Positions available – expired 10 Aug.

Posted July 21, 2009 by tilanka
Categories: fibre optics, jobs, lasers, news, openjobs, research, sensing

The CoEP is currently advertising for a number of postdoctoral research posotions.

These offer oppurtunities in the key areas of optical fibre sensing and fibre lasers and will integrate with the recently formed new research institute, IPAS – the institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing.

The deadline for applications is the 10th August 2009.


Honours award

Posted July 8, 2009 by tilanka
Categories: Uncategorized


Congratulations to Mark Turner, who completed honours with the Centre in 2008, on winning one of only 18 University medals.

These are presented to the most outstanding graduates in each faculty who have completed the Honours degree, degree with Honours, or a degree of Bachelor of at least four years duration.

The Medals are awarded for outstanding academic performance across the whole of the nominees’ studies at university, and not for academic performance at the Honours level alone.

So congratulations again to Mark for his fantastic achievement.

Prof Monro wins PM’s emerging leaders award

Posted June 17, 2009 by tilanka
Categories: news

Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, today named Professor Tanya Monro as one of 10 emerging young Australian leaders.

From the Australian:

Mr Rudd spoke of the importance of leadership and presented awards to eight of the 10 winners, selected from 100 outstanding young Australians as part of The Weekend Australian Magazine’s Next 100: Emerging Leaders project .

Read the full article.

Prof Monro (pictured below) is the director of the CoEP and the soon-to-be-launched Institute of Photonics and Advanced sensing. Watch for extended interviews of the winners in this weekend’s Australian magazine.


Prof Tanya Monro (Picture courtesy: Kelly Barnes )

IPAS gets funding boost

Posted June 2, 2009 by tilanka
Categories: Uncategorized

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), a new research venture to be established with the CoEP at its core, is set to receive an extra $5 million worth of funding from the State government [full story] – in addition to the $28.8  million awarded by the Commonwealth last year.

This is part of a funding iniative for South Australian University research facilities committed to the “commercialisation of research and to increasing expenditure on research and development facilities”.

commercialisation of research and to increasing expenditure on research and development facilities

Emerging Leaders in Science

Posted May 6, 2009 by oliviatowers
Categories: news

Professor Tanya Monro was featured May 4, 2009 in the Australian as they showcased those investing their talents in science in their search for 100 young leaders.

Professor Tanya Monro, 36, Physicist

She’s been named one of the top 10 brightest young minds in Australia by science magazine Cosmos and says she knew at age 14 that she wanted to do a Phd in physics. Tanya Monro went on to do a Bachelor of Science (hons) at the University of Sydney, with honours (1st class) in physics, then her longed-for doctorate in physics, winning the Bragg Gold Medal for the best physics thesis in Australia. She then sorted through the offers and chose the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, UK, where she remained for nearly seven years. Now based at Adelaide University where she is Director of the newly formed Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing, the Sydney-born Monro heads up the Centre of Expertise in Photonics where her research – into the field of science and technology that allows the generation and control of light using glass optical fibres – leads the world. The winner of the 2008 PM’s Prize for Physical Scientist of the Years says it was her physics teacher at school who inspired her. “He made me realise that physics is an elegant and powerful way of understanding our world. That is is not about remembering dry and isolated facts, but of constantly discovering how ideas fit together, and how often the more you learn, the simpler and more beautiful our world appears.”

DSTO scholarship winners

Posted May 1, 2009 by oliviatowers
Categories: news

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has established a scholarship program with the University of Adelaide to encourage young scientists to pursue studies in Photonics and Optics, potentially leading to a career in defence research and development.

The program provides annual scholarships to assist Australian students in meeting their educational costs. The scholarships are awarded to students based on the results from their previous year of tertiary study, or their year 12 results in the case of the first year award.

The scholarship program is administered by the University of Adelaide on behalf of DSTO. The winners of the DSTO Scholarships for 2009 are:

1st Year

  • Ms Sophie Hollitt
  • Ms Georgia Mansell

2nd Year

  • Mr Peter Edwards

3rd Year

  • Ms Anna Perejma

4th Year

  • Mr Nikita Simakov
  • Mr Jonathan Boehm
  • Mr Anthony Slattery

The CoEP congratulates all of the winners of the above scholarships.

OSA awards CoEP student Kris Rowland

Posted April 16, 2009 by tilanka
Categories: Uncategorized

Recently Kristopher Rowland, a PhD student at the CoEP, was awarded a Incubic/Milton Chang student travel grant by the Optical Society of America (OSA). This grant is awarded to selected students presenting research at the upcoming Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO) in Baltimore, USA.

Kris’ presentation, titled ‘Spectral Properties of Liquid-Core Bragg Fibers’ demonstrates significant shifting of the fundamental bandgap of a hollow-core Bragg fiber by systematically filling the core with liquids of various refractive indices along with some comparison with theory.

The CoEP congratulates Kris on his excellent achievement. Well done Kris!