Friday, October 11, 2013

TODAY! Joint Student Chapter Seminar "Green Photonics for information technology, clean energy and life science" by Min Gu /10.11.13/ 1:30pm-2:30pm/ CREOL Room 102

Joint Student Chapter Seminar "Green Photonics for information technology, clean energy and life science" by Min Gu
Friday, October 11, 2013 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Room 102

Min Gu
Centre for Micro-Photonics
Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Sciences
Swinburne University of Technology

Photonics has transformed massively our everyday life and global economy for a sustainable future. Nanophotonics has enabled the development of nano-scale optical and photonic devices that allow for the efficient use of energy with less environment impact. Green-photonics is thus a new frontier of green technology for information storage, renewable energy, early cancer detection, cellular engineering, and clean water resources, providing a better environment and a healthier life to our community. In this talk, I will present our recent progress on the development of ultrahigh-capacity optical storage devices with metallic nanoparticles, nano-engineered biomimetic photonic crystals, broadband nanoplasmonic solar cells, super-resolution two-photon endoscopy.

Professor Min Gu, a Laureate Fellow of the Australian Research Council, is Director of the Centre for Micro-Photonics and University Distinguished Professor at Swinburne University of Technology. He was appointed as Pro Vice-Chancellor (International Research Collaboration) in 2009 and as Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Capacity) in 2012. He is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science as well as the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 2011, he was awarded the most prestigious W. H. (Beattie) Steel Medal of the Australian Optical Society to recognise his strong and sustained record of authority, enterprise and innovation in the field of optics in Australia. Internationally, he is an elected fellow of the Optical Society of America, the International Society for Optical Engineering and the Institute of Physics (UK). He was President of the International Society of Optics within Life Sciences. He was Vice President of the Bureau of the International Commission for Optics (ICO) (Chair of the ICO Prize Committee). He serves on the ICO Galileo Galilei Award Committee and the Young Scientist Prize Committee in Optics of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (United Nations). He is a Director of the Board of the Optical Society of America (Executive Committee, Finance Committee, and the Chair of the International Council).

For more information:
Dr. Shin-Tson Wu
Pegasus Professor of Optics

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