Professor Johnson Goh is the Division Director for the Quantum & Advanced Technologies Division and a Senior Principal Scientist at A*STAR’s Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE). He obtained his Ph.D. in 2007 from the Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computer Technology in the University of New South Wales, Sydney.
Since joining A*STAR in 2006, he has contributed to materials science and engineering research, ranging from atomic-scale 3D printing with silicon atoms, to highly conductive 3D printable thermoplastics, to 2D semiconductors and to quantum devices. He currently melds his multidisciplinary research expertise in quantum information technologies, nanoelectronics, machine learning and additive manufacturing towards disruptive quantum technologies. His team recently completed a full stack quantum computing hardware system which can host both solid-state spin qubits and superconducting qubits.
Thanking Assoc Prof Alexander Ling, Prof Johnson Goh said, “Prof Ling’s leadership established QEP’s position in Southeast Asia as a trailblazer in quantum technology research and development. His work in translating quantum communication technology research into real-world applications has laid the foundation for QEP’s continued success. I will strive to use my integrative expertise and research network to further enhance the local quantum ecosystem, attract more quantum talents into Singapore and bring QEP to new heights”.
Prof Goh’s vision is centred on:
– greater synergies between research and technology engineering partners for impactful quantum innovation
– building a strong quantum hardware pillar in Singapore and seeking potential hybrid system developments with the more mature quantum communication and sensor platforms already laid in the past QEPs
– enhancing the quantum engineering workforce through education and cross-training of professionals
– bringing quantum technologies to the layman
With a commitment to innovation, collaboration, and excellence, the transition of leadership at QEP heralds an exciting future of advancements in the world of quantum research.