Na Young Kim

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


Research interests

  • Large-scale solid-state quantum simulators and computers for quantum information processing and communications

  • Multi-functional solid-state molecular devices and systems for the post-Si era

  • Development of multi-disciplinary enabling technologies and materials for integrated quantum and molecular circuits and systems

  • Quantum artificial intelligence and quantum security


Recent publications include:

  • Na Young Kim, Kenichiro Kusudo, Andreas Löffler, Sven Höfling, Alfred Forchel and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Exciton-polariton condensates near the Dirac point in a triangular lattice”, New J. of Phys. 15, 035032 (2013) IOPselect

  • H. Zhang, N. Y. Kim, Y. Yamamoto, and N. Na “Very strong coupling in GaAs based optical microcavities”, Phys. Rev. B 87, 115303 (2013).

  • Kristiaan De Greve, Leo Yu, Peter L. McMahon, Jason Pelc, Chandra, M. Natarajan, Na Young Kim, Eisuke Abe, Sebastian Maier, Christian Schneider, Martin Kamp, Sven H\"ofling, Robert H. Hadfield, Alfred Forchel, M. M. Fejer, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Quantum-dot spin-photon entanglement via frequency downconversion to telecom wavelength", Nature 491, 421 (2012).

  • Shruti Puri, Na Young Kim, Eisuke Abe, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Towards All Optical, Universal Quantum Computation using Trapped Electron Spins and Cavity Polariton Resonance” (2012).

  • Kenichiro Kusudo, Na Young Kim, Andreas Löffler, Sven Höfling, Alfred Forchel, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Stochastic Formation of Polariton Condensates in Two Degenerate Orbital States" (2012).

  • Shruti Puri, Na Young Kim, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Two-Qubit Geometric Phase Gate for Quantum Dot Spins using Cavity Polariton Resonance”, Phys. Rev. B 85, 241403 (2012).

  • Naoyuki Masumoto, Na Young Kim, Tim Byrnes, Kenichiro Kusudo, Sven Höfling, Alfred Forchel, and Yoshihisa Yamamotoand, “Exciton–polariton condensates with flat bands in a two-dimensional kagome lattice”, New J. of Phys. 14, 065002 (2012).

  • Na Young Kim, Kenichiro Kusudo, Congjun Wu, Naoyuki Matsumoto, Andreas Löffler, Sven Höfling, Norio Kumada, Lukas Worschech, Alfred Forchel, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Dynamical d-wave condensation of exciton-polaritons in a two-dimensional square-lattice potential”, Nature Physics 7, 681-686 (2011).

  • Na Young Kim, “Electron Transport in Carbon Nanotubes”, Invited book chapter in the Handbook of Nanophysics Vol. 4:Nanotubes and Nanowires, Taylor & Francis (2010).

  • D. Sleiter, N. Y. Kim, K. Nozawa, T. D. Ladd, M. L. W. Thewalt, and Y. Yamamoto, “Quantum Hall Charge Sensor to detect a single nuclear spin in Si”, New J. of Phys. 12, 093028 (2010).

  • Tim Bynres, Na Young Kim, Kenichiro Kusudo, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Quantum simulation of Hubbard models in semiconductor quantum dot arrays”, Phys. Rev. B 78, 075320 (2008).

  • Na Young Kim, Chih-Wei Lai, Shoko Utsunomiya, Georgios Roumpos, Hui Deng, Michael Fraser, Tim Byrnes, Patrik Recher, N. Kumada, T. Fujisawa, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “GaAs Microcavity Exciton-Polaritons in a Trap”, Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 245, 1076 (2008).

  • C. W. Lai, N. Y. Kim, S.Utsunomiya, H. Deng, G. Roumpos, M. Fraser, T. Byrnes, P. Recher, N. Kumada, T. Fujisawa, and Y. Yamamoto, “Coherent zero-state and &pi-state in an exciton-polariton condensate array”, Nature 450, 529 (2007).

  • Na Young Kim, Patrik Recher, William D. Oliver, Yoshihisa Yamamoto, Jing Kong, and Hongjie Dai, “Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquid Features in Ballistic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Conductance and Shot Noise”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 036802 (2007).

  • Tim Byrnes, Patrik Recher, Na Young Kim, Shoko Utsunomiya, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Quantum simulator for the Hubbard model with long-range Coulomb interactions using surface acoustic waves”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 016405 (2007).

  • Patrik Recher,Na Young Kim, and Yoshihisa Yamamoto, “Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid correlations and Fabry-Perot interference in conductance and finite-frequency shot onise in a single-walled carbon nanotube”, Phys. Rev. B 74, 235438 (2006).

  • P. Recher, N. Y. Kim, and Y. Yamamoto, “Non-equilibrium transport through a single-walled carbon nanotube with highly transparent coupling to reservoirs”, Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on “Foundations of Quantum Mechanics in the light of new thecnoloy”, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd. (2006).

  • N. Y. Kim, W. D. Oliver, Y. Yamamoto and Y. Hirayama, “Shot Noise Suppression at Non-integer Conductance Plateaus in a Quantum Point Contact”, arXiv:cond-mat/0311434 (2003).

  • W. D. Oliver, G. Feve, N. Y. Kim, F. Yamaguchi, and Y. Yamamoto, “The Generation and Detection of Single and Entangled Electrons in Mesoscopic 2DEG systems”, Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Quantum Noise in Mesoscopic Physics, ed. Yuli V. Nazarov (Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrechet, 2003), 97, 275-296 (2003).

Please see Na Young Kim's Google Scholar profile for a current list of her peer-reviewed articles.