Prineha Narang, Ph.D.

Assistant professor, computational materials science, Harvard University


2018 Moore Inventor Fellow

Prineha Narang, Ph.D.

Research Description

Prineha Narang’s research has pioneered new states of matter created when light interacts with materials. Her invention, a tiny quantum sensor, uses a novel and previously unexplored interaction mechanism between light and molecules to sense and identify individual molecules. If successful, this invention could speed the accurate identification of environmental toxins.


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M.S., Ph.D., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology  

B.S., Materials Science, Drexel University


CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholar, 2018

MIT Technology Review’s TR35 Innovator (awarded for work in quantum engineering), 2018

World Economic Forum Young Scientist, 2018

Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science, 2017

MIT Rising Star in Physics, MIT, 2016


Moore Inventor Fellows