Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Koh Teck Seng

Lecturer, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Assistant Director, CN Yang Scholars Programme

Phone: +65 65141066
Office: SPMS-PAP 03 08
Dr Koh Teck Seng

BSc (Hons) Physics, National University of Singapore (1998)
PGDE (Education), NIE, Nanyang Technological University (1999)
PhD Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison (2012)

I wear several hats:

(1) Teaching:
I am a Lecturer in the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), Nanyang Technological University.

(2) Leadership and Service:
I also hold the appointment of Assistant Director of the C.N.Yang Scholars Programme, where I take care of curriculum matters, outreach and scholars' club activities.

At SPMS, I am also the Director of the Odyssey Programme, which aims to develop students in research in their field of study.

At the Division of Physics and Applied Physics, I am the coordinator of Outreach.

(3) National Duty and Service:
With MOE, I chair the Singapore Young Physicists' Tournament (SYPT) committee with several Physicist colleagues who are passionate about Physics and the Education of our next generation of students. I engage in SYPT outreach to schools (email me!), and represent Singapore in the International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) International Organising Committee.
Research Interests
Major focus / interests:

(1) Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
- Quantum Information Processing - QIP Theory, QIP Device Physics
- Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computation
- Scaling up: Quantum repeaters and networks

(2) Classical Physics (very accessible to Physics / CNYSP undergraduates - drop me an email if interested!)
- Any of the problems of the International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) :

(3) Education
- My current interest is in Computational Thinking.
- Currently developing curricula for Computational Thinking in (i) Physics Education and (ii) Biology Education.

Some of my minor digressions:
- Quantum Correlations and Quantum Foundations
- Biological Information Processing
- Comparative Philosophy : Quantum Physics and Buddhism - views on the nature of reality

Project Officers and Students currently working with me:
1. Mr Feng MengKe (Project Officer: Quantum Computation)
2. Ms Anna Chew (Project Officer: Science Education)
3. Mr Jeremy Lian (FYP Student: Computational Thinking in Physics)
4. Mr Gan Beng Yee (Odyssey Student: Cotunneling Spectroscopy in Double Quantum Dots ;with Asst Prof Bent Weber)
5. Mr Radha Krishnan (PhD Student: Cotunneling Spectroscopy in Double Quantum Dots ;with Asst Prof Bent Weber)

Interested students, feel free to drop me an email if you are interested in working on a research project with me on any of the topics above!
Current Projects
  • Enhancing STEM Education through Improvisational Tinkering and Computational Thinking: A Professional Development Package for Singapore Teachers
  • Quantum Control and Decoherence of Silicon Quantum Dot Spin Qubits
  • Quantum Secure Technologies
Selected Publications
  • Dohun Kim, Z.Shi, C.B.Simmons, D.R.Ward, J.R.Prance, T.S.Koh, J.K.Gamble, D.E.Savage, M.G.Lagally, Mark Friesen, S.N.Coppersmith, and Mark A. Eriksson. (2014). Quantum control and process tomography of a semiconductor quantum dot hybrid qubit. Nature, 511, 70.
  • Z.Shi, C.B.Simmons, D.R.Ward, J.R.Prance, Xian Wu, T.S.Koh, J.K.Gamble, D.E.Savage, M.G.Lagally, Mark Friesen, S.N.Coppersmith, and M.A.Eriksson. (2014). Fast coherent manipulation of three-electron states in a double quantum dot. Nature Communications, 5, 3020.
  • T.S.Koh, S.N.Coppersmith, and Mark Friesen. (2013). High fidelity gates in quantum dot spin qubits. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 110(49), 19695.
  • T.S.Koh, J.K.Gamble, M.A.Eriksson, Mark Friesen, and S.N.Coppersmith. (2012). Pulse-gated quantum dot hybrid qubit. Physical Review Letters, 109(25), 250503.
  • T.S.Koh, C.B.Simmons, M.A.Eriksson, S.N.Coppersmith, and Mark Friesen. (2011). Unconventional transport in the hole regime of a Si double quantum dot. Physical Review Letters, 106(18), 186801.

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