University Awards
Recognising Excellence
  • Control of quantum dynamics in atomic and molecular systems
  • Complex quantum dynamics in classically chaotic systems
  • Aspects of open quantum systems and quantum-classical correspondence
  • Constructed and analysed a number of original models for understanding, exploring and manipulating quantum evolution, such as models of quantum ratchet accelerator and many-body coherent destruction of tunnelling
  • Discovered a remarkable connection between two important paradigms of quantum chaos and proposed a technique for synthesising fractal quasi-energy spectrum in periodically driven quantum systems
  • Proposed powerful strategies to protect bipartite quantum entanglement against decoherence effects, which have motivated one successful experimental demonstration of entanglement protection with control fields
  • Focuses on research originality and fundamental understanding
  • Keen to explore by crossing boundaries between different research areas
  • Published over 70 papers, with over 500 citations
  • Current Hirsch index of 13
  • Reviewer for over 10 international physics journals
  • Reviewer, Austria Science Fund (2008, 2010)
  • Editorial Board Member, Interdisciplinary Sciences: Computational Life Sciences (since 2009)
  • Guest editor for a special section "Chaos and Transport at the Nanoscale", Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience (2011)
  • Annual Teaching Excellence Award, NUS (2008/2009)
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Science (2009)
  • Young Scientist Award, Faculty of Science (2008))
  • Young Investigator Award, NUS (2006)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate Fellowship, University of Chicago (2003 - 2005)
  • Henry Croft Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto (2001 - 2003)
"To make fundamental contributions to our understanding of complex quantum systems and their control."