Jungsang Kim

Schiciano Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jungsang Kim leads the Multifunctional Integrated Systems Technology group at Duke University. His main area of current research is quantum information sciences, where his group uses trapped atomic ions and a range of photonics technologies in an effort to construct a scalable quantum information processors and quantum communication networks. His research focuses on introduction of new technologies, such as micro fabricated ion traps, optical micro-electromechanical systems, advanced single photon detectors, compact cryogenics and vacuum technologies, towards a functional integration of quantum information processing systems.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Schiciano Family Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Professor of Physics

Contact Information

Research Interests

Quantum Computing with Trapped Ions, Quantum Information Science, Novel Photonic Devices, Application of Quantum Computers

Awards, Honors, and Distinctions

  • Fellow. American Physics Society. 2021
  • Stansell Family Distinguished Research Award. Pratt School of Engineering. 2016

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Zhao, L., J. Goings, K. Shin, W. Kyoung, J. I. Fuks, J. K. Kevin Rhee, Y. M. Rhee, et al. “Orbital-optimized pair-correlated electron simulations on trapped-ion quantum computers.” Npj Quantum Information 9, no. 1 (December 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41534-023-00730-8.
  • Whitlow, Jacob, Zhubing Jia, Ye Wang, Chao Fang, Jungsang Kim, and Kenneth R. Brown. “Quantum simulation of conical intersections using trapped ions.” Nature Chemistry 15, no. 11 (November 2023): 1509–14. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41557-023-01303-0.
  • Sun, Ke, Chao Fang, Mingyu Kang, Zhendian Zhang, Peng Zhang, David N. Beratan, Kenneth R. Brown, and Jungsang Kim. “Quantum Simulation of Polarized Light-Induced Electron Transfer with a Trapped-Ion Qutrit System.” The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 14, no. 26 (July 2023): 6071–77. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpclett.3c01166.
  • Jia, Z., S. Huang, M. Kang, K. Sun, R. F. Spivey, J. Kim, and K. R. Brown. “Angle-robust two-qubit gates in a linear ion crystal.” Physical Review A 107, no. 3 (March 1, 2023). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.107.032617.
  • Aikyo, Y., K. Sun, K. Ranawat, G. Vrijsen, and J. Kim. “Sympathetic Cooling of Trapped Yb+ Ion Chain.” In CLEO: Fundamental Science, CLEO:FS 2023, 2023. https://doi.org/10.1364/CLEO_FS.2023.FTh3A.3.