Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Dr Koh Teck Seng

Lecturer, School of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Director, Odyssey Leaders in Science Programme

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.

(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. In addition, I am a co-opted council member of the Institute of Physics, Singapore since Aug 2019.
Research Interests
(1) Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
- Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computation
(advanced / final year Physics students are welcome to work on projects)

(2) Classical Physics
- Any of the problems of the International Young Physicists' Tournament (IYPT) :
(very accessible to beginning Physics / CNYSP undergraduates)

(3) Education
- My current interest is in Computation and Computational Thinking in Physics Education.

(4) Philosophy : Quantum Foundations and Buddhist Philosophy - 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 Woo Ying Zheng (FYP Student: Tunneling Noise in Quantum Dot Spin Qubits)
5. Mr Zaw Lin Htoo (FYP Student: Randomized Benchmarking)
6. 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
  • MengKe Feng, Chang Jian Kwong, Teck Seng Koh, Leong Chuan Kwek. (2018). Coherent transfer of singlet-triplet qubit states in an architecture of triple quantum dots. Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), 97(24), 245428.
  • 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.
  • 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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