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1983 …2021

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Research interests:

Light interaction with matter at the nanoscale. Random lasers – fundamental phenomena and applications in sensing. Plasmonic enhancement of laser amplification. Laser applications for sensing and biomedical applications.


Contact for information re PhD candidature.


Postdoctoral and Research student supervision and co-supervision  

3 Postdoctoral associates and 18 PhD graduates – of whom 14 are working in local/international photonics industry or universities: others are working in teaching, patent law or managerial roles.

11 Masters graduates - of whom all are working in photonics or related industry or university laboratories

11 Honours (4th year) graduates – of whom 8 are working in photonics or related industry, 2 are working in medicine, one is in patent law.



1988, Ph.D., University of Sydney, Australia.

1985, Rotary International Foundation Fellowship at University of Rochester, NY.


Research Grants-External: Australian Research Council (~AU$46.5 million)

Research Grants-Competitive & Internal to the University (~ $2 million)


Professional Societies

1984-present, American Physical Society.

1984-present, Optical Society of America. (Fellow from 2019)

1990-present, Australian Optical Society.

1995-present, SPIE (Fellow from 2018)

1996-2006, American Society for Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (Fellow from 2002)

2007-2014, elected Councillor of the Australian Optical Society.

2008-2012, elected Vice President then President, of the Australian Optical Society.

2017- present, elected Honorary Treasurer, Science and Technology Australia.


Macquarie University Administration 

Head of Department of Physics and Astronomy (2013-2015),

Elected member of Academic Senate (2017- present),

Chair Faculty Women in STEM committee (2016- 2019)



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