Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Professor Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Senior Resarch Fellow

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem is Deputy Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and Associate Director of the Optofab Adelaide node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). She is Senior Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP).

Heike obtained her PhD in chemistry from the University of Jena, Germany in 1994 and subsequently held two prestigious fellowships. From 2001-2004 she was with the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton, UK. Heike came to the University of Adelaide in 2005. She was awarded the Woldemar A. Weyl International Glass Science Award in 2001, the International Zwick Science Award in 2009 and the University of Adelaide Women’s Research Excellence Mid-Career Award in 2014. Heike has published over 230 refereed journal papers and conference proceedings, including 5 review papers and 9 postdeadline papers, and raised approximately $12M for research. Heike’s research focuses on the development of novel optical glasses, fibres, surface functionalization and sensing approaches.

Research Interests
Development of fibres for a wide range of applications including
  • Mid-infrared high power delivery and lasers
  • High nonlinearity based applications, e.g. supercontinuum generation
  • Evanescent field based bio/chemical fibre sensors
  • High resolution imaging
  • THz guidance
Glass science & technology
  • Development of tellurite, germanate and fluoride glasses with high mid-infrared transmission (2-6µm)
  • Development of glasses with high nonlinearity
  • Development of glasses doped with nanoparticles (e.g. diamond cyrstals, semiconductor or metal nanoparticles)
  • Optimization of glass melt-cast process: understanding impact of processing conditions (e.g. melting atmosphere, crucible material, batch size) on glass quality with the aim to produce glass billets >100g with low loss and free of scattering centres
Preform and fibre fabrication
  • Understanding glass flow dynamcis during extrusion and fibre drawing to control preform and fibre structure
  • Fabrication of new preform and fibre structures, e.g.
    • Suspended nanowire-core fibres with large holes for sensing
    • Hollow-core fibres
    • Fibres with extreme  nonlinearity and tailored dispersion
    • Large mode area fibres
    • Fibres with subwavelength features
  • Fabrication of these new structures from wide range of materials, e.g.
    • Glass: tellurite, fluoride, fluoride-phosphate, lead-silicate, bismuthate
    • Polymer: PMMA, TOPAS
Fibre surface functionalization
  • Coating internal fibre surfaces with functional molecules, e.g. fluorophores, Qdots, ionophores, proteins, using silane monolayers or polyelectrolytes
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 Deputy Director University of Adelaide
    2014 Associate Director, Optofab Adelaide Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) University of Adelaide
    2014 Senior Investigator, ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) University of Adelaide
    2009 Leader, “Optical Materials and Structures” Research Theme University of Adelaide
    2008 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2005 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2004 - 2004 Senior Research Fellow The University of Southampton
    2002 - 2004 Research Fellow Optoelectronics Research Centre, The University of Southampton
    2001 - 2002 Research Fellow, Marie Curie Individual Fellowship The University of Southampton
    1994 - 2000 Research Fellow The University of Jena
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Research Award Winnovation SA Technology Award Women in Innovation SA Australia
    2017 Fellowship Fellow of the Optical Society of America (OSA) The Optical Society of America (OSA) United States
    2015 Award Wanda Henry Award for Best Student Presentation
    2014 Award Womens Research Excellence Mid-Career Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 Award International Zwick Science Award Zwick
    2001 Award Woldemar A. Weyl International Glass Science Award Pennsylvania State University
    2001 Fellowship Marie Curie Individual Fellowship European Commission
    1997 Fellowship Habilitation Fellowship of the Land Thüringen University of Jena Germany
    1994 Award Award of the University of Jena for excellent PhD thesis University of Jena Germany
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2000 University of Jena Germany Habilitation (Postdoctoral thesis)
    1994 University of Jena Germany PhD
Research Grants
Funding Body Funding Scheme Project Amount Date Investigators

ARC

Industrial Transformation Research Hub

The Australian Copper-Uranium Transformation Research Hub

$2,526,617

2013-2018

Grano, Ottaway, Ngothai, Ashman, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Hooker, Brugger, Wilson, Pring, Hayes, Peng, Vaughan, Jak, Ehrig, Spooner, Simons

ARC

Discovery Project

Nanocrystals in glass: a new nanophotonic material

$480,000

2013-2015

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Pavesi

ARC

Discovery Project

Shining the light on geometry of microstructured optical fibres

$350,000

2013-2015

Stokes, Crowdy, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

ARC

Discovery Project

A new platform for poled glass waveguides in the mid-infrared

$610,000

2009-2011

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Madden, Richardson, Margulis

ARC

Discovery Project

New materials and structures for next generation optical fibres

$310,000

2006-2008

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

ARC

Super Science Fellowships

Disruptive approaches to biological sensing

$834,000

2010-2012

Monro, Sumby, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Hoffmann, Abell

ARC

Linkage Project 

Enhanced sensitivity of electrospray ionization mass spectrometry

$500,000

2016-2019

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Stokes, Hoffmann, Gooley

ARC

Linkage Project

Extreme temperature monitoring for minerals and metals processing

$430,000

2015-2018

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lancaster, Monro, Warren-Smith

ARC

Linkage Project

Optical fibre dip-sensors for in-situ environmental monitoring

$491,000

2009-2011

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

ARC

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Enhanced Powder X-ray Diffraction Capabilities for South Australia

$230,000

2012

Sumby, Gerson, Doonan, Pring, Ellis, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Zou, Lenehan, Chittleborough, Majewski

ARC

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Ultraviolet, visible and infrared spectroscopic ellipsometers for advanced materials and device characterisation

$300,000

2011

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Monro, Abell, Lancaster, Yu, Griesser

ARC

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

High performance EMPA optimised for the microanalysis of sulphides and heavy elements

$700,000

2011

Brugger, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lenehan, Tomkins, Skinner, Ehrig

ARC

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

Capability for the Fabrication and Characterization of Mid-Infrared Photonic Materials

$400,000

2010

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Tan, Dell, Madden, Sumby, Ottaway, Harris

ARC

Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

A high resolution environmental scanning electron microscope (HRESEM) for South Australia

$640,000

2010

Tester, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Griesser, Lewis, Pring

Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

 

Leaky channel mode germanate glass fibre lasers for high power operation in the short to mid-infrared

$110,000

2014-2015

Lancaster, Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Ottaway

Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

 

Silica and Germanate Glass High Power Fiber Laser Sources

$125,000

2010-2011

Monro, Munch, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lancaster, Ottaway

Federal Government NCRIS Agility Fund CMM Funds $87,000 2016 Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Federal Government

Optofab NCRIS 2015

Optofab NCRIS 2015

$441,000

2014

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Federal Government Global Connections Fund Bridging Grant Bridging Grant $50,000 2017-2018 Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lincoln
Federal Government Global Connections Fund Priming Grant Priming Grant $7,000 2016-2017 Ebendorff-Heidepriem
Federal Government Innovations Connections Proximal Humeral Plates $100,000 2016-2017 Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Luis Lima-Marques
Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)   Development of rare earth doped indium fluoride preforms and fibres $90,000 2015-2016 Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)

 

Development of rare earth doped silica fibres for defence applications

$84,000

2015

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group)

 

Fibre optic corrosion sensors

$26,000

2015-2016

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO)

 

Spectroscopic characterisation of rare earth doped Indium flouride glasses for fibre laser applications

$58,000

2015

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

DSTO

 

 

$60,000

2012-2013

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

DSTO

 

 

$60,000

2011-2012

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

CRC

Deep Exploration Technologies CRC

 

Pre concentration from Drilling Fluids for Optical & Other Analysis

$200,000

2016-2017

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

CRC

Deep Exploration Technologies CRC

Lab-At-Rig future, Module 5b: Optical fibre technology

$344,000

2014-2015

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

CSIRO On Prime GLAS Technology $2,000 2017 Wei, Zhao, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

DFEEST

SIP

Advanced optical-fibre sensing platforms for health, defence and the environment

$944,000

2011-2014

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Sumby, Abell, Shapter, Griesser, Craig, Haub

Premier’s Research and Industry Fund

International Research Grant

Pushing the limits of silica-based optical fibres

$252,000

2013-2015

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

Ultrasonic milling of dental implants

$45,000

2016

Lima-Marques, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

New visible wavelength dectectors

$45,000

2016

Arkwright, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

3D printed injection moulds

$45,000

2015-2016

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lima-Marques,

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

Additive manufacturing of new parts of laser radar system

$45,000

2015-2016

Lima-Marques, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

Fabrication of ion transfer tubes with high-precision geometry and specified electrical resistance for mass spectroscopy

$45,000

2015

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

Optical fibre  temperature sensor for lead smelter component monitor

$45,000

2015

Warren-Smith, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

Optical fibres for eye surgery applications

$45,000

2015

Lancaster, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Department of State Development

Photonics Catalyst Program

3D printing of second generation titanium implants

$45,000

2015

Lima-Marques, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

DAAD Go8

Germany Joint Research Co-operation Scheme

Incorporating Pd nanoparticles into fibre for plasmon-enhanced UV-blue photonic devices

$19,650

2015-2016

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Wondraczek

DAAD Go8

Researcher Exchange Scheme

Novel rare-earth doped glasses for next generation visible to mid-Infrared fiber lasers

$20,000

2010-2011

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Melbourne Materials Institute

Seed Funding

 

$30,000

2014

Nguyen, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Lancaster

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Collaborative Research Project High temperature sensing   2017-2019 Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Warren-Smith
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Pilot Project Sapphire crystal fibre High temperature sensing $50,000 2016-2017 Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Warren-Smith, Nguyen
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Pilot Project High power delivery fibre $20,000 2016-2017 Ebendorff-Heidepriem, O’Connor

University of Adelaide

Interdisciplinary Research Fund 2013

Fibre insight in diabetes treatment: a new photonic fibre device to investigate the enteroendocrine L-cell

$30,000

2013

Medwell, Mehta, Kee, Lancaster, Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Ashman, Alwahabi, Grano

University of Adelaide

IPAS Pilot Project

UV-guiding silica hollow-core fibre for biological sensing

$18,440

2015

Light, Heng, Perrella, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

University of Adelaide

IPAS Pilot Project

Adding electrical conductivity to glass and fibres

$11,000

2014

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Afshar

University of Adelaide

IPAS Pilot Project

Development of high temperature extrusion to fabricate novel fibres that combinehih non-linearity with high fibre strength

$7,500

2012

Ebendorff-Heidepriem

University of Adelaide

IPAS Pilot Project

Rare earth doped fluoride nanocrystals in fluoride glass

$6,660

2012

Monro, Ebendorff-Heidepriem

University of Adelaide

IPAS Pilot Project

Nanocrystals in glass

$10,000

2011

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, Pavesi

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Biological and Chemical Fiber Sensing Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Liushun Xie
    2018 Principal Supervisor Fabrication of Microstructured Optical Fibre as Multifunctional Neural Probe Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Mengke Han
    2018 Co-Supervisor Mathematical Modelling to Aid Fabrication of Components for Whispering Gallery Resonator Sensors and Other Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Gagani Pathumika Ranathunga
    2017 Principal Supervisor Develop Transparent Conductive Material Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xuanzhao Pan
    2017 Principal Supervisor Fiber Imaging Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Lu Peng
    2017 Co-Supervisor Investigation into Sustainable Facade Design for Increased Thermal Comfort in Modern Buildings Doctor of Philosophy under a Jointly-awarded Degree Agreement with Doctorate Full Time Miss Marina Aburas
    2017 Principal Supervisor Conducting Polymer Composites With Graphene for Use in Biological Sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad shafiqur Rahman
    2017 Principal Supervisor The fabrication of a multiplexing Optimal fibre sensor to detect metal ion and glucose. Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Weikun Huang
    2016 Principal Supervisor Hollow Core Optical Fibre Bundle Probes For In Vivo Raman Spectroscopy Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Mustaf Bekteshi
    2016 Co-Supervisor Additive Manufacturing of Titanium-Based Biomedical Alloys Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alireza Dareh Baghi
    2015 Principal Supervisor Transparent Glass-Ceramics Serve as Spectral Layers for Photovoltaic Devices Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Yunle Wei
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensing: An Optical Fibre Based SPR Platform with Scattered light Interrogation Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Elizaveta Klantsataya
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Microelectrophoresis of Semiconductive Quantum Dots Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Mengke Han
    2015 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Tellurite Glass Film for Enhanced Emission and Collection Efficiency of NV Centre in Nanodiamond Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Xuanzhao Pan
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Radiation Sensitive Optical Fibres for Radiation Detection and Dosimetry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Carly Anne Whittaker
    2012 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Exploring possibilities to enhance silicon solar cell efficiency by downconversion of sunlight Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Muddassar Naeem
    2011 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Corrosion Detection: A Fibre Optic Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Roman Kostecki
    2010 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Hydrogen Peroxide Sensing with Microstructured Optical Fibres Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Erik Schartner
    2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Radiation Effects in Glasses for Intrinsic Optical Fibre Radiation Dosimetry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Chris Kalnins
    2010 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Development of Mid-infrared Fluoroindate Glasses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jiafang Bei
    2009 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Optical Fibre Sensors with Surface-immobilised Fluoroionophores Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Herbert Tze Cheung Foo
    2009 - 2013 Co-Supervisor Nanodiamond in Optical Fibre Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Matthew Ryan Henderson
    2007 - 2011 Co-Supervisor Fluorescence-Based Chemical Sensing Using Suspended-Core Microstructured Optical Fibres Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Stephen Warrensmith
    2006 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Soft-glass Microstructured Optical Fibres for Nonlinear Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Wen Qi Zhang
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Council The Australian Optical Society (AOS) Australia
    2016 - 2016 Member Conference Symposium Organiser International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) Australia
    2015 - 2015 Member Technical Program Committee 4th International Workshop on Specialty Optical Fibers (WSOF'2015) Hong Kong
    2015 - 2015 Member Organising Committee Australian and New Zealand Conference on Optics and Photonics (ANZCOP) Australia
    2014 - 2014 Member Organising Committee International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN) Australia
    2013 - 2013 Member Conference Symposium Organiser 10th PacRim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology United States
    2011 - 2011 Member Conference Session Organiser 9th PacRim conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology Australia
    2005 - 2005 Member Conference session organiser Annual Meeting of the American Ceramic Society United States
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2012 - ongoing Member Optical Society of America United States
    2011 - ongoing Member Australian Optical Society Australia
    2011 - ongoing Member American Ceramic Society United States
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2013 - ongoing Scientific research Germany
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2012 - 2012 Associate Editor Associate Guest Editor of the International Journal of Applied Glass Science
  • Position: Senior Resarch Fellow
  • Phone: 83131136
  • Email: heike.ebendorff@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor 1
  • Room: 1 83
  • Org Unit: Physics

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