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Centre Director

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Judith Dawes

Professor


ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre, PVC (Learning & Teaching)

Phone: 8903

Research interests:Light interaction with matter at the nanoscale. Random lasers – fundamental phenomena and applications in sensing. Plasmonic enhancement of laser amplification. Laser applications for sensing and biomedical applications. Currently accepting PhD candidates. Postdoctoral and Re… View full profile

Centre Members A to K

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Dr Martin Ams


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 5044

Dr Martin Ams received the B.Sc. degree in physics and the Ph.D. degree in optical laser physics from Macquarie University, Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 2001 and 2008, respectively. He then worked as a Research Associate at the MQ Photonics Research Centre and the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Device… View full profile

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Dr Alexander Arriola


MQ Photonics Research Centre, School of Engineering

Phone: +61 2 9850 2177
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Darren Bagnall

Professor


School of Engineering

Phone: +61 2 9850 9071

Current: Dean of Engineering since August 2017 at Macquarie University.PhD University of Salford (1995). Post-Doctoral Research Assistant, Physics and Applied Physics, Strathclyde UNiversty 1993-1996, EU-JSPS Research Fellow, Tohoku University (1996-1998), STA Fellow, Photodynamic Research Centre, … View full profile

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Dr Robert Carman


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 7058
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David W. Coutts

Professor


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science and Engineering, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 8970

I am the Associate Dean Research in the Faculty of Science and Engineeringa. From 2016-2018 I was the Director of the MQ Photonics Research Centre. From 2009 to 2012 I was Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. I am a member of the Optical Society of America and the Australian Optical Soci… View full profile

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James Downes

Associate Professor


Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science and Engineering, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 8900
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Dr Tobias Feger


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: +61 2 9850 4289
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Alex Fuerbach

Associate Professor


ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 6145
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Dr Simon Gross


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 5021

I received a BSc in Electrical Engineering and MSc in Microelectronics from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Before starting my PhD I worked as engineer for Pantec Engineering AG and Pantec Biosolutions AG, Liechtenstein, where I was involved in the develo… View full profile

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Dr David Inglis


MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre, School of Engineering

Phone: +61 2 9850 9144
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Stuart Jackson

Professor


MQ Photonics Research Centre, School of Engineering

Phone: +61 2 9850 9137
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Deb Kane

Professor


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 8907

Photonics dynamical systems – there is a diversity in the dynamics of light that can be obtained from photonic systems, including chaotic output. Several different dynamical outputs can be obtained from a single system in some instances. We build broad understanding of what is experimentally possibl… View full profile

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Dr Ondrej Kitzler


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: +61 2 9850 8938

Centre Members L to Z

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Dr Andrew Lee


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 6203

Dr Lee is a Macquarie University Vice-Chancellors Innovation Fellow, and is a member of the MQ Photonics Research Centre, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Macquarie University.Dr Lee completed his PhD (Physics) in 2006. In 2010 he was awarded an ARC Post-Doctoral Fellowship and in 2014, he was … View full profile

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Dr Douglas Little

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Rich Mildren

Professor


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 8965

Rich Mildren (Australian Research Council Future Fellow 2010-2014) is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research is in the development of novel and versatile photonic sources, instrumentation and applications. His PhD and early postdoctoral research was in the plasma kineti… View full profile

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Dr Annemarie Nadort


ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: +61 4 0503 6690

Dr. Annemarie Nadort is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, and Associate Investigator of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale Biophotonics. She completed her Joint-PhD degree in physics/biomedical engineeri… View full profile

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Brian Orr

Emeritus Professor


Department of Molecular Sciences, Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 8289

Emeritus Professor Brian Orr (BSc Hons I, Sydney, 1964; MSc, Sydney, 1965; PhD, Bristol, UK, 1968; FRACI, FAIP, FOSA) is based in Macquarie University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy. He had previously held an 18-year academic appointment at the University of NSW before moving to Macquarie Uni… View full profile

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Helen Pask

Professor


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 8932
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Dr Supriya Pillai


School of Engineering

Phone: +61 2 9850 9229

Dr. Supriya Pillai is a part-time Senior Research Fellow with the School of Engineering at Macquarie University. She has degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering followed by a PhD in Photovoltaic Engineering from UNSW (2007) for a thesis based on surface plasmon enhnaced solar cells. She has… View full profile

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Jim Piper

Emeritus Professor


ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 6369
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David Spence

Professor


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 8973

I received an MPhys degree (1997) and a DPhil (2001) from Oxford University, UK. Following two years as a Research Assistant in the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford, I moved to Macquarie University in 2004, where I completed an ARC Research fellowship (APDF). I now hold a professorship in the MQ Photo… View full profile

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Dr Christian Schwab


Centre in Astronomy, Astrophysics & Astrophotonics, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: +61 2 9850 6288
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Dr Mikolaj Schmidt


Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: +61 2 9850 4164

I study the optical and, starting recently, elastic response of nanoscale systems to enhance and control the interaction of light and vibrations with molecules and atoms.… View full profile

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Michael Steel

Professor


ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University Research Centre in Quantum Science and Technology

Phone: +61 2 9850 8916

I have been a researcher in photonics technologies, the study of devices for generating, controlling and detecting light for over 25 years. My interests include periodic structures, quantum optics in integrated devices, magnetic effects on light and the interaction between sound and light.My full r… View full profile

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Graham Town

Professor


School of Engineering

Phone: +61 2 9850 9145
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Thomas Volz

Associate Professor


ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) , Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University Research Centre in Quantum Science and Technology

Phone: +61 2 9850 8261
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Dr Robert Williams


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

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Michael Withford

Professor


ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS), Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 7056
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Andrei Zvyagin

Associate Professor


Department of Physics and Astronomy, MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University BioFocus Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9850 7760

AAO Members

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Dr Simon Ellis


Australian Astronomical Optics

Phone: 0293724845

Simon Ellis is a Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney. Simon is Manager of the Instrument Science Group at AAO-Macquarie, where he leads the research and development of new instrument concepts and novel technologies for astronomy.  He ha… View full profile

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Mr Michael Goodwin


Australian Astronomical Optics

Phone: 0293724851
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Mr Anthony Horton


Australian Astronomical Optics

Phone: 0293724847
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Jon Lawrence

Professor


Australian Astronomical Optics, MQ Photonics Research Centre

Phone: +61 2 9372 4853

Professional staff

 Name Contact details
Anne-Laurence Bibost
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Research Centre Administrator   
E6B-7 Wally's Walk 2.406 
E: a.bibost@mq.edu.au
P: +61-2-9850-7117
Peter Dekker
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Scientific Officer
Australian Hearing Hub 4.514
E: peter.dekker@mq.edu.au
P: +61-2-9850-8927

Peter Ha
Department of Physics and Astronomy
ANFF Diamond Facility Manager

E7B-14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue 156
E: peter.ha@mq.edu.au
P: +61-2-9850-4167

Benjamin Johnston
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Manager OptaFab Node
205A Culloden Road 04.511
E: benjamin.Johnston@mq.edu.au
P: +61-2-9850-8960

Adam Joyce
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Senior Scientific Officer

E7B-14 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Avenue 214

E: adam.joyce@mq.edu.au
P: +61-2-9850-1061

Alex Stokes 

Australian Hearing Hub-16 University Avenue 4.514
E: alex.stokes@mq.edu.au 

P: +61-2-9850-5042

Anita Verinder
Administrator (ANFF Node)

Australian Hearing Hub-16 University Avenue 4.514
E: anita.verinder@mq.edu.au
P: +61-2-9850-8931

Higher degree research students

StudentsThesis title
Shilun Feng
PhD Student
Department of Engineering
E: shilun.feng@students.mq.edu.au
Design and Microfabrication of a Droplet-Based Microfluidic Probe for Sampling and Delivery
James White
PhD Student
Department of Engineering 
E: james.white1@students.mq.edu.au
Optofluidic Sorting of Ultra-Bright Nanodiamonds
Fuyuan Zhang
PhD Student
Department of Engineering
E: fuyuan.zhang1@students.mq.edu.au
Portable devices for food safety monitoring
Mst Fowzia Akhter
PhD student
Department of Engineering
Emst-fowzia.akhter@students.mq.edu.au
Yb, Pr-co-doped ZBLAN and InF3 fibre laser for 3.6 µm to 4.2-µm emission in the mid-infrared
Md Ziaul Amin
PhD Student
Department of Engineering
E: md-ziaul.amin1@students.mq.edu.au   
Mode-locked and high power mid-infrared fibre lasers
Saurabh Awasthi
PhD student
Department of Physics & Astronomy
E: saurabh.awasthi@students.mq.edu.au
Laser Supported Techniques for Conservation in Art and Cultural Heritage
Zhenxu Bai
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: zhenxu.bai@students.mq.edu.au
Investigation and optimization of a Brillouin laser in diamond
Christopher Baldwin
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: christopher.baldwin@students.mq.edu.au
Investigation of two-photon UV etching of diamond
Gayathri Bharathan
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: gayathri.bharathan@students.mq.edu.au
Femtosecond Laser-Written Intergrated Components for Future All-Fibre Mid-Infrared Laser Systems
Saurabh Bhardwaj
PhD student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: saurabh.bhardwaj@students.mq.edu.au
Smart design and Optimisation of 3D optical waveguide for Astronomy and Quantum Science
Daniel Blay
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: daniel.blay@mq.edu.au
Theory of Frequency State Translation and Multi-Colour Interference in the Quantum Mulitmode Regime
Andrea De Lima Ribeiro
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: andrea.ribeiro@students.mq.edu.au
Raman spectroscopy as a remote sensing technique to determine sea water optical properties
Glen Douglas
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: glen.douglass@students.mq.edu.au
Femtosecond Laser written intefgrated astronomical spectrographs
Blake Entwisle
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: blake.entwisle@students.mq.edu.au
Laser inhibition and activation studies of single neuron cells
Jacob Evans
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: jacob.evans@mq.edu.au
Rare-earth nitrides: Ferromagnetic Semiconductors with Spintronic Applications.
Saheed Oladipupo Fashola
PhD student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: saheed-oladipupo.fashola@students.mq.edu.au
Integrated mid-infrared femtosecond waveguide lasers
Jemy Geordy
MRES Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: jemy.geordy@students.mq.edu.au
Diamond nitrogen vacancy spins as engineered quantum sensors
Bhuwan Ghimire
MRES Student
Physics & AStronomy Department
E: bhuwan.ghimire@students.mq.edu.au
Microfluidics as a tool for circulating tumor cells sorting and detection
Thomas Gretzinger
PhD student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: thomas.gretzinger@students.mq.edu.au
Ultrafast laser inscribed mid-infrared astrophotonics
Meng He
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: meng.he@students.mq.edu.au
MND diagnostics and treatment with advanced imaging and targeted gene delivery
Kashif Islam
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: kashif.islam@students.mq.edu.au
The development of deep UV light sources for microscopy imaging and fluorescence spectroscopy of biological tissues
Zahra Khabir
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: zahra.khabir@students.mq.edu.au
Transdermal penetration of photoluminescent nanoparticles in human skin
Muye Li
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: muye.li@students.mq.edu.au
Single mode Raman lasers for wavelength conversion
Hangrui Liu
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: hangrui.liu@students.mq.edu.au
High Throughput Single Cell Profiling Using Droplet Microfluidics
Tushar Malica
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: tushar.malica@students.mq.edu.au
Nonlinear Dynamics of Long Cavity Semiconductor Lasers: A Study of Dynamical Regimes and Temporal Events
Mojtaba Moshkani
PhD Student
Physics and Astronomy Department
E: mojtaba.moshkani@mq.edu.au
Novel Plasmonic and Electronic Phenomena on Diamond
Nabomita Roy Mukty
MRES Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: nabomita-roy.mukty@students.mq.edu.au
Superabsorption of light with colour centres in nanodiamond
Sarath Raman Nair
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy  Department
E: sarath.raman-nair@students.mq.edu.au
Light-matter fiber-cavity interfaces with color centers in diamond: From single spin-single photon quantum interfaces to collective effects
Sobia Rehman
MRES Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: sobia.rehman@students.mq.edu.au
3-D integrated photonioc devices for mode-locked all-fiber lasers
Vlada Rozova
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: vlada.rozova@students.mq.edu.au  
Mathematical modelling of tumour growth in tissue engineering constructs
Alexey Rzhevskiy
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: alexey.rzhevskiy@students.mq.edu.au
Targeted drug delivery in urology
Adam Sharp
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: adam.sharp@students.mq.edu.au
The Characterisation of Deep-Ultraviolet Ultrafast Pulses by Active Synchronisation via Balanced Cross-Correlation
Fatima tuz Zahra
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: fatima-tuz-zahra.fatima-tuz@students.mq.edu.au
Development of Advanced Methods for Diamond Encapsulation and Heat Spreading;;Techniques for Biological Applications
Matthew van Breugel
PhD Student
Phyiscs & Astronomy Department
E: matthew.vanbreugel@mq.edu.au
Exploring coherence properties and collective effects in nanodiamonds containing color center
Yan Wang
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: yan.wang24@students.mq.edu.au
High throughput pathogen dectection using luminescence lifetime multiplexing
Piotr Wargocki
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: piotr.wargocki@mq.edu.au
SPAD arrays for fluorescence lifetime measurement
Michelle Whitford
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: michelle.whitford@mq.edu.au
Investigation of Surface Corrosion in Egyptian Artefacts to Improve Conservation Methods
Andrew Wood
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: andrew.wood@students.mq.edu.au
Exploring the Physics of Mechanically Tunable Microcavity Polaritons
Xuezong Yang
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department 
E: xuezong.yang@students.mq.edu.au  
Diamond-Raman-Based 589 nm Laser for Sodium Guide Star
Kaixin Zhang
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: kaixin.zhang@students.mq.edu.au
Nanosensor for biological applications
Yameng Zheng
PhD Student
Physics & Astronomy Department
E: yameng.zheng@students.mq.edu.au 
Development of the Laser sources
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