About Prineha Narang
Prineha Narang, Ph.D., is an accomplished theoretical physicist, researcher, and educator, currently serving as an associate professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Previously, she held a faculty position at Harvard University. Born on November 20, 1989, in Jaipur, India, Narang’s passion for physics and materials science has led her to become a leading expert in the fields of quantum computing, quantum materials, and nanophotonics.
Dr. Narang completed her undergraduate degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay in 2011. She then pursued her Ph.D. in Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), where she specialized in quantum materials and devices. After completing her doctorate in 2016, she joined Harvard University as an Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science.
Throughout her career, Dr. Narang has made significant contributions to our understanding of light-matter interactions and the development of quantum materials for next-generation technologies. Her research focuses on the intersection of quantum science, materials science, and artificial intelligence, with the aim of designing materials and devices with tailored properties for quantum computing and communication systems.
Dr. Narang’s pioneering work has earned her numerous accolades and awards, including the Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award. She has also been recognized as one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in Science and is a frequent invited speaker at international conferences and workshops.
In addition to her academic career, Dr. Narang is a dedicated mentor and educator, committed to fostering the growth of young scientists in quantum science and materials research. She has supervised numerous undergraduate and graduate students, helping them develop the skills needed to excel in their respective fields.
As a trailblazing physicist, researcher, and educator, Prineha Narang’s work in quantum materials and nanophotonics has the potential to revolutionize the future of computing and communication systems. Her unwavering dedication to advancing scientific knowledge and nurturing the next generation of researchers continues to shape the trajectory of quantum science and technology.
Narang Lab is an interdisciplinary group at UCLA at the vibrant intersection of computational science, phenomena away from equilibrium, and control of dynamical correlations in materials and molecules, connecting between the different branches of the physical sciences.