The High Lab studies optical and quantum science in solid-state systems. We explore new physics and applications that emerge when optical systems are controlled at a nanoscale level. We focus on developing new capabilities to optically interface with quantum systems and engineering light/matter interactions in integrated optical systems. The building blocks of our current research areas, which you can explore below, are 2D semiconductors, quantum defects in diamond, precision cleanroom fabrication, and hybrid material architectures. The High Lab is part of the University of Chicago Institute for Molecular Engineering, with lab space and offices in the Eckhardt Research Center. We mainly work in physics and applied physics, but in keeping the interdisciplinary mission of the Insititute for Molecular Engineering, we also look for applications and collaborations in chemistry, bioengineering, water, and energy.

UChicago IME

We have been in Chicago for a year now and the lab is growing rapidly. There are great opportunities to get involved in the research! We are looking for motivated and curious undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs to join our lab. If interested, please contact Alex at ahigh@uchicago.edu.

Engineering Light-Matter Interaction with 2D Materials

Engineering Light-Matter Interaction with 2D Materials

Quantum Plasmonics

Quantum Plasmonics

Quantum Networks with Atomic Defects in Diamond

Quantum Networks with Atomic Defects in Diamond