Prof Lam Ping Koy

Lam Ping Koy is a renowned experimental physicist in the research field of quantum information and metrology. He has made many scientific contributions in using laser to generate quantum states of light, slow and stop light, study quantum entanglement, encrypt information and perform precision measurements. Ping Koy started his career as an engineer for Sony and Hewlett-Packard before completing his PhD at the Australian National University in 1999. He was awarded two Australian Eureka Prizes, in recognition of his research in quantum teleportation and quantum encryption in 2003 and 2006, respectively. In 2007, Ping Koy co-founded QuintessenceLabs –  an award winning Australian company that commercialises quantum communication technology. More recently, Ping Koy was awarded the Australian Institute of Physics Alan Walsh Medal in recognition of his contribution to Australian Industry and was made a Laureate Fellow of the Australian Research Council. In 2020, he was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Ping Koy has published close to 300 scientific articles with more than 50 papers appearing in Physical Review Letters, Science and the Nature research journal suite. He is currently the Chief Quantum Scientist at A*STAR.