Student's graduation is milestone for the PhD@CQT programme

Arun is first from the now more than 50-strong PhD student cohort at CQT to collect his degree.
12 July 2012

CQT's Arun at the NUS Commencement 2012.

It was a proud moment when Arun collected his doctoral degree on 11 July — and not just for him and his family. Dr Arun (pictured right, in the front row centre) is the first researcher to graduate from CQT's PhD programme. The programme was established in August 2008.

Arun successfully defended his thesis "Hybrid Quantum Computation" in January. PhD@CQT student Elisabeth Rieper, whose project was supervised by Vlatko Vedral, has also since sucessfully defended her thesis "Quantum Coherence in Biological System". She is now working in Germany and will return to Singapore next year to collect her degree. Arun is continuing his research at CQT in the group of his PhD supervisor Berge Englert.

CQT currently has more than 50 students working towards graduate degrees in quantum technologies, a handful more of whom should graduate in 2013. Students interested in applying to the PhD@CQT programme can find more information via the Join Us page of this website. Principal Investigators at CQT also supervise some students funded by other sources. Details of the graduate courses and resources enjoyed by current students are found on the For Students page.


Arun was accompanied to the Commencement ceremony by his wife and CQTians Chan Chui Theng, Kuldip Singh and Evon Tan, who have been involved in establishing and administering the graduate programme. From left to right in the picture are Chui Theng, Arun's wife, Arun, Kuldip and Evon.