December 2021 News

Four SEAS Faculty Members Make ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ List

Four Yale Engineering & Applied Physics faculty members were included in Clarivate Analytics’ 2021 ranking of “Highly Cited Researchers.” Each year, the company collects scientific and research data that identifies scientists who have demonstrated significant influence – ranking in the top 1% of publication citations in their field over a decade-long period.

Michel Devoret – Frederick W. Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics and Physics

School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
A Material Reveals Clues About Superconductivity

Through their study of two-dimensional iron selenide (FeSe) films, a research team has unlocked some intriguing clues about superconductivity. 

Superconductors - materials that can transport electrons with no resistance ​​- are a quantum phenomenon with numerous applications. They have fascinated physicists and engineers since their discovery more than 100 years ago, but the mechanisms of modern superconductors are still not fully understood and remain one of the most active areas of research in quantum materials. See full article.