretical condensed matter physics, Rutgers University, collaborating with Prof. Piers Coleman, Prof. Gabriel Kotliar and Prof. Natan Andrei.
  • 2012-2015 Postdoctoral researcher, Theoretical condensed matter physics, University of British Columbia, Canada with Prof. Ian Affleck.
  • 2006-2011 PhD from ETH Zurich, Switzerland on Experimental quantum transport with Prof. Klaus Ensslin. Thesis: here
  • BSc and Msc from University of Tehran, Iran on Electrical Engineering, Fields & Waves. Thesis (in Farsi): here


Research interests

My current research interests are

  • Quantum criticality and high-Tc superconductivity in heavy-fermions and spin-liquids
  • Luttinger liquids, Coupled wire constructions and fractional quantum Hall effect
  • Quantum impurities and quantum transport in mesoscopic systems
  • Realizations of topological quantum computation

My Research Statement

"Quantum mechanics is certainly imposing. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory says a lot, but does not really bring us any closer to the secret of the `old one'. I, at any rate, am convinced that He does not throw dice."

Albert Einstein, letter to Max Born, 1926