Welcome to the Guha Lab
The Guha Group's research and educational interests lie in the engineering of materials, devices, and nanofabrication techniques for applications in future information processing systems. These include non-traditional systems such as those enabling quantum information processing, networked cyberphysical sensors and devices for distributed processing, and novel devices and materials for classical computing. Our interdisciplinary approach, augmented by our network of collaborators, facilitates the development of basic science concepts into engineering implementations.
Our team, led by Professor Supratik Guha, represents a mix of backgrounds and experience levels.
Our research spans a variety of areas, including novel nanofabrication techniques, quantum memory, and sensing networks.
Our group is always on the lookout for new researchers and project ideas, so feel free to get in touch if you're interested in joining.
Recent news and announcements

April 2021: Vamsi and his team have been accepted to give two talks, titled "Fabrication of Silicon Micro Tips for Microbial Cell Lysis Applications" and "Fabrication of Micro Chemical Vapor Deposition Chamber by Dry Deep Silicon and Metal-Assisted Etching Techniques", at EIPBN 2021. Congratulations Vamsi!

March 2021: Bhaswar and his team have published their paper "Nanoporous Dielectric Resistive Memories Using Sequential Infiltration Synthesis" with ACS Nano. Congratulations Bhaswar!

Additionally, Gregory has been accepted to PhD candidacy with the PME with his project "Orbital engineering using polarizing heterostructures for quantum memory". Congratulations Gregory!

February 2021: Professor Guha spoke to the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Chemical Engineering in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities, on the topic of materials and devices for future information technologies in the fields of microelectronics and coherent quantum processing.

In other news, Cheng presented his and Jiyuan's research as the talk "A dynamic quenching method of single-photon avalanche diode" to the PME Quantum Information Science and Engineering Seminar for students and faculty.

December 2020: The Guha Group's cloth mask research has been recognized by ACS's Chemical and Engineering News as an important contribution to infectious disease research, as part of their Year in Chemistry 2020 article: read more here.

October 2020: Zhongbo and his team have completed their paper "Photonic Microresonator Based Sensor for Selective Nitrate Ion Detection" and submitted to Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical. Congratulations again Zhongbo!

August 2020: Zhongbo will be presenting his talk “Nitrate ion-selective microresonator sensor” at ACS Fall 2020 Virtual Meeting & Expo at the end of this month. Congratulations Zhongbo!

UChicago News on AIFARMS: The Guha Group joins the new Artificial Intelligence for Future Agricultural Resilience, Management, and Sustainability (AIFARMS) Institute, one of two national institutes funded by the NSF and USDA that will serve as a nexus for multidisciplinary research teams to advance foundational AI for addressing important challenges facing world agriculture. The AIFARMS institute is led by UIUC, with the University of Chicago, Michigan State, Tuskegee Institute and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center as collaborating institutes, and Professor Guha as a co-PI of the project. The Guha Group contributes its experience in geospatial sensor networks for soil and water from the Thoreau project. More details on AIFARMS may be found here.

UChicago News on Q-NEXT: The Guha Group also joins the newly-announced Q-NEXT center hosted by Argonne National Laboratory, formed as part of the DOE's newly established Quantum Information Sciences Centers as part of the National Quantum Initiative. The Q-NEXT center will work to develop the science and technology required to control and distribute quantum information, with the Guha Group contributing its research into quantum memory and information processing.

May 2020: Media coverage of our ongoing research in masks continues:

April 2020: Abhiteja and Abhinav's recent paper evaluating cloth face masks of cadidates during the COVID-19 outbreak becomes the top article on ACS Nano. The article is ranked #1 of all of the ACS Nano articles published to date (#1 out of 8834), and has been covered by over 70 news outlets and tweeted over 1700 times.

February 2020: Manish's paper "Epitaxial Er-doped Y2O3 on Silicon for Quantum Coherent Devices" has been accepted for publication in APL Materials. Congratulations Manish!

January 2020: Priyank will present the Water-to-Cloud project at WASH 2020 on March 28-29 in Osaka, Japan!

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