Chris. Kiang Wei Kho
In mid-2021, Dr. Chris Kiang Wei Kho joined Tyndall as a senior scientist. His current interests are in micro-/nano-photonics, light-matter interactions particularly in organic-molecules, biosensing, and nanomedicine with focus on advancing personalized medicine. Dr. Kho firmly believes that impactful innovation can only arise through multidisciplinary collaborations. As such, he actively works to bridge different research fields and encourages dialogue between different disciplines.
Dr. Kiang Wei Kho graduated with a bachelor’s degree in micro-electronic engineering from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. He subsequently pursued a MAppSc at the same university under the Overseas Postgraduate Research Scholarship, working in the area of confocal microscopy and spectroscopy. He then moved to Singapore, taking up a role as a research officer at the National Cancer Center Singapore, and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), while pursuing a PhD in Physics at the National University of Singapore. His PhD work, which was conducted under the Singapore Millennium Foundation Scholarship, focused primarily on nanophotonics and light-matter interactions at few-molecules level. During his time in Singapore, Dr. Kho filed several patents and co-found a tech startup based on his research work. After obtaining his PhD, he subsequently moved to the Imperial College London developing molecule-based single-photon source for quantum-computing application as a postdoctoral researcher. In late 2016, Dr. Kho moved to Ireland and worked as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellow at the Dublin City University, where he studied gene-delivery mechanism with the use of nanophotonics.