Dr Boris Kuhlmey

Dr Boris Kuhlmey


Web Page: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au.au/~borisk

Bio: Boris Kuhlmey is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow with the School of Physics, The University of Sydney, with a continuing appointment as Senior Lecturer.

After undergraduate studies at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, and a masters degree from the Insitut d’Optique (Paris-Sud, Orsay, France) he was awarded a PhD jointly by the Université Aix Marseille III, France, and the School of Physics, University of Sydney, Australia, in 2003. During his PhD, he co-developed the multipole method for photonic crystal fibres (PCFs). In 2003 he joined the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) at the University of Sydney, to work on modelling of photonic crystal fibres. In 2006 he was awarded an ARC fellowship for the theoretically study of solid core photonic bandgap fibres, followed by a continuing position as lecturer in 2009 and ARC Future Fellowship in 2010. He was Education and Training Director of CUDOS from 2007-2011 and became CI of CUDOS in 2011.

His achievements have recently been recognised through a NSW Young Tall Poppy Science award by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science. His research on drawn metamaterial has attracted funding from the US Air Force’s Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, as well as from the Australian Research Council, from which he has secured several competitive grants. In total, Dr Kuhlmey has been awarded over 1.7M$ in research grants over the last 5 years.

Boris is the author of the “CUDOS MOF Utilities,” the first free software dedicated to the simulation of PCFs, and co-authored the book “Foundations of Photonic Crystal Fibres,” now in its second edition. He has authored and co-authored over 63 publications in refereed journals, has served as invited editor for Physica B and as secretary and public officer for the international ETOPIM society (Electrical, Transport and Optical Properties of Inhomogeneous Media). He has served on organization committees for several national and international conferences and workshops, including ETOPIM 7 (Sydney, 2006) and Photonic Crystals: Fundamentals to Devices (Sydney 2005), and was programme chair and co-chair for several local workshops and tutorial workshops.