Dmitry Ovchinnikov

Dmitry Ovchinnikov
  • Assistant Professor
  • Research Interests: Condensed Matter Physics, Low-Dimensional Materials
  • Physics & Astronomy

Contact Info

Gray-Little Hall, room 2114
1567 Irving Hill Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Malott Hall, room 3059
1251 Wescoe Hall Dr.
Lawrence, KS 66045


2022 - Present: Assistant Professor, Physics, University of Kansas

2019 - 2022: Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Physics, University of Washington

2017 - 2019: SNSF Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics, University of Washington

2013 - 2017: doctoral assistant, PhD candidate, Institute of Electrical and Microengineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne


PhD in Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, 2017
MS in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Phystech, 2011, Moscow
BS in Applied Mathematics and Physics, Phystech, 2009, Moscow


We use state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques, low-temperature electrical transport measurements, scanning probe techniques, and advanced electron- and ion microscopy to create and understand novel low-dimensional condensed matter systems with programmable properties. The focus of our work is van der Waals quantum materials, where by means of heterostructure design, extreme doping techniques, disorder engineering, and defect engineering we aim to alter and design novel quantum states. We are also interested in engineering 3D quantum matter into lower dimensional devices, where their potential for tunable quantum mechanical effects can be greatly enhanced.