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Yoichi Ando Condensed matter physics

Yoichi Ando’s 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 top-notch measurements of various fundamental properties. He has made numerous contributions in the research of various quantum materials, in particular high-temperature superconductors, but recently he is most interested in topological insulators and topological superconductors, for which he has accomplished several important materials discoveries.


Inoue Prize for Science, 2014.

Superconductivity Science and Technology Award, 2013.

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

Superconductivity Science and Technology Award, 2003.

Relevant Publications

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

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

Y. Ando 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. vol. 75, 1995.

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

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



Associate Fellow Quantum Materials


University of CologneFaculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences


PhD (Science) University of Tokyo

MSc (Physics) University of Tokyo

BSc (Physics) Unversity of Tokyo



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