Dr Helena Knowles

Assistant Professor and Royal Society University Research Fellow at Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Assistant Professor and a Royal Society Research Fellow, Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge

Helena Knowles is Assistant Profesor and a Royal Society Reseach Fellow at the Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory. She holds the Owen Saxton Lectureship at Murray Edwards College.

Her research focuses on quantum control and quantum imaging at the nanometre scale.In 2014 she was awarded a Research Fellowship at St John’s College, Cambridge, where she lead a small team of students working on using quantum optics tools and defects in diamond to perform nanoscale NMR experiments in biological and solid state systems. She then moved to Harvard in 2017 to work as a Research Associate on investigating single-atom thin materials using defects in diamond.

She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and an MSc from ETH Zurich.

Quantum Nano-Sensors Lab