Current Lab Members

Principal Investigator


Elad Harel

Elad joined the Department of Chemistry at Northwestern in 2011.  His PhD in the lab of Alexander Pines at UC Berkeley focused on the development of new methods in magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy.  He then did his postdoctoral work with Gregory Engel at the University of Chicago.  There,  he developed new methods in nonlinear optical spectroscopy to study energy transfer in complex molecular systems.  At Northwestern, the Harel Lab is applying ideas from magnetic resonance to develop new optical probes to study complex system far from thermal equilibrium.



Austin Spencer         Ph.D University Of Colorado Boulder

Sunhong Jun Ph.D. KAIST (Daejeon, Korea)

Graduate Students


Bram Carlson, B.S. Harvey Mudd College


William Hutson, B.S. University of Chicago

Xinyi Jiang, B.S.  Fudan University

Shawn Zhao, B.S. University of California, Berkeley

Undergraduate Students

Fahad Sarvari B.S. University of Michigan

Former Members


Boris Spokoyny, B.S. University of Chicago Currently a postdoc at MIT in the Bawendi group


Sanghee Nah, Ph.D University of Maryland College Park    Currently a Staff Scientist at Korea University