Theoretical Physicist | Fusion Scientist Theoretical Physicist | Fusion Scientist

Current Work

Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR (2021 – present)

Group Manager, Plasma Physics & Energy
Technical Lead, A*STAR Fusion Taskforce

Our group covers topics from developing fusion energy to simulating urban environments. I am also orchestrating A*STAR’s entry into fusion energy research. Current personal research efforts are primarily in radiofrequency and microwaves for burning plasmas, which spans diagnostics to heating and current drive.

I am chairperson of the Deployed Committee, A*STAR Scholar’s Network. We organise networking and career events for returning scholars, among other things.


University of Oxford (2016 – 2021)

DPhil in Theoretical Physics

  • Thesis title: Beam model of Doppler backscattering: theory and experiment. link
  • Supervisors: Felix Parra (Oxford) and Jon Hillesheim (UKAEA/CCFE).
  • Courses attended: Kinetic Theory, Advanced Fluid Dynamics, Collisional Plasma Physics, Collisionless Plasma Physics.

University of Cambridge (2012 – 2015)

B.A. (Hons) in Natural Sciences, Double First Class Honours

  • Part IA: Physics, Materials Science, Computer Science, Mathematics.
  • Part IB: Physics A, Physics B, Mathematics.
  • Part II: Experimental and Theoretical Physics.

National Junior College (2008 – 2009)

Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level

  • H2: Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Mathematics (A), Knowledge & Inquiry (A)
  • H3: Essentials of Modern Physics (Dist), Science Research (Dist)

Previous Work Experience

Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR (2016 – 2016)

Specialist I (with Joel Yang)

I worked on novel structures for 2D and 3D colour printing near and at the diffraction limit.

Institute of High Performance Computing, A*STAR (2015 – 2016)

Research Engineer (with Jason Png)

I worked in the plasmonics and photonics group, understanding and designing metasurfaces and nonlinear photonic waveguides. I also co-supervised three high school student interns.

Republic of Singapore Air Force (2010-2012)


I was drafted into the military for two years. For the most part, I served in ground logistics at the Peace Prairie Detachment in Texas, a joint chinook detachment run by the Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Texas Army National Guard.