Dr Helena Knowles

Research Fellow at St John's College Cambridge

Research Fellow, St John's College Cambridge

Helena Knowles is a Research Fellow at St John’s College. She is a member of the Quantum Information and Nanoscale Metrology research group based at the university's Cavendish Laboratory. Her work focuses on quantum imaging at the nanometer scale for energy-efficient new technologies. During her Fellowship, she has been leading a small team students working on using quantum optics tools and defects in diamond to perform nanoscale NMR experiments in biological and solid state systems.

She is currently working at Harvard for a research collaboration of 9 months. This multinational project is centered around investigating single-atom thin materials using defects in diamond. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc from ETH Zurich.