Hanhee Paik received a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Maryland, College Park. She was a post-doctoral fellow at LPS and moved to Yale University to work with Profs. Robert Schoelkopf, Michel Devoret and Steve Girvin. Through her research career, she has been focusing on understanding and improving coherence mechanisms of superconducting qubits, and developing novel superconducting multi-qubit architectures.
Dr. Paik pioneered the new design of a superconducting qubit that helped the industry to push the boundary of superconducting qubit performance. Her research on the quantum processor design has greatly impacted the quantum computing community. Today’s IBM Q commercial 20 qubit systems’ coherence times benefit from Dr. Paik’s work, and average an industry-best 100 microseconds. She is currently working on developing the next generation quantum computing processors. She played a pivotal role developing the 16-qubit IBM Q Experience device.