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Visiting Scholars, Interns, and Students


International PhD students

Sharoui Gao China Scholarship Council (CSC), Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China: Optical Sensors

Rodolfo Patyk Federal University of Technology, Curitiba, Parana Brazil: Petroleum studies

Visiting Scholars

Lucas Moura Federal University of Technology, Curitiba Parana Brazil: Optical Sensing


International PhD students

Sharoui Gao China Scholarship Council (CSC), Centre for Optical and Electromagnetic Research, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China Advanced Sensors

Lars Glavind Industrial PhD student, Aarhus University and Vestas, Denmark: Advanced grating sensors for windmills.

Wang Tao China Scholarship Council (CSC), Jiatong University, Beijing, China: Regeneration and advanced gratings.

Visiting Scholars

Prof. Martin Kristensen Visiting professor, Aarhus University, Denmark. Measuring the velocity of galaxies and novel long period structures for sensing.

Dr. Liyang Shao, The University of Ottawa, Canada & Hong Kong Polytechnic, Australia Award Endeavour Fellow, Gratings and new photonic technologies.

FP7 "eFLAG" and Marie Curie Exchange program and visiting interns

Rudy Descmachelier Universite de Paris-Sud, France, Refractive index of processed glass, femtosecond laser focussing;

Hadrien Weils Universite de Paris-Sud, France, Laser treatment of surfaces;

Jean-Gabriel Brisset Universite de Paris-Sud, France, Conductivity of self-assembled microwires and mechanical properties.

Summer Students

Hari Jeyaseelan, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Self-assembly of doped optical microwires and flourescence.

Melissa Nash, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Characterisation of convective self-assembly.

Leo Vaughan, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Remote laser powered solar cell drive sensors.

Nicole Yuwono, School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Novel fibre laser sensors.

Talented Students Program (1st Year Faculty of Science)

Clara Shen (3rd Year Mentor)

Sarah Murphy, Nicolas van Kooten Losio, Stephanie Eid, Fahad Sohali Khaksar Ali

Developing chemical sensors for diagnostics in the energy sector


International PhD students

Lars Glavind Industrial PhD student, Aarhus University and Vestas, Denmark: working on advanced gratings for windmill sensors

Allessio Stefani from the Danish Technical University, Denmark: working on grating writing and photosensitivity in specialty tapered optical fibres. 

Visiting Scholars

Dr. Matthieu Lancry and Antoine Wieckmann, Universite de Paris-Sud, France as part of an FP7 European IRSES exchange program on femtosecond laser processing - Partners: France (Universide de Paris Sude), UK (University of Southampton), Germany (Friedrich Schiller University) and Australia (The University of Sydney and Macquarie University).

Dr. Ingemar Petermann, Acreo, Sweden, Endeavour Award Fellow working on surface functionalisation for biosensors - the attachment of proteins and other species to photonic assays such as those being developed on a parallel ARC Linkage on the same subject. Dr. Petermann is also undertaking a Honours Research Project Medical Research Science under the supervision of Prof. Canning.

FP7 "eFLAG", Marie Curie Exchange Program and Interns

Maxence Rollens Universite de Paris-Sud working on luminescence studies of femtosecond irradiated glasses.
Gwenael le Gaff Universite de Paris-Sud working on Raman luminescence of femtosecond and regenerated grating technologies.
Martynas Beresnas, University of Southampton, United Kingdom, Characterisation of femotseoncd processed materials
Gayan Chanaka Kahandawa Appuhamillage PhD, University of Southern Queensland Gratings for distributed sensing in composite materials in aerospace applications.
Summer Students
Angelica Lwy 
School of Chemistry, The University of Sydney, Self-assembled mesostructures for potential sensing and drug treatments.
Malaka Gunawardena Auckland University, New Zealand The calibration and characterisation of standard and regenerated gratings.


International PhD students

From Federal University of Technology, Roberson Oliveiro completes 1 year of his PhD at iPL in 2010. Winner of a CAPES scholarship from the Brazilian Government. Roberson was involved in a large number of important breakthroughs applying acoustic waves to gratings, including working on the development of a novel compact viscosity, refractive index and density sensor.Rberson is winner of the best student presentation at APOS 2010, which played an important part in bringing APOS 2012 to Australia.

Visiting Scholars

From Department of Information Science and Engineering, Yanshan University, China: we farewell Prof. Li Bingxin who has spent a one year sabbatical at iPL 2009-2010. He has carried out in depth theoretical modelling of various complex fibres.

From Strathclyde University, Scotland, UK: Philip Orr, winner of a McRobertons Scholarship from Glasgow and Strathclyde Universities, Scotland, UK. Philip worked on demonstrating a novel approach based on compound phase shifted grating structures ideal for magnetic field sensing and other processes.

From Institute of Photonics (IPHT), Jena, Germany: Eric Lindner, as part of a joint DIISR funded international project between Australia, Brazil and Germany, working on a new generation of grating sensors for the oil and gas industries.

From Department of Physical Chemistry and innoSPEC, University of Potsdam, Germany: Roland Hass visting iPL to learn about gratings and how they may be applied to spectrocopy and sensing.

From Turin Polytechnic, Italy: we farewell Danielle Tossi, Endeavour Fellow at iPL over 2009-2010 working on sensors. 

Summer Students:

From The University of Sydney: Robert Hannah, Jack Orford. Jack developed a novel way of introducing palladium into structured optical fibres.

From The University of NSW: Danijel Boskovic. Danijel was involved in a numer of pioneering efforts to achieve enhanced chemical sensing using structured optical fibres.