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TMOS Establishment Report – where we’ve come from and where we’re going

2020 was not a year anyone will forget soon. In addition to the pandemic, which had significant impact on the education sector as international students were locked out of the country, Australia also battled its Black Summer bushfires and volatile weather events such as Canberra’s record-breaking hail storm. It was one extraordinary year for our […]

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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 […]

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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 […]