Category Archives: events

Visiting Scientist: Dr Alexander Wood

 

IPAS Seminar: Thursday 11th May, 3:30-4:30 pm

Dr Alexander Wood (University of Melbourne), will be visiting IPAS on 10-11th May and will be giving a seminar entitled “A New Spin on Quantum Sensing with Diamonds”  on Thursday 3:30-4:30 pm, Level 2 Meeting Room, The Braggs.

 

Photonics at Science Meets Parliament 2017

Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem represented the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics and IPAS at Science Meets Parliament, held in Canberra on 21-22nd March 2017. 

Science Meets Parliament is an annual event run by Science and Technology Australia and provides ~200 scientists with the opportunity to meet with federal politicians, advisors and policy makers.

Heike had the opportunity to meet with Senator Chris Back, Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislative Committee, and Senator Chris Ketter; discussing her research involving the use of optical fibres to create windows into the body, specifically in regards to pain detection.

In addition, Heike also had the opportunity to talk with the Honourable Richard Marles, Shadow Minister for Defence, during the official dinner.

A summary of Science Meets Parliament can be found here.

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IONS KOALA 2016 Student Conference 27 November – 2 December

The 9th Conference on Optics, Atoms and Laser Applications (KOALA) and International OSA Network of Students (IONS) event will be co-hosted by students from Monash and Swinburne Universities in Melbourne from Sunday 27th November to Friday 2nd December 2016.

IONS KOALA is Australia and New Zealand’s only student conference in the fields of optics, quantum optics, atom optics, photonics and laser technology.

For registrations and details, see their website, or email info@koala2016.com. Registrations close 14th October.

Koala Student Conference 2016

Finalist for the 2016 South Australian Science Excellence Award – Excellence in Research Collaboration UoA and Trajan

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

IPAS along with Trajan have been named finalist for Excellence in Research Collaboration award by the Government of South Australia.

From the Government of South Australia, Department of State Development:
The Science Excellence Awards is South Australia’s premier event to recognise and reward outstanding scientific endeavour, including its application in industry and the advancement of science and mathematics education.

Finalist for the 2016 South Australian Science Excellence Award – Excellence in Research Collaboration:

Trajan – University of Adelaide partnership
In November 2015, the University of Adelaide (UoA) commenced a major strategic partnership with Trajan Scientific and Medical (Trajan), with the support of the South Australian government, and launched the new Trajan R&D and Manufacturing Hub in Adelaide at the University. This collaboration is enabling the realisation of research, development and commercialisation of new generation specialty glass products for the global science and medical equipment market.

The winner will be announced at the SA Science Excellence Awards Ceremony on Friday 12 August 2016.

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

Photo: Tom Roschi

IPAS New Year Event for 2016

It has been the tradition of IPAS to celebrate the successes of its members in the new year rather than during the busy and crowded end of the year.

This year we held our event on January 29 in ‘the Jungle’ at the Kent Town Hotel to recognise the achievements of our members as well as to plan for the year ahead.

The winners of the annual “IPAS Student Research Event” were awarded. These prizes are designed to encourage our PhD students to make compelling and effective presentations. The two best presentations were given to Michelle Turvey from the School of Biological Sciences for the talk “Identification of beer spoilage microorganisms using the MALDI Biotyper platform”. Michelle was awarded the “IPAS Tanya Monro Presentation Award” which was the People’s Choice award. Milad Dakka took away the “Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Prize” for the talk “Optically enhanced environmental dating”. These two should be firmly congratulated for their efforts among tough competition.

We also recognised the efforts of three other students in this exercise, Carly Whitakker for the talk “Optical fibres for radiation detection and dosimetry” from the School of Physical Sciences, Jonathan Hall for the talk “Biolaser” from the School of Physical Sciences and Thomas Chambers  for the talk “A digital holographic imager for the study of cloud particles” from The School of Chemical Engineering. The students were recognised for their outstanding efforts by awarding them with an “Honourable Mention”.

An important benefit flows from the involvement of our students in organising, participating and presenting at the event. The skill of effective communication is one that helps in every aspect of life and this event provide opportunity for training through practice and examples.

We also announced winners of our “Best Papers” competition for 2016. We were inundated with entries showing the quality and impact of the research being conducted by IPAS members. Take a look at the winning papers here.

Milad Dakka, recipient of the Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Prize and Andre Luiten

Milad Dakka, recipient of the Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Prize with IPAS Director Andre Luiten

Michelle Turvey, recipient of the IPAS Tanya Monro Presentation Award and Andre Luiten

Michelle Turvey, recipient of the IPAS Tanya Monro Presentation Award with IPAS Director Andre Luiten

Ms Carly Whittaker, recipient of an Honourable Mention in the IPAS Annual Student Research Presentation Event and Andre Luiten

Ms Carly Whittaker, recipient of an Honourable Mention in the IPAS Annual Student Research Presentation Event with IPAS Director Andre Luiten

Thomas Chambers, recipient of an honourable mention at the

Thomas Chambers, recipient of an honourable mention in the Annual Student Research Event with IPAS Director Andre Luiten

IPAS Minerals and Energy Workshop 2015

The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) will be holding a Resources Sector Workshop aimed at linking resources specific research in Adelaide to local companies. The event will comprise a series of case studies, presentations, networking and tours of The Photonics and Advanced Manufacturing Facilities at the University of Adelaide.

Agenda Photonics Catalyst Program IPAS Minerals and Energy Sector Workshop Final (PDF)

Agenda Photonics Catalyst Program IPAS Minerals and Energy Sector Workshop Final (Word)

IPAS New Year Event for 2015

It has been the tradition of IPAS to celebrate the successes of its members in the new year rather than during the very crowded and busy time at the end of the year. This year we got together on January 30 at Stellas, Henley Beach to recognise the achievements of our members as well as to plan for the year ahead.

The first announcement of the day were the winners of the annual “IPAS Student Research Event”. These prizes are designed to encourage our PhD students to make compelling and effective presentations. The two best presentations were given to Jesse Teo of the School of Physical Sciences for the talk ‘Hetero-bimetallic metal organic polyhedra’ who was given the ‘Tanya Monro Presentation Award’ and Myles Clark of the School of Physical Sciences for the talk ‘A dual wavelength Methane DIAL laser’ who was awarded the ‘Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Prize’. These two should be firmly congratulated for their efforts in a very tough competition.

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Tanya Monro and Jesse Teo

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Myles Clark and Andre Luiten

However, an equally important benefit flows from the involvement of almost all of our students in organising, participating and presenting at the event. The skill of effective communication is one that helps in every aspect of life and this event gives great training through practice and examples. We also recognised the efforts of three other students in this exercise, Carly Whitakker for the talk ‘Optical fibers for radiation detection and dosimeter’ from the School of Physical Sciences, Daniel Stubing for the talk ‘Photoswitchable sensors: reversible ion detection using optical fibers’ from the School of Physical Sciences and Karan Gulati for the talk ‘3d printed bone implants decorated with nanotubes’ from The School of Chemical Engineering. The students were recognised for their outstanding efforts by awarding them with an “Honourable Mention”.

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Andre Luiten and Carly Whittaker

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Andre Luiten and Daniel Stubing

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Andre Luiten and Karan Gulati

We also announced winners of our inaugural “Best Papers” competition for 2014. We were inundated with entries showing the quality and impact of the research being conducted by IPAS members. Further information on the winners and a short citation of the winning papers is found here.

More images from the day below and on the IPAS Facebook page:

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Upcoming IPAS Seminars

IPAS continues to build collaborations with members and visiting researchers via our seminar series. We are looking forward to the following upcoming seminars:

Seminars - upcoming 28 Oct

IPAS Science Network present ‘Scientists outside the Lab’

Science Network

The Science Network will hold an event to communicate some of the fantastic endeavors scientists pursue outside of the lab. This event will be held before the end of the year and the organisers want to hear from you if you would be interested in giving a 10-15 minute talk giving an overview of your involvement in outreach or a philanthropic endeavor.

These talks do not have to be science related. If you are interested, please prepare a short summary of what you would like to present, your contact details, discipline and your availability between now and the end of the year and email them to Ms Kelly Keeling.

Ms Kelly Keeling

Ms Kelly Keeling

IPAS Science Network Soccer Tournament

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Register for this event with Jonathan Hall