I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Excitonics at MIT. Over the past ten years, I have been conducting research in experimental and theoretical physics in wide areas of quantum optics, quantum information, quantum control, and biophysics.  

I obtained an M.Sc. in experimental quantum optics in 2003 and a Ph.D in theoretical physics in 2007  from University of Toronto. I then moved to Harvard University where I completed a two-year postdoctoral program at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. 

 My current research addresses fundamental questions at the interface of  quantum information, physical chemistry and biophysics. I am developing new ways for understanding and controlling dynamics of complex quantum systems at ultrafast time-scales with potential applications to quantum transport, sensing, and imaging in biological environments. My main research interests are as follows:

  • Exploring the underlying mechanisms of quantum transport in mesoscopoic systems
  • Enahncing charge and energy transfer in complex quantum systems by utilizing the interplay of quantum coherence and environment
  • Optimal material desing for efficient biosensing and light-harvesting
  • Quantum tomography of nanostructures and biomolecular systems via multidimensional optical spectroscopy

I have recently co-organized the first workshop on Quantum Effects in Biological Systems (QuEBS 2009) at Lisbon. I am currently editing a book on Quantum Effects in Biology for Cambridge University Press.