Nathalie de Leon

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Office: E-Quad, B320

Phone: 609-258-5694

Research interests: Building quantum hardware with color centers in wide bandgap materials, such as NV centers in diamond. Optics and photonics, surface science and materials engineering, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, nanofabrication, and cryogenics.


  • Researcher solders in lab.

    Princeton introduces a Ph.D. program at intersection of quantum physics and information theory

  • Three head-and-shoulders portraits.

    Princeton expands its commitment to research and education in quantum science and engineering

  • Flat synthetic diamond illuminated by green laser light

    Four engineering professors receive Moore Foundation experimental physics awards

  • Winners of the Jacobus Award, four in all, pose for photo. Rodney Priestley, dean of the graduate school, is in the middle.

    Lila Rodgers wins Jacobus Fellowship, Princeton’s top graduate student honor

  • Three students working together at a computer

    New course builds students’ intuition for quantum experiments

  • Portrait of researcher Nathalie de Leon in the laboratory

    Defects in diamond could sense structures of single molecules


  • Applied Physics

  • Materials Science and Engineering

  • Quantum Engineering


  • Professor writes on white board while talking with grad student.

    Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Researchers, dressed in white suits, work in "clean room" lab under yellow light.

    Princeton Materials Institute