Alumna Prineha Narang (BS ‘11), age 28, has been named as an MIT Technology Review 2018 35 Innovator Under 35. This comes on the heels of being named to the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 list in the category of Science for her work on atom-by-atom quantum engineering.
Prineha is Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard, she came to the university 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.
Prineha joins Drexel Materials PhD alumnus Dr. Ranjan Dash (Ph.D. 2006), also advised by Gogotsi, who was recognized as MIT Technology Review 35 Under 35 in 2009.