Archive for August 2009

Stephen wins AOS Postgraduate Award

August 25, 2009

Stephen Warren-Smith, a PhD student at the CoEP has been awarded the Australian Optical Society (AOS) Postgraduate Student Award. The competition of this award is stiff so this is indeed quite an achievement by Stephen.

The CoEP congratulates Stephen on this well-deserved honour!

The award will be presented at this year’s ACOFT/ACOLS conference to be held in Adelaide during the month of December.


SA Minister for Science visits CoEP facilities

August 6, 2009

This week the South Australian Minister for Science, the Honourable Micheal O’Brien MP, visited the University of Adelaide  and was given a short tour of the CoEP’s experimental facilities. These include state-of-the-art fibre and glass making facilities along with fibre characterisation labs.

Minister O’Brien was shown the glass and fibre fabrication approach and witnessed a live fibre draw – the process by which a macroscopic glass ‘preform’ is drawn down to a microscopic optical fibre.


Pictured left to right: Martyn Evans (Director, Community Engagement), Prof Tanya Monro, Minister O'Brien and Prof James McWha (Vice-Chancellor, University of Adelaide)

We hope the Minister enjoyed his visit and would like to thank him again for taking the time to tour our facilities.