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  • Michael Ventura awarded Vice Chancellor's Research Award

    Friday December 24 2010

    Congratulations to CMP postdoctoral research fellow Dr. Michael James Ventura who has been awarded Vice Chancellor's Research Award (Early Career) for the development of a novel method that uses synthetic crystalline materials, photonic crystals (PCs), to manipulate light..

  • 2010 Student of the year and innovative student awards

    Tuesday December 21 2010

    The Centre for Micro-Photonics is pleased to congratulate Mark Turner and Md Muntasir Hossain for receiving student of the year and innovative student awards respectively at the 2010 CMP Christmas dinner..

  • Mark Turner awarded OSA student prize at AIP/ACOFT 2010

    Tuesday December 14 2010

    Congratulations to CMP PhD student Mark Turner who was awarded the OSA student prize for best student presentation at the AIP/ACOFT conference held in Melbourne last week..

  • CMP awarded two LEIF grants

    Sunday December 5 2010

    The Australian Research Council recently announced the 2011 round of LEIF grants with Swinburne’s Centre for Micro-Photonics successfully receiving participation in two separate projects in the fields of super-resolution nanophotonic fabrication and fluorescence microscopy with optical tweezers.

  • Two new PhD positions in the Cell Biophysics Laboratory

    Sunday November 21 2010

    Enthusiastic students are sought to undertake PhD studies in the Cell Biophysics Laboratory. Two projects are being offered which involve detailed analysis and visualisation of molecule-molecule and molecule-cell interactions at the cellular level..

  • CMP Discovery Projects and an Australian Postdoctoral Fellowship

    Monday November 8 2010

    Congratulations to Centre for Micro-Photonics staff members Dr. James W. M. Chon, Assoc. Prof. Andew Clayton, Prof. Min Gu and Dr. Xiangping Li who have been awarded Australian Research Council Discovery Projects for their proposed work in nanotechnology, cell biology and optical physics..

  • Dr. Baohua Jia awarded 2010 Victoria Fellowship

    Friday September 24 2010

    Congratulations to CMP senior research fellow Dr. Baohua Jia who has been awarded a 2010 Victoria Fellowship from the Victorian state government. The Fellowship, worth $18,000 was awarded to Dr. Jia for her thin film photovoltaic technology (PV), NanoPlas, which when placed over solar cells enables them to efficiently convert solar energy into electricity..

  • Professor Gu selected to join ARC Research Evaluation Committee

    Monday September 13 2010

    CMP Director Min Gu has been selected by the Australian Research Council (ARC) to form a Research Evaluation Committee (REC) on Physical, Chemical and Earth Sciences as part of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative..

  • Dr. Narges Fahim selected for Australia China exchange

    Friday September 10 2010

    Dr. Narges Fahim has been selected to participate in the Australia China Young Scientists Exchange Program..

  • Two new PhD positions in Optical Data Storage

    Monday September 6 2010

    Two enthusiastic and capable PhD students are sought to work on the petabytes optical data storage technology and device project, funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Laureate Fellowship..

  • Jing Wu awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

    Tuesday August 10 2010

    Congradulations to former CMP student Jing Wu who was today awarded the degree of PhD for his thesis entitled "Development of integrated optofluidic sensors". Jing completed her PhD in 2006-2009 under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Day and Prof. Min Gu..

  • CUDOS Centre of Excellence bid successful

    Friday July 16 2010

    The Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) has been successful in retaining its Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence (CoE) status. The successful bid will allow the CMP and five other universities to continue research towards all optical signal processing in telecommunications networks..

  • Centre for Micro-Photonics research to help boost telecoms

    Friday July 16 2010

    Recent research from the Centre for Micro-Photonics published in the Advanced Materials journal, has demonstrated how nonlinear nanophotonics principles can be applied to telecommunications structures to dramatically improve their speed and efficiency..

  • Brendan Chick awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy

    Wednesday July 7 2010

    Congratulations to former CMP student Brendan Chick who was today awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) for his thesis entitled "Characterisation of polarised supercontinuum generation and its focal field". Brendan completed his PhD in 2006-2009 under the supervision of Prof. Min Gu and Dr. James W.M. Chon..

  • Professor Min Gu awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

    Tuesday July 6 2010

    The Australian Research Council (ARC) has awarded Centre for Micro-Photonics Director Professor Min Gu a highly prestigious Australian Laureate Fellowship to tackle some of the most urgent and complex research issues facing Australia and the world..

  • Official Launch of the Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility

    Wednesday June 2 2010

    The Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility (VSASF) was officially launched yesterday, with Swinburne Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young, the Victorian Minister for Environment and Climate Change, and Innovation, Gavin Jennings MLC and Suntech Power Holdings Chairman and CEO Dr. Zhengrong Shi in attendance..

  • 2009 Annual Report Now Available

    Monday May 31 2010

    The Centre for Micro-Photonics 2009 annual report is now available for download from our annual report page. The document details the Centre's activities throughout the 2009 year, including conference and journal publications, research projects as well as social events and funding grants..

  • Femtosecond Biophotonics: Core Technology and Applications

    Thursday May 27 2010

    CMP members Min Gu, Daniel Day and Dru Morrish have teamed up with former CMP members Damian Bird and Ling Fu to release a new book, Femtosecond Biophotonics: Core Technology and Applications through Cambridge University press..

  • Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility

    Wednesday May 5 2010

    The Centre for Micro-Photonics has just been awarded $3 million under the Victoria Science Agenda Investment Fund to establish the Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility (VSASF). The VSASF is a collaborative R&D facility between the Centre for Micro-Photonics and Suntech Power Holdings Co. Ltd, the world's largest manufacturer of silicon photovoltaic modules..

  • Dr. Xiangping Li selected for Australia Singapore exchange

    Wednesday March 17 2010

    Dr. Xiangping Li has been selected to participate in the Australia Singapore Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program..

  • CMP and Peter Mac research featured in Australian Life Scientist

    Friday February 12 2010

    Professor Sarah Russel from the Centre for Micro-Photonics and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has recently had her work featured in the January/February issue of Australia Life Scientist magazine. The article "Cell polarity and the T-cell" can be found online (http://www.lifescientist.com.au/article/334908/lorne_special_cell_polarity_t-cell?pp=1)..

  • Kim Pham awarded supplementary scholarship

    Saturday January 30 2010

    PhD student Kim Pham has been awarded a postgraduate supplementary scholarship from the Australian Stem Cell Centre (http://www.stemcellcentre.edu.au/) for her work with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Centre for Micro-Photonics..

  • Professor Min Gu awarded the 2010 Einstein Professorship Award

    Monday January 18 2010

    Congradulations to Professor Min Gu who has been awarded a 2010 Einstein Professorship from the Chinese Academy of Science..

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