Crystal Noel

Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prof. Noel's research interests include both the technology development for scalable ion trap quantum computers, as well as using existing ion trap quantum computers for relevant demonstrations, tests, and simulations.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Physics

Contact Information

  • Office Location: 701 W Main St, Chesterfield Building, Durham, NC 27701
  • Office Phone: +1 919 660 5252
  • Email Address: crystal.noel@duke.edu
  • Websites:

Education

  • B.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2019

Research Interests

Quantum computing and simulation with trapped ions, integrated photonics for scalable trapped ion systems, and electric-field noise from surfaces

Courses Taught

  • ECE 899: Special Readings in Electrical Engineering
  • ECE 590: Advanced Topics in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 392: Projects in Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • ECE 270L9: Fields and Waves: Fundamentals of Information Propagation (Lab)
  • ECE 270DL: Fields and Waves: Fundamentals of Information Propagation

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.
  • Paul, Aditya, and Crystal Noel. “Analysis of ion chain sympathetic cooling and gate dynamics,” May 22, 2024.
  • Sterk, J. D., M. G. Blain, M. Delaney, R. Haltli, E. Heller, A. L. Holterhoff, T. Jennings, et al. “Multi-junction surface ion trap for quantum computing,” February 29, 2024.
  • Lewis, L., D. Zhu, A. Gheorghiu, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 1, 2024). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.109.012610.
  • Zhu, D., G. D. Kahanamoku-Meyer, L. Lewis, C. Noel, O. Katz, B. Harraz, Q. Wang, et al. “Interactive cryptographic proofs of quantumness using mid-circuit measurements.” Nature Physics 19, no. 11 (November 1, 2023): 1725–31. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-023-02162-9.
  • Seetharam, Kushal, Debopriyo Biswas, Crystal Noel, Andrew Risinger, Daiwei Zhu, Or Katz, Sambuddha Chattopadhyay, et al. “Digital quantum simulation of NMR experiments.” Science Advances 9, no. 46 (November 2023): eadh2594. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.adh2594.