Welcome to Ni Lab at Harvard University!

Our group is working to create molecules at the lowest possible temperatures to study fundamental aspects of chemical reactions and physical dynamics. We explore quantum many-body physics in chemistry-related applications.


Our paper, Elliptical Polarization for molecular Stark shift compensation in deep optical traps, is published in Optics Express.

Our paper, Motional ground state cooling outside the Lamb-Dickes regime, is published in PRA

Our paper, Dipolar exchange quantum logic gate with polar molecules, is published in Chemical Science

Our paper, Building one molecule from a reservoir of two atoms, is published in Science online.

Single Molecule Maker


Kang-Kuen earns a 2018 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award!

Kang-Kuen wins a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering!


Our lab is located at Converse 123. (The best way to find our lab is to come through the CCB library [Converse 107])

617-496-2812 and 617-496-2307

12 Oxford St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

Harvard-MIT Center for Ultracold Atoms