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

Tomita, Y., et al. “Multi-qubit compensation sequences.” New Journal of Physics, vol. 12, Jan. 2010. Scopus, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/1/015002. Full Text

Tanaka, U., et al. “Design and characterization of a planar trap.” Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, vol. 42, no. 15, Nov. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1088/0953-4075/42/15/154006. Full Text

Viteri, C. R., et al. “Monte Carlo analysis of critical phenomenon of the Ising model on memory stabilizer structures.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 80, no. 4, Oct. 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.80.042313. Full Text

Clark, R. J., et al. “A two-dimensional lattice ion trap for quantum simulation.” Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 105, no. 1, July 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1063/1.3056227. Full Text

Clark, C. R., et al. “Resource requirements for fault-tolerant quantum simulation: The ground state of the transverse Ising model.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 79, no. 6, June 2009. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.79.062314. Full Text

Labaziewicz, Jaroslaw, et al. “Suppression of heating rates in cryogenic surface-electrode ion traps.Physical Review Letters, vol. 100, no. 1, Jan. 2008, p. 013001. Epmc, doi:10.1103/physrevlett.100.013001. Full Text

Leibrandt, D. R., et al. “Laser ablation loading of a surface-electrode ion trap.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 76, no. 5, Nov. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.76.055403. Full Text

Brown, K. R., et al. “Passive cooling of a micromechanical oscillator with a resonant electric circuit.” Physical Review Letters, vol. 99, no. 13, Sept. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.137205. Full Text

Brown, K. R. “Energy protection arguments fail in the interaction picture.” Physical Review a  Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 76, no. 2, Aug. 2007. Scopus, doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.76.022327. Full Text

Labaziewicz, Jaroslaw, et al. “Compact, filtered diode laser system for precision spectroscopy.Optics Letters, vol. 32, no. 5, Mar. 2007, pp. 572–74. Epmc, doi:10.1364/ol.32.000572. Full Text