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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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 […]