About the Narang Lab
We are an interdisciplinary group at UCLA at the vibrant intersection of computational science, phenomena away from equilibrium, and control of dynamical correlations in materials and molecules, connecting between the different branches of the physical sciences. Topics in our group unify and push new directions in ab initio materials theory and transport methods, ultrafast and nonequilibrium dynamics, computational condensed matter physics, and topological materials science. We also have an active and growing effort in quantum information science, spanning quantum algorithms for quantum computation as well as fundamental directions in quantum network science.
Professor Prineha Narang
Dr. Prineha Narang is a Professor in Physical Sciences at UCLA where she leads an interdisciplinary group in theoretical and computational science. Prior to moving to UCLA, she was an Assistant Professor of Computational Materials Science at Harvard University. Before starting on the Harvard faculty, Dr. Narang was an Environmental Fellow at HUCE, and worked as a research scholar in condensed matter theory in the Department of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Narang’s work has been recognized by many honors, including APS’ Maria Goeppert Mayer Award, MRS’ Outstanding Early Career Investigator Award, Mildred Dresselhaus Prize, Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, an NSF CAREER Award, and being named a Moore Inventor Fellow by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Her continued service to the community includes chairing the MRS Spring Meeting (2022) and the MRS-Kavli Foundation Future of Materials Workshop: Computational Materials Science (2021), and as an Associate Editor at ACS Nano and Applied Physics Letters.
Full List of Publications from the NarangLab
Finite-momentum instability of a dynamical axion insulator
Stabilizing Fluctuating Spin-Triplet Superconductivity in Graphene via Induced Spin-Orbit Coupling
Jarzynski-like equality of nonequilibrium information production based on quantum cross-entropy
The Bulk van der Waals Layered Magnet CrSBr is a Quasi-1D Material
Dynamics of photoinduced ferromagnetism in oxides with orbital degeneracy
Three-Wave Mixing of Anharmonically Coupled Magnons
We are looking for additional members!