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Research Group 1 - Materials Design and Discovery

RG1 Team

Paul Alivisatos, Harry Atwater, Jennifer Dionne, Tony Heinz (Leader), Prineha Narang, Ralph Nuzzo, Eran Rabani


Using novel quantum-electrodynamic and first-principles calculations, the RG1 team will identify conditions that maximize the useful work of a photonic system, which involves the energy, momenta, phase, and entropy of photons. In parallel, using state-of-the-art materials chemistry, we will develop nanoparticles and 2D materials with near-unity quantum yields, ultra-high-conductivity/reflectivity, and low-power nonlinearities.