The High Lab studies optical and quantum science. We explore new methods to craft nanoscale interactions between light and solid state systems. By doing so, we can fundamentally modify materials, for instance by breaking time-reversal symmetry or inducing long range coherence, and create deterministic, coherent interactions between single photons and quantum states. Our expertise integrates semiconductor physics, quantum optics, precision fabrication, plasmonics and integrated photonics. Currently, we are building a next generation platform for quantum nodes in diamond and exploring integrated technologies for quantum, energy, and optical science. The High Lab is part of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, with lab space and offices in the Eckhardt Research Center. In keeping with the interdisciplinary mission of the School, we also look for applications and collaborations in chemistry, bioengineering, water, and energy.

UChicago IME

Optical Engineering with Atomically Thin Semiconductors

Optical Engineering with Atomically Thin Semiconductors

Plasmonics in Quantum and Energy science

Plasmonics in Quantum and Energy science

Quantum State Engineering in Thin-Film Diamond

Quantum State Engineering in Thin-Film Diamond

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. The High Lab participates in the IBM postdoctoral trainee program , and postdoctoral candidates interested in quantum communication and transduction are encouraged to apply.