The University of Technology Sydney (UTS)   


The continuing transformation of UTS, the top young and emerging university, into one of the world's top photonics institutions is being made possible by leading facilities such as iPL. In 2019, UTS was recognised as the leading impact University in Australia and the region, putting it in the top tier universities in the world. All this whilst continuing to maintain a humble culture that never forgets the role of excellence and hard work.

Each of these projects is available for post-graduate study for more able students - iPL encourages high quality students to apply for post-graduate support. Ultimately, having a PhD or some form of postgraduate degree is critical in most cases involving the coming new technologies.

UTS will cover student fees and a stipend for truly outstanding students only particularly from a leading institution. Others will have to pay - iPL offers the best training environment so expectations for personal transformation and evolution are very high indeed so not everyone is suited. Nonetheless, those that can get through will find the rewards justify the investment. Where equal quality applicants exist, some preference may be given towards those from partner institutions with signed MOUs or KTP connections - please note this will note override excellence. Outstanding student inquiries HERE.

For those enrolled at UTS undergraduate, the topics are also available for Capstone can be related to one of the following topics in four discipline areas:

  • Review of 3D printing and smart sensing
  • 3D printing materials and methods
  • 3D printing of optical fibre preforms and waveguides

  • Review of wireless technologies for smart sensing
  • Smart device instrumentation
  • Smartphone Ophthalmology (with Graduate School of Health)
  • Compact smartphone drug analysers
  • Compact grating smartphone spectrometers

  • Molecular nanobot technology
  • New plasmon phenomena
  • Novel devices based on Surface Plasmon Resonances
  • Properties of self-assembly
  • Interrogation of self-assembled photonic waveguides containing chemicals and proteins
  • The physics and application of water

  • Fibre grating technologies
  • Fibre lasers
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM) applications
  • Narrow linewidth sources for distributed speckle interferometry
  • Characterisation, testing and applying grating and fibre sensors

Capstone student Mathew Mason makes it into the finals of the 2017 Capstone Deans Showcase with his smartphone based ophthalmology unit.