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.
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
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 — — —
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)
|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|
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 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 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
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