The Deputy Director supports the Director in the development and implementation of the Institutes strategic plans and policies, and to provide leadership and direction to the 6 research themes. They represent the Director when absent and contributes to Board reports.
Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem
Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem received the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the University of Jena (Germany) in 1994, where she continued her research on optical glasses until 2000. During 2001-2004, she was with the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton (U.K.), working on novel photosensitive glasses and soft glass microstructured optical fibres with record optical nonlinearity.
Since 2005, Heike has been with The University of Adelaide, Australia. Currently, she is one of the leaders of the Optical Materials and Structures Theme at the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing. Her research focuses on the development of mid-infrared, high-nonlinearity, active and nanocomposite glasses; glass, preform and fibre fabrication techniques and surface fucntionalization of glass.
Heike has published over 230 refereed journal papers and conference processings including 16 review papers and 9 postdeadline papers. She has an h-factor of 31 and her papers have been cited ~ 2500 times (data taken from Scopus).