Valla Fatemi, Assistant Professor, Cornell University School of Applied and Engineering Physics
Valla received his PhD in Physics in the group of Pablo Jarillo-Herrero at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2018. There he worked on electronic and quantum transport in topological insulator materials, including co-leading the team that discovered superconductor and topological insulator states in monolayer WTe2. He also worked closely on the project that discovered superconductivity and correlated insulator states in magic angle twisted bilayer graphene. He then joined the group of Michel Devoret at Yale University as the post-doctoral associate on the teams researching the physics of Andreev bound states and non-equilibrium quasiparticles in superconducting devices, including the recent unveiling of the Andreev spin qubit. Independently, he has been investigating parallels in the physics of Andreev levels and quantum circuits built from Josephson tunnel junctions. He recently joined the faculty of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University and is building a lab researching the physics of quantum materials, superconducting circuits, and their intersections.