Georgios Tsiminis

Dr Georgios Tsiminis

University Research Fellow

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Georgios completed his undergraduate studies at the National Technical University of Athens Greece, with a Major in Applied Physics in 2004. In September of 2005 he completed the MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices at the University of St Andrews and Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, UK, with distinction. He then joined the Organic Semiconductor Optoelectronics group at the University of St Andrews for his PhD on organic semiconductor lasers. In 2009 he became a research fellow in the same group working on UV-nanoimprint lithography for organic semiconductor lasers as part of the HYPIX project. In October 2011 Georgios joined the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing at the University of Adelaide in Australia as an ARC Super Science fellow to work on detection of trace quantities of explosives, combining microstructured optical fibers with fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy.

Since 2014, Georgios has been a Senior research Fellow with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) Adelaide University node, working on optical spectroscopy for in-blood vitamin detection and monitoring and cell-line differentiation. In November 2016 Georgios also joined the CRC ORE at Adelaide University to work on optical spectroscopy for mining applications.

Georgios is currently a Research Theme Leader for Chemical and Radiation Sensing within IPAS.

My key area of interest is the intersection between optics, photonics and materials science and how they can come together to offer innovative solutions for real world applications. 

My education and career have given me a unique combination of skills across a wide range of fields in experimental science including optical sensors, linear and nonlinear spectroscopy, laser design and fabrication, microscopy techniques and the design, fabrication, testing and deployment of optical sensing systems. I have co-authored 41 refereed journal articles, review papers and conference papers that have been cited more than 400 times (h-index: 12). My current research positions aim to apply my expertise in photonics into applications like vitamin sensing in human blood and optical sensing for mining applications.

I am a strong believer in the importance of translating applied science concepts into commercially significant products. In the last few years I have been working to establish industry-funded projects that aim to translate the optical sensors that I have developed in my academic career into field-deployable devices. To this end I have received and managed almost AU$200,000 in funding from independent companies and commercialisation accelerators in Australia to develop optical sensors for specific applications. A number of those devices are currently being used as prototypes in the Australian food industry sector, with targets ranging from objectively measuring the eating quality of meat to real-time monitoring of alcoholic beverage fermentation. 


Funding received
Source Project title Dates Amount received (AU$)
Industry contract research Smart Bung for measurement and analysis of liquids in situ 2017 $56,330
Industry contract research Deployable alpha unit for site assessment of milk quality 2017 $57,620
Industry contract research Spectral analysis and correlation to accepted melon industry standards 2017 $5,000
Industry contract research Meat quality grading sensor/software development 2016 $75,550
Industry contract research Spectral analysis and correlation to accepted milk industry standards 2016 $5,000
IPAS pilot project Simplified Hollow Core Optical Fibres for Sensing Applications 2016 $14,400
IPAS pilot project Rapid phenotyping of human stem cells sub-populations using optical spectroscopy 2015 $13,800
IPAS Pilot project Real-time characterisation of photochemically-induced ischaemic damage in a mouse model of subcortical stroke 2013 $8,000


  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Co-Supervisor Development and Analysis of Gold Sensing Protein Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Akhil Kumar
    2019 Co-Supervisor Mineral Identification Using Upconversion Fluorescence Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thomas Bede Payten
    2019 Co-Supervisor Real-time Fluorine Mineral Detection using Novel Fluorescence Technology Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Lewis Da Silva Teixeira
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Towards Purely Laser Based Generation and Trapping of Metastable Krypton Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Milad Abou Dakka
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Mechanical and optical characterisation of glass optical fibres for sensing applications Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mustaf Bekteshi
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Science Management Commitee Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing, University of Adelaide Australia
  • Position: University Research Fellow
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor 2
  • Room: 2 79
  • Org Unit: Physics

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