Recent years have seen staggering advances in our ability to prepare, manipulate, and detect light fields in nanoscale structures and with non-classical (quantum) properties. The intersection of these developments with the wide opportunities within materials science and chemistry provides a naturally rich area of research.

Our group is symbiotically driving the development of advanced techniques in single-molecule optical spectroscopy, the synthesis and fabrication of nanoscale electronic materials, and the integration of single molecules with photonic structures.

We currently apply this strategy to two scientific problems; identifying ways to generate and control optical excitations in materials down to the level of single photons, and probing the dynamics of biomolecules across native timescales and with unprecedented sensitivity.