Danielle A. Braje

Danielle A. Braje- Assistant Group Leader of the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group

Dr. Danielle A. Braje is an associate leader of the Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group. With a focus on quantum sensing, her group applies the fundamental stability of quantum systems to the sensing arena. Current development focuses on small, portable solid-state systems, such as nitrogen vacancies in the diamond lattice. Her research interests span from atomic physics and low-light-level nonlinear optics to atom interferometry and quantum coherence.

Prior to joining the Laboratory, Braje was a faculty member at Reed College, working in coherent effects in laser-cooled atoms and a research scientist contractor at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – Boulder developing compact laser frequency combs. During her first four years at Lincoln Laboratory, she worked in superconducting quantum computing before refocusing on sensor-based applications of quantum systems.

Braje has received the Hertz Fellowship, Urbanek Fellowship, National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellowship and has served on NSF and NASA panels. She is a member of the American Physical Society.

Braje earned her PhD degree in applied physics from Stanford University and her BS degree in physics from the University of Arizona.