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Dr Erik Schartner

Telephone +61 8 8313 2327
Position Postdoctoral Researcher
Email erik.schartner@adelaide.edu.au
Building The Braggs
Floor/Room 1 80
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Physics

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Biography/ Background

Erik completed his BSc (Optics and Photonics) at the University of Adelaide in 2006. He received a first class honours in experimental physics in 2007, with a project entitled "Optical Fibre Protein Sensors," supervised by Dr Dean Male and Prof. Tanya Monro.

From 2008-2011 he completed his PhD under the supervision of Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Dr Shahraam Afshar and Prof Tanya Monro on a collaborative project with The Defence Science and Technology Organisation on a project entitled "Hydrogen peroxide sensing with microstructured optical fibres: fuel, wine and babies."

Since the completion of his PhD Erik has worked on a linkage project with Cook Medical, on the development of novel optical fibre probes for measurements of pH and temperature in the local medium surrounding embryos.

He is currently working as a Research Fellow in the Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics, looking at the deployment of novel optical fibre sensors in bioapplications.

Qualifications

2008-2012 University of Adelaide

PhD – “Hydrogen peroxide sensing with microstructured optical fibres: fuel, wine & babies.”

 

 2006-2007 University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Science (Honours) first class, Research Project – “Optical Fibre Protein Sensors” 

 

 2003-2006 University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Science (Optics and Photonics)

Awards & Achievements

2012 - Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence

2011 - Optical Fibre Sensors 21, Ottawa, Canada - Best student poster prize 

2011 - Asia Pacific Optical Sensors, Sydney, Australia – Best student presentation

2010 - Merry Wickes Transdisciplinary Prize for best student talk in a transdisciplinary topic at IPAS

2008, 2009, 2011 - School of Chemistry & Physics, University of Adelaide Postgraduate Poster Sessions – Best poster, 1st year (2008), 2nd year (2009), 4th year (2011)

Publications

Journal Articles

Schartner, E. P., Tsiminis, G., François, A., Kostecki, R., Warren‐Smith, S. C., Nguyen, L. V., ... & Monro, T. M. (2015). Taming the Light in Microstructured Optical Fibers for Sensing. International Journal of Applied Glass Science.

Purdey, M. S., Connaughton, H. S., Whiting, S., Schartner, E. P., Monro, T. M., Thompson, J. G., ... & Abell, A. D. (2015). Boronate probes for the detection of hydrogen peroxide release from human spermatozoa. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 81, 69-76.

Schartner, E. P., and Tanya M. Monro. "Fibre Tip Sensors for Localised Temperature Sensing Based on Rare Earth-Doped Glass Coatings." Sensors, 14.11 (2014): 21693-21701.

Tsiminis, G., Klarić, T. S., Schartner, E. P., Warren-Smith, S. C., Lewis, M. D., Koblar, S. A., & Monro, T. M. (2014). Generating and measuring photochemical changes inside the brain using optical fibers: exploring stroke. Biomedical Optics Express, 5(11), 3975-3980.

Zhao, J., Jin, D., Schartner, E. P., Lu, Y., Liu, Y., Zvyagin, A. V., . . . Monro, T. M. (2013). Single-nanocrystal sensitivity achieved by enhanced upconversion luminescence. Nature Nanotechnology, 8(10), 729-734.

Schartner, E. P., Jin, D., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Piper, J. A., Lu, Z., & Monro, T. M. (2012). Lanthanide upconversion within microstructured optical fibers: Improved detection limits for sensing and the demonstration of a new tool for nanocrystal characterization. Nanoscale, 4(23), 7448-7451.

Warren-Smith, S. C., Nie, G., Schartner, E. P., Salamonsen, L. A., & Monro, T. M. (2012). Enzyme activity assays within microstructured optical fibers enabled by automated alignment. Biomedical Optics Express, 3(12), 3304-3313.

Schartner, E. P., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Warren-Smith, S. C., White, R. T., & Monro, T. M. (2011). Driving down the detection limit in microstructured fiber-based chemical dip sensors. Sensors, 11(3), 2961-2971.

Monro, T. M., Warren-Smith, S., Schartner, E. P., Franois, A., Heng, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., & Afshar, S. (2010). Sensing with suspended-core optical fibers. Optical Fiber Technology, 16(6), 343-356.

Ruan, Y., Schartner, E. P., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Hoffmann, P., & Monro, T. M. (2007). Detection of quantum-dot labeled proteins using soft glass microstructured optical fibers. Optics Express, 15(26), 17819-17826.

Other media

Schartner, E., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., & Monro, T. (2014). Superdots enhance microstructured-fiber properties and remote-sensing capabilities. Laser Focus World, 50(7), 56-58.

Conference Proceedings

Schartner, E.P., Musolino, S., Salem, A., Hutchinson, M.R., Monro, T.M. Rare-earth thermometry using functionalised optical fibre tips for in vivo measurements of brain temperature. Paper presented at CLEO 2015, Munich, Germany.

Schartner, E.P., Tsiminis, G.T., Henderson, M.R., Hutchinson, M.R., Monro, T.M. A Comparison Between Multimode Tip And Suspended Core Fluorescence Optical Fibre Sensors. Paper presented at CLEO 2015, Munich, Germany.

Henderson, M. R., Schartner, E. P., Callen, D. F., Gill, P. G., & Monro, T. M. (2015, May). Fibre tip pH sensor for tumor detection during surgery. In SPIE Optics+ Optoelectronics (pp. 950611-950611). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Purdey, M. S., Schartner, E. P., Sutton-McDowall, M. L., Ritter, L. J., Thompson, J. G., Monro, T. M., & Abell, A. D. (2015, May). Localised hydrogen peroxide sensing for reproductive health. In SPIE Optics+ Optoelectronics (pp. 950614-950614). International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Schartner, E. P., & Monro, T. M. (2014). Simple fabrication method for point temperature sensor probes using erbium ytterbium-coated optical fibres. Paper presented at the 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors. Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

Tsiminis, G., Klarić, T. S., Schartner, E. P., Warren-Smith, S. C., Lewis, M. D., Koblar, S. A., & Monro, T. M. (2014). Fibre-optic photochemical stroke: Generating and measuring photochemical changes inside the brain. Paper presented at the 23rd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors. Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

Zhao, J., Schartner, E.P., Lu, Y, Zvyagin, A.V., Dawes, J., Piper, J.A.,Goldys, E.M., Monro, T.M. (2014) Upconversion SuperDots: driving upconversion towards single nanocrystal sensitivity. Presented at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ICONN 2014 Adelaide, South Australia

Jin, D., Lu, Y., Zhao, J., Zvayagin, A. V., Packer, N., Piper, J.A., Schartner, E.P., Monro, T.M. (2014) Upconversion SuperDots for nanophotonics & biophotonics Presented at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Schartner, E.P., Jin, D., Zhao, J., Monro, T.M., Sensitive detection of NaYF4: Yb/Tm nanoparticles using suspended core microstructured optical fibers. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics, Perth, Australia

Dawes, J.M., Zhao, J., Jin, D., Lu, Y., Zhang, L., Goldys, E.M., Piper, J.A., McRae, C., Schartner, E.P., Monro, T.M. (2013) Tuning the properties of upconversion nanoparticles-luminescence and lifetime. Paper presented at the Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics, Perth, Australia

Schartner, E.P. (2013) New tools for measurement: opportunities for sensing chemicals or biomolecules with optical fibers, Invited Talk, Presented at the Advanced Photonics Congress, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Schartner, E. P., Jin, D., Zhao, J., & Monro, T. M. (2013). Sensitive detection of NaYF4: Yb/Tm nanoparticles using suspended core microstructured optical fibers. Paper presented at SPIE BiOS, Photonics West, San Francisco, USA.

Schartner, E. P., Jin, D., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Piper, J. A., & Monro, T. M. (2012). Lanthanide upconversion nanocrystals within microstructured optical fibres; A sensitive platform for biosensing and a new tool for nanocrystal characterisation. Paper presented at Australia Pacific Optical Sensors, Sydney, Australia

Schartner, E.P., Monro, T.M., New tools for measurement:opportunities for sensing chemicals or biomolecules in small volumes of difficult to access regions (2012) Invited talk, Presented at the Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research Workshop, Adelaide, Australia

Monro, T. M., Warren-Smith, S. C., Schartner, E., Sciacca, B., & Francois, A. (2012). Chemical and biological sensing using new optical fibre-based sensing platforms. Paper presented at the 2012 17th Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference, OECC 2012. Korea.

Kostecki, R. Schartner, E.P., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Henry, P.C., Monro, T.M. (2012) Fabrication of suspended and exposed core silica fibres for sensing applications. Presented at Australian Institute of Physics Congress (20th: 2012: Sydney, NSW) Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (37th: 2012: Sydney, NSW) ACOFT 2012

Monro, T. M., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Schartner, E., & Warren-Smith, S. (2011). Sensing in suspended-core optical fibers. Paper presented at the 2011 IEEE Winter Topicals, WTM 2011.

Schartner, E. P., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., & Monro, T. M. (2011a). Low concentration fluorescence sensing in suspended-core fibers. Paper presented at the 21st International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors (OFS21), Ottawa, Canada

Schartner, E. P., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., & Monro, T. M. (2011b). Sensitive fluorescence detection with microstructured optical fibers. Paper presented at the the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Schartner, E. P., Murphy, D. F., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., & Monro, T. M. (2011). A low-volume microstructured optical fiber hydrogen peroxide sensor. Paper presented at the SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Englich, F. V., Schartner, E. P., Murphy, D. F., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., & Monro, T. M. (2010). Fusion splicing soft-glass suspended core fibers to solid silica fibers for optical fiber sensing. Paper presented at the 35th Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology, ACOFT 2010, Melbourne, Australia

Schartner, E. P., White, R. T., Warren-Smith, S. C., & Monro, T. M. (2009). Practical sensitive fluorescence sensing with microstructured fibres. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference on Optical Fibre Sensors, Edinburgh, U.K.

Schartner, E. P., Monro, T. M., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Pietsch, M., Abell, A. D., Hulston, C., & Davis, C. (2009). Fuel degradation sensing using microstructured optical fibres. Materials Forum, 33, 267-278.

Schartner, E.P., Pietsch, M., Abell, A.D., Monro, T.M. (2009) A hydrogen peroxide fibre optic dip sensor for aqueous solutions, Presented at the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy, Adelaide, Australia

Schartner, E.P., Ruan, Y., Hoffmann, P., Monro, T.M. (2007) An optical fibre protein sensor, Presented at Australian Conderence on Optical Fibre Technology, Melbourne, Australia

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