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Emeritus Professor Mike Gal
Mike Gal is a Professor of Physics at the University of New South Wales. He is the head of the Optoelectronics Group and also coordinates a highly successful postgraduate program in photonics within the Faculty of Science. His main research interests involve the study of semiconductor materials used in optoelectronics and optical communications and the development of spectroscopic techniques to help identify the nature and dynamics of energy states in semiconductor nanostructures. You can find out more here .

Dr Peter Reece
Peter received a BSc (Hons 1) in medical physics in 1998 and a PhD on mesoporous silicon photonics in 2005, both from the University of New South Wales. After completing his postgraduate studies he spent three years as postdoctoral researcher working on optical micromanipulation and biophotonics at the University of St Andrews in the United Kingdom. Peter returned to the Optoelectronics Group to take up a UNSW Vice Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (2008-2010) and currently holds a Lecturer position. Peter’s current interests include (but are not limited to) nanophotonics, silicon photonics, optical biosensors, optical trapping, biophotonics and optofluidics.

POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS

Fan Wang
Fan Wang completed a Masters of Science and Technology Photonics and Engineering from UNSW in 2009. He received an International Research Scholarship to explore the application of optical trapping and micromanipulation to semiconductor optoelectronics.

Supervisor: Dr Peter Reece / Co-supervisor: A. Prof. Adam Micolich.

 

Bakul Gupta

Bakul received her BSc (Hons 1) in Nanotechnology from the University of New South Wales in 2009. In 2010 she received an International Research Scholarship to investigate the use of photonic crystal optical biosensors, for early stage detection of infection in the eye.

Supervisor: Professor Justin Gooding (UNSW Chem) / Co-supervisor: Dr Peter Reece.

 

Johnny Tang
Johnny completed a Masters of Science and Technology Photonics and Engineering from UNSW in 2009. He is currently employed as a processes engineer at Silana and is concurrently investigating plasmonic coupling in III-V Nitrides structures for UV applications as part of his PhD degree.

Supervisor: Dr Peter Reece / Co-supervisor: Prof Richard Newbury

Ying Zhu
Supervisor: Prof. J. Justin Gooding (UNSW Chem) / Co-supervisor: Dr Peter J. Reece

Xiaoyu Cheng
Supervisor: Prof. J. Justin Gooding (UNSW Chem) / Co-supervisor: Dr Peter J. Reece

Wen Jun Toe
Supervisor: Dr Peter J. Reece

Ana Andres-Arroyo
Supervisor: Dr Peter J. Reece

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Scot Kemp (Nanotechnology, 2013)
Project: Precision measurments of individual nanoparticles: an optical tweezers approach

Supervisor: Dr Peter Reece / Victoria Coleman (National Measurement Laboratory)


PAST MEMBERS

Craig Johnson: PhD (2008-2012)
(Postdoctoral Research Associate, SPREE, UNSW)

Dr Bin Guan: PhD (2008-2011), Postdoc (2012)
(Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai)

Dr Hong Qiao: PhD (2008-2011)
(Industry)

Mr Anh Pham: MPhil (2009-2010)
(PhD student (Material Sciences), University of New South Wales)

Dr Kris Kilian: PhD (2004-2007)
(Assistant Professor, The University of Illinois)

Dr Suhrawardi Illyas: MSc (1999-2001), PhD (2003-2007)
(Lecturer, Syiah Kuala University, Indonesia)

Mr John Tann – Laboratory Manager (1985-2007)
(Australian Museum of Science, Sydney, Australia)

Dr Till Bocking – Postdoctoral Fellow (2004-2006)
(Future Fellow, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia)

Professor Gilles Lerondel - International Research Fellow (2001-2003)
(Professor of Optics, Universitie de Technologie de Troyes, France)

Dr Wanhua Zheng - Postdoctoral Fellow (2001 - 2003)
(Professor & Program Director, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute for Semiconductors, Beijing, China)

Dr Baoquan Sun - Postdoctoral Fellow (2001 - 2003)
(Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences - Institute for Semiconductors, Beijing, China)

Dr Lap Van Dao - Postdoctoral Fellow (1995-2000)
(Professorial Fellow, Swinburne University, Australia)

Dr Michael B. Johnston: PhD (1997-1999)
(Lecturer, University of Oxford, UK)

PAST UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARS

Kokila Egodage (Physics 2012), Optical characterisation of colloidal silicon quantum dots (P. J. Reece / J. J. Gooding)

Alex Hartstone (Physics 2011/2012), Holographic Optical Trapping for Nanowire Manipulation and Characterisation (P. J. Reece)

Tim Bray (Physics 2011), Photoluminescence spectroscopy of III-V quantum heterostructures containing Sb: (P. J. Reece)

Kellie Pearce (Physics 2010/2011), Adv. spectroscopic techniques for characterisation of optically trapped nanostructures: (P. J. Reece)

Wen Jun Toe (Physics 2010), Optical trapping and characterisation of semiconductor nanowire, Supervisor: (P. J. Reece / H. Hoe Tan)

Yongmin Moon (Phot. Eng. 2012), Tiffany C. Y. Tang (Phot. Eng. 2009), Osama (Phot. Eng. 2008/09), Kevin Tanumihardja (Phot. Eng. 2008), Victor Vu (Phot. Eng. 2008)