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Overview

Current Work

I use ultra-fast and ultra-short light pulses and interact them with matter to investigate their highly non-linear interaction. The light pulses are only a few millionth billionth of a second in duration and we can use them to create new forms of X-rays, understand how electrons move around atoms and molecules to even attempting to create a nuclear transition using light.

We have Australia's most sophisticated laser system in my laboratory which we call the Australian Attosecond Science Facility which we sometimes call Australia's fastest camera.

I am currently taking on PhD students please contact me for details.
 

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Expertise Keywords

  • Atom Trapping
  • Atomic Physics
  • Attosecond Science
  • Laser Spectroscopy
  • Lasers
  • Quantum Physics
  • Strong Field Physics

Country Affiliations

  • Australia

Research Publications and Outputs

Recent Publications

Publications: 89 (Other: 89)

Funded Griffith Research

Engagement and Impact

Learning and Teaching

Current and Past Courses

  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2015.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Biomolecular Sciences Lab (3004BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Biomolecular Sciences Lab (3004NSC)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2014.
  • Biotech and Molecular Bio Lab (7306BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Biomolecular Sciences Lab (3004BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Biomolecular Sciences Lab (3004NSC)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2014.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics 1A (1011SCG)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics 1A (1011SCG)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics IA (1201BPS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics IA (1201BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics IA (1201BPS)
    Supervisor, Print Materials, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics IA (1201BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Human Physiology (2002BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Human Physiology (2002NSC)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • For Evid & the Expert Witness (2011BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • For Biometrics&Digital Imaging (3013BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Forensic Evid Imaging & Doc (3013NSC)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Micro- and nanofabrication (6105BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Micro- and nanofabrication (6105NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics 1A (1011SCG)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics 1A (1011SCG)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics IA (1201BPS)
    Supervisor, Mixed Model, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Mathematics IA (1201BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2013.
  • Advanced Physiology (3014BPS)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Advanced Physiology (3014NSC)
    Supervisor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2013.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2012.
  • Introduction to Nanoscience (1350BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Introduction to Nanoscience (1350NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2012.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2011.
  • Introduction to Nanoscience (1350BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Introduction to Nanoscience (1350NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2011.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Gold Coast Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Mt. Gravatt Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Quantum Physics III (3301NSC)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics 1A (1031SCG)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Physics IA (1301BPS)
    Teacher, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 1, 2010.
  • Introduction to Nanoscience (1350BPS)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.
  • Introduction to Nanoscience (1350NSC)
    Convenor, In Person, Nathan Campus, Semester 2, 2010.

Research by Higher Degree Supervision or Scholarship

Supervision Overview

I currently supervise 6 doctoral candidates over a range of projects using ultra-short pulses of light strongly interacting with atoms and molecules.

Theses Supervised at Griffith

Background

Academic experience

  • Professor of Physics, Griffith University 2015 -
  • Associate Professor of Physics, Griffith University 2009 - 2014
  • Senior Lecturer in Physics, Griffith University 2003 - 2008
  • Lecturer in Physics, Griffith University 2001 - 2003
  • Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship, Griffith University 1997 - 2001
  • Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics 1995 - 1997

Awards and Honours

  • Youth Lecturer 2012, Australian Institute of Physics 2012 - 2012
  • Australian Postgraduate Research Award (Priority Award), Commonwealth Government of Australia 1991 - 1994
  • Max Planck Fellowship, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics 1995 - 1997
  • ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Australian Research Council 1997 - 2001

Internal service roles

  • Dean(Research) , Sciences Group, Griffith University 2017 - 2017
  • Acting Pro Vice Chancellor, Sciences, Griffith University 2016 - 2016
  • Dean(Learning and Teaching), Sciences Group, Griffith University 2016 - 2016
  • Head of School, Natural Sciences, Griffith University 2013 - 2015
  • HDR Convenor School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University 2008 - 2015
  • Deputy Head of School (Research) School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University 2009 - 2012
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Quantum Dynamics, Griffith University 2007 - 2013
  • Head of Physics, School of Biomolecular and Physical Sciences, Griffith University 2007 - 2009

Visiting appointments

  • Visiting Scientist, Institute for Laser Science, University of Electrocommunication 1998 - 1998

Professional memberships

  • MAIP Member, Australian Institute of Physics 1988 -
  • Member, American Physical Society 2003 -
  • Member, Australian Optical Society 2001 -
  • Member, Optical Society of America 2007 -