Charles Lim, PhD

Global Head of Quantum Communications and Cryptography, Global Technology Applied Research

Dr. Charles Lim is the Global Head of Quantum Communications and Cryptography, which explores the use of quantum information technology in cryptography and next-generation communication networks.

Dr. Lim is a recipient of the highly prestigious National Research Foundation (Singapore) Fellowship and an Associate Professor (on leave) at the National University of Singapore (NUS). For his work in quantum cryptography, he was awarded the highly coveted National Young Scientist Award in 2019, administered by the Singapore National Academy of Science, to publicly recognize highly innovative and productive Singapore-based researchers under the age of 35.

Dr. Lim's research is focused on fundamental quantum technologies that will enable the next-generation communication networks. At NUS, he and his research team have pioneered several new protocols and methods for quantum secure communications, with publications in top journals such as Nature, Nature Communications and Science Advances. He is currently leading an international effort within the ISO framework to standardize security requirements for Quantum Key Distribution. In 2021, he was called upon to lead Singapore’s national testbed for quantum-safe digital solutions. He is currently the co-chair of World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Future of Quantum Economy.