There is consensus in the field that in the post-Moore’s law era of electronics, there is a critical need to understand ultrafast dynamics of materials, non-equilibrium transport and discover new quantum-engineered materials to design devices of the future. In this context Dr. Narang will share her research group’s recent computational work in two interconnected areas: quantum materials-by-design, including electron-electron and electron-phonon calculations in van der Waals heterostructures, and a new far-from-equilibrium transport method, applied to faceted nanostructures. Narang will also present some ideas in defects as engineered quantum emitters to surpass the vacancy centers in diamond that her group is working on.
Prineha Narang is an Assistant Professor at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty, Prineha came to Harvard as a Ziff Environmental Fellow at the Harvard University Center for the Environment to explore the new field of excited state quantum materials and devices. She was also a Research Scholar in Condensed Matter Theory at the MIT Dept. of Physics, working on new theoretical methods to describe electron-phonon coupling in materials. Prineha received her Sc.B. in Materials Science from Drexel University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), as a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and Resnick Sustainability Institute Fellow, where her work focused on understanding light-matter interactions in areas ranging from quantum plasmonics to nitride optoelectronics.
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