Welcome to the Park Research Group at Harvard

The Park Group is affiliated with the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and the Department of Physics at Harvard University. The Park Group is located at the Conant Laboratory, 12 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (direction).

The group focuses on fundamental studies of nanoscale electrical, optical, and plasmonic devices that operate based upon quantum mechanical principles as well as the development of new nano- and microelectronic tools that can interface with living cells, cell networks, and organisms. The goal of our quantum optoelectronics effort is to develop solid-state photonic, optoelectronic, and plasmonic devices that work all the way down to the single quantum level, thus paving the way for all-optical computing and solid-state quantum information processing. Our nano-bio interfacing effort is geared toward developing new nanoscale tools for interrogating living cells and cell networks, with the focus in illuminating the behavior of immune cells in health and disease as well as the inner workings of the brain. In our quantum sensing/control effort, we are developing ultra-sensitive magnetic, electric, and temperature sensors based on diamond color centers and using them to address various problems spanning condensed matter physics, molecular structural determination, and biological sensing.

Group meeting: It is scheduled every Thursday from 5:00-6:30 pm in our conference room CN046. The schedule can be found here.

Positions Open: We are always open to qualified students and postdoctoral fellows. The application for postdoctoral position can be sent to our lab administrator.

News Update (read more here)

  • Congratulations to Helena Knowles who starts as a lecturer in physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge at UK!

  • Our collaborative paper on electron-phonon Cerenkov instability in graphene was published in Science. This observation opens up possibilities for tunable terahertz generation and active phononic devices based on two-dimensional materials.

  • Congratulations to Jellert Gaublomme who starts in January 2019 as an assistant professor of biological sciences at Columbia University in the City of New York!