Alumna Prineha Narang (BS ‘11) has been appointed Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University.
Prineha’s current research interests lie in exploring and expanding the understanding of excited state and non-equilibrium phenomena to develop novel quantum engineered materials and devices with applications in sensing and photodetection, energy conversion, as well as quantum information processing.
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. After receiving her BS at Drexel, she obtained an MS and PhD in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where her work focused on understanding light-matter interactions in areas ranging from quantum plasmonics to nitride optoelectronics.
While a Drexel Materials student, Prineha worked under the mentorship of Distinguished University and Charles T. & Ruth M. Bach Professor Yury Gogotsi in the Nanomaterials Group, and received numerous Drexel University awards for her academic and extracurricular achievements, as well as a DAAD-RISE Research Internship, and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.