Curriculum Vitae

Harold U. Baranger

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Contact information

Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305 (919) 660-2598

Education

Ph.D.Cornell University1986
M.S.Cornell University1983
A.B.Harvard University1980

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 Strongly-Correlated 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 Strongly-Correlated 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 Strongly-Correlated 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 French-American Workshop, Grenoble France, July 02, 2013
  • Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of Strongly-Correlated 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 Strongly-Correlated Photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, University of Florida, Gainesville FL, February 11, 2013
  • Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of Strongly-Correlated Photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, December 20, 2012
  • Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of Strongly-Correlated Photons, Condensed Matter Seminar, Academia Sinica, Taipei Taiwan, December 17, 2012
  • Waveguide QED: Quantum Transport of Strongly-Correlated 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 Many-Body Bound States, Condensed Matter Seminar, Univ. Paris Sud, Orsay France, June 28, 2012
  • Waveguide QED: Photon Blockade Induced by Many-Body Bound States, Physics Dept Colloquium, Arizona State Univ., Tempe AZ, April 02, 2012
  • Waveguide QED: Photon Blockade Induced by Many-Body Bound States, Condensed Matter Seminar, Univ. Arizona, Tucson AZ, March 30, 2012
  • Waveguide QED: Photon Blockade Induced by Many-Body Bound States, Condensed Matter Seminar, U. Kentucky, Lexington KY, November 15, 2011
  • Probing Electron-Electron 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 Electron-Electron Correlations in Quantum Dots and Wires, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA, November 18, 2010
  • Interaction-Induced 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 Electron-Electron Correlations in Quantum Wires and Dots, Condensed Matter Seminar at USPI Sao Carlos, Sao Carlos, Brazil, May 05, 2010
  • Transport Through Single-Molecule Junctions: Interference, Thermopower, and the Role of Self-Interaction Effects, Colloquium at the UFABC, Sao Paolo, Brazil, May 04, 2010
  • Interaction-Induced 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
  • Electron-Electron Correlations in Quantum Dots, Condensed Matter Physics Seminar, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada, March 25, 2010
  • Transport Through Single-Molecule Junctions: Interference, Thermopower, and the Role of Self-Interaction 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
  • Interaction-Induced 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 "Time-Dependent Density Functional Theory", New London NH, July 7, 2009
  • Electron-Electron 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
  • Interaction-Induced Localization in an Inhomogeneous Quantum Wire, Seminar at Texas A&M University, College Station TX, January 28, 2009
  • Interaction-Induced Localization in an Inhomogeneous Quantum Wire, Seminar at Rice University, Houston TX, January 26, 2009
  • Interaction-Induced Localization in an Inhomogeneous Quantum Wire, workshop on "Quantum coherence and many-body 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/Random-Wave 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 Time-Dependent Density-Functional 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 Exchange-Correlation 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 Exchange-Correlation 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, Orsay-Saclay-Palaiseau 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 [pleniere/FichiersOrateurs/Fichiers%20intervenants.htm]
  • Coulomb Blockade as a Probe of Interactions in Nanosturcutres, School on Quantum Mesoscopic Physics (5 hours of lectures), Aussois France, October 1, 2005 [htm]
  • Conductance Through Organometallic Single Molecules, BatSheva Seminar on Electron Transport in Molecular Junctions, Israel, September 21, 2005 [available here]
  • 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 [MCW05]
  • 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 [available here]
  • Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, ORNL Partners in Technology Forum, Oak Ridge TN, April 21, 2005 [htm]
  • Interference and Interactions in Electronic Nanostructures, Physics Dept Colloquium, Carnegie-Mellon 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 Zero-Dimensional 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 Waveguide-QED and Applications in Quantum Information Processing, (June, 2009 - September, 2013)
  • Abhijit Mehta, Zigzag Phase Transition in Quantum Wires and Localization in the Inhomogeneous One-Dimensional 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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