Pouyan Ghaemi

Assistant Professor of Physics

Main Affiliation



Marshak Science Building





Pouyan Ghaemi


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.


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 


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)