More information about the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics award is available from the Nobel Prize website.
For more information about the work of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Waves, please visit the ARC website.
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Congratulations to Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem for being elected as a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) at the Society’s September 2017 Board of Directors meeting.
Founded in 1916, OSA is the leading professional association in optics and photonics, home to accomplished science, engineering, and business leaders from all over the world. Through world-renowned publications, meetings, and membership programs, OSA provides quality information and inspiring interactions that power achievements in the science of light.
Prof Ebendorff-Heidepriem is being honored specially for ground breaking science contributions to the field of optical glasses and fibers.
Congratulations to our Deputy Director Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem who has won the 2017 Winnovation Award – category Technology! IPAS Deputy Director and Associate Director of the Optofab Adelaide Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Prof Ebendorff-Heidepriem has demonstrated her outstanding leadership role in the establishment of the Adelaide node of Optofab, a state-of-art glass science, fibre fabrication and 3D manufacturing research facility.
Announced on Friday 6th October, the Winnovation Awards celebrate the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia.
The 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded for gravitational waves. This Nobel Prize is as much a recognition of the work of Professors Weiss, Barich and Thorne as it is of the many researchers they’ve been working alongside as part of an extensive international collaborative team that includes many Australians, such as the LIGO and OzGrav team here at IPAS.
Follow on the first discovery in 2015, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery – known as OzGrav- was established. OzGrav is a partnership between Swinburne University, the Australian National University, Monash University, University of Adelaide, University of Melbourne, and University of Western Australia, along with other collaborating organisations in Australia and overseas.
“Inhibitors of biotin protein ligase: A new class of antibiotic targeting Staphylococcus aureus” led by Prof Andrew Abell and his team has been awarded 1 of the best 10 NHMRC research project 2016!
This project successfully engaged chemistry and biochemistry to discover a new antibacterial by inhibiting a key protein – known as biotin protein ligase (BPL)- as a potential mechanism for limiting bacterial survival.
Congratulations to Prof Andrew Abel and team!
Following the success of our Children’s University tour in August, on 21st September IPAS proudly hosted a stop for #RealDayOut. High school students from the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS) were welcomed and introduced to IPAS by Drs Ben Sparkes and Chris Perrella. The students were then guided through our state-of-the-art fabrication facilities by Dr Erik Schartner and had interactive discussions with our technical experts Mr Evan Johnson and Mr Lijesh Thomas. They were also treated to a hands-on experience with a biomedical imaging device facilitated by Dr Jiawen Li, and enjoyed spectacular light transmission applications in the Optics lab.
A Real Day Out (RDO) is an immersive experience for students (years 10-11) and teachers or community members to learn about future careers and job roles. Students can learn about the jobs of the future, and meet potential employers, entrepreneurs and exporters.
We hope you enjoyed your #RealDayOut experience at IPAS and we wish you all the best in your future scientific endeavours!
Congratulations to Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem who has been chosen as a finalist in the category of Technology for her leadership role in the establishment of the Adelaide node of Optofab, a state-of-the-art glass science, fibre fabrication and 3D manufacturing research facility.
Winnovation Awards, in their fourth year, celebrate and elevate the amazing talent of women in South Australia. The winners will be announced and honoured on Friday, October 6 at Bendigo Bank, Waymouth St, CBD @ 5.30pm.
Congratulations to Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem on being successfully awarded a 2017 Global Connections Fund – Bridging Grant with the project entitled ” Extruded Hollow-Core Fibre for High-Power Mid-IR Laser”. The Bridging Grants are designed to support international SME-Researcher partnerships grow beyond an initial level of engagement into a strong collaboration leading to the translation of research knowledge and intellectual property into market ready products or services.
This grant will not only accelerates the development of a long term strategic collaboration between IPAS and IRflex Corporation (USA) but it also continues to reinforce the existing collaboration to develop hollow-core fibre with the unique capability to transmit extremely high-power industrial lasers.
This project will utilise IPAS’ s unique intellectual property and know-how to design and fabricate innovative dies for glass extrusion with extremely fine microstructures (~1 micron thick); along with the 3D metal printing capabilities to develop and produce titanium dies specifically designed to extrude mid-infrared glasses. The partner company, IRflex Corporation (USA), is specialized in the development and manufacture of novel mid-infrared fibres and devices, with the specialized equipment and technical resources to produce ultra high-purity mid-infrared glasses.
Congratulations to Team Mirage Photonics and Team GLAS who are going to be part of the next CSIRO ON Prime program.
Team Mirage Photonics (comprising of Ori Henderson-Sapir, Ka Wu, Annetay Henderson-Spair, Michael Muthig & Piers Lincoln). This project will offer solutions using affordable mid-infrared moderate-power lasers to detect gases and organic compounds such as greenhouse gases and petroleum based chemicals in environmental monitoring, oil and gas development, transportation and medicine. The team hopes to identify and approach potential customers as well as progress from technology to business.
Team GLAS (comprising of Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Tim Zhao, Yunle Wei, Francois Duvenage, Elodie Janvier & Karen Cunningham). This project will develop a technique named GLAS (G:Green, L:Large-scale, A: All-in-one, S: Simple) which will endorse a range of color codes in glass via striking noble metal nano particles in a highly controllable manner instead of using toxic chemicals such as heavy metals. This program will bring academia and business/industry partners together to meet practical needs and solve real-life problems. It also helps to build up connections with partners and customers.
Congratulations to both team!
As part of Children’s University Science Camp in Adelaide, on 29 August 2017 IPAS proudly hosted 20 science students – all FEMALES- from Renmark and Murray Bridge high schools. Drs Ben Sparkes and Chris Perrella, led the students on tours of IPAS, firstly to see our state-of-the-art fabrication facilities and equipment such as the high-tech 3D Metal and Ceramic printer and 5–Axis Ultrasonic Mill, with expert commentary from Mr Evan Johnson and Mr Lijesh Thomas. The students then had hands-on experience with a biomedical imaging device facilitated by Dr Jiawen Li, and with different light transmission applications in the Optics lab. All students showed great interest in science through constantly interactive enquiries with leading researchers and experienced technicians. All the best for our future scientists, we hope this experience will continuously develop your passion for science especially in photonics!
From 22nd – 24th August, IPAS researchers, supported by ATSE, represented the University of Adelaide at the 13th Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf (GMUSG) Conference and Trade Expo at Whyalla. GMUSG was established to promote the Upper Spencer Gulf as a regional centre of excellence in the provision of “maintenance services” to the local, national and international resource processing sector.
Alongside with UniSA and Flinders Uni, Dr Stephen Warren-Smith had a talk to promote collaboration between industry and universities. Of particular interest to attendees were the high temperature sensors and 3D printers; with ABC Eyre Peninsula following up with Stephen on the 25th for a short radio interview with Deane Williams to discuss IPAS’ work with SJ Cheesman at the Nyrstar multi-metals recovery plant.