School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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$200,000 in funding from independent companies and commercialisation accelerators in Australia to develop optical sensors for specific applications. A number of those devices are currently being used as prototypes in the Australian food industry sector, with targets ranging from objectively measuring the eating quality of meat to real-time monitoring of alcoholic beverage fermentation.
Date Position Institution name 2016 University Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2014 Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2011 - 2014 ARC Super Science Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2009 - 2011 Research Fellow University of St Andrews
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Greek, Modern (1453-) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2005 - 2009 University of St Andrews United Kingdom PhD in Physics 2004 - 2005 University of St Andrews United Kingdom MSc in Photonics and Optoelectronic Devices 2004 - 2005 National Technical University of Athens Greece Major in Applied Physics
Year Citation 2014 Schartner, E., Tsiminis, G., Henderson, M., Hutchinson, M., & Monro, T. (2014). A comparison between multimode tip and suspended core fluorescence optical fibre sensors. Poster session presented at the meeting of Optics InfoBase Conference Papers.
|Source||Project title||Dates||Amount received (AU$)|
|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 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 2017 Co-Supervisor Integrated Whispering Gallery Resonators for Ultrasensitive Sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Milad Abou Dakka 2016 Co-Supervisor Hollow Core Optical Fibre Bundle Probes For In Vivo Raman Spectroscopy Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mustaf Bekteshi
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