In Summary

Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Min Gu has been named an IEEE Fellow. He is being recognised for contributions to multiphoton microscopy, endoscopy, and optical data storage.

Professor Gu leads the Centre for Micro-Photonics at Swinburne and is a pioneer and world-leading authority on three-dimensional optical imaging technology. He has played a central role in the development of 3D optical imaging theory for advanced modern optical microscopy, establishing a foundation for early cancer detection.

By developing petabyte data storage technology that allows sustainable growth in digital economies, Professor Gu has driven a paradigm-shift in data storage.

The IEEE Grade of Fellow is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors upon a person with an outstanding record of accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest. The total number selected in any one year cannot exceed one-tenth of one- percent of the total voting membership. IEEE Fellow is the highest grade of membership and is recognised by the technical community as a prestigious honour and an important career achievement.

“I am pleased to be elected to the 2015 Fellowship of IEEE, the world’s largest professional association,” Professor Gu said.

“Photonics is one of the areas of expertise in IEEE and 2015 is the International Year of Light. Through IEEE, we can promote photonics to our community more widely.”

Earlier this year, Professor Gu was awarded the prestigious Ian Wark Medal by the Australian Academy of Science.

In 2011 he received the WH (Beattie) Steel Medal from the Australian Optics Society and in 2010 he received an Australian Laureate Fellowship from the federal government for further research into the development of new generation optical recording technologies.

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