Distinguished Professor of ECE and Physics
Jungsang Kim received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Seoul National University in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Physics from Stanford University in 1999 working on generation and detection of single photon states. He joined Bell Laboratories in 1999, where he spent five years working on optical and wireless communication systems. He joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Duke University in 2004, where he has worked on trapped ion quantum computing, high pixel-count imaging systems, and novel quantum device research. He has led many collaborative research projects on quantum computing and communications. In 2015, he co-founded IonQ and has been serving as the Chief Technology Officer, focusing on commercial development of ion trap based quantum computer.