About

Yu Saito is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics (with Dean’s Award) from the University of Tokyo in March 2013, 2015 and 2018, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa, working on condensed matter physics, especially on 2D materials and superconductivity. After a short-period postdoc at RIKEN, he joined Andrea Young group at the University of California, Santa Barbara in October 2018 as an Elings Prize Fellow. His current research focuses on quantum transport and nanoSQUID-on-tip microscopy in 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures.

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Applied Physics, March 2018
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Thesis: Study on Electric-Field-Induced Superconductivity
    Advisor: Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa
  • Master of Engineering, March 2015
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Thesis: “Superconductivity in Ion-gated Two-dimensional Materials”
    Advisor: Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa
  • Bachelor of Engineering, March 2013
    The University of Tokyo, Japan
    Thesis: “Nano Interface Phase Transition Device with Layered Thin Films”
    Advisor: Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa

 

Professional Experience

  • Elings Prize Fellow at University of California, Santa Barbara (CA, USA)
    October 2018 – present
    Quantum transport and nanoSQUID-on-tip microscopy in 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructure
  • Postdoctoral Researcher at RIKEN (Tokyo, Japan)
    April 2018 – September 2018
    Materials Informatics in 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructure
  • Research Fellow at The University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan)
    April 2015 – March 2018
    Experimental research on condensed matter physics and quantum nanoelectronics
    Grant from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) through a research fellowship for young scientists

 

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant
    Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo
    October 2013- March 2014
    # Statistical Thermodynamics
    # Physical Mathematics

 

Honors and Awards

  • Elings Prize Fellowship in Science 2018
    from California NanoSystems Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, March 2018
  • 8th JSPS Ikushi Prize from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), March 2018
  • Dean’s Award in the Graduate School of Engineering from Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, March 2018
  • Research Fellowship for Yong Scientists, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), 2015 – present
  • Tanaka Shouji Award (Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award) in 2015
  • Distinguished Bachelor’s Thesis Award in 2013

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Physical Society
  • Physical Society of Japan

 

Links

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