Curriculum Vitae
Harold U. Baranger
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Contact information
Box 90305, Durham, NC 277080305 
(919) 6602598

Education
Ph.D.  Cornell University  1986 
M.S.  Cornell University  1983 
A.B.  Harvard University  1980 
Areas of Research
Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, Nanoscience, Quantum Materials Physics, Quantum Computing
Professional Experience / Employment History
 Duke University

Professor of Physics, Department of Physics, 10/99  present
 Bell Labs  AT&T / Lucent Technologies

Member of Technical Staff, Bell Laboratories, 06/86  09/99
 Visiting Positions


Chaire d'Excellence, Fondation Nanosciences de Grenoble, June, 2011  May, 2014
Professional Service

Graduate Curriculum Committee, September, 2014  present

Townes faculty search committee, November, 2013  June, 2014

Panel reviewer for Attract Program, Luxembourg, May 30, 2014

Graduate Admissions Comittee, December 2012

Condensed matter search committee, December 2012

Graduate Admissions Committee, December 2011

Graduate Admissions Committee, December 2010

Graduate Admissions Committee, December 2009

Graduate Admissions Committee, December 2008

Chair of the Department of Physics, September 1, 2002  June 30, 2005
Selected Recent Invited Talks

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, Univ. Texas at Austin, September 4, 2014

Resonant Tunneling in a Dissipative Environment: Quantum Critical Behavior, Colloquium, Univ. Texas at Austin, September 3, 2014

Quantum Critical Behavior in a Resonant Level Coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Condensed Matter Seminar, McGill Univ., Montreal Canada, April 3, 2014

Quantum Critical Behavior in a Resonant Level Coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Colloquium, Univ. Sherbrooke, Canada, April 2, 2014

Quantum Critical Behavior in a Resonant Level Coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Seminar, Cavendish Lab, Cambridge University, February 6, 2014

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Seminar, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, February 4, 2014

Quantum Critical Behavior in a Resonant Level Coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Seminar, Laboratoire de Photonique et Nanostructures, Marcoussis, France, February 3, 2014

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Colloquium at the Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Lab, NM, September 16, 2013

Quantum Mechanics and Dissipation: Connecting the Nano and Macro Worlds, 2nd FrenchAmerican Workshop, Grenoble France, July 02, 2013

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Linnaeus Colloquium at Chalmers University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden, April 25, 2013

Quantum Critical Behavior in a Resonant Level Coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Seminar at the Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 23, 2013

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, February 11, 2013

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, December 20, 2012

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, Academia Sinica, Taipei Taiwan, December 17, 2012

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of StronglyCorrelated Photons, Workshop on Novel Quantum Phenomena in Mesoscopic Systems, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu Taiwan, December 15, 2012

Quantum Critical Behavior in a Resonant Level Coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Workshop on Novel Quantum Phenomena in Mesoscopic Systems, National Center for Theoretical Sciences, Hsinchu Taiwan, December 14, 2012

Majorana Quantum Critical Behavior in a Resonant Level Coupled to a Dissipative Environment, Physics Dept Colloquium, Univ. Arizona, Tucson AZ, November 16, 2012

Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of Strongly Correlated Photons, Workshop on New Frontiers in the Physics of Quantum Dots, Landau Inst for Theoretical Physics, Chernogolovka Russia, September 10, 2012

Waveguide QED: Photon Blockade Induced by ManyBody Bound States, Condensed Matter Seminar, Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay France, June 28, 2012

Waveguide QED: Photon Blockade Induced by ManyBody Bound States, Physics Dept Colloquium, Arizona State Univ., Tempe AZ, April 02, 2012

Waveguide QED: Photon Blockade Induced by ManyBody Bound States, Condensed Matter Seminar, Univ. Arizona, Tucson AZ, March 30, 2012

Waveguide QED: Photon Blockade Induced by ManyBody Bound States, Condensed Matter Seminar, U. Kentucky, Lexington KY, November 15, 2011

Probing ElectronElectron Correlations in Quantum Dots Using Transport: Quantum Monte Carlo Studies, American Vacuum Society, Nashville TN, November 1, 2011

Quantum Phase Transition and Emergent Symmetry in Quadruple Quantum Dot System, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Karlsruhe Germany, July 24, 2011

Quantum Phase Transition and Emergent Symmetry in Quadruple Quantum Dot System, Quantum Nanoelectronics Seminar, Institut Neel, Grenoble France, June 21, 2011

Tunable ElectronElectron Correlations in Quantum Dots and Wires, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, November 18, 2010

InteractionInduced Localization in Quantum Dots and Wires: Quantum Monte Carlo Studies, Conference on "New Frontiers in the Physics of Quantum Dots", Chernogolovka, Russia., September 22, 2010

Tunable ElectronElectron Correlations in Quantum Wires and Dots, Condensed Matter Seminar at USPI Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Brazil, May 05, 2010

Transport Through SingleMolecule Junctions: Interference, Thermopower, and the Role of SelfInteraction Effects, Colloquium at the UFABC, Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 04, 2010

InteractionInduced Localization in Quantum Dots and Wires: Quantum Monte Carlo Studies, Workshop "Spin related Phenomena in Mesoscopic Transport" at the International Institute for Physics in Natal, Brazil, April 28, 2010

ElectronElectron Correlations in Quantum Dots, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, March 25, 2010

Transport Through SingleMolecule Junctions: Interference, Thermopower, and the Role of SelfInteraction Effects, APS March Meeting (invited talk), Portland, Oregon., March 16, 2010

Does Quantum Error Correction Keep Your Quantum Information Safe?, Theoretical Physics Seminar, Grenoble, France, February 12, 2010

InteractionInduced Localization in Quantum Dots and Wires, Seminar at Harvard University, Cambridge MA, July 10, 2009

Conduction Through Nanoscale Interacting Systems: Opportunities for TDDFT?, Gordon Conference on "TimeDependent Density Functional Theory", New London NH, July 7, 2009

ElectronElectron Correlations in Quantum Wires and Dots, Seminar at the University of Geneva, Geneva Switzerland, June 2, 2009

Strong Correlations in Quantum Dots and Wires: Quantum Monte Carlo Studies, Workshop at the European Center for Atomic and Molecular Computation (CECAM), Lausanne Switzerland, June 2, 2009

Conduction Through a Single Molecule: Quantum Interference Transistor and Thermoelectric Effect, Colloquium at the Institute of Physics and Chemistry of Materials of Strasbourg (IPCMS), Strasbourg France, May 29, 2009

Toward Correlation Engineering in Electronic Nanostructures, Colloquium at NC State University, Raleigh NC, April 13, 2009

InteractionInduced Localization in an Inhomogeneous Quantum Wire, Seminar at Texas A&M University, College Station TX, January 28, 2009

InteractionInduced Localization in an Inhomogeneous Quantum Wire, Seminar at Rice University, Houston TX, January 26, 2009

InteractionInduced Localization in an Inhomogeneous Quantum Wire, workshop on "Quantum coherence and manybody correlations: from mesoscopic to macroscopic scales", Saclay France, October 23, 2008

Kondo Physics in Quantum Dots (a series of 3 lectures), School on Mesoscopic Physics, Cargese France, October 13, 2008

RMT and Kondo Physics in Quantum Dots, symposium on "Random matrix theory and applications: from number theory to mesoscopic physics" in honor of Oriol Bohigas, Orsay France, June 26, 2008

Interactions and Interference in Electronic Nanostructures, Colloquium at University of Regensberg, Germany, May 26, 2008

Kondo Physics in Novel Settings: Mesoscopic Kondo and Spectroscopy in a Box, workshop on "New Frontiers of Quantum Chaos in Mesoscopic Systems", Max Planck Institute, Dresden Germany, May 20, 2008

Interactions and Interference in Electronic Nanostructures, Colloquium at University of Arizona, Tucson AZ, April 25, 2008

Interactions in Quantum Dots: Does the RMT/RandomWave Model Work?, Banff International Research Station workshop on "Quantum Chaos: Routes to RMT and Beyond", Banff Canada, February 25, 2008

Resilient Quantum Computation in a Correlated Environment, NSF Workshop on Quantum Information Processing and Nanoscale Systems, September 10, 2007

Nanoscale Transport, Gordon Research Conference on TimeDependent DensityFunctional Theory, July 18, 2007

Interactions and Interference in Electronic Nanostructures, Physics Dept. Colloquium, University of Florida Gainesville, April 19, 2007

Ab initio Calculation of Transport Through Single Molecules: Organometallic Spintronics and the Dramatic Role of the ExchangeCorrelation Potential, Nano and Giga Challenges Conference, Phoenix AZ, March 16, 2007

Correlations in Quantum Dots: Kondo and Wigner Crystal, Condensed Matter Theory Seminar, Ohio State University, January 22, 2007

Ab initio Calculation of Transport Through Single Molecules: Organometallic Spintronics and the Dramatic Role of the ExchangeCorrelation Potential, Nanoscience Seminar, Columbia University, November 1, 2006

Correlations in Quantum Dots: Kondo and Wigner Crystal, Condensed Matter Seminar, Yale University, September 21, 2006

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Nanoscience Colloquium, U. Texas at Austin, April 20, 2006

Conduction Through a Single Organometallic Molecule, APS March Meeting, Baltimore MD, March 15, 2006

Conductance Through Single Molecules, Workshop on Simulation of Electronic Nanostructures, Grenoble France, February 6, 2006

Decoherence by Correlated Noise and Quantum Error Correction, Theory Seminar of the Plateau, OrsaySaclayPalaiseau France, January 24, 2006

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Colloquium of the Inst. of Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Strasbourg France, January 20, 2006

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Colloquium of the Lab. Physique des
Solides, Orsay France, January 16, 2006

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Solid State Seminar, CEA, Saclay France, January 10, 2006

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Seminar of the Lab. Physique Th´eorique et Mod`eles Statistiques, Orsay France, January 5, 2006

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Physics Dept Colloquium, University of Central Florida, October 28, 2005

Electrical Transport Through Single Molecules, Workshop on Quantum Mesoscopic Physics, Aussois France, October 6, 2005
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Coulomb Blockade as a Probe of Interactions in Nanosturcutres, School on Quantum Mesoscopic Physics (5 hours of lectures), Aussois France, October 1, 2005
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Conductance Through Organometallic Single Molecules, BatSheva Seminar on Electron Transport in Molecular Junctions, Israel, September 21, 2005
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Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Physics Dept Colloquium, Wake Forest University, September 8, 2005

Conductance Through Organometallic Single Molecules: Resonant Transmission, Rectification, Spin Filtering, and Tunneling Magnetoresistance, 3rd Annual Molecular Conduction and Sensors Workshop, West Lafayette IN, July 29, 2005
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Transport Through Single Molecules: Resonant Transmission, Rectification, Spin Filtering, and Tunneling Magnetoresistnce, Seventeenth Annual Workshop on Recent Developments
in Electronic Structure Methods (ES2005), Ithaca NY, June 25, 2005
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Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, ORNL Partners in Technology Forum, Oak Ridge TN, April 21, 2005
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Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Physics Dept Colloquium, CarnegieMellon University, February 21, 2005

Robustness of Quantum Computing in Quantum Dots, Quantum Computing Program Review, August 19, 2004

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Oak Ridge National Lab, April 19, 2004

Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, NYU Physics Colloquium, November 13, 2003

DFT and QMC Studies of Planar Quantum Dots: Spin and Interaction Strength, Workshop on Computational Approaches Towards the Electronics Properties of Quantum Dots, 1 September 2003

Robustness of Quantum Computing in Quantum Dots, Quantum Computing Program Review, 1 August 2003

Mesoscale Interaction Effects in Quantum Dots and Carbon Nanotubes, Harvard Condensed Matter Seminar, 2 May 2003

Coherence and Correlation in Electronic Nanostructures, NSF Nanoscience Grantees Conference, Washington, 1 December 2002

Coulumb Blockade in Nanomagnets and Quantum Dots, Workshop on Electrons in ZeroDimensional Structures, Dresden Germany, 1 November 2002

Coulumb Blockade in Nanomagnets and Quantum Dots, Workshop on Chaos and Interactions in Complex Quantum Systems, Regensburg Germany, 1 September 2002

The Robustness of Quantum Computing in Quantum Dots, ARO Quantum Computing Grantees Conference, Nashville, 1 August 2002

Coherence and Correlation in Electronic Nanostructures, NSF Computational Materials Theory Grantees Conference, Urbana, 1 June 2002

What Can We Learn From Coulumb Blockade Peak Spacings in Quantum Dots? The Interplay of Spin, Residual Interactions, and Temperature, Workshop on Spins in Nanostructures, Aspen, 1 August 2001

What Can We Learn From Coulumb Blockade Peak Spacings in Quantum Dots? The Interplay of Spin, Residual Interactions, and Temperature, Workshop on Electronic Correlations, Les Arcs France, 1 January 2001

Interactions and Interference in Quantum Dots: Kinks in Coulumb Blockade Peak Positions, Workshop on Interactions and Chaos in Mesoscopic Systems, Minneapolis, 1 May 2000

Chaos and Interacting Electrons in Ballistic Quantum Dots, American Physical Society March Meeting, Minneapolis, 1 March 2000

Interactions and Interference in Quantum Dots: Kinks in Coulumb Blockade Peak Positions, Intl. Conference on Dynamics of Complex Systems, Dresden Germany, 1 May 1999

Transport in Chaotic Microstuctures, School on Qantum Chaos, Rio de Janerio Brazil, 1 July 1998

Transport in Chaotic Microstuctures, School on Mesoscopic Electronics, University of Brasilia, 1 July 1998
Doctoral Theses Directed

Huaixiu Zheng, Interacting Photons in WaveguideQED and Applications in Quantum Information Processing, (June, 2009  September, 2013)

Abhijit Mehta, Zigzag Phase Transition in Quantum Wires and Localization in the Inhomogeneous OneDimensional Electron Gas, (June, 2007  May, 2013)

Dong Liu, Probing Exotic Boundary Quantum Phases with Tunable Nanostructure, (June, 2007  May, 2012)

Anand Priyadarshee, (05/01  08/06)

Rui Liu, (05/03  05/06)

Ribhu Kaul, (05/02  05/06)

Serguei Vorojtsov, (09/00  05/05)

Hong Jiang, (02/01  07/03)
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