NHMRC Grant-Funded Researcher (A)
School of Physical Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - 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.
Year Citation 2015 Kostecki, R., Heng, S., Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H., Abell, A., & Monro, T. (2015). Thin-Film Polymer Functionalization of Optical Fiber Enabling Multiligand Chemosensing. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Materials in Society Lecture Series. Singapore. 2012 Warren-Smith, S., Nie, G., Kobelke, J., Kostecki, R., Salamonsen, L., & Monro, T. (2012). Suspended core optical fibers for biological applications using UV wavelengths. Poster session presented at the meeting of 22nd International Conference on Optical Fiber Sensors. Beijing, China: SPIE.
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2022 Principal Supervisor The Effects of Oxidative Stress on Female Reproductive Cells Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Serena Ashley Barnes 2017 Co-Supervisor Conducting Polymer Composites With Graphene for Use in Biological Sensing Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mohammad shafiqur Rahman
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Quantum Biology The University of Adelaide Physics Honours Sabrina Slimani
Date Role Membership Country 2017 - ongoing Member OSA - The Optical Society United States
Date Title Engagement Type Institution Country 2013 - ongoing Public Lectures National Science Week Public Community Engagement The University of Adelaide Australia
Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country 2016 - ongoing SPIE BioPhotonics Australia Conference The University of Adelaide Australia
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2017 - ongoing Journal of Biophotonics Peer Reviewer Journal Review The University of Adelaide Australia 2014 - ongoing Optical Society of America Peer Reviewer Peer Review The University of Adelaide Australia
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