Yoichi Ando



  • Associate Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of Cologne
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


  • Germany


PhD (Physics), University of Tokyo
MSc (Physics), University of Tokyo
BSc (Physics), University of Tokyo


Yoichi Ando works in condensed matter physics. His research is aimed at discovery and understanding of novel quantum materials.

To this end, he synthesizes new materials, grows high-quality single crystals, and performs measurements of various fundamental properties. He has made numerous contributions in the research of various quantum materials, in particular high-temperature superconductors. Recently, Ando has shifted his focus to topological insulators and topological superconductors. In this area, too, he has made several important materials discoveries.


Inoue Prize for Science, 2014

Superconductivity Science and Technology Award, 2013, 2003

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Prize, 2006

Relevant Publications

Ando, Y. et al. "Specific-heat evidence for strong electron correlations in the thermoelectric material (Na,Ca)Co2O4." Phys. Rev. B. 60 (October 1999): 10580.

Boebinger, G.S. et al. "Insulator-to-metal crossover in the normal state of La2-xSrxCuO4 at optimum doping." Phys. Rev. Lett. 77 (1996): 5417.

Ando, Y. et al. "Logarithmic Divergence of both in-plane and out-of-plane normal-state resistivities of superconducting La2-xSrxCuO4 in the zero-temperature limit." Phys. Rev. Lett. 75 (1995).

Vershinin, M. et al. "Local Ordering in the Pseudogap State of the High-Tc Superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+d." Science 303 (2004): 1995.

Ando, Y. et al. "Electrical resistivity anisotropy from self-organized one-dimensionality in high-temperature superconductors." Phys. Rev. Lett. 88 (2002): 137005.