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Laser Nanomaterial Interactions (LNI)
Enchant photons-Laser Nanomaterial Interactions (LNI)

The Centre for Micro-Photonics has individual research groups each working and collaborating on different aspects of nano- and bio-photonics. The Laser Nanomaterials Interactions group led by Associate Professor Baohua Jia investigates the fundamental light interactions with nanomaterials, in particular 2D materials.

We aim at unveiling the exotic physical properties of 2D materials for the development of next generation optoelectronic integrated devices for broad applications in energy, biomedical and communications. The LNI group is currently supported by the Australian Research Council, Defence Science Institute and industrial funds.

Group Overview:

Group Leader:
Light for life
To conduct fundamental research on the science of light To develop optical instrumentation to manipulate light
All labs are located at the Swinburne University Hawthorn Campus, in the Advanced Manufacture and Design Centre, Advanced Technology Centre and the Applied Science (AS) building.
PhD, Masters programs, Honours and undergraduate projects are available

Research Projects and Affiliations:

PhD opportunities


1. Fundamental laser 2D materials interaction
This project aims at investigating the fundamental physical property change in 2D materials induced by ultrafast laser pulses.
2. Graphene oxide thin films for filtration:
This project aims at manipulating the porosity of graphene oxide thin films with lasers to serve the diverse filtration requirements of different gas and liquid materials.
3. 2D material photonic devices:
This project aims at designing and fabricating various photonic devices based on the large phase and amplitude changes induced by direct laser modulation of 2D materials.
4. Photonic nanostructure design, optimisation and fabrication
This project aims at combining the flexibility of structure optimisation expertise from RMIT with 3D direct laser patterning at Swinburne to develop artificial structures with exotic properties not existing in nature.

Honours project opportunities (duration 1 year)
  1. Ultra lightweight optical element for defense applications (Defence Science Technology Group)
  2. Selective laser patterning for cell cultivation


Undergraduate project opportunities (duration 4-6 months)
  1. Interactive photonic and phononic circuitry
  2. Supercapacitor for mobilephones
  3. 3D printing for integrated circuits

Group Leader:
Assoc. Prof.
Baohua Jia

ph: +61 3 9214 4819