Kenneth R Brown

Kenneth R Brown

Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Associate Professor of Physics (Joint)

Associate Professor of Chemistry (Secondary)

Associate Professor of Physics (Secondary)

Office Location: 
701 W Main St, Suite 400, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 660-1376


Prof. Brown's research interest is the control of quantum systems for both understanding the natural world and developing new technologies. His current research areas are the development of robust quantum computers and the study of molecular properties at cold and ultracold temperatures.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley 2003

  • B.S., University of Puget Sound 1998

Shappert, C. M., et al. “Spatially uniform single-qubit gate operations with near-field microwaves and composite pulse compensation.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 15, Aug. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/15/8/083053. Full Text

Vittorini, Grahame, et al. “Modular cryostat for ion trapping with surface-electrode ion traps.The Review of Scientific Instruments, vol. 84, no. 4, Apr. 2013, p. 043112. Epmc, doi:10.1063/1.4802948. Full Text

Gutiérrez, M., et al. “Approximation of realistic errors by Clifford channels and Pauli measurements.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 87, no. 3, Mar. 2013. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.87.030302. Full Text

Sarvepalli, P., and K. R. Brown. “Topological subsystem codes from graphs and hypergraphs.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 86, no. 4, Oct. 2012. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.86.042336. Full Text

Merrill, J. T., et al. “Demonstration of integrated microscale optics in surface-electrode ion traps.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 13, Oct. 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/13/10/103005. Full Text

Nguyen, J. H. V., et al. “Challenges of laser-cooling molecular ions.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 13, June 2011. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/13/6/063023. Full Text

Tomita, Y., et al. “Analytical solution of thermal magnetization on memory stabilizer structures.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 82, no. 4, Oct. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.82.042303. Full Text

Crosson, I. J., et al. “Making classical ground-state spin computing fault-tolerant.Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 82, no. 3 Pt 1, Sept. 2010, p. 031106. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physreve.82.031106. Full Text

Clark, C. R., et al. “Detection of single-ion spectra by Coulomb-crystal heating.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 81, no. 4, Apr. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.81.043428. Full Text

Brown, Kenneth R. “Quantum computing: chemistry from photons.Nature Chemistry, vol. 2, no. 2, Feb. 2010, pp. 76–77. Epmc, doi:10.1038/nchem.527. Full Text