Asst. Prof. Yoav Kalcheim

  • D. – Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2016
  • Sc. – Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2011
  • – Physics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2008

Academic Appointments

  • 2020-Present: Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Technion, Haifa
  • 2016-2020: Postdoctoral research at University of California San Diego with Prof. Ivan. K. Schuller.

Selected Honors & Awards

  • 2014 Schuller prize for excellence in experimental physics, HU.
  • 2013 Superconductivity theory Winter School – Plenary lecture as winner of best poster – Florida State University, USA.
  • 2012 Nano-Center annual convention Prize and Plenary lecture – Hebrew University.
  • 2011 Best poster prize at faculty day – Hebrew University
  • 2008 Dean’s list of third year BSc Physics.

Non-thermal resistive switching in Mott insulators
Kalcheim, A Camjayi, J del-Valle, P Salev, M Rozenberg, IK Schuller
Nature communications 2020, 11, 2985

Caloritronics based Mott neuristor
J del-Valle J, P Salev P, Y Kalcheim, Schuller IK
Scientific Reports 2020, 10, 4292

Subthreshold firing in Mott nanodevices
J del-Valle, P Salev, F Tesler, NM Vargas, Y Kalcheim, P Wang, J Trastoy, MH Lee, G Kassabian, JG Ramirez, MJ Rozenberg, IK Schuller
Nature 2019, 569, 388

Giant non-volatile resistive switching in a Mott oxide and ferroelctric oxide
P Salev, J del-Valle, Y Kalcheim, IK Schuller
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2019, 116 (18), 8798

Robust Coupling between Structural and Electronic Transitions in a Mott Material
Kalcheim, N Butakov, NM Vargas, MH Lee, J del-Valle, J Trastoy, P Salev, IK Schuller
Physical Review Letters 2019, 122 (5), 057601

Intertwined magnetic, structural and electronic phase transitions in a Mott insulator
B Frandsen, Y Kalcheim, I Valmianski, A Mcleod, Z Guguchia, SC Cheung, A Hallas, M Wilson, Y Cai, G Luke, Z Salman, T Prokscha, T Murakami, H Kageyama, DN Basov, IK Schuller, T Uemura
Physical Review B (2019), 100, 235156

Electrically induced multiple metal-insulator transitions in oxide nanodevices.
J del Valle, Y Kalcheim, J Trastoy, A Charnukha, DN Basov, IK Schuller
Physical Review Applied 2017, 8, 054041

Dynamic control of the vortex pinning potential in a superconductor using current injection through nanoscale patterns
Kalcheim, E Katzir, F Zeides, N Katz, Y Paltiel, O Millo
Nano Letters 2017, 17 (5), 2934

Magnetic field dependence of the proximity induced triplet superconductivity in ferromagnet/superconductor interfaces.
Kalcheim, O Millo, T Kirzhner, G Koren, M Egilmez, A di Bernardo, MG Blamire, JWA Robinson
Physical Review B 2014, 89, 180506 – rapid communication

Evidence for anisotropic triplet superconductor order parameter in half-metallic ferromagnetic La0.7Ca0.3Mn3O proximity coupled to superconducting Pr1.85Ce0.15CuO4
Y Kalcheim, O Millo, M Egilmez, J Robinson, M Blamire
Physical Review B 2012, 85 104504

Long-range proximity effect in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3/(100)YBa2Cu3O7-δ ferromagnet/superconductor bilayers: Evidence for induced triplet superconductivity in the ferromagnet
Kalcheim, T Kirzhner, G Koren, O Millo
Physical Review B 2011, 83, 064510 (‘editor’s suggestion’)

The artificial neural network revolution has sparked interest in one of the most intriguing phenomena of condensed matter physics: the metal-insulator transition in strongly correlated materials. This fascinating family of materials exhibits a plethora of phases and competing phenomena which can give rise to intrinsic bio-mimetic functionalities such as those of neurons and synapses. Our group tackles the challenges of understanding the most fundamental properties of these materials and harnesses them for developing energy efficient and scalable neuromorphic devices and networks.

  • Interplay between structural, magnetic and electronic degrees of freedom in strongly correlated materials
  • Resistive switching in transition metal oxides – electrical triggering of insulator-to-metal transitions and oxygen migration
  • Roles of defects in Mott insulators – linking microscopic electronic properties to collective phenomena
  • Dynamic properties of Mott insulators driven out of equilibrium
  • Energy efficient neuromorphic computation based on Mott insulator hardware: solid state neurons and synapses and their coupling

These topics are explored using a combination of state of the art fabrication and characterization techniques including: sputtering, x-ray diffractometry, transport, lithography, muon spin rotation, quantum sensing using NV-centers and cryogenic optical and scanning probe microscopy.

We are recruiting graduate students for M.Sc., M.A.Sc., Ph.D and postdoctoral positions for our research projects. Please email ( for details. Undergraduates who are interested in short term projects are also welcome to apply.

Preference will be given to applicants with background in one or more of the following disciplines: Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry and Electrical Engineering.
We look forward to hearing from you!