Chune Yang Lum is Co-Founder and CEO of SpeQtral, a Singapore-based company using quantum physics to protect space-to-Earth communications.
To this end, SpeQtral develops and deploys space-based quantum networks and secures existing communication networks with an additional quantum-secured encryption layer.
Its next major project is to launch its entanglement-based encryption into a miniaturised satellite, called a CubeSat. This is expected to be launched in 2022.
SpeQtral recently raised $1.9m in a seed round led by Space Capital, which was used to expand the team and open offices in Singapore and the US.
Before SpeQtral, Lum was Head of Strategic Development at the Centre for Quantum Technologies, and Deputy Director of Industry Engagement at the National University of Singapore.
He holds a degree and Masters in Physics from the National University of Singapore and Penn State University respectively.Tags: encrycption, singapore, space exploration