The laboratory focuses on controlling the onset of collective-electron phenomena at the nanoscale, mainly in ferroelectricity and superconductivity. Lab researchers seek to understand these fascinating phenomena scientifically and to facilitate them for next-generation low-power computational technologies and other nano and quantum devices.
Professor Ivry is a member of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Solid State Institute of Research at the Technion. His B.Sc. was from a program for excellent students at the Hebrew University. He received his M.Sc. from the Weizmann Institute of Science, and his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, UK (2004, 2006 and 2011, respectively). Then he spent 3 years at MIT as a post-doctoral scholar, finally returning to Israel at the Technion. He is an expert in nano-functional materials—ferroelectrics and superconductors—investigating the interplay between the insulating nature of ferroelectrics and superconductivity.
This is an extremely important issue, both fundamentally and technologically, that may provide an insight into the emergence of cooperative phenomena in electronic materials and, potentially, to the development of novel devices with advanced functionality, such as low-power computers. Recognized as someone who enjoys developing new ideas, Ivry’s scientific activity has earned him prestigious prizes and awards including the Horev Fellowship, the British Council Chevening Award, the Klein Prize, and a Nokia Fellowship.