Professor Min Gu
Professor Min Gu is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Australian Institute of Physics, the Optical Society of America, the International Society for Optical Engineering and the Institute of Physics (UK).
Professor Gu is a Laureate Fellow of the Australian Research Council (ARC), a University Distinguished Professor and former Director of the Centre of Micro-Photonics at Swinburne University of Technology. He was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capacity) at Swinburne in 2009. His discipline, Physical Science, has received the highest rating of 5 in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) rankings (ARC, 2011) and is a major contributor for Swinburne to be listed as a world top 100 research university in the field of physics (2011-) and a world Top 400 University in the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) as well as in Times Higher Education rankings.
In 2015, Professor Gu was appointed Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research Innovation and Technology at RMIT University.
Professor Gu was a member of Prime Minister's 2014 Trade Delegation (Education) to China. He served on the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Evaluation Committee (ARC), the Board of the ARC Centre of Excellence, the Steering Committee of the Cooperation Research Centre (CRC), the Major National Research Facilities Program Evaluation Committee (Department of Education, Science and Training), International Science Linkages Assessment Panel (Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research), the Sectional Committee and the International Committee of the Australian Academy of Science and the Council of the Australian Optical Society (AOS). Internationally, he was President of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences and is Vice President of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) (Chair of the ICO Prize Committee) and serves on the ICO Galileo Galilei Award Committee and the Young Scientist Prize Committee in Optics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (United Nations). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America (OSA) (Executive committee, the finance committee, Chair of the International Council, Chair of the Working Group on Asia).
He gained a PhD degree in optics from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow first at the University of New South Wales, and later at the University of Sydney where he was awarded an Australian Research Fellowship of the ARC. He joined Victoria University of Technology in 1995, where he became Professor (Chair) of Optoelectronics and Director of Optical Technology Research Laboratory.
He was appointed as Professor (Chair) of Optoelectronics and Foundation Director of the Centre for Micro-Photonics in 2000, which has won external grants of A$100 m and is the largest Tier One Research Centre at Swinburne with a research budget of A$7 m and more than 70 research staff and students. He has been a Node Director the ARC Centres of Excellence for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (A$54 m) since 2003 and a node leader of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers since 2005. He is also the Director of the Federal- and State-Government-funded Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility (A$52 m) that he initiated and established in 2010.
Professor Gu is a pioneer and an internationally-leading authority on three-dimensional optical imaging science. He is a sole author of two standard reference books and the first author of the book published by Cambridge University Press. He has over 800 publications (over 400 papers in internationally refereed journals including Nature, Nature Photonics and Nature Communications) in nano/biophotonics. He is a member of the 15 Editorial Boards of top international journals. He has been a member of the Advisory/Steering/Organizing committees as well as a plenary/invited/keynote speaker of many international conferences (more than 250). Professor Gu's ground-breaking research work in the area of nano/biophotonics has been featured more than 2500 times in media reports. His inventions in five-dimensional high-density optical data storage, nanoplasmonic solar cells and nonlinear optical endoscopy has led to the establishment of six spin-off companies and industrial joint R&D projects with international leading companies.
Professor Gu received the University Research Excellence Award (2002), Vice-Chancellor Research Award (2009) and Industry Engagement Award (2011). He was awarded the University Distinguished Professor in 2003. He received the 2003 Achievement Award from the AusIndustry. He was awarded the Chang Jiang Chair Professorship (Ministry for Education, China, 2007), the World Class University Professorship (Ministry for Education, Korea, 2009), the Thousand Talents Award (Ministry for Education, China, 2009), the Einstein Professorship (Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010), and the prestigious Beattie Steel Medal (AOS, 2011). He was a Finalist of the Australian Innovation Competition (2013) and a recipient of the Ian Wark Medal and Lecture of the Australian Academy of Science (2014).
- 3 books (2 sole-author books and 1 first-author book)
- 15 book chapters
- >400 papers in internationally refereed journals
- >220 papers in refereed proceedings
- >500 abstracts on international conferences
- 13 general scientific articles
- >100 public seminars in Australia, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Romania, Taiwan, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA
- 3 patents (Australia, USA, Singapore) and 16 provisional patents
Professional association memberships
- Membership of Professional Organisations
- Fellow, Institute of Physics (IOP, UK).
- Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
- Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
- Vice President of the International Commission for Optics
- Fellow, Optical Society of America (OSA)
- Fellow, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
- Member, the International Society of Optics Within Life Sciences (OWLS)
- Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)
- Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)
- Member, Australian Institute of Physics (AIP)
- Member, International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
- Member, Australian Optical Society (AOS)
- Fellow, Electromagnetics Academy
- Chinese Australian Photonics Association (founding member, Secretary)
- Secretary, Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics
- Vice Chair, Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics
- Bragg Medal Selection Panel, Victorian Branch of the Australian Institute of Physics
- Regional Council of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences
- President of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences
- Past President of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences
- Vice President of the International Commission for Optics
- Fellow and Honorary Members Committee, Optical Society of America
- Council member, Australian Optical Society
- Divisional Committee, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
- International committee member, Australian Academy of Sciences
- President, The Federation of Chinese Scholars in Australia
Honorary /Guest/Visiting Professorship
- 1995-2001: Guest Professor , Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences , P. R. China
- 2002-: Honorary Professor , Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences , P. R. China
- 2000: Guest Professor , Department of Applied Physics, Osaka University , Japan
- 2001-2004: Guest Professor , Shanghai Jiaotong University , P. R. China
- 2001-2007: Visiting Professor , Huazhong University of Science and Technology, P. R. China
- 2002-2005: Guest Professor , Tsinghua University , P. R. China
- 2003, 2005: Visiting Professor , Massachusetts Institute of Technology , USA
- 2005-2006: Visiting Professor , University of St. Andrews , UK
- 2005, 2007: Visiting Professor, Fudan University, P. R. China.
- 2009-2011: Honorary Professor, Shizuoka University, Japan
- 2009-2011: World Class University Visiting Professor, Pusan National University, Korea.
- 2009-2014: Guest Professor, Changchun University of Science and Technology, P. R. China.
- 2009-2012: National Expert Professor, Zhejinag University, P. R. China
- 2010- : Honorary Chair and Professor, the Overseas Chinese Scholar Advisory Committee, HuaQiao University, P. R. China.
- 2011-2014: Honorary Professor, China University of Mining and Technology, China
- 2011-2014: Guest Professor, Wuhan University of Technology, China
- 2013-2015: Advisory Professor, Chongqing Institutes of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.
Editorship of International Journals
- 1998: Guest Editor: International Journal of Optical Memory and Neural Networks ( USA )
- 2000: Guest Editor: Applied Optics, Optical Society of America ( USA )
- 2003: Co-Editor Proceedings of SPIE , 5254 and 5255 ( USA )
- 2004: Topical Editor: Applied Optics: Optical Technology and Biomedical Optics, Optical Society of America ( USA )
- 2005: Associate Editor: International Journal of Biomedical Imaging ( USA )
- 2007: Editor: Journal of Biomedical Optics
- 1998-: International Journal of Scanning Microscopies ( USA )
- 2001-: Optics Communications ( Netherlands )
- 2003-: Journal of Microscopy ( UK )
- 2003-: Chinese Optics Letters
- 2004-: Optik ( Germany )
- 2004-: GIT Imaging and Microscopy ( Germany )
- 2004-: Applied Optics ( USA )
- 2005-: International Journal of Biomedical Imaging ( USA )
- 2005-: Journal of Biophotonics
- 2007-: Journal of Biomedical Optics
- 2007-: Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences (World Scientific, Singapore)
- 2007-: Frontier of Optoelectronics-China (Higher Education Publishing, China)
- 2007-: Optics and Photonics Letters (World Scientific, Singapore)
- 2007-: Journal of Innovative Optical Health Sciences
- 2007-: Frontier of Optoelectronics - China
- 2007-: Optics and Photonics Letters
- 2009-: Journal Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials (World Scientific, Singapore)
- 2010-: Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials (World Scientific, Singapore)
- 2010-: Chinese Journal of Optics (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
- 2010-: Biomedical Optics Express (Optical Society of America, USA)
- 2011-: Optical Nanoscopy (Springer, Germany)
- 2012-: Infrared and Laser Engineering (China)
- 2012-: Light: Science and Application (UK)
- 2013-: Journal of the European Optical Society (EOS, UK)
- 2014-: Journal of Biomedical Photonics & Engineering (Russia)
Awards and grants Assessor of Grants
- 1994-: Australian Research Council, Australia
- 1998-: National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia
- 1999-: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, UK
- 2002-: Agency for Science, Technology & Research, Singapore
- 2003: National Research Council of Canada
- 2003: National Science Council of Taiwan (NSC)
- 2003-: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
- 2003: Department of Innovation, HK
- 2004: Science Foundation Ireland
- 2005: European Science Foundation
- 2006: Major National Research Facilities Program, Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST), Australia
- 2006-: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK
- 2007: Research Council of Norway
- 2008-2011: International Science Linkages (ISL) Assessment Panel, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), Australia.
- 2010: The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
- 2010: Human Frontier Science Program, France
- 2012: The Leverhulme Trust (UK)
- 2013-2015: Veski Innovation Fellowship (Australia)
- 2014: Helmholtz Association, Germany
Prizes and Awards
- 1985: Visiting Fellowship Award (Nov-Dec); International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste , Italy
- 1988: Gordon-Godfrey Fellowship (May-Dec), The University of New South Wales , Australia
- 1992: Australian Research Fellowship Award, The Australian Research Council , Australia
- 1995: K. C. Wong Education Foundation Award (Dec), HK
- 1998: Visiting Fellowship Award (Jan), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science , Japan
- 1999: Fellow of Australian Institute of Physics , Australia
- 2000: Visiting Professorship Award (Apr-Sep), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science , Japan
- 2001: Senior Visiting Professorship Award, Tsinghua University , P. R. China
- 2002: The 2002 Research Excellence Award, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- 2002: Honorary Professorship Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- 2003: Fellow of International Society for Optical Engineering ( SPIE )
- 2003: University Distinguished Professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- 2004: Distinguished Visiting Professor, National Yang-Ming University , Taiwan
- 2004: Fellow of Optical Society of America ( OSA )
- 2005: Foreign Visiting Professorship Award, Ministry for Education (April), P. R. China
- 2005: OSA Fellow Travel Award
- 2005: EPSRC Visiting Professorship Award ( UK )
- 2006: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
- 2007: Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science
- 2007: Chueng Kong Distinguished Professor, Chinese Ministry of Education
- 2007: Fellow, Australian Academy of Science (AAS).
- 2008: Senior Member, International Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
- 2008: Fellow, Institute of Physics (IOP, UK).
- 2009: World Class Professorship, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (not take).
- 2009: World Class University Visiting Professorship Award, Pusan National University, Korea.
- 2009: Thousand Talents Award, Ministry for Education of China.
- 2009: The 2009 Vice Chancellor's Research Award, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia.
- 2010: Einstein Professorship Award, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- 2010: Laureate Fellowship Award, Australian Research Council (ARC)
- 2011: Honorary Professor, China University of Mining and Technology, China
- 2011: Beattie Steel Medal, Australian Optical Society
- 2011: The 2011 Vice-Chancellor's Industry Engagement Award, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
- 2013: Finalist of The Australian Innovation Challenge 2013 Competition
- 2014: Ian Wark Medal, Australian Academy of Science
Applied optics; Optical Technology; Nanophotonics; Biophotonics
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.
Fields of Research
- Photonics, Optoelectronics And Optical Communications - 020504
- Lasers And Quantum Electronics - 020502
- Nonlinear Optics And Spectroscopy - 020503
Also published as: Gu, Min; Gu, M.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2017: Facility for exploring light-matter interactions in space, time and energy *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2015: 3D dynamic holographic display with high resolution based on nano optic-optic modulator *; National Natural Science Foundation of China Joint Research Projects
- 2014: Elucidating crosstalk between RhoGTPases and polarity proteins: the interface between morphology, immune function and cancer. *; NHMRC Project Grants
- 2014: Investigation into a graphene ultra-flat lens array for silicon solar cells breaking the Shockley-Queisser efficiency limit *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2014: Ultra-high capacity petabyte optical discs for low energy consumption big data centres *; Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) John Stocker Postdoctoral Fellowships
- 2013: High performance solar cell technology with integrated nanoplasmonic thin film and thermal management systems *; Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) Research Grants
- 2012: Green Photonics for Sustainable Future *; Australia China Science and Research Fund - Grant
- 2011: ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) *; ARC Centre of Excellence Scheme
- 2011: Nanoparticle-enabled photorefractive digital holography: toward the next generation ultrafast and multi-colour three-dimensional display technology *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2011: Super-resolution microscope *; Coherent Scientific Pty Ltd
- 2011: Three-dimensional super-resolution nano-photonic fabrication facility *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2010: An accelerating journey to the new era of Petabyte optical memory systems *; ARC Laureate Fellowships
- 2010: Combined scanning tunnelling microscope system for materials characterisation and manipulation at nano scale *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2010: Understanding and Treating Major Diseases Through T-Cell Research *; L.E.W. Carty Charitable Fund
- 2010: Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility (Suntech Power component) *; Suntech Power Holdings Ltd
- 2009: CRC for polymers - postgraduate student agreement (Mark Turner) *; CRC for Polymers - Postgraduate Student Agreement
- 2009: Plasmonic solar cells *; Suntech Power Holdings Ltd
- 2009: Polarity regulation in T cells: Mechanisms and consequences *; NHMRC Project Grants
- 2008: Adaptive aberration compensation in high refractive index materials for next-generation active microphotonic devices *; ARC Linkage International Scheme
- 2008: Functional nonlinear optical endoscopy - the third-generation optical endoscopy technology toward early cancer detection at a cellular level *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
* Chief Investigator
- 2014-09-15: Invisibility cloaks closer thanks to digital metamaterials - The Conversation
- 2013-09-02: Butterfly effect - The Australian
- 2013-06-19: More data storage? Heres how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD - The Conversation
- 2011-11-22: Let there be light - The Age
- 2011-09-14: Min Gu the Beattie Steel Medallist - The Australian
- 2010-06-03: Swinburne and Suntech open production facilty - Renewable Energy World
- 2010-06-02: Australia develops more solar energy through nanoplas - IT Wire
- 2010-06-01: Launching a $12m bid to put a rocket under solar cells - The Australian
- 2010-06-01: Swinburne and Suntech launch advanced solar facility in Melbourne - IT Industry News
- 2010-06-01: Victoria-Suntech Advanced Solar Facility (VSASF) launch today - Energy Matters
- 2010-02-03: Lorne Special: Cell polarity and the T-cell - Australian Life Scientist
- 2009-07-05: All power to the sun and light team - Science Alert
- 2009-06-01: Bottomless DVD - PC Magazine
- 2009-05-21: A movie marathon on just one disk - The Age
- 2009-05-21: All your movies on a single disk - The Daily Times
- 2009-05-21: All your movies on a single DVD: study - Sydney Morning Herald
- 2009-05-21: DVD that holds 2,000 movies unveiled - Times of India
- 2009-05-21: DVDs that store 10,000 films on sale in five years - The Telegraph
- 2009-05-21: Fifth dimension boosts DVD space - The Australian
- 2009-05-21: Gold nanotubes boost DVD storage - ABC Online