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Aravind Devarakonda

Assistant Professor (starting Spring 2024)

530 W. 120th St.
New York, NY, 10027
200 Mudd, MC 4701
500 W. 120th St.
New York, NY 10027

Research Interests

Quantum materials synthesis, Nanodevice fabrication, Low-temperature physics; Superconductivity, Strongly-correlated matter, Topologically ordered phases

Aravind Devarakonda and his group use tools and techniques from solid-state chemistry, nanoscience, and low-temperature physics to study the quantum mechanical behavior of matter. His group is particularly interested in creating materials hosting unusual ground states emerging from the interplay of electron-electron interactions and topology. Ultimately the Devarakonda lab aims to detect, manipulate, and harness these ground states towards future applications in quantum information science and beyond.

Aravind Devarakonda will be an Assistant Professor in the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University starting January 2024. Devarakonda obtained his B.S. in Applied Sciences and Engineering from Rutgers University in 2014 and his Ph.D in Physics from MIT in 2021 under the supervision of Joe Checkelsky. Subsequently he joined Columbia University as a Postdoctoral Research Scientist and Simons Junior Fellow working with Prof. Cory Dean in the Department of Physics.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, Columbia University
Starting Jan. 2024


Research Experience

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Simons Junior Fellow
Department of Physics, Columbia University
Sept. 2021 – Jan. 2024

Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Physics, MIT
Sept. 2014 – Sept. 2021


Honors & Awards

Junior Fellow, Simons Society of Fellows
Sept. 2021 – Jan. 2024


Selected Publications

Devarakonda, A., Suzuki, T., Fang, S., Zhu, J., Graf, D., Kriener, M., Fu, L., Kaxiras, E. & Checkelsky, J. G. Signatures of bosonic Landau levels in a finite-momentum superconductor. Nature 599, 51–56 (2021).

Devarakonda, A., Inoue, H., Fang, S., Ozsoy-Keskinbora, C., Suzuki, T., Kriener, M., Fu, L., Kaxiras, E., Bell, D. C. & Checkelsky, J. G. Clean 2D superconductivity in a bulk van der Waals superlattice. Science 370, 231–236 (2020).