In Summary

  • World-leading authority on 3D optical imaging technology, Swinburne’s Professor Min Gu, has been awarded the Australian Institute of Physics 2015 Walter Boas Medal
“The award is particularly meaningful to me as I have been focused on fulfilling the translational vision from physics to societal impact.

World-leading authority on 3D optical imaging technology, Swinburne University of Technology’s Professor Min Gu, has been awarded the Australian Institute of Physics 2015 Walter Boas Medal.

The award recognises Professor Gu for his major contributions to three-dimensional optical imaging theory and its applications in optical data storage, biometrics and optical endoscopy.

“It is a great honour to be selected by the prestigious Australian Institute of Physics to receive this medal,” Professor Gu said.

“The award is particularly meaningful to me as I have been focused on fulfilling the translational vision from physics to societal impact.  I am glad that our contributions at Swinburne have been recognised.”

Professor Gu has been recognised for original research making the most important contribution to physics over the last five years.

He is sole author of two standard reference books and has over 500 publications in nano/biophotonics.

Professor Gu is a University Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre of Micro-Photonics at Swinburne.

In 2014 he received the Ian Wark Medal from the Australian Academy of Science. In 2011 he received the WH (Beattie) Steel Prize from the Australian Optics Society and in 2010 he was awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship for further research into the development of new generation optical recording technologies.

He was President of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences and is a Vice President of the International Commission for Optics. He is a member of the editorial board of 15 internationally leading journals in optical science and photonics.

He is also an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, AIP, OSA, SPIE, InstP (UK), and IEEE.

“My congratulations to Min on this very well deserved award,” President of the Australian Institute of Physics, Professor Warrick Couch, said.

The Walter Boas Medal was established in 1984 to promote excellence in research in Physics. It honours the contribution of the late metallurgist Walter Boas (1904-1982). From 1947 to 1949, he was principal research officer, CSIRO Division of Tribophysics; and from 1949 to 1969 chief of the Division.

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