- Bioinspiration in light harvesting and catalysis
- Dynamic modulation of phonon-assisted transitions in quantum defects in monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenide semiconductors
- Nanomagnonic cavities for strong spin-magnon coupling
- Giant phonon-induced effective magnetic fields in 4f paramagnets
- Evidence for dominant phonon-electron scattering in Weyl semimetal WP2
- Shaken not strained
- Anisotropic Scattering in Goniopolar Metal NaSn2As2
Recent News and Blog
- Narang awarded NSF CAREER Award
- "Deciphering Disorder" - Harvard Story on our work that was published earlier this week in Nature Materials!
- Our paper on correlating the 3D atomic positions of 2D materials is published in Nature Materials!
- "Understanding the Quantum Rainbow" - Harvard Story on our work that was published earlier this week in Nature Materials!
- Quantum Emitters in hBN - Published in Nature Materials!
- Axion-Field-Enabled Nonreciprocal Thermal Radiation in Weyl Semimetals
- Our recent work on predictions for Weyl semimetal physics.
About the NarangLab
We are an interdisciplinary group at Harvard SEAS interested in predicting excited-state phenomena and material dynamics from ab initio methods and linking these to spatio-temporal measurements of new materials. Our research is at the fun intersection of computational materials science, condensed matter theory, quantum chemistry and (quantum) photonics.
The limits of electronic, optical and thermal performance of materials are determined by their atomic-scale dynamics. Therefore, in order to surpass conventional properties of materials, an accurate description of excited-state and non-equilibrium phenomena is essential. Understanding processes in materials is of both fundamental and practical importance, yet these problems pose unique theoretical and computational physics challenges. That's why we are here!
We discover and develop new, efficient theory methods to calculate materials. We also collaborate extensively with experimental groups to connect predicted properties with state-of-the-art measurements of materials.
We are convinced that understanding material properties at the atomic and molecular scale is key to exceeding limits of conventional materials which in turn will unlock technologies of the future, including high-performance exascale computing, Internet-of-Things, new space technologies and integrated quantum information processing.