Gleb Finkelstein


Professor of Physics

Gleb Finkelstein is an experimental physicist interested in inorganic and biologically inspired nanostructures: carbon nanotubes, graphene, and self-assembled DNA 'origami'. These objects reveal a variety of interesting electronic properties that may form a basis for future detectors and sensors, or serve as individual devices in quantum information processing.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Professor of Physics
  • Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Contact Information


  • Ph.D. Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1998
  • M.S. Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel), 1998
  • B.S. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), 1991

Research Interests

A few years ago, my laboratory observed superconducting current induced in graphene in the regime of the quantum Hall effect (F. Amet et al., Science 352, p. 966). This was the first observation of supercurrent in any quantum Hall system. We have been working on Superconductor-Quantum Hall hybrid devices for the past two years. This year, we have realized a quantum Hall-based superconducting interference device [A. Seredinski et al., Science Advances 5, eaaw8693]. We are attempting to observe the predicted non-abelian excitations in this system (Majorana fermions and parafermions). These states are interesting from the fundamental point of view and hold promise for topologically protected quantum computation.

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow. American Physical Society. 2015
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. National Science Foundation. 2003
  • Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program. National Science Foundation. 2003
  • Award for excellence in graduate research. Wolf Foundation. 1998
  • Daniel Brener Memorial Prize for Ph.D. studies. Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science. 1996
  • Distinction Prize for M.Sc. studies. Graduate School, Weizmann Institute of Science. 1993

Courses Taught

  • PHYSICS 142L9D: General Physics II (Discussion)
  • PHYSICS 142L: General Physics II
  • PHYSICS 271L: Electronics
  • PHYSICS 362D: Electricity and Magnetism
  • PHYSICS 491: Independent Study: Advanced Topics
  • PHYSICS 493: Research Independent Study
  • PHYSICS 563: Introduction to Statistical Mechanics
  • PHYSICS 760: Mathematical Methods of Physics

Representative Publications

  • Larson, TFQ; Zhao, L; Arnault, EG; Wei, M-T; Seredinski, A; Li, H; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Zero Crossing Steps and Anomalous Shapiro Maps in Graphene Josephson Junctions., Nano Letters, vol 20 no. 10 (2020), pp. 6998-7003 [10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c01598] [abs].
  • Seredinski, A; Draelos, AW; Arnault, EG; Wei, M-T; Li, H; Fleming, T; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Quantum Hall-based superconducting interference device., Science Advances, vol 5 no. 9 (2019) [10.1126/sciadv.aaw8693] [abs].
  • Wei, MT; Draelos, AW; Seredinski, A; Ke, CT; Li, H; Mehta, Y; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Yamamoto, M; Tarucha, S; Finkelstein, G; Amet, F; Borzenets, IV, Chiral quasiparticle tunneling between quantum Hall edges in proximity with a superconductor, Physical Review B, vol 100 no. 12 (2019) [10.1103/PhysRevB.100.121403] [abs].
  • Zhao, L; Arnault, EG; Bondarev, A; Seredinski, A; Larson, T; Draelos, AW; Li, H; Watanabe, K; Taniguchi, T; Amet, F; Baranger, HU; Finkelstein, G, Interference of chiral Andreev edge states, Arxiv (2019) [abs].
  • Draelos, AW; Silverman, A; Eniwaye, B; Arnault, EG; Ke, CT; Wei, MT; Vlassiouk, I; Borzenets, IV; Amet, F; Finkelstein, G, Subkelvin lateral thermal transport in diffusive graphene, Physical Review B, vol 99 no. 12 (2019) [10.1103/PhysRevB.99.125427] [abs].