Jonathan Baugh

Jonathan Baugh
Professor, Quantum Information Graduate Program Director
Location: RAC 2112
Phone: 519-888-4567 x37491


Jonathan Baugh is working toward the physical realization of solid-state quantum information processors, using the property of spin to encode and manipulate quantum information. His work has focused on solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance and electron spin resonance, and more recently on quantum transport and development of qubits in semiconductor nanostructures.

Research Interests

  • Solid-state electron and nuclear spin implementations for quantum information processing
  • Spin qubits in quantum dots
  • Nanowires and novel materials
  • Coherent control of quantum systems
  • Electron and nuclear magnetic resonance
  • Condensed matter
  • Quantum science
  • Quantum electronics
  • Quantum information processing
  • Quantum sensors
  • Quantum light sources
  • Quantum transport in semiconductor nano-electronic devices
  • Engineering scalable quantum building blocks


  • 2001 Ph.D., Physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • 1995 B.Sc., Physics, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, USA


  • 2023 WIN Research Leader Award, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
  • 2018 WIN Research Leader Award, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology
  • 2011 Early Researcher Award, Province of Ontario
  • 2006 Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Post-Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2001 Materials Research Society Graduate Student Gold Award
  • 1998-99 NASA North Carolina Space Grant Fellowship
  • 1995 Harry Deuberry Physics Scholarship
  • 1994 Provost Student Research Award, Hujer Physics Scholarship


  • Director, Quantum Information Graduate Program (May 2022 – present)
  • Chair, IQC Visitor Committee (2021-present)
  • Member, IQC Communications Committee (2021-present)
  • IQC/CHEM hiring committee (2015-present)
  • Executive Editorial Board Member, Nanotechnology

Affiliations and Volunteer Work

  • Faculty, Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC)
  • Member, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN)


  • CHEM 123 - General Chemistry 2
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2024
  • CHEM 254 - Introductory Chemical Thermodynamics
    • Taught in 2019, 2020
  • CHEM 356 - Introductory Quantum Mechanics
    • Taught in 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • CHEM 740 - Selected Topics in Theoretical Chemistry
    • Taught in 2019, 2023
  • QIC 890 - Topics in Quantum Information
    • Taught in 2019, 2023

* Only courses taught in the past 5 years are displayed.

Selected/Recent Publications

  • “Scalable addressing circuits for a surface code silicon-based quantum computer”, R. Absar, Z. D. Merino, H. Elgabra, X. Chen, J. Baugh and L. Wei, in submission to IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology (Nov. 2022).
  • “Stable electroluminescence in ambipolar dopant-free lateral p-n junctions”, L. Tian, F. Sfigakis, A. Shetty, H.-S. Kim, N. Sherlikar, S. Hosseini, M. C. Tam, B. van Kasteren, B. Buonacorsi, Z. Wasilewski, J. Baugh and M. E. Reimer, in submission to APL Photonics (Dec. 2022).
  • “Field effect two-dimensional electron gases in modulation-doped InSb surface quantum wells”, E. A. Bergeron, F. Sfigakis, Y. Shi, G. Nichols, P. C. Klipstein, A. Elbaroudy, S. M. Walker, Z. R. Wasilewski and J. Baugh, Applied Physics Letters (accepted, Dec. 2022).
  • “Optimizing lateral quantum dot geometries for reduced exchange noise”, B. Buonacorsi*, M. Korkusinski, B. Khromets* and J. Baugh (arXiv:2012.10512, under revision, 2022).
  • “Phase-coherent charge transport through a porphyrin nanoribbon-graphene junction”, Z. Chen, J. R. Deng, S. Hou, X. Bian, J. L. Swett, Q. Wu, J. Baugh, G. A. D. Briggs, J. A. Mol, C. J. Lambert, H. L. Anderson, J. O. Thomas, in submission to Nature Communications (2022).
  • “Charge-state dependent vibrational relaxation in a single-molecule junction”, X. Bian, Z. Chen, J. K. Sowa, C. Evangeli, B. Limburg, J. L. Swett, J. Baugh, G. A. D. Briggs, H. L. Anderson, J. A. Mol and J. O. Thomas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 129, 207702 (2022).
  • “Exchange-induced spin polarization in a single magnetic molecule junction”, T. Pei, J. O. Thomas, S. Sopp, N. Dotti, J. Baugh, S. Cardona-Serra, A. Gaita-Arino, H. L. Anderson, L. Bogani, Nat. Comm. 13, 4506 (2022).
  • “Observation and manipulation of a phase separated state in a charge density wave material”, S. M. Walker*, T. Patel. J. Okamoto, D. Langenberg, E. A. Bergeron*, J. Gao, X. Luo, W. Lu, Y. Sun, A. W. Tsen and J. Baugh Nano. Lett. 22, 5, 1929 (2022).
  • “Effects of biased and unbiased illuminations on dopant-free GaAs/AlGaAs 2DEGs”, A. Shetty*, F. Sfigakis*, W. Y. Mak, K. Das Gupta, B. Buonacorsi*, M. C. Tam, H. S. Kim, I. Farrer, A. F. Croxall, H. E. Beere, A. R. Hamilton, M. Pepper, D. G. Austing, S. A. Studenikin, A. Sachrajda, M. E. Reimer, Z. Wasilewski, D. A. Ritchie and J. Baugh, Phys. Rev. B 105, 075302 (2022).
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