Category Archives: Media

Thebaton Senior College at IPAS

On Monday 27 November 2017, IPAS was delighted to host the IPAS Laser Labs tour for a group of high achieving science students from Thebarton Senior College. The students were welcomed and guided to the Quantum Atom Fibre and Sensing and Spectroscopy Labs by  Dr Ben Sparkes  and Sarah Scholten.The students were inspired and amazed with different demonstrations of next generation light transmission and novel gas sensing methods. All the best for our science students and looking forward to welcome you to the IPAS community in the future!

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Shandong Academy of Sciences at IPAS

On Friday 24 November 2017, IPAS was delighted to welcome an esteemed contingent from the Shandong Academy of Sciences. This visit has strengthen the collaboration between the University of Adelaide and the Shandong Academy of Sciences. We hope to welcome many visiting academics working with IPAS in the near future.

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GLASS CAN BE BOTH SCIENCE AND ART featured in ATSE’s focus magazine

Congratulations Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem on being selected to be included in this month’s addition of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)’s Focus magazine.

This edition of ATSE Focus contains a selection of profiles of recipients of the first round of Global Connections Fund Priming Grants, which demonstrate the diversity of projects and partnerships being supported by the program.Heike _ glass & art

Prof Ebendorff-Heidepriem was successfully awarded a 2017 Global Connections Fund – Bridging Grant , in collaboration with international partner IRflex, with the project entitled “Extruded Hollow-Core Fibre for High-Power Mid-IR Laser”.

For the online article, please click here.

 

Shadow Ministry of Defence at IPAS

On Thursday 16 November, IPAS was very proud to host the Hon Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister of Defence, to our member’s High Power Laser and Sapphire Clock Labs. The Shadow Minister, accompanied by Professor Michael Webb, Director of Defence and Security, and Professor Michael Liebelt, Interim Executive Dean Faculty of Sciences, had first hand experience of the world class Sapphire Clock, followed by a demonstration of  the IPAS schools #LaserRadio project, which is contributing to the promotion of STEM education in Australia.

IPAS was honored to host the Shadow Minister during his defence collaboration tour at the University of Adelaide, which highlighted our outstanding research and invaluable contribution to the Australian defence industry.

Minister Pyne at IPAS

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On Wednesday 8th November 2017, IPAS was honored to welcome  the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence Industry,  to visit our Sapphire Clock  and High Power Laser Labs. Accompanying the Minster, were Dr Alex  Zelinsky, Chief Defence Scientist and head of the Defence Science & Technology (DST) group, Prof Michael Brooks, Interim Vice-Chancellor and President and Rear Admiral the Hon Kevin Scarce AC CSC RAN-Rtd and Chancellor. The Minister was extremely impressed by the amazing work of the Sapphire Clock and High – Power Laser teams and fascinated by the demonstration of IPAS innovative Laser Radio project contributing to the promotion of STEM education in Australia. Following the lab tour, the Minister launched the new University of Adelaide Defence Research and Innovation Network, which will strengthen the University and DST Group partnership.

Click here for more information on the University partnership with DST Group.

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International appointment for Prof Andre Luiten!

Congratulation Prof Andre Luiten on being elected to the Commission on Laser Physics and Photonics for the term 2018 -2020 at the 29th General Assembly of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics!

The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) was established in 1922 in Brussels with 13 Member countries and the first General Assembly was held in 1923 in Paris. The Union is governed by its General Assembly which meets every three years to stimulate and promote international cooperation in physics.

International Recognition for Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem!

OSA-logo-centennial-150Congratulations 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.

For more information about the this honor, please click here. The list of Fellows is currently available online.

Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem winner of 2017 Winnovation Award!

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.

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Prof Abell and team featured in NHMRC top 10 for 2016!

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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!

IPAS Roadshow at 13th GMUSG Conference and Trade Expo

Trade showFrom 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.