Topical Workshop on Nanoplasmonic Integrated Photodetectors - BIOGRAPHIES

SPEAKERS

Dr Ben Cumming

Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology
Ben Cumming

 

Dr Ben Cumming is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Micro-Photonics, and Project Leader of the CUDOS On-chip Nanoplasmonics Flagship Project. His current research interests lie in the implementation of three-dimensional hybrid nanofabrication technologies that enable the exploration of novel three dimensional nanoplasmonic geometries comprised of both dielectric and conductive materials.


Dr Lu Hua

Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology
Lu Hua

 

Dr Lu Hua is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology’s Centre for Micro-Photonics. He received his PhD from the Xi’an Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2014 and has published numerous first author publications in the fields of nanophotonics and nanoplasmonics. Dr Hua has strong interest in theoretical studies of plasmonic systems, on-chip plasmonic circuitry, and graphene plasmonics.


A/Prof. Kylie Catchpole

College of Engineering and Computer Science, The Australian National University
Kylie Catchpole

 

A/Prof. Kylie Catchpole is Associate Professor at the Centre for Sustainable Energy Systems at the Australian National University. A/Prof. Catchpole's research focuses on using nanotechnology and new materials in solar cells in order to make them cheaper and more efficient.


Prof. Jarek Antoszewski

Microelectronics Research Group (MRG), The University of Western Australia
Jarek Antoszewski

 

Prof. Jarek Antoszewski obtained his PhD in semiconductor physics in 1982 from The Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science. The first decade of his professional career (1980-1991) he spent as a research engineer and project manager in IR R&D industry in Poland. In 1992 he joined Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) at UWA, and since then has been working in the fields of semiconductor materials, device fabrication, technology of infrared photodetectors, and optical MEMS for IR applications. He is author and co-author of over 120 journal and conference publications.


Dr Chandra Natarajan

School of Engineering, Electronic and Nanoscale Engineering Division, University of Glasgow
Chandra Natarajan

 

Dr. Chandra Natarajan is currently a research associate in quantum sensors group in University of Glasgow UK. He has spent 7 years working with superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors and their applications and has co-authored a review article on SNSPDs. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. Chandra received SU2P entrepreneurial fellowship to work in Prof. Yoshihisa Yamamoto’s Lab at Stanford University, working on spin-photon entanglement and quantum networks.


Dr Manuel Decker

Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University
Manuel Decker

 

Dr. Manuel Decker received his PhD from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, working on chiral plasmonic nanostructures. For his postdoc he moved to the Nonlinear Physics Centre, Australian National University, where he has since been focussing on active and tunable metamaterials, nanoantennas, and on-chip integration of plasmonic elements.


Mr Alireza Maleki

MQ Photonics Research Centre, Macquarie University
Alireza Maleki

 

Mr. Alireza Maleki graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. Then he did a research program for a Master of Science in quantum optics in the Research Institute of Applied Physics and Astronomy, in Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran. After completing a one year technical program in Optoelectronics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, he has been enrolled as a PhD student in nano-plasmonics at Macquarie University under the supervision of Prof Judith Dawes.


Mr Patrik Rath

Institute of Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Patrik Rath

 

Mr Patrik Rath studied at the University of Toronto and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), where he graduated with a M.Sc. in Physics with distinction. He is a fellow of the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP) and was awarded a PhD Scholarship by the Deutsche Telekom Stiftung. His research at the Institute of Nanotechnology of KIT focuses on integrated photonic circuits and integrated optomechanics using diamond thin films.


Dr Qiming Zhang

Centre for Micro-Photonics, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, Swinburne University of Technology
Qiming Zhang

 

Dr Qiming Zhang received his PhD in optics in 2011 from Fudan University, China. Then he joined the Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology in Swinburne University of Technology. His research interest is on the super resolution techniques and micro/nano-photonic devices.


ORGANISER

Dr Isabelle Staude

Nonlinear Physics Centre, Research School of Physics and Engineering, The Australian National University
Isabelle Staude

 

Dr Isabelle Staude received her PhD degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany. Afterwards she joined the Nonlinear Physics Centre at the Australian National University, where she is coordinating the experimental activities on optical nanoantennas. Since October 2013, she is the Deputy Project Leader of the Nanoplasmonics stream in CUDOS. Her research interests cover a range of topics in subwavelength optics, including all-dielectric nanophotonics, integrated nanoplasmonics, and hybrid quantum systems.