Institute of Photonics and Optical Science

The Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) draws together research and teaching expertise across the Schools of Physics, Electrical and Information Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry and the Electron Microscope Unit.

Our research spans all areas of optics and photonics, both fundamental and applied, including the activities of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) in the School of Physics, those of the Fibre Optics and Photonics Laboratory in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, and astronomical instrumentation (Astrophotonics) programs of the Sydney Institute for Astronomy in the School of Physics.

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  • IPOS hosted Professor Dame Athene Donald Donald from the University of Cambridge

    The Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS) and the School of Physics of the University of Sydney hosted Professor Dame Athene Donald from the University of Cambridge in April, for her first visit to Australia.

  • Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn awarded Miller Fellowship

    Congratulations to Professor Joss Bland-Hawthorn who has been awarded a visiting Miller Professorship to work at the University of California Berkeley. The Miller Institute funds short term appointments to eminent scientists to foster collaboration with national and international research programs. Joss will work with colleagues over a three month period at the start of 2018 at one of the most pre-eminent departments in world astronomy.

  • SREI 2020 Grant Success for Dr Sergio Leon-Saval

    Congratulations to Dr Sergio Leon-Saval who was one of 21 University researchers awarded funding in the new Sydney Research Excellence Initiative - SREI 2020. This program helps Sydney researchers test new ideas, push disciplinary boundaries and identify ways to scale up their research. Sergio's project title is Developing farm robots with photonic sensors that detect deadly bacteria on food.

  • Promotion for Xiaoke Yi

    Congratulations to IPOS Executive Xiaoke Yi on her promotion to Professor. Xiaoke Yi has dedicated herself to using microwave photonics to generate breakthroughs in the worlds of nanotechnology and high-frequency communications. A sought-after research supervisor and recipient of a 2017 Sydney Accelerator Fellowship Award, Xiaoke Yi is now a professor in the Faculty of Engineering & IT.

  • Appointments for Professor Simom Fleming and Drs Sergio Leon-Saval and Stefano Palomba

    Professor Simon Fleming has been appointed as Academic Director of the RPF (Research Prototype Foundry) in the Sydney Nanoscience Hub. Dr Sergio Leon-Saval is taking over from Professor Simon Fleming as Coordinator of the Senior Physics Laboratory. Congratulations to Dr Stefano Palomba, who has been appointed as AINST Domain Leaders in the area of Nanophotonics.

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