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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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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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TMOS aims to bring diversity and equity to nano- and micro-optics

Enchanted by sciences since he was in high school, Ken Crozier hopes that the ARC Centre of Excellence TMOS (Transformative Meta-Optical Systems) will inspire the next generation of researchers, and encourage more diversity among the current cohort. The Centre’s Deputy Director, Professor Crozier is based at the University of Melbourne, where he studied science and […]

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Building technology by building confidence

A professor working on futuristic technology, with a string of prestigious fellowships behind her, it’s surprising to discover Lan Fu didn’t feel she had the talent to be a scientist. “I never thought I would end up as a physicist – even though my Dad is a physicist. I had no idea if I would […]

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Fifteen Postdoctoral Postitions – Open Now!

As a Centre, we are excited to be taking a proactive step towards our Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) goals. We have advertised up to fifteen postdoctoral positions for women, gender diverse and Indigenous applicants. Our aim is to enable people from underrepresented groups in our disciplines to have the first opportunity to work […]

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How vegetables and diversity inspired a revolution in health care

As a young girl in India, Madhu Bhaskaran was encouraged to do well in maths by her grandmother, who cooked her the vegetable okra before every maths exam, “to sharpen her brain.” “This was coming from someone who was not educated beyond year eight,” says Madhu, who is now a Professor of Electronic Engineering at […]