Monthly Archives: February 2015

Adelaide node welcomes new research fellows

NeuroFebruary 2015: Welcome:

CNBP Adelaide Node are pleased to welcome new CNBP Research Fellow commencing in January/February 2015.

  • Jenny Butler who is joined the Recognise theme on January 28th
  • Peipei Jia who joined the Measure and Illuminate theme on January 31st
  • Xiaozhou (Michelle) Zhang who joined the Recognise theme on February 9
  • John Horsley who joined the Recognise theme on February 9

What’s better than winning an award? Winning two!

Ashleigh Heffernan Low Res Edit 008113 February 2014: Awards for academic excellence

At the RMIT School of Applied Science Award Ceremony in March 2015, CNBP student representative Ashleigh Heffernan will be presented with two awards for outstanding academic achievement in 2014.

The Walter Boas Memorial Prize is awarded for “the student completing third year Physics courses whose creativity in academic endeavors is judged worthy of recognition” (presented to two people in 2014), and the Nanotechnology Award (Physics) is awarded for “the best overall performance in the double degree Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology) / Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) majoring in Physics”. Ashleigh graduated with distinction in December 2014 and will commence a Master of Science degree in March 2015, under the supervision of Associate Professor Brant Gibson at the RMIT Node.

SPIE West in San Francisco

7-12 February 201Alexandre Francois Low Res Edit 00835: Conference Presentations

Dr Alex Francois and PhD students Tess Reynolds and Jonathan Hall presented three papers at SPIE West

Jonathan Hall, Shahraam Afshar, Matthew Henderon, Alexandre Francois, Tess Reynolds, Nicolas Riesen and Tanya Monro, “Predicting the whispering gallery mode spectra of microresonators,” SPIE LASE, 9343-71 (2015)

Reynolds, A. Francois, M.R. Henderson, S.J. Nicholls, T.M Monro “Optimization of Whispering Gallery Mode sensor design for applications in biosensing,” SPIE BIOS, 9315-19  (2015)

Alexandre François, Nicolas Riesen, Hong Ji, Shahraam Afshar Vahid, Tanya M. Monro “Whispering-gallery mode lasers for biosensing: Reducing the lasing threshold,” SPIE LASE, 9343-66 (2015)

CNBP welcomes Tony Crawshaw to our team

Tony Crawshaw11 Feb 2015: CNBP Outreach and Communications Coordinator

I’m pleased to announce that Tony Crawshaw has joined our team as Communications and Outreach Coordinator for CNBP.

He has extensive communications, PR and outreach experience and was previously Communications Manager for CSIRO’s Astronomy and Space Science division, responsible for promoting the next generation radio telescope ASKAP, amongst other activities. At CNBP, he will be responsible for developing and implementing our communications and outreach strategy, promoting the exciting work that we do to a whole range of diverse audiences and groups.

Tony will be based at our CNBP Macquarie Node but will be visiting all nodes in the near future. Feel free to say hi or to message him directly. He’d love to hear your thoughts on the communications that we currently do, or could be doing in the near future.

Welcome to the team Tony! It’s great to have you on-board.

Tony can be reached at 0402 770 403 or tony.crawshaw@mq.edu.au