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Prof. Dr. Dmitri K. Efetov

Prof. Dr. Dmitri K. Efetov



Room: N103
Phone: +49-(0)89-2180-3738

Prof. Dr. Dmitri K. Efetov (M) received a Diploma (M.Sc.) in Physics from ETH Zurich (CH) in 2007. Subsequently Dmitri earned a M.A., M. Ph. and Ph.D. in Physics from Columbia University (USA) in 2014, under the supervision of one of the pioneers of graphene Prof. Dr. Philip Kim, with a thesis titled “Towards inducing superconductivity into graphene”. Dmitri then worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) in the group of Prof. Dr. Dirk Englund, developing ultra-fast microwave thermometry and single photon detectors based on graphene. Since 2017 Dmitri was an Assistant Professor and Group Leader at ICFO (SP), and since 2021 is a Full Professor (W3) and Chair of Solid State Physics at LMU Munich (GER), with a research program that concentrates on the investigation of novel “moiré materials” at the intersection of condensed matter physics, optics and quantum science. Prof. Efetov received the Charles H. Towns Award for his outstanding research achievements during his PhD, the Obra Social ”laCaixa” Junior Leader Fellowship, an ERC Starting Grant, was a finalist of the LaVanguardia Science Prize, received the 2022 IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in Semiconductor Physics, and won the DFG Leibniz prize 2024 for his improvement of the device quality and the ground-breaking fundamental investigations of novel insulating, superconducting and topological phases in magic angle twisted bilayer graphene. He was the leader of the 2D-SIPC project in the EUs Quantum Technology Flagship, as well as a member of its Science and Engineering board. He is now a core-member of the Munich Center of Quantum Science and Technology (MCQST) and is member of the advisory board of the Center of Nano Science (CeNS).

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Key Publications:

Dirac spectroscopy and strongly correlated phases in twisted trilayer graphene
C. Shen, P. J. Ledwith, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, E. Khalaf, A. Vishwanath and D. K. Efetov
Nature Materials, 22, 336 (2023).
News : Nature Materials News & Views;

Quantum-critical behavior in magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene
A. Jaoui, I. Das, G. Di Battista, J. Díez-Mérida, X. Lu, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, H. Ishizuka, L. Levitov and D. K. Efetov
Nature Physics, 18, 633 (2022).
News : Nature Physics News & Views; Journal Club of Condensed Matter Physics;

Symmetry-broken Chern insulators and Rashba-like Landau-level crossings in magic-angle bilayer graphene
I. Das*, X. Lu*, J. Herzog-Arbeitman, Z.-D. Song, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, B. A. Bernevig and D. K. Efetov
Nature Physics , 17, 710 (2021).
News : PhysOrg;

Untying the insulating and superconducting orders in magic-angle graphene
P. Stepanov, I. Das, X. Lu, A. Fahimniya, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, F. H. L. Koppens, J. Lischner, L. Levitov and D. K. Efetov
Nature, 583, 375–378 (2020).
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Superconductors, orbital magnets, and correlated states in magic angle bilayer graphene
X. Lu, P. Stepanov, W. Yang, M. Xie, A. M. Ali, I. Das, C. Urgell, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, G. Zhang, A. Bachtold, A. MacDonald and D. K. Efetov
Nature, 574, 653 (2019).
News : The New York Times; Le Monde; La Vanguardia; Physics Today;
Journal Club for Condensed Matter Physics : by Mike Zaletel;

Fast thermal relaxation in cavity-coupled graphene bolometers with a Johnson noise read-out
D. K. Efetov, R.-J. Shiue, Y. Gao, B. Skinner, E. Walsh, C. Choi, J. Zheng, C. Tan, G. Grosso, C. Peng, J. Hone, K. C. Fong and D. Englund
Nature Nanotechnology, 13, 797–801 (2018).
News : MIT News

Specular interband Andreev reflections at van der Waals interfaces between graphene and NbSe2
D. K. Efetov, L. Wang, C. Handschin, K. B. Efetov, J. Shuang, R. Cava, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, J. Hone, C. R. Dean, and P. Kim
Nature Physics, 12, 328–332 (2016).

Controlling electron-phonon interactions in graphene at ultrahigh carrier densities
D. K. Efetov, and P. Kim
Physical Review Letters, 105 (25), 256805 (2010) – (Editor’s suggestion).
News : APS Physics Viewpoint