Ping Koy Lam

Prof. Ping Koy Lam

Professor of Physics, Australian National University
ARC Laureate Fellow
BSc Auckland (NZ); MSc, PhD (Medal), ANU

Prof. Lam completed his BSc with a double major in mathematics and physics from the University of Auckland in 1990. He worked as a process engineer for Sony and Hewlett-Packard for three years prior to his postgraduate studies at ANU, where he obtained an MSc in theoretical physics and a PhD in experimental physics. Ping Koy was an Alexander von Humboldt fellow at the Erlangen-Nürnberg Universität in 2000, a CNRS visiting professor at Paris University in 2007, and an adjunct professor at Tianjin University in 2013 – 2015. He is a co-founder of QuintessenceLabs, a spin-off of his group that commercialises quantum communication technology. He was also an ARC QEII Fellow (2005–2008), a Future Fellow (2000–2013) and is now a Laureate Fellow. Ping Koy pursues research in quantum optics, optical metrology, opto-mechanics, nonlinear optics and quantum information. He has published more than 250 scientific articles, including more than 50 papers in Science and Nature journal suites and Physical Review Letters.

2020: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
2014: Australian Institute of Physics Alan Walsh Medal
2006: Eureka Prize for innovative research (quantum cryptography)
2003: British Council Eureka Prize for inspiring science (quantum teleportation)
1999: Australian Institute of Physics Bragg Medal; ANU Crawford Prize

Role: Program Manager

University: Australian National University

Phone: + 61 2 6125 8378

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Address: Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology Department of Quantum Science The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 Australia

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