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Professorial staff appointments

Wednesday October 14 2009

The Centre for Micro-Photonics is pleased to announce the appointment of two professorial staff as part of Swinburne's Strategic Plan toward 2015.

Andrew Clayton will join the CMP as Associate Professor of Biophotonics in December 2009. Dr. Clayton's research interests lie at the interface between photonics and biology. His laboratory combines molecular biology with multidimensional microscopy to probe the interactions and dynamics of molecules inside living cells. He plans to harness the formidable strengths in photonics at Swinburne to delve deeper into understanding the "wiring diagram" of the cell.

Saulius Juodkazis will commence in late October as Professor of Nanophotonics. Professor Juodkazis received his doctorate in experimental physics and material science jointly from Vilnius University (Lithuania) and Lyon-I University (France) in '97. From then on, he held previous positions at the University of Tokushima and Hokkaido in Japan. He has contributed to development of a three-dimensional femtosecond laser micro-fabrication for optofluidic, optical memory, and photonic crystal applications. He is author of 150 journal papers and reviews, several book chapters. His current research is focused on applying principles of plasmonic light-field enhancement spectral control for applications in sensing, solid-state lighting, and solar energy conversion.

The appointments are sure to strengthen the Centres research and provide new perspective for future research developments.