Laure Kayser

Chitraleema Chakraborty

Assistant Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Department of Physics and Astronomy

201 DuPont Hall

Phone: (302) 831-3251


Dr. Chakraborty’s research seeks to elucidate the functionalities of solid-state quantum emitters for applications in quantum information processing and nanoscale sensing from both a theoretical and experimental standpoint. She plans to combine her expertise in Computational Materials Science and Experimental Quantum Optics to predict, fabricate, and image quantum emitters for integration with photonic and nano-mechanical devices. Her research will focus on developing quantum materials including 2D materials, semiconductor quantum dots, and hybrid quantum systems that are relevant for applications in quantum computation, communication, and quantum sensing-based technologies.  She obtained a Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2018 from the University of Rochester.  She obtained a dual MS and MTech in Nanophysics and Nanostructures from the University of Delhi, India, and Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France.  She obtained her BSc Honors in Physics in 2009 at Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.


  • Carl E. Anderson Division of Laser Science Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Finalist, American Physical Society, DC, USA (2019)
  • Rising Star in EECS (2019)
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, University of Rochester, NY, USA (2018)
  • Best Student Speaker (NM04 Symposium), MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, USA (2017)
  • Department of Science and Technology Fellow, Govt. of India (2009-2012)
  • Egide Scholar, Govt. of France (2010-2011)

Research Interests

  • Quantum emitters
  • 2D materials
  • Integrated Photonics
  • Quantum Optics

Representative Publications

For a complete publication list, check Dr. Chakraborty’s Google Scholar.

  1. Chakraborty, C.*, Ciccarino, C. J.*, Narang, P. Dynamic modulation of phonon-assisted transitions in quantum defects in monolayer transition-metal dichalcogenide semiconductors. Arxiv: Materials Science, 2007.14399 (2020)

  2. Peyskens, F., Chakraborty, C., Muneeb, M.,Thourhout, D. V., Englund, D. Integration of Single Photon Emitters in 2D Layered Materials with a Silicon Nitride Photonic Chip. Nature Communications, 10, 4452 (2019)

  3. Chakraborty, C., Vamivakas, N., and Englund, D. Advances in quantum light emission from 2D materials. Nanophotonics (Review), 8, 2017 (2019)

  4. Dhara, S.*, Chakraborty, C.*, Qiu, L., Goodfellow, K., Oloughlin T., Wicks G, and Bhattacharjee S., and Vamivakas, N. Anomalous dispersion of microcavity trion-polaritons. Nature Physics, 14, 130 (2018)

  5. Chakraborty, C., Kinnischtzke, L., Goodfellow, K. M., Beams, R., and Vamivakas, A. N. Voltage-controlled quantum light from an atomically thin semiconductor. Nature Nanotechnology, 10, 507 (2015)

    * represents equal contribution