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Professor Paul Stoddart

Director, ARC Training Centre in Biodevices


Professor Paul Stoddart is Director of Swinburne’s ARC Training Centre in Biodevices. His research interests include applied optics and biophotonics with projects in the areas of fibre optic sensors, Raman spectroscopy and laser nerve stimulation.

Professor Stoddart undertakes this research within the Applied Optics Group, which works closely with other research groups in biomedical engineering. This field offers opportunities to apply optical and photonics principles as biological systems respond well to a ‘light touch’. The advantages of non-contact interactions in biomedical applications are illustrated by our focus on laser nerve stimulation for bionic implants and optical biosensors.

Before joining Swinburne, Professor Stoddart worked on industry-focused surface science and microanalysis problems in a national lab. His academic background includes gaining a PhD in laser spectroscopy from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Research interests

Nanotechnology; Sensor technology; Biomedical Engineering; Biophotonics; Applied Optics; Biomimetics

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Photonics, Optoelectronics And Optical Communications - 020504
  • Materials Engineering - 091200


  • 2017, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award, Swinburne
  • 2014, Swinburne, Vice Chancellor's Engagement Award, Swinburne


Also published as: Stoddart, Paul; Stoddart, P.; Stoddart, P. R.; Stoddart, Paul R.
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