Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture

Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture

The Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture series was established to honour and commemorate Dr Domachuk's outstanding contribution and commitment to optofluidics and biophotonics research. Peter Domachuk joined the School of Physics in 2003. His research is recognised globally with the successful publication of 36 journal papers. The Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture was initiated by his parents in 2013 with the collaboration of the University of Sydney’s School of Physics and the Faculty of Science, and administered by the Institute of Photonics and Optical Science (IPOS).

The aim of the biennial Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture is to attract the brightest minds and visionary thinkers in Optical and Experimental Physics. The lecture series aspires to attract the world's leading physicists to come to the University of Sydney to share information with students, academics and researchers and stimulate new and important lines of enquiry.

Dr Domachuk

Dr Domachuk completed his undergraduate and postgraduate degree in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. His PhD, under the supervision of Professor Ben Eggleton, was in the field of optofluidics and he published a series of landmark articles on the topic.

In 2006, Dr Domachuk was one of the first PhD student graduates of the CUDOS program. He then took a postdoctoral position at Tufts University in Boston, with Professor Fiorenzo Omenetto in the emerging field of biophotonics. At Tufts, he was part of ground breaking demonstrations in the field of silk photonics, bringing science closer to implantable, biocompatible optical components.

Dr Domachuk returned to the University of Sydney’s School of Physics in 2009 and was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the CUDOS/IPOS group at the University of Sydney. Dr Domachuk published many high profile papers on the topic of optofluidics and biophotonics - he had 36 journal papers published in total. At the University of Sydney he initiated a new program in biophotonics (silk photonics and optofluidics), established new laboratories, supervised students and built commercial opportunities and links with hospitals and the community including his collaboration with Visual Artist Fiona Davies on her Blood on Silk series of works.

The biennial Memorial Lecture was set up in honour of Dr Peter Domachuk, who passed away unexpectedly in December 2012.

Past Lectures and videos

2017 Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture with Dame Athene Donald, University of Cambridge

2015 Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture with Federico Capasso, Harvard University

2013 Dr Peter Domachuk Memorial Lecture with Fiorenzo (Fio) Omenetto, Tufts University

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