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Rich Mildren (Australian Research Council Future Fellow 2010-2014) is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research is in the development of novel and versatile photonic sources, instrumentation and applications. His PhD and early postdoctoral research was in the plasma kinetics of high power metal vapour lasers. He has studied ultrafast lasers at the National Research Council in Pisa, Italy. For 3 years (2005-2008) he led R&D for a University spin-off company in wavelength-switchable medical lasers, during which time he brought several medical laser products through to the stage of medical device regulatory approval. His most recent focus, conducted in the MQ Photonics Research Centre, is in the nonlinear optical phenomena in advanced optical materials including in synthetic diamond. Latest research results and news can be found on the Diamond Laser Group website

He was recipient of the 2017 Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia. He is a Fellow of the OSA Optical Society. 

Research interests

  • Diamond optics, lasers and quantum phenomena
  • High power lasers and applications
  • Laser-induced phenomena on diamond surfaces

Please refer to Diamond Laser Group for continuously updated information on news, projects, student and staff opportunities and publications.


PHYS1210 - Physics for Life Sciences

HLT3140 - Radiographic Physics


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