Mr Roman Kostecki

Research Associate
Mr Roman Kostecki
  Org Unit Physics
  Email roman.kostecki@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 0871
  Location Floor/Room 1 80 ,  The Braggs ,   North Terrace

Roman Kostecki graduated from Flinders University BSc (Hon) (Physics and Mathematics) and completed his PhD in the Department of Physics at the University of Adelaide. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), 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.

After completing a B.Sc (Physics and Mathematics) with honours at Flinders University, Roman Kostecki secured a Professional Officer role in 2010 at the University of Adelaide's Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), 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, including chemistry and biology. 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 (CNBP), 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 functionalisation methods for controlling nanoscale interactions between light and matter.

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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.
     
    • Mar. 2015 - Jun. 2017: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
      Position: Investigator (Collaborative Project) [Part Time]
      Lead Investigators: Dr Claire Davis (DSTG), Dr Grant McAdam (DSTG), Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem (UoA), and Prof Tanya Monro (UniSA)
      Subject: Fibre Optic Corrosion Sensors
       
    • Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2016: The University of Adelaide, Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (Adelaide, Australia)
      Position: Lead Investigator (Piot Project) [Part Time]
      Subject: Demonstrating Spatially Resolved Corrosion 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
  • 2017: PhD - Physics (Optics & Photonics), The University of Adelaide (Adelaide, Australia)
     
  • 2010: BSc (Honours) - Physics, Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia)
     
  • 2009: BSc - Physics and Mathematics, Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia)

2016    Lead Investigator:
            Project Title: Demonstrating Spatially Resolved Corrosion Detection
            Funding Source: 2016 Pilot Project - Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing
            Amount: AUD13,350

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)

2017
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2016
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  • R. Kostecki, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, C. Davis, G. McAdam, T. Wang, and T. M. Monro, Fiber Optic Approach for Detecting Corrosion, in [23rd International Symposium on Smart Structures and Material Systems + Nondestructive Evaluation and Health Monitoring (Las Vegas, USA)], Proc. SPIE 9803, (Jun 2015).
2015
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2014
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2013
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2012
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Media

2011
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*first author was presenter

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