A global hub of Photonics research, creating transformational new approaches to sensing and transdisciplinary problem solvers.

Many of the challenges we face as a society can only be solved by pursuing a transdisciplinary approach to science. The Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) has been created to bring together experimental physicists, chemists, material scientists, biologists, experimentally driven theoretical scientists and medical researchers to create new sensing and measurement technologies.


ARC Centre of Excellence in Optical Microcombs for Breakthrough Science


ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery


Centre for Radiation Research Education and Innovation

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IPAS Welcomes New Leadership and Chief Innovator

We are proud to announce that Professor Luiten is taking on a new role as IPAS Chief Innovator. Simultaneously, we warmly welcome Professor Mark Hutchinson as the Interim Director of IPAS. This marks the beginning of an exciting new chapter of innovation and impact at IPAS.

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First commercial-grade optical fibres fabricated in space

Special glass rods manufactured at the University of Adelaide have been drawn into over 8 km of optical fibre on the International Space Station (ISS).