Pouyan Ghaemi

Associate Professor

Main Affiliation


Areas of Expertise/Research

  • High-Temperature Superconductivity in Pnictides and Cuprates
  • Strongly Correlated Light Matter Systems
  • Topological Phases of Mater
  • Two Dimensional Dirac Materials


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Pouyan Ghaemi

Pouyan Ghaemi


The City College of New York, and Graduate Center of The City University of New York

Associate Professor: 2021-Present

Assistant Professor: 2014-2021

Institute for condensed matter theory, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Post-doctoral Fellow: 2011-2014

University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

Post-doctoral Associate: 2008-2011



Cambridge, MA

Ph.D. in Physics (2008)

Sharif University of Techonology

Tehran, Iran

B.Sc. in Physics (2003)



Research Interests

Topological phases of mater

High-temperature superconductivity in pnictides and cuprates

Two dimensional Dirac materials

Strongly correlated light matter systems

Recent Publicaitons

1. Light-induced topological superconductivity via Floquet interaction engineering
Hossein Dehghani, Mohammad Hafezi, and Pouyan Ghaemi
Phys. Rev. Research 3, 023039 (2021)

2. Creating and Manipulating a Laughlin-Type ν=1/3 Fractional Quantum Hall State on a Quantum Computer with Linear Depth Circuits
Armin Rahmani, Kevin J. Sung, Harald Putterman, Pedram Roushan, Pouyan Ghaemi, and Zhang Jiang
PRX Quantum 1, 020309 (2020)

3. Effect of Zeeman coupling on the Majorana vortex modes in iron-based topological superconductors
Areg Ghazaryan, P. L. S. Lopes, Pavan Hosur, Matthew J. Gilbert, and Pouyan Ghaemi
Physical Review B, 101, 020504(R) (2020)

4. Evidence for mixed phases and percolation at the metal-insulator transition in two dimensions
Shiqi Li, Qing Zhang, Pouyan Ghaemi, M. P. Sarachik
Physical Review B, 99, 155302 (2019)

5. Odd-frequency Pairing in the Edge States of Superconducting Pnictides in the Coexistence Phase with Antiferromagnetism
Cody Youmans, Areg Ghazaryan, Mehdi Kargarian, Pouyan Ghaemi
Physical Review B, 98, 144517 (2018)

6. Optical control over bulk excitations in fractional quantum Hall systems
Tobias Grass, Michael Gullans, Przemyslaw Bienias, Guanyu Zhu, Areg Ghazaryan, Pouyan
Ghaemi, Mohammad Hafezi
Physical Review B, 98, 155124 (2018)

7. Anisotropic exciton transport in transition-metal dichalcogenides
Areg Ghazaryan, M. Hafezi, Pouyan Ghaemi
Physical Review B, 97, 245411 (2018)

8. Light-Induced Fractional Quantum Hall Phases in Graphene
Areg Ghazaryan, Tobias Grass, M. Gullans, Pouyan Ghaemi, M. Hafezi
Physical Review Letters, 119, 247403 (2017)

9. Optical control of room-temperature valley polaritons
Zhang Sun, Jie Gu Areg Ghazaryan, Zav Shotan, Christopher R. Considine Michael Dol-
lar, Biswanath Chakraborty, Xiaoze Liu, Pouyan Ghaemi, Stephane Kena-Cohen, Vinod M.
Nature Photonics, 11, 491 (2017)

10. High-Order Multipole Radiation from Quantum Hall States in Dirac Materials
Michael J. Gullans, Jacob M. Taylor, Atac Imamoglu, Pouyan Ghaemi, Mohammad Hafezi
Physical Review B, 95, 235439 (2017)

11. Positive Quantum Magnetoresistance in Tilted Magnetic Field
William Mayer, Areg Ghazaryan, Pouyan Ghaemi, Sergey Vitkalov, A. A. Bykov
Physical Review B, 94, 195312 (2016)

12. Competing Adiabatic Thouless Pumps in Enlarged Parameter Spaces
Pedro L. S. Lopes, Pouyan Ghaemi, Shinsei Ryu, Taylor L. Hughes
Physical Review B, 94, 235160 (2016)

13. Effect of impurities on the Josephson current through helical metals: Exploiting a neutrino paradigm
Pouyan Ghaemi, V. Parameswaran Nair
Physical Review Letters, 116, 037001 (2016)

14. Kondo Breakdown and Quantum Oscillations in SmB6
Onur Erten, Pouyan Ghaemi, Piers Coleman
Physical Review Letters, 116, 046403 (2016)

15. Signature of a topological phase transition in the Josephson supercurrent through a topological insulator
Vladimir Orlyanchik, Martin P. Stehno, Christopher D. Nugroho, Pouyan Ghaemi, Matthew
Brahlek, Nikesh Koirala, Seongshik Oh, Dale J. Van Harlingen
Physical Review B, 93, 035307 (2016)


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