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Professor Min Gu awarded Australian Laureate Fellowship

Tuesday July 6 2010

The Australian Research Council (http://www.arc.gov.au) 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.

Professor Gu is among fifteen world-class researchers who have been awarded Australian Laureate Fellowships to tackle some of the most urgent and complex research issues facing Australia and the world.

The Australian Laureate Fellowships scheme gives outstanding research leaders the opportunity to solve big problems and pass on their skills to the next generation, Australian Federal Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr said today.

Professor Gu's project at the Centre for Micro-Photonics will establish a cutting-edge nanophotonic platform that will allow for revolutionary scientific discoveries in 3D super-resolution optics as well as technological breakthroughs in ultrafast compact nonlinear optical microscopy. This paradigm-shift research will accelerate the realisation of the new age of Petabyte optical memory technology and enable our innovative discoveries to be translated into practical nanophotonic devices with substantial commercial potential for Australia.

A PDF release from the ARC regarding Professor Gu's award can be found here whilst further information regarding the Australian Laureate Fellowship scheme, award ceremony and other recipients can be found through the ARC information page (http://www.arc.gov.au/ncgp/laureate/laureate_default.htm) and announcement sections (http://www.arc.gov.au/media/major_announce.htm).

The Swinburne media release can be found here.