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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory


Hannah Stern received her Bachelor of Chemistry (First Class Honours) degree in 2011 from Otago University, New Zealand. Then, she joined the Optoelectronics Group in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge for her PhD studies. From 2017 to 2021, she was a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge during which time she worked in the Department of Chemistry with Steven Lee and Department of Physics with the Quantum Optics and Material Systems Group. In 2018, she co-founded Hexagonfab, a spin-off from the Department of Engineering. In 2022, she was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. 


• Spin-active defects in wide-bandgap two-dimensional solids for quantum network hardware and approaches.

• Super-resolution imaging of defects in wide-bandgap two-dimensional solids.

• Ultrafast dynamics of spin state interconversion in molecular semiconductors.


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Royal Society University Research Fellow

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Cavendish Laboratory
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