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Prof. Jianting Ye is an experimental physicist working in the field of electronic devices on nanomaterials. He obtained his PhD from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2006. Following this, he did postdoctoral research at both HKUST and Tohoku University. In 2008, Jianting Ye became an assistant professor at Tohoku University, where he began his work on electronic devices using nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, and other layered materials. He continued his academic career as an assistant professor and later as a lecturer at the University of Tokyo since 2010. In 2013, Jianting Ye spent a short time as a senior research scientist at RIKEN before joining the University of Groningen as an associate professor and chair of Device Physics of Complex Materials at the Zernike Institute of Advanced Materials. He has been a full professor since 2022.


Prof. Ye is active in research on quantum-phase transitions and 2D materials. He achieved several groundbreaking discoveries. He is a pioneer in ionic gating research for inducing atomically thin superconductors. He also realized Ising superconductivity which explains the long-standing puzzle of being extremely silent magnetically. Recently, he also reported the orbital FFLO state, revitalizing a half-century-old idea of forming finite momentum superconductivity.

Prof. Ye has hosted nine competitive Ph.D. scholarships and one FOM/F Postdoctoral Grant. He is the recipient of the ERC consolidate grant and has participated in QuMAT Zwaartekracht 2020, NWO Open-Competitíe ENW-GROOT 2019, Collaborative FOM-programme 2014. He serves as an editorial board member for Scientific Reports.


Selected publications 2017-2022

1. Orbital Fulde–Ferrell–Larkin–Ovchinnikov state in an Ising superconductor”, P. Wan, O. Zheliuk, N. F. Q. Yuan, X. Peng, L. Zhang, M. Liang, U. Zeitler, T. Ye, Nature (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-05967-z

Discovery of a new superconducting mechanism to realize finite momentum superconductivity where the pairing is formed via the orbital effect of a magnetic field.

2. “Josephson coupled Ising pairing induced in suspended MoS2 bilayers by double-side ionic gating”, O. Zheliuk, J. M. Lu, Q. H. Chen, A. A. E. Yumin, S. Golightly, T. Ye, Nature Nanotechnology 14, 1123 (2019).

Control the Ising superconductivity via interlayer coupling.

3. “Evidence for two-dimensional Ising superconductivity in gated MoS2”, J. M. Lu, O. Zheliuk, I. Leermakers, N. F. Q. Yuan, U. Zeitler, K. T. Law, T. Ye, Science 350, 1353 (2015).

Discovery of superconductivity with extreme resilience against magnetic field.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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