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Professor David Moss

Research Centre Director
PhD, University of Toronto, Canada; M.Sc., University of Toronto, Canada; BSc (Honours Physics), University of Waterloo, Canada


David has a 33-year career in research in academia, industry and government research laboratories in Canada, Japan and Australia. He was with the University of Sydney for over 15 years, the last 10 of which were with the ARC Centre of Excellence CUDOS. David still holds an honorary Professorial Fellow position with the University of Sydney. 

Professor Moss has over 520 publications including numerous articles in Nature family journals and conference papers with around 7000 citations and an h-index of 46. He is leading extensive international research networks in nanophotonics and other areas. 

David has been highly successful at winning ARC competitive research grants and has won a number of notable awards for his research including the 2011 Australian Museum Award and the Google Eureka Science Prize for Innovation. David is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and the IEEE.

Research interests


PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Photonics And Electro-optical Engineering (excl. Communications) - 090606
  • Optical Fibre Communications - 100506
  • Microelectronics And Integrated Circuits - 090604


  • 2016, International, Fellowship, IEEE
  • 2011, National, Google Australian Museum Eureka Prize for Innovation in Computer Science, University of Sydney
  • 2008, International, Fellowship , Optical Society of America