Biography for Vinothan N. Manoharan, PhD

Vinothan N. Manoharan, PhD, is an associate professor of chemical engineering and physics at Harvard University. His research is focused on how particles suspended in liquids organize into ordered structures using optical microscopy and holography to watch these systems self-assemble in real time. The goal is to discover new, general physical principles that underlie complex systems, and to apply these principles to practical problems in nanotechnology and medicine. Manoharan received his doctorate from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania before joining Harvard in 2005.