Connected Devices Co-Leader; Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research interests: large-scale solid-state quantum computer; quantum simulator for quantum information processing and communications


Na Young Kim leads Quantum Innovation (QuIN) laboratory, aiming to build large-scale quantum processors based on novel materials and advanced technologies. Two kick-off projects are under way: (1) the semiconductor quantum processors project establishes controllable optical and electrical domains, where we learn the insights of exotic materials and fundamental nature of symmetries; (2) the project of the multi-functional classical and quantum device arrays establishes a planar architecture comprising of nano-scale devices with electrical, optical, thermal and mechanical functionality.

Prior to joining the IQC in 2016, Na Young was at Apple Inc., working on the development of small display products, where she got to experience delivering beloved products to world-wide consumers. She received a BS in Physics from Seoul National University and pursued her graduate studies exploring mesoscopic transport properties in low-dimensional nanostructures in the Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University. During her postgraduate research, she expanded her scope to the fields of quantum optics and nanophotonics, working on several experimental and theoretical projects in collaborations with graduate students, postdoctoral scholars and collaborators.


  • PhD, Applied Physics, Stanford University, 2006
  • BS, Physics, Seoul National university, 1998

Na Young Kim

University of Waterloo