Xi Jie is a BSc physics graduate from the National University of Singapore and is now a PhD candidate in Prof. Christian Kurtsiefer’s group at the Centre for Quantum Technologies in Singapore, where he has worked in since he was an undergraduate. Currently, Xi Jie’s research is on developing single photon sources towards network-based quantum computing. Apart from research, he is also passionate to help others reach their full potential, by mentoring budding scientists and facilitating peer support groups at the university. Outside of the university, he spends his free time reading and learning new languages.