Philip Kurian

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Education: 
Ph.D., 2013; Howard University
Office: 
130 IATL
Research: 

Dr. Kurian’s Quantum Biology Laboratory (QBL) explores fundamental questions at the nexus of quantum theory, electrodynamics, and biosystems, using tools from theoretical physics, condensed matter, quantum optics, molecular biology, ultrafast spectroscopy, and supercomputing to understand how collective, cooperative, and coherent behaviors in living matter can be manifested robustly across diverse scales from hadrons to humans, and beyond. In collaboration with University of Iowa researchers, the QBL is developing theory for quantum field descriptions of light-matter interactions in aqueous environments, and for two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy experiments to probe the correlated dynamics of enzyme systems.

Graduation Year: 
2020