Seven quantum technology projects awarded grants

The National Research Foundation has awarded seven projects grants under the national Quantum Engineering Programme, managed by NUS, which will allow for quantum tech – the science of the very small – to be explored further locally. The projects all aim to develop the engineering capabilities needed to commercialise quantum technologies for industrial application. One of the grant winners was Asst Prof Charles Lim from the Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering. His project will include hardware for quantum encryption: making faster miniature, cost-effective chips that may be used in smartphones.