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

In the News

Representative Publications

  • Lewis, Laura, Daiwei Zhu, Alexandru Gheorghiu, Crystal Noel, Or Katz, Bahaa Harraz, Qingfeng Wang, et al. “Experimental implementation of an efficient test of quantumness.” Physical Review A 109, no. 1 (January 9, 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.
  • Niroula, Pradeep, Christopher David White, Qingfeng Wang, Sonika Johri, Daiwei Zhu, Christopher Monroe, Crystal Noel, and Michael J. Gullans. “Phase transition in magic with random quantum circuits,” April 20, 2023.
  • Zhu, D., Z. P. Cian, C. Noel, A. Risinger, D. Biswas, L. Egan, Y. Zhu, et al. “Cross-platform comparison of arbitrary quantum states.” Nature Communications 13, no. 1 (November 2022): 6620. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-34279-5.