Professor Jarillo-Herrero’s research interests lie in the area of experimental condensed matter physics, in particular quantum electronic transport and optoelectronics in novel two-dimensional materials, with special emphasis on investigating their superconducting, magnetic, and topological properties.
Pablo Jarillo-Herrero is currently Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics at MIT. He received his “Licenciatura” in physics from the University of Valencia, Spain, in 1999. Then he spent two years at the University of California in San Diego, where he received a M.Sc. degree before going to the Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, where he earned his Ph.D. in 2005. After a one-year postdoc in Delft, he moved to Columbia University, where he worked as a NanoResearch Initiative Fellow. He joined MIT as an assistant professor of physics in January 2008 and received tenure in 2015. He was promoted to Full Professor of Physics in 2018. His awards include the Spanish Royal Society Young Investigator Award (2006), an NSF Career Award (2008), an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship (2009), a David and Lucile Packard Fellowship (2009), the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Semiconductor Physics (2010), a DOE Early Career Award (2011), a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, 2012), an ONR Young Investigator Award (2013), and a Moore Foundation Experimental Physics in Quantum Systems Investigator Award (2014). Prof. Jarillo-Herrero has been selected as a Highly Cited Researcher by Clarivate Analytics-Web of Science (2017-present), and was elected APS Fellow (2018), Fellow of the Quantum Materials Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR, 2019), and Member at Large of the APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics (2019). Prof. Jarillo-Herrero is the recipient of the APS 2020 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize, the 2020 Wolf Prize in Physics, the 2020 Medal of the Spanish Royal Physics Society, the 2021 Lise Meitner Distinguished Lecture and Medal, the 2021 Max Planck Humboldt Research Award, and the 2021 US National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery. He became elected to the US National Academy of Sciences in 2022.
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Awards & Honors
- 2022 // Dan Maydan Prize in Nanoscience Research "for his pioneering work on stacked van-der-Waals materials, including his contributions to understanding topological and magnetic phases, and in particular for his discovery of superconductivity and correlated states in twisted bilayer graphene."
- 2022 // National Academy of Sciences Member
- 2021 // National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery "for his pioneering developments in nanoscience and nanotechnology."
- 2021 // Max Planck-Humboldt Research Award "for his work on two-dimensional quantum materials."
- 2021 // Lise Meitner Distinguished Lecture and Medal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences "for his groundbreaking work on twistronics."
- 2020 // Spanish Royal Physics Society Medal "for his pioneering experimental work on twistronics."
- 2020 // Moore Foundation Experimental Physics in Quantum Systems Award
- 2020 // Wolf Prize Laureate in Physics “for pioneering theoretical and experimental work on twisted bilayer graphene."
- 2020 // Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize (APS) “for the discovery of superconductivity in twisted bilayer graphene.”
- 2019 // CIFAR Quantum Materials Program Fellow
- 2018 // Breakthrough of the Year Award winner by Physics World for Nature papers on Correlated Insulator behavior and Superconductivity in magic angle graphene
- 2018 // Appointed Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Physics (MIT)
- 2018 // American Physical Society Fellow (APS) "For seminal contributions to quantum electronic transport and optoelectronics in van der Waals materials and heterostructures."
- 2017-19 // Highly Cited Researcher (Clarivate Analytics)
- 2014 // Moore Foundation Experimental Physics in Quantum Systems Award
- 2013 // Top-Ten Breakthroughs of the Year Award by Physics World for Science paper on Massive Dirac fermions and Hofstadter butterfly physics in graphene
- 2013 // ONR Young Investigator Award
- 2012 // Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)
- 2012 // APS March Meeting Double Tutorial Speaker (Graphene Tutorial and Topological Insulators Tutorial)
- 2011 // DOE Early Career Award
- 2010 // IUPAP Early Career Scientist Prize in Semiconductor Physics
- 2009 // Packard Fellowship
- 2009 // Sloan Research Fellowship
- 2008 // NSF Career Award
- 2008 // MIT Wade Fund Award
- 2006 // Spanish Royal Physics Society Young Investigator Award, Spain
- 2006 // IUPAP Young Author Best Paper Award, ICPS