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

Rugango, René, et al. “Vibronic Spectroscopy of Sympathetically Cooled CaH.Chemphyschem : A European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry, vol. 17, no. 22, Nov. 2016, pp. 3764–68. Epmc, doi:10.1002/cphc.201600645. Full Text

Gutiérrez, M., et al. “Errors and pseudothresholds for incoherent and coherent noise.” Physical Review A, vol. 94, no. 4, Oct. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.94.042338. Full Text

Janardan, S., et al. “Analytical error analysis of Clifford gates by the fault-path tracer method.” Quantum Information Processing, vol. 15, no. 8, Aug. 2016, pp. 3065–79. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11128-016-1330-z. Full Text

Fallek, S. D., et al. “Transport implementation of the Bernstein-Vazirani algorithm with ion qubits.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 18, no. 8, Aug. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/18/8/083030. Full Text

Brown, K. R., et al. “Co-designing a scalable quantum computer with trapped atomic ions.” Npj Quantum Information, vol. 2, no. 1, Jan. 2016. Scopus, doi:10.1038/npjqi.2016.34. Full Text

Rugango, Rene, et al. Trapping and Sympathetic Cooling of Boron Ions. 2016.

Delaubenfels, T. E., et al. “Modulating carrier and sideband coupling strengths in a standing-wave gate beam.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 92, no. 6, Dec. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.92.061402. Full Text

Khanyile, Ncamiso B., et al. “Observation of vibrational overtones by single-molecule resonant photodissociation.Nature Communications, vol. 6, July 2015, p. 7825. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms8825. Full Text

Rugango, R., et al. “Sympathetic cooling of molecular ion motion to the ground state.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 17, Mar. 2015. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/17/3/035009. Full Text