2017 CUDOS News

Yuri Kivshar named in influential highly cited researchers list


CUDOS Deputy Director Professor Yuri Kivhsar has been recognised in the 2017 Highly Cited Researchers List, placing him among the world’s most influential.

Professor Yuri Kivshar awarded AOS W.H. (Beattie) Steel Medal 2017


The Australian Optical Society has awarded CUDOS Deputy Director Professor Yuri Kivshar the 2017 W.H. (Beattie) Steel Medal in recognition of his leadership and significant contributions to the field of optics, particularly in nonlinear photonics and metamaterials.

Dr Steve Frisken elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering


Dr Steve Frisken, CUDOS Partner Investigator, has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

CUDOS PhD student honoured by the Royal Society of NSW


The Royal Society of NSW has awarded the Jak Kelly Prize for excellence in postgraduate research to Moritz Merklein, PhD student at the University of Sydney CUDOS node, for his work on 'A chip integrated optical buffer based on hyper-sound waves'.

CUDOS researchers awarded $2.5 million funding


CUDOS researchers received six federal government grants from the Australian Research Council in their recent funding round for 2018.

AOS Geoff Opat Prize for CUDOS’ emerging Early Career Researcher


Dr Sergey Kruk from the ANU Nonlinear Physics Centre CUDOS node has been awarded the AOS Geoff Opat Early Career Researcher Prize for his significant research contributions to the fields of optics.

Michael Withford newest Distinguished Professor at Macquarie University


Professor Michael Withford, CUDOS node Director and Chief Investigator at Macquarie University, has been awarded the title of 'Distinguished Professor' of Macquarie University, one of the highest honours the University can bestow.

Postdoctoral Research Associate / Research Fellow – Integrated Nonlinear Microwave Photonics


We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (level A) or Research Fellow (level B) to join our program.

‘The best way to predict the future, is to create it’ - Scientists showcase latest photonics research and technologies at the CUDOS Legacy Showcase


More than 200 attendees, including representatives from the wider scientific community, government, industry leaders and general public, came together at the CUDOS Legacy Showcase to explore the latest photonics research and technologies.

World-first optical fiber laser promises to revolutionise detection of gases


An international research group, led by scientists at the Macquarie University CUDOS node, has developed a world-first optical fiber technology which can help detect a wide range of gases with unprecedented sensitivity, with potential applications ranging from breath analysis to air-quality monitoring.

Making waves at the upcoming CUDOS Legacy Showcase


Scientists are showcasing latest photonics research and technology at the CUDOS Legacy Showcase this Friday: Get a sneak peek into the future potential impact of photonics and the revolutionary light based technologies that will change our world and drive Australia's innovation economy.

Effective solutions to avoid Internet capacity crunch


The world’s internet demand is about to outstrip its fibre capacity and with the capacity limits of standard single-mode optical fibre fast approaching, new technologies are required to avoid an Internet capacity crunch. CUDOS spin-off company Modular Photonics provides solutions.

Speed plus control in new computer chip: slowing down light to sound


The speed of light is of great advantage when sending data over the internet, but it is a real challenge to master on a small chip. A new design offers a solution: convert the energy to sound. Read The Conversation article by CUDOS researchers Moritz Merklein, Dr Birgit Stiller and Professor Benjamin Eggleton.

World first: ‘Storing lightning inside thunder’ - CUDOS researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves


Researchers from the University of Sydney CUDOS node have dramatically slowed digital information carried as light waves by transferring the data into sound waves in an integrated circuit, or microchip.

CUDOS postdeadline paper to be presented at Frontiers in Optics conference


The postdeadline paper on ‘Brillouin-based Light Storage of 200ps-long Pulses for 70 Pulse Widths‘ by Kevin Jaksch, Moritz Merklein, Dr Birgit Stiller and the CUDOS teams at the University of Sydney and the Australian National University has been accepted for presentation at the Frontiers in Optics 2017.

The CUDOS Legacy Showcase


CUDOS is in its final year of operation and we invite you to celebrate the Centre's many outstanding achievements at the CUDOS Legacy Showcase.

Dr Bjorn Sturmberg receives University of Sydney Alumni Achievement Award


CUDOS Alumnus Dr Bjorn Sturmberg has been recognised with the 2017 University of Sydney's Faculty of Science Alumni Award for the Achievements of Young Alumni.

CUDOS PhD student awarded University of Sydney Postgraduate Research Prize


CUDOS PhD candidate Moritz Merklein has been awarded the University of Sydney's Faculty of Science Postgraduate Research Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement, based on his exceptional manuscript 'Enhancing and inhibiting stimulated Brillouin scattering in photonic integrated circuits', published in Nature Communications.

From physics PhD to quiz master


CUDOS alumnus Dr Caitlin Fisher completed a PhD in optical physics and now finds herself masterminding the University of Sydney’s flagship National Science Week event, (Science + Quiz) = Comedy.

Three CUDOS postdeadline papers to be presented at CLEO Pacific Rim Conference


Three CUDOS postdeadline papers have been accepted for presentation at the CLEO Pacific Rim, OECC and PGC 2017 Conference in Singapore.

Benjamin Eggleton recognised with Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research


CUDOS Director Professor Benjamin Eggleton has been announced as winner of the 2017 Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Outstanding Research.

Taking technology to the next level: CUDOS researchers develop new platform making next-generation electronic devices more advanced


Physicists from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) developed a new hybrid integrated platform that promises to be a more advanced alternative to conventional integrated circuits that are currently manufactured by the semiconductor industry. The researchers demonstrated that their approach is mass manufacturable, making it possible to integrate the platform into everyday electronic equipment like smartphones and computers. For the end user this technical advance means that it may lead to faster internet on their next-generation electronic devices.

Arnan Mitchell secures funding for nanotechnology research in Europe


Professor Arnan Mitchell, CUDOS Chief Investigator and Science Leader of CUDOS’ Hybrid Integration flagship project, is part of a multi-institution consortium awarded a prestigious European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation grant.

Nano device promises ultra-fast graphics on gaming consoles


An international team of scientists led by the CUDOS node at ANU has designed a new nano device that promises ultra-fast rendering of high-definition graphics on gaming consoles.

Invention may help to protect astronauts from radiation in space


CUDOS scientists at ANU have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation.

Get in on the ground floor: how apartments can join the solar boom


How can apartment dwellers enjoy solar energy and still have market freedom? Read CUDOS researcher Dr Bjorn Sturmberg's The Conversation article.

Postdeadline Paper to be presented at CLEO®/Europe-EQEC 2017


CUDOS PhD candidate Moritz Merklein’s and Dr Birgit Stiller’s postdeadline paper ‘On-chip non-reciprocal light storage’ was accepted for presentation at the CLEO┬«/Europe-EQEC 2017, held in Munich on 25-29 June 2017.

The Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List: CUDOS Advisory Board member Dr Woodthorpe recognised


Dr Katherine Woodthorpe, current member of the CUDOS Advisory Board, is among those being recognised with Queen’s Birthday honours.

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