Yu Saito

2018 Elings Prize Fellow

Yu Saito was born in Fukushima, Japan. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof. Yoshihiro Iwasa. He defended his Ph.D. entitled "Study on Electric-Field-Induced 2D Superconductivity" in March 2018, focusing on quantum phase transitions and symmetry breaking related phenomena in ion-gated 2D crystalline superconductors. After a short-period postdoc at RIKEN, he joined Andrea Young's group at the University of California, Santa Barbara in October 2018 as an Elings Prize Fellow.