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IPAS Scientific Management Committee (SMC)

The breadth of research conducted by IPAS members is categorised under six Research Themes, each led by a pair of Theme Leaders who are knowledgeable of the science and research programs within the Theme.

The role of the Theme Leaders is to advocate for the needs arising from the Theme, to develop strategies to grow opportunities for the Theme, and to facilitate action within the Theme. The Theme Leader is responsible for facilitating opportunities between IPAS Themes, endorsing applications for internal IPAS Schemes, and organising annual Theme events.

SMC Members

Prof Andrew AbellProf Andrew Abell Surface Chemistry, Protein and Peptide Synthesis

A/Prof Heike Ebendorf-HeidepriemProf Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem Glass Science, Fibre Fabrication and Characterisation

Rob McLaughlin Prof Robert McLaughlinBiophotonics, optical coherence tomography, fluorescence, medical devices

Prof Mark Hutchinson Prof Mark Hutchinson Neuroscience, Immunology, Pharmacology, Pain, Addiction, Spinal Cord Injury

Dr Tak KeeA/Prof Tak KeeSpectroscopy and Organic Materials for Sensing

Dr Jiawen Li Dr Jiawen Li Biophotonics, multimodal fibre-optic probe, optical coherence tomography, sensing and imaging

Prof Dusan Losic Prof Dusan Losic Chemical Engineering

Prof Andre Luiten Prof Andre Luiten IPAS Director, Chair of Experimental Physics

Precision Measurement

A/Prof Martin O'ConnorA/Prof Martin O'Connor Cryogenic Sapphire Oscilator

Dr David OttawayProf David Ottaway Solid State Lasers, LIDAR Sensors, Gravitational Wave Detection

Dr Carolin PlewaA/Prof Carolin Plewa Adelaide Business School

Associate Head Research (Marketing and Management), Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Dr Gavin RowellA/Prof Gavin Rowell High Energy Astrophysics, Cosmic Ray Detection

Prof Nigel SpoonerAdjunct Prof Nigel Spooner Luminescence Analysis, Radiation Sensing, Optical Dating

Dr Georgios TsiminisDr Georgios Tsiminis Spectroscopy, Optical Fibre Sensors, Photonis, Chemical Sensing

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