Hannah Stern


I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow, leading a research team based at the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK.

My team's research is motivated by the fact that new materials have always been the bearer of new technologies. We study how materials interact with light and how to harness this behaviour to build future technologies with application in quantum communication, energy efficiency and sensing.

I am excited and optimistic about the role new photonic technologies can play in solving some of the key environmental and technological issues facing our planet. My PhD work involved the development of solar panels made from organic semiconductors. As a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, I branched out to use atomically-thin materials for biomarker detection in medical science. My most recent interest is the development of new atomically-thin quantum light emitters for quantum communication networks.

I also have a keen interest to communicate my science to a general audience, and to link fundamental research to commercial developments. For further details see the Media and Entrepreneurship link on my web page.

I completed a PhD at Cambridge University under the supervision of Sir Professor Richard Friend. I have a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Chemistry from Otago University, New Zealand.

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Room 966, Rutherford Building, Cavendish Laboratory,

JJ Thompson Avenue, Cambridge, CB30HE, UK.

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