CNBP Research Fellow Dr Mel McDowall was recently interviewed by Lisa Hendrickson-Jack, creator of “Fertility Friday”, about the basic biology of eggs, sperm and getting pregnant.
Protein biosensing with fluorescent microcapillaries; S. Lane, P. West, A. François, and A. Meldrum; 9 Feb 2015 | Vol. 23, No. 3 | DOI:10.1364/OE.23.002577 | OPTICS EXPRESS 2577
Dr Ivan Maksymov gave an excellent presentation entitled “Enhancement of the photon–magnon interaction in all–dielectric micro– and nanostructures” during his recent visit to RMIT University. Dr Maksymov will be commencing a CNBP post-doc position at the RMIT node in April.
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
Microfluidic detection of vitamin D3 compounds using a cylindrical optical mi-crocavity J. Chan, T. Thiessen, S. Lane, P. West, K. Gardner, A. François, and A. Meldrum Sensors Journal, IEEE (Volume:PP , Issue: 99 )
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.
7-12 February 2015: 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)
11 February 2015: Welcome:
Adelaide node are delighted to welcome two new students: Irene Willcocks commencing an Honours degree in Chemistry; and Xuanzhao Pan commencing a Masters in Physics.
Both students will be supervised by CNBP Senior Investigator A/Prof Heike Ebendorff
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 firstname.lastname@example.org