Dr Sebastian Ng

ARC Research Associate

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

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


Sebastian completed concurrent degrees in BSc (Experimental and Theoretical Physics) and BE (Mechanical) at the University of Adelaide receiving first class honours in 2010.

During his degrees he worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing to develop rare earth doped silica fibre lasers. From 2010-2016 he completed his PhD under the Supervision of A/Prof David Ottaway and Prof Tanya Monro on a project entitled "Development of air-clad holmium-doped fibre lasers."

Since the completion of his PhD Sebastian has worked on the development of portable MidIR fibre lasers and worked as a program developer for the Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management.

He is currently working as a Research Associate in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Discovery (OZGrav). His current research involves the development of high power narrow linewidth lasers for third generation gravitational wave detection.

Research Interests

Sebastian's research focuses on the application and development of laser technology. His core research interests include:

  • High power continuous wave lasers
  • Single frequency sources
  • 2 micron fibre lasers
  • Optical fibre fabrication
  • Laser stabilisation for gravitational wave astronomy
  • Adaptive Optics
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 ARC Research Associate University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2016 Award Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2011 - 2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    2006 - 2010 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia BSc & BE (Hons, 1st Class)
Date Position Course
2019 Teaching Associate Physics IE - Thermodynamics
2017-2018 Teaching Associate Electromagnetism II - Circuit Theory
2016 - 2017 Program Developer Graduate Certificate in Radiation Management
2016 Teaching Associate Physics I - Mechanics
2010 - 2016 Practical Demonstrator Physics I, Physics II, Experimental Physics III, Mechanical Engineering I
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Co-Supervisor High precision measurement of absorption in high quality optical materials around 2 micron Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Sophie Kate Muusse
    2019 Co-Supervisor Low noise 2-micron lasers Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Zachary James Holmes
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - 2020 Co-Supervisor High precision measurement of optical absorption in ultra-low-OH fused silica at wavelengths near 2 µm Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Craig Ingram
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Mid-Infrared Fibre Lasers for use in Wavefront Correction in Advanced Gravitational Wave Detectors Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Ms Deeksha Beniwal
  • Position: ARC Research Associate
  • Phone: 83137732
  • Email: sebastian.ng@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Physics, floor G
  • Room: G 15D
  • Org Unit: Physics

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