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Mr Roman Kostecki

Telephone +61 8 8313 0871
Position Research Associate
Email roman.kostecki@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 4380
Building The Braggs
Floor/Room 1 80
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Physics

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Biography/ Background

After completing a BSc (Physics and Mathematics) with honours at Flinders University, Roman Kostecki secured a Professional Officer role at Adelaide University's Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) in 2010, working closely with senior researchers on surface plasmon resonance-based fibre optic sensors for biomedical applications. In 2011, under the supervision of Prof. Tanya Monro and A/Prof. Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, he started a PhD researching a new type of optical fibre corrosion sensor in collaboration with researchers at the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation. During his PhD candidature, Roman led and revolutionised silica microstructured optical fibre design, fabrication, and functionalisation, including research on novel fibres and functionalisation methods. As part of a transdisciplinary team, his PhD research led to vibrant collaborations with senior researchers from several disciplines. These collaborations included work on development of a biocompatible optical fibre metal ion sensing platform, and discovery of molecular recognition control mechanisms and nano-environment effects from functionalised surfaces. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics, working on the development of new devices for measurements and sensing at a nanoscale level to provide new ways of understanding cellular processes within the human body. His research focuses on microstructured optical fibre (MOF) fabrication process, design of optical fibre devices for transitioning from lab measurements to real world sensing applications, and functionalization methods for controlling nanoscale interactions between light and matter.

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Qualifications

Research Experience

  • Dec. 2014 - present: The University of Adelaide, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics
    Position: Research Fellow
    Supervisor: A/Prof. Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
    Subject: Measure inside biological systems using; photonic sensing architectures for Nanoscale measurements, remote nanoscale assays, spatially distributed measurements and in-situ interferometers, and exploring the fundamental limits of detection.
     
  • Jul. 2011 - 2015: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
    Position: PhD Candidate (Physics - Optics and Photonics)
    Supervisor: Prof. Tanya Monro and A/Prof. Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
    Subject: Development of distributed fibre optic chemosensing technologies for metal ion detection applications.
     
    • Jul. 2014 - Dec. 2014: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
      Position: Investigator (Pilot Project) [Part Time]
      Lead Investigators: Dr Sabrina Heng (chemistry) and Dr Christopher McDevitt (microbiology & immunology)
      Subject: Towards a light-driven, biocompatible sensor for the rapid detection of bacterial toxins.
       
    • Feb. 2014 - Dec. 2014: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
      Position: Research Assistant [Part Time]
      Supervisor: A/Prof. Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
      Subject: Adding electrical conductivity to glass and optical fibres.
       
    • May. 2013 - Nov. 2013: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
      Position: Investigator (Pilot Project) [Part Time]
      Lead Investigators: Dr Sabrina Heng (chemistry) and Dr Christopher McDevitt (microbiology & immunology)
      Subject: Development of a photoswitchable, membrane-based metal ion sensing platform.
       
    • Feb. 2013 - May. 2013: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
      Position: Research Assistant [Part Time]
      Supervisor: Prof. Tanya Monro
      Subject: Development of silica microstructured fibre fabrication.
       
  • Jul. 2010 - Jul. 2011: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
    Position: Research Assistant
    Supervisor: Dr. Alexandre François
    Subject: Development of surface plasmon resonance-based fibre optic biosensing technologies for point of care applications.
     
  • Jul. 2009 - Jun. 2010: Flinders University, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences (Adelaide, Australia)
    Position: Honours Student (Physics)
    Supervisor: Dr. Boris Blankleider
    Subject: Description of πN scattering with complete dressing.
     

Education

  • 2009 - 2010: BSc (Honours) - Physics, Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia)
     
  • 2006 - 2009: BSc - Physics and Mathematics, Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia)

Awards & Achievements

2014    Nominated to Australian Academy of Science
            by Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation
            for First Commonwealth Science Conference 2014

2013    Honourable Mention for 3rd Year Physics Talk
            The University of Adelaide
            Postgraduate Research Symposium 2013

2012    Best Poster for 2nd Year PhD Physics
            The University of Adelaide
            Postgraduate Research Symposium 2012

2012    Spotlight on Optics: Silica exposed-core microstructured optical fibers
            The Optical Society (OSA)

Publications

2015

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2014

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2013

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2012

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2011

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Entry last updated: Friday, 28 Aug 2015

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