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Professor Russell McLean

Adjunct Professor, Opical Sciences Centre
PhD, University of Otago, New Zealand


Joined Swinburne University of Technology in 2001.    Research interests are in the area of atomic physics, particularly ultracold atoms and atomic coherence.  Graduated BSc(Hons) and PhD from University of Otago.  Prior to coming Swinburne, was a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO in Clayton, Melbourne. Operations Director of the Centre for Quantum and Optical Science (CQOS) 2011-18.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Also published as: McLean, Russell; McLean, R.; McLean, R. J.; McLean, Russell J.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2013: New generation periodic lattices for ultracold quantum gases *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
  • 2003: ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Atom Optics *; ARC Centre of Excellence Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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