Christopher Monroe

Gilhuly Family Presidential Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Christopher Monroe is the Gilhuly Family Presidential Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics, and Director of the Duke Quantum Center at Duke University. Monroe is an experimental atomic and quantum physicist and engineer, with interests in fundamental quantum phenomena, quantum information science, and quantum computer design and fabrication. Monroe’s research group pioneered most aspects of ion trap quantum computers, making the first steps toward a scalable, reconfigurable, and modular quantum computer system. Monroe is also co-founder and Chief Scientist at IonQ, a company near Washington DC that builds quantum computers based on trapped atomic ions. He is an architect of the U.S. National Quantum Initiative and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.