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, and a CNRS visiting professor at Paris University in 2007 and an adjunct professor at Tianjin University in 2013. 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, optomechanics, nonlinear optics and quantum information. In addition to leading two CQC2T programs, he is the Quantum Communication work package leader. He has published more than 250 scientific articles, including more than 50 papers in the Science and Nature journal suites and Physical Review Letters.

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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