Australian Government invests in next generation of optics for Industry 4.0

The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded $34.9 million dollars to the formation of a new Centre of Excellence dedicated to the development of optical technologies. TMOS, the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems, brings together researchers from five Australian universities and 20 partner organisations to develop technology that is fundamental to the […]

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TMOS researchers’ paper on GaN nanowires featured as ACS Editors’ Choice

Researchers at the ANU node of TMOS have had their recent paper “Selective area growth of GaN nanowire: partial pressures and temperature as the key growth parameters” selected as the ACS Editors’ Choice (August 08, 2022). The ACS Editors’ Choice features scientific articles that are deemed to have broad significance to the community. Less than […]


Fun at the inSTEM conference

Last month the inaugural inSTEM conference was run up in Brisbane/Meanjin, this was a collaboration between a group of ARC Centres of Excellence. inSTEM is a networking and career development conference for people from marginalised or underrepresented groups in STEM, and their allies. It is an initiative of the STEM-focused ARC Centres of Excellence. Networking […]

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Spooky but tiny: grating boosts nanostructured quantum light source

A key element for future quantum technology is a step closer with the unveiling of a tiny quantum light source, less than one hundredth the diameter of a hair thick. The device’s practical qualities will make it a valuable component for future micro-quantum technology, said TMOS Chief Investigator Professor Andrey Sukhorukov who led the project […]


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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A smartphone could spell the end for malaria and other infectious diseases

Scientists are about to turn your smartphone into a tool that can diagnose diseases such as malaria, making mobile medical diagnostics affordable and accessible to remote areas such as third world countries and outback Australia. Currently, disease diagnostics usually requires chemical staining of cells and bulky and expensive microscopes that perform a process referred to […]

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International Women’s Day 2022

Happy International Women’s Day 2022!! This year the theme of the day is #BreakTheBias, this is an important message to us all as we all carry unconscious bias with us. At TMOS we are dedicated to addressing gender equity and equality in our centre and we are working hard to achieve it. As part of […]


International Day of Women and Girls in STEMM

Happy International day of Women and Girls in Science! At TMOS gender equality is one of our core values and today is an amazing day to celebrate the amazing women in our team. Women who are pioneers, women who have changed the status quo and women who are constantly striving for greater gender equality within […]


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 […]