Roman Kostecki

Dr Roman Kostecki

Research Associate

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Roman Kostecki graduated from Flinders University BSc (Hon) (Physics and Mathematics) and completed his PhD in the Department of Physics at the University of Adelaide. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), working on the development of new devices for measurements and sensing at a nanoscale level to provide new ways of understanding cellular processes within humans, animals and plants.

After completing a B.Sc (Physics and Mathematics) with honours at Flinders University, Roman Kostecki secured a Professional Officer role in 2010 at the University of Adelaide's Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS), working closely with senior researchers on surface plasmon resonance-based fibre optic sensors for biomedical applications. In 2017, under the supervision of Prof. Tanya Monro and A/Prof. Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem, he completed his PhD researching a new type of optical fibre corrosion sensor in collaboration with researchers at the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation. Roman led and revolutionised silica microstructured optical fibre design, fabrication, and functionalisation, including research on novel fibres and functionalisation methods. As part of a transdisciplinary team, his research has led to vibrant collaborations with senior researchers from several disciplines, including chemistry and biology. These collaborations included work on development of a biocompatible optical fibre metal ion sensing platform, and discovery of molecular recognition control mechanisms and nano-environment effects from functionalised surfaces. He is currently a Research Fellow with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), working on the development of new devices for measurements and sensing at a nanoscale level to provide new ways of understanding cellular processes within humans, animals and plants. His research focuses on development of optics and photonics sensing devices, profiling biochemicals at the surface of single cells, transitioning from lab measurements to real world sensing applications, functionalisation methods for controlling interactions between light and matter, and microstructured optical fibre (MOF) design and fabrication process.

  • Position: Research Associate
  • Phone: 83130871
  • Email: roman.kostecki@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: The Braggs, floor 1
  • Room: 1 80
  • Org Unit: Physics

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