Pablo Jarillo-Herrero

Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physics
Best known for his groundbreaking research on twistronics.
(617) 253-3653
Office: 13-2017
Affiliated Center(s): MIT Center for Quantum Engineering
Assistant: Gerry Miller
Assistant Phone: (617) 253-4829

Research Interests

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.

Biographical Sketch

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, and the 2021 US National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery.

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Awards & Honors

  • 2021 // US National Academy of Sciences Award for Scientific Discovery
  • 2021 // Lise Meitner Distinguished Lecture and Medal
  • 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 of the American Physical Society “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 // Cecil and Ida Green Professor in Physics
  • 2018 // APS Fellow
  • 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 Young Scientist Prize in Semiconductor Physics
  • 2009 // Packard Fellowship
  • 2009 // Alfred P. 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