Jungsang Kim

Schiciano Family Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Jungsang Kim received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Seoul National University in 1992, and his Ph.D. degree in Physics from Stanford University in 1999. His thesis work on the generation and detection of single photons is considered a foundational technology in quantum information science today. He joined Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies in 1999, and served as a Member of Technical Staff and a Technical Manager through 2004. There, he led a team to develop the world’s largest optical crossconnect switch for optical communications and digital antenna technology for improving in-building coverage in wireless communication networks.

Kim joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Duke University in 2004, where he established research programs on quantum computing and advanced imaging systems. He led many multi-disciplinary collaborative projects aimed at building practical quantum computers and networks. In 2015, Kim co-founded IonQ, Inc. to commercialize quantum computers.

Kim is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and Optica (Optical Society of America), and a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Kim served as an inaugural member of the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee.