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Pouyan Ghaemi

Assistant Professor


Division of Science




Marshak 313

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  • Profile

    2014- Assistant Professor, The City College of New York, City University of New York.
    2011-2014 Postdoctoral fellowship, Institute of Condensed Matter Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    2008-2011 Post-Doc, UC Berkeley and Lawrence-Berkeley National Lab.

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Physics, MIT, September 2008
    B.Sc. in Physics, Sharif University of Technology, June 2003

  • Courses Taught

    Physics 32100: Modern Physics for Engineers (Spring 2014)

  • Research Interests

    Graphene and Topological insulators
    High temperature superconductivity in pnictides and cuprates
    Thermoelectric transport
    Heavy Fermion systems 

  • Publications

    1. Y. I. Joe, X. M. Chen, P. Ghaemi, K. D. Finkelstein, G. A. de la Pea, Y. Gan, J. C. T. Lee,
    S. Yuan, J. Geck, G. J. MacDougall, T. C. Chiang, S. L. Cooper, E. Fradkin, P. Abbamonte
    Emergence of charge density wave domain walls above the superconducting dome in TiSe2
    2. Vladimir Orlyanchik, Martin P. Stehno, Christopher D. Nugroho, Pouyan Ghaemi, Matthew
    Brahlek, Nikesh Koirala, Seongshik Oh, Dale J. Van Harlingen
    Signature of a topological phase transition in the Josephson supercurrent through a topological insulator
    3. Seungmin Hong, Pouyan Ghaemi, Joel E. Moore and Philip W. Phillips
    Tuning thermoelectric power factor by crystal field and spin-orbit couplings in Kondo lattice materials
    Physical Review B 88, 075118 (2013)
    4. Pouyan Ghaemi, Sarang Gopalakrishnan and Shinsei Ryu
    Stability of edge states in strained graphene
    Physical Review B, 87, 155422 (2013)
    5. Hsiang-Hsuan Hung, Pouyan Ghaemi, Taylor L. Hughes and Matthew J. Gilbert
    Vortex lattices in the superconducting phases of doped topological insulators and heterostructures
    Physical Review B, 87, 035401 (2013)
    6. W. Witczak-Krempa, Pouyan Ghaemi, T. Senthil and Y. B. Kim
    Universal transport near a quantum critical Mott transition in two dimensions
    Physical Review B, 86, 245102 (2012)
    7. Pouyan Ghaemi, Sarang Gopalakrishnan and Taylor L. Hughes
    Designer quantum spin Hall phase transition in molecular graphene
    Physical Review B: Rapid Communications, 86, 201406(R) (2012)
    8. Sarang Gopalakrishnan, Pouyan Ghaemi and Shinsei Ryu
    Non-Abelian SU(2) gauge elds through density-wave order and strain in graphene
    Physical Review B: Rapid Communications, 86, 081403(R) (2012)
    9. Ching-Kai Chiu, Pouyan Ghaemi, Taylor L. Hughes
    Stabilization of Majorana modes in vortices in the superconducting phase of topological insulators using topologically trivial bands
    Physical Review Letters, 109, 237009 (2012)
    10. Pouyan Ghaemi, Jerome Cayssol, D. N. Sheng and Ashvin Vishwanath
    Fractional topological phases and broken time-reversal symmetry in strained graphene
    Physical Review Letters, 108, 266801 (2012)
    11. Pouyan Ghaemi and Shinsei Ryu
    Competing orders in the Dirac-like electronic structure and the non-linear sigma model with the topological terms
    Physical Review B, 85, 075111 (2012)
    12. Pouyan Ghaemi and Frank Wilczek
    Near-Zero modes in superconducting graphene
    Physica Scripta T, 146 014019 (2012)
    13. Pavan Hosur, Pouyan Ghaemi, Roger Mong and Ashvin Vishwanath
    Majorana mods at the ends of superconductor vortices in doped topological insulators
    Physical Review Letters, 107, 097001 (2011), View point in Physics 4, 67 (2011)
    14. Pouyan Ghaemi and Ashvin Vishwanath
    Anomalous Zeeman response in coexisting phase of superconductivity and spin-density wave as a probe of extended s-wave pairing structure in ferro-pnictide
    Physical Review B, 83, 224513 (2011)
    15. Pouyan Ghaemi, R. Mong and J. E. Moore
    In-plane transport and enhanced thermoelectric performance in thin lms of the topological insulators Bi2Te3 and Bi2Se3
    Physical Review Letters, 105, 166603 (2010)
    16. Pouyan Ghaemi, Shinsei Ryu, D.H. Lee
    The quantum valley Hall eect in proximity-induced super-conducting graphene: an experi-mental window for deconned quantum criticality
    Physical Review B: Rapid Communications, 81, 081403(R) (2010)
    17. Pouyan Ghaemi, Fa Wang and Ashvin Vishwanath
    Andreev Bound states as a phase sensitive probe of the pairing symmetry of the iron pnictide superconductors
    Physical Review Letters, 102, 157002 (2009) 

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