Alexander Ling

Principal Investigator, Quantum Optics

Centre for Quantum Technologies

National University of Singapore

Alexander Ling is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Quantum Technologies located at the National University of Singapore.


His expertise is on development of quantum systems that can work outside of university labs, and Alexander has a strong interest in deploying quantum technology for applications. He took part in the first quantum encryption demonstration in Singapore (in 2004), and is currently working to overcome the technical challenges faced in building a global quantum encryption network. One of his latest achievements is the successful operation of a quantum light source on board a satellite in space. Alexander received his PhD from NUS, and worked as a post-doc at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States before returning to Singapore.