About Us

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) will solve fundamental and applied scientific problems by harnessing the disruptive concept of meta-optics – a field pioneered in Australia. TMOS aims to overcome complex challenges in light generation, manipulation and detection at the nanoscale, thereby aligning optics with the advances in nanoelectronics.

Electronic devices have changed the way we live our lives in the twenty-first century. This was made possible through scientific and industrial advances in electronic materials and devices at the nanoscale. However, science and industry have not made the same advances in the field of optics. We are still relying on the same millennia-old principles and technologies discovered by the Ancient Greeks and Chinese, particularly in the area of lenses, to integrate optics into our electronic devices. Optics is fast becoming the rate-limiting factor in the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0).

  • The Australian National University (Canberra, headquarters)
  • The University of Melbourne (Melbourne)
  • University of Technology Sydney (Sydney)
  • The University of Western Australia (Perth)
  • RMIT University (Melbourne)
Meet the Centre Director, Professor Dragomir Neshev. Video by Phil Dooley.

Our Logo

The TMOS logo combines a light source (three lines) and an artificial structured surface (dots). The icon demonstrates the concept of meta-optics and forms an arrow, pointing to the future advancement of optical technology that TMOS will enable.

TMOS has a pride colourway, which is found on our Diversity page.

The TMOS logo.