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Five Lessons From Our Women Only Recruitment Round 

Our Centre has set a target of 40% women researchers by 2026. We are being held accountable to this target by the Australian Research Council. Our research spans optical physics and engineering, two disciplines where only 20% of employees are women, on average. Now, with more people from a broader range of social classes, gender and cultural […]

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Towards gender diversity in STEM: Why we need special recruitment rounds

In STEM education and careers, Australia’s talent pool is limited by the underrepresentation of half of Australia’s population—women. The causes of insufficient attraction and retention of girls and women in STEM begin from an early age and are evident throughout their school years. When considering career paths, women are  more likely to become a health […]

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Light People: Professor Chennupati Jagadish

In 2018, the Indian film “Starting Line” focused the public’s attention on the issue of education in India. It depicted the length some Indian parents were willing to go to secure educational resources for their children, as well as the difficulties faced by those disadvantaged in society in their fight for equal educational opportunities. In […]

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Following your call builds success

The travel bans of 2020 have been torture for Professor Francesca Iacopi. “I hate to be grounded” she says. “Last year has been really hard.” Now based at the University of Technology in Sydney, Francesca has moved continent regularly throughout her life and career. She was born in Italy, lived with her family in Brazil […]

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Getting to Node you: Mariusz Martyniuk

Researchers and their transformational research projects, including the TMOS, are highlighted in a new booklet, Enabled by ANFF 2020, from the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). The ANFF provides micro and nanofabrication-related tools for researchers around the country at 21 institutions, including The Australian National University and the CSIRO. The national network is divided into […]

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Warm fuzzies (and other things)

Today we take paws to reflect upon the little things that have helped us through the year. Our family, friends, critters, and self-care are all important to our well-being and happiness. We asked some of our Cheif Investigators and COO to provide a picture and a story about a pet (real or imaginary) or a […]

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The biggest research influencers of 2020

Every year Clarivate Web of ScienceTM announces its list of highly cited researchers, selected from all published researchers during the ten-year period January 2009 to December 2019. Why is this list important? A citation occurs when a researcher references another’s work in their own publication. It is an indication that idea or information has had […]

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Seeing the invisible

Professor Ann Roberts’ research goal in TMOS sounds like a magic spell from Harry Potter. “I want to see invisible things,” says the Leader of the Detection Theme within TMOS. While it is in fact optical physics, Ann is continually thrilled by her magical results. One of her students recently popped a transparent cancer cell […]

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Harnessing light and sound with metamaterials to advance technology and address grand societal challenges

Dr Andrea Alù is a Partner Investigator in TMOS and is based at the City University of New York, USA, where he is the Founding Director of its Advanced Science Research Center. He is also Einstein Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the City College of New York, and Adjunct […]

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Single-photon emitters: a breakthrough discovery

PhD student, Noah Mendelson, was part of the team that discovered that carbon was the source of photons in ‘white graphene’ – a two-dimensional material that holds promise for use in emerging quantum technologies. One exciting aspect of this work was identifying that the carbon atom has spin, which means it can be manipulated for […]