Appointment of Professor Andre Luiten as Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS)

Prof Andre Luiten

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Andre Luiten as the Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing. Through Andre’s leadership and building on the significant legacy of Professor Tanya Monro including the new Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Nanoscale BioPhotonics we are confident that the future is looking very bright for IPAS.

Professor Luiten holds the Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Adelaide and is a recent recipient of a South Australian Research Fellowship supported by the Premier’s Research and Industry Fund. He holds a PhD from the University of Western Australia and is a former Winthrop Professor and Australian Research Council Future Fellow.

Andre’s area of expertise is precision measurement – his research group recently produced the world’s most sensitive thermometer, able to measure temperature differences to 30 billionths of a degree in one second.

His vision is to develop instruments that can make measurements with world-class precision and accuracy that are of high value and interest to fundamental physics as well as in industrial, healthcare and defence contexts. The precision measurement team recently secured an Australian Research Council Linkage grant to develop a special laser technology to diagnose disease biomarkers in the exhaled breath.

Professor Luiten commenced his new role as IPAS Director on 11 August 2014.


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