Miftar Ganija

Dr Miftar Ganija

Professor

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

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


Miftar Ganija is the Lead Scientist and Leader of the Centre for Advanced Defence Research - Ultrashort and Short Pulsed Lasers (CADR-USPL). He holds a joint appointment in the School of Physical Sciences and School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE) at The University of Adelaide. The USPL program is a joint initiative by the Department of Defence (DST Group) and The University of Adelaide.

The applications for ultra-short pulsed lasers is expanding rapidly and requires new technology to be on the forefront of engineering and scientific innovation.

Miftar’s research includes the development of USPL laser sources, beam propagation and transitioning lasers to industry, medical and defence. Current research includes the development of high-power Q-switched near infrared cryogenic lasers and mode-locked laser sources for a variety of industrial, remote sensing and defence applications and blue lasers for medical applications.

USPL Strategic Road Map

The CADR-USPL is a joint centre between DSTG/University of Adelaide. We have identified that there is a shortage of ultra-short pulsed laser technology development and a workforce to support its development in Australia. Therefore, the USPL scientific team are working on pathways to address these deficiencies through the dual-use laser approach. This involves creating a sovereign eco-system for industrial and science capability, thereby ensuring that we are in a position to address mid- and long-term critical technology needs for Australia.

Our program focuses on three major areas of R&D for:
• Source development
• Propagation and Effect generation
• Applications

His current interests include:

  •  Laser development 
  • Cryogenically cooled solid state lasers
  • High power solid state lasers
  • Interferometry
  • Pulsed laser
  • Mode-locked laser 
  • Frequency doubling
  • Mid-Infrared Lasers
  • Blue lasers 

USPL

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Principal Supervisor Ultrashort Pulse Lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Henry Duncan Rogers
    2022 Principal Supervisor Ultrashort and Short Pulsed Lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Jonte Colin Reilly
    2022 Principal Supervisor Ultrashort Pulse Lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Andrew Phillip Matulick
    2021 Co-Supervisor Real-Time Optically Stimulated Luminescence Fibre-Coupled Dosimetry with Beryllium Oxide Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Erin Jennifer Lukas
    2020 Co-Supervisor Femtosecond pulse lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Alexandros Kolovinos
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Operating Regimes and Automated Control of Holmium and Thulium Non-linear Polarisation Rotation Mode-locked Fibre Optic Lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr David Michael McAfee
    2017 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Investigation of Narrowband Acousto-Optic Tunable Filters for Semiconductor Laser Tuning Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Adam James Gambell
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135037
  • Email: miftar.ganija@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Oliphant, floor G
  • Org Unit: School of Physical Sciences

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