10 December 2014: Here’s to CNBP mateship
Ivan Antolovic is pictured here with Piotr Wargocki, a CNBP researcher at Macquarie.
They have only just met, but are already the best of mates, thanks to two weeks together in a dark optics lab trying to make a novel SwissSPAD chip detect photons.
The smiles tell it all, the chip has worked – on the day before Ivan had to fly back to Europe!
Congratulations to both young researchers for their outstanding FPGA programming skills and thanks to our wonderfully supportive collaborators in Physics at Macquarie, Professors David Coutts and David Spence.
The CNBP node at Macquarie and TU Delft/EPFL started this collaboration in early 2014.
The aim is to develop a single photon avalanche diode imager suitable for applications ranging from fluorescence to quantum security.
The chip is capable of fast frame rates up to 156 kfps.
Gates as short as 5 ns can be used to limit the sensitive period of the sensor.
This configuration can be utilized in time correlated measurements and yield fluorescence lifetimes.
The long term goal of this project is to enable molecular vision during surgery.
10 December 2014: In the Media.
In this article printed in the Higher Education Section of the Australian – Professor Tanya Monro, CNBP Chief Investigator talks about the need for the Australian research community to engage with Industry.
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December 2014: Reaching out to school students.
Dr Sabina Heng has been matched with a science teacher at Lockley’s Primary School to inspire young Australian’s about the job of science.
2 December 2014: Invited Talk.
A/Prof Dayong Jin delivered an invited presentation at the 2014 Light, Energy and the Environment (Energy) congress in December. Sitting within the the Optical and Photonic Sensing session his talk was titled: Upconversion SuperDots
4 December 2014: Find out more about Prof Mark Hutchinson.
If you would like to find our more about our illustrious leader – take a look at this member profile in the latest edition of the STA newsletter
4 December 2014: Congratulations
Congratulations to Professor Jim Piper who has been elected president of Science Technology Australia (STA).
Science & Technology Australia represents Australia’s scientists and technologists – promoting their views on a wide range of policy issues to government, industry and the community.
2 December 2014: Invited Talk
CNBP Senior Researcher A/Prof Heike Ebendorff gave an invited talk at the ‘2014 OSA Optics & Photonics Congress on Light, Energy and the Environment” in Canberra.
Heike’s presentation ‘Suspended Core Optical Fibres: New Tools for Sensing Chemicals, Biomolecules and Temperature” reviewed the opportunities of using suspended core optical fibers with enclosed or exposed micron-scale cores for sensing chemicals, biomolecules and temperature. The application areas of sensing platforms based on these fibers were described.
This comprehensive Congress examines the frontiers in the development of optical technologies for energy production, transport, and use. It also examines the use of optical and photonic approaches to monitor energy usage and the effects energy production has on the environment. It is designed to bring together researchers, engineers, and managers and foster timely information exchange between several of the disciplines involved in energy production usage, cost and environmental and efficiency management
1 December 2014: A/Prof Heike Enbendorff-Heidelpriem on the radio
If you were tuning in to ABC 639 today you might have heard CNBP Senior Researcher A/Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidelpriem talking about the CNBP and her research interests