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What We Do

We’re unmasking the coherent quantum mechanical flow of electronic excited states and chargesalong with their coherent spin-spin interactionsin precisely tailored nanostructures and molecules.

Long term, our work will exploit coherence to harvest and transmit energy and information via novel quantum mechanical mechanisms and develop new ways for doing chemistry.

What We Study

Our research covers two main themes within quantum coherence.

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Molecules and Chromophore Aggregate Systems

We explore how symmetry breaking in molecules impacts spin coherence.

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We examine the lossless flow of energy through nanostructures.

Work With Us

Our goal is to provide world-class, cutting-edge training to postdocs and graduates students through innovative research, in-depth mentoring, and specialized training.

News & Events

Dr. Pallavi Bhattacharyya Accepts Position with Intel

Dr. Pallavi Bhattacharyya is a Software Research Scientist at Intel’s Technology Development group in Oregon. The goal of her research is to model light-matter interactions in extreme ultraviolet (EUV) and deep ultraviolet (DUV) regimes, and to apply the learnings towards the development of new photo-lithographic techniques that push the limits of the smallest dimension that… Read More »Dr. Pallavi Bhattacharyya Accepts Position with Intel

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Dr. Shuming Bai Accepts Faculty Appointment

Dr. Shuming Bai, a post-doctoral fellow in CSQC, began his independent career as a Professor in the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, in August 2021.  Professor Bai is building a research group in the area of theoretical chemistry, with an emphasis on quantum dynamics.

Dr. Jonathan Yuly Accepts Independent Postdoc at Princeton!

Jonathan Yuly, Ph.D. will start an independent postdoc with Princeton at the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics (LSI).  The LSI is a hub for interdisciplinary education and research in biological applications of quantitative disciplines, especially physics, chemistry, and computer science. Dr. Yuly is looking forward to learning how “more is different” in biology. The Lewis-Sigler… Read More »Dr. Jonathan Yuly Accepts Independent Postdoc at Princeton!