Professor, Chemistry

Research interests: semiconductor quantum devices, quantum transport, spin-based quantum information processing


Professor Jonathan Baugh is working toward the physical realization of quantum information processors in solid-state systems, using the property of spin to encode and manipulate quantum information.

Baugh believes that the power of quantum information lies in the mathematical structure of quantum mechanics, in which the non-classical concepts of superposition, entanglement and quantum parallelism arise. He is a proponent of taking the ideas and concepts of quantum information theory and implementing them in the laboratory, and sees this as a crucial aspect of the development of quantum technologies that will dominate in the 21st century.

Baugh completed his PhD in Physics in 2001 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Part of his PhD research on nuclear dipole-dipole interactions in nanoscale-confined fluids was published in Science in 2001. Baugh was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) from 2002-2005, and a Visiting Researcher and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellow at Tokyo University in the Department of Applied Physics in 2006-7. Baugh is a Professor in the Department of Chemistry and is cross-appointed to Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo.


  • PhD, Physics, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), 2001
  • BSc, Physics, University of Tennessee (Chattanooga), 1995

Jonathan Baugh

    University of Waterloo