Frontiers Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

University of Pittsburgh researchers play a leading role in a White House conference, co-hosted by Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, on the future of innovation.

Jeremy Levy

  • Distinguished Professor of Condensed Matter Physics
  • Director, Pittsburgh Quantum Institute


Levy’s research interests center around the emerging field of oxide nanoelectronics, experimental and theoretical realizations for quantum computation, semiconductor and oxide spintronics, quantum transport and nanoscale optics, and dynamical phenomena in oxide materials and films.

Levy’s research team has created a single-electron transistor that provides a building block for new, more powerful computer memories, advanced electronic materials, and the basic components of quantum computers. His research team also created a nanoscale light sensor that can be combined with near-atomic-size electronic circuitry to produce hybrid optic and electronic devices, and it has developed a process in which the ability to conduct electricity can be turned on and off at nanoscale dimensions, using the conducting probe of an atomic-force microscope to create wires less than four nanometers wide.