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TMOS Annual Report 2021 – building the foundations for success

2021 marked the first full year of operations for the Centre. As you might imagine, our focus was on building the right team, refining our strategies, and developing policies and procedures to guide us moving forward. Essentially, we were getting the foundations right in order to build future success. Our 2021 report captures these activities. […]

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Seminar Summary: Nanowire-based devices for THz polarimetry

Over the past few decades THz time domain spectroscopy (THz-TDS) has revolutionized spectroscopy and imaging in this rich region of the electromagnetic spectrum.[1]  THz-TDS directly measures electric field as a function of time, making it excellent for probing the dielectric properties of materials.[1]  The pulsed nature of the technique has allowed it to be extended […]

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Seminar Summary: Software Defined Optics

Prof. Arka Majumdar is an Associate Professor in the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Physics at the University of Washington. He received his bachelor’s from IIT-Kharagpur (2007), where he was honoured with the President’s Gold Medal. He completed his MS (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He spent one […]

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TMOS Chief Investigator Madhu Bhaskaran to co-lead Women in STEMM Australia

Women in STEMM Australia (WiSA) has just appointed TMOS Chief Investigator Madhu Bhaskaran and science educator Sarah Chapman as co-chairs of the organization. Founded in 2014, WiSA helps to address the needs of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) by sharing information, amplifying STEMM associations with aligned values, and […]

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TMOS Chief Investigator Jagadish announced as the next President of the Australian Academy of Science 

TMOS Chief Investigator and Australian National University Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish will become the next President of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS). He is the first Australian of Indian heritage to take on the role.  The Academy is one of Australia’s foremost scientific organisations, tasked with providing independent, authoritative scientific advice to parliament, promoting international scientific engagement and building public awareness and understanding of science.   […]

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Australian research helping self-driving cars get on the road

Researchers from the Australian National University and TMOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, have developed a highly sensitive self-powered single photon detector that could be used to make self-driving cars safer and more energy efficient. A fast, single-photon Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) is far more sensitive than other forms of LIDARs, allowing […]

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What it’s like to be an IDEA Officer at TMOS

I joined the TMOS as an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access Officer during turbulent times for the Australian tertiary education sector. Transitioning from my previous position to this new and unprecedented post seemed like a challenge but also an opportunity to work on the first job of this kind in Australia.  What did I know […]

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Phobia of needles? New research could spell the end for blood testing.

Trypanophobics rejoice. Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and TMOS, an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence, have made new progress towards the development of mid-infrared nanophotonics, which could potentially be used in future biomolecular detectors to allow for breath testing for coming illnesses, replacing blood testing and providing immediate results to doctors […]

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New exchange opportunity for TMOS students

The German Research Foundation (DFG) and ANU have announced a joint International Research Training Group IRTG 2675 Tailored Metasurfaces – Generating, Programming and Detecting Light (META‐ACTIVE). META-ACTIVE will be a partnership between ANU and Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany designed to provide the highest possible training for PhD students in the field of optics and […]

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Let there be light! New tech to revolutionize night vision

Ultra-thin film could one day be used on reading glasses