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About Us

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a national Research Centre of Excellence (RCE) in Singapore. It brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. Experts in this new discipline of quantum technologies are applying their discoveries in computing, communications and sensing.

The Centre was established in December 2007 with support from Singapore’s National Research Foundation and Ministry of Education. While CQT is hosted by the National University of Singapore (NUS), the Centre also has staff at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).



We pursue insight into the physics that describes light, matter and information. We develop novel tools to study and control their interactions. Our research goals range from understanding the properties of materials to working out new encryption schemes.


We build technologies for secure communication, quantum computing and precision measurement. We create our own software and control systems that push the boundaries of what’s possible. We collaborate and consult with industry.


We train people from undergraduates to postdoctoral fellows. Our quantum technologists are skilled in planning and problem-solving, with diverse skills such as coding, circuit design and systems engineering. Our alumni have moved on to jobs in academia and industry.


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