Dr. Cihan Kurter

Assistant Professor



Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Research Interests:

Topological insulators/superconductors, Tunneling and point contact spectroscopy on unconventional superconductors, Exotic superconducting nanostructures and Josephson devices, Superconducting RF and microwave metamaterials, Solid state Terahertz (THz) sources and detection techniques.


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  • 2009: PhD in Physics: Illinois Institute of Technology, IL
  • 2005: MS in Physics: Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey


2013: Martin and Beate Block Award, Aspen Center for Physics

Selected Publications

  • C. Kurter, A. D. K. Finck, Y. S. Hor, D. J. Van Harlingen, “Evidence for an anomalous current-phase relation in topological insulator Josephson junctions,” Nature Communications 6, 7130 (2015).
  • C. Kurter, A. D. K. Finck, P. Ghaemi, Y. S. Hor, D. J. Van Harlingen, “Dynamical Gate Tunable Supercurrents in Topological Josephson Junctions,” Phys. Rev. B 90, 014501 (2014).
  • C. Kurter, P. Tassin, L. Zhang, T. Koschny, A. P. Zhuravel, A. Ustinov, S. M. Anlage, C. M. Soukoulis, “Classical Analogue of Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Metal/Superconductor Hybrid Metamaterial,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 043901 (2011).
  • C. Kurter, J. Abrahams, S. M. Anlage, “Miniaturized Superconducting Metamaterials for Radio Frequencies,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 253504 (2010).
  • L. Ozyuzer, A. E. Koshelev, C. Kurter, N. Gopalsami, Q. Li, M. Tachiki, K. Kadowaki, T. Yamamoto, H. Minami, H. Yamaguchi, T. Tachiki, K. E. Gray, W.-K. Kwok, U. Welp, “Emission of Coherent THz-Radiation from Superconductors,” Science 318, 1291 (2007). 


 Solid State Physics (Physics 4323)

Advanced Physics Laboratory 3119 / 3129

Enginnering Physics II Recitation (Physics 2135)