Projects with the CSIRO On-line Analysis (OLA) Group
The CSIRO On-line Analysis (OLA) Group offers opportunities for students to undertake applied physics research projects at our Lucas Heights laboratories.
H1. 3D printed X-ray fluorescence analyser
H2. High accuracy measurements of heavy elements using XRF
H3. High accuracy measurements of light elements using XRF
H4. X-ray spectroscopy with consumer-grade imaging sensors
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About the CSIRO Lucas Heights Group
The OLA group develops novel instruments for minerals and security industry applications. We focus on carrying new ideas from the basic research stage through to industrial demonstration and commercialisation. Our group comprises a mix of students, postdoctoral fellows, scientists, and mechanical, electronic and software engineers. Currently we have 28 “staff” including 8 students and Post-Doctoral Fellows. The group is led by Mr Michael Millen and is within the Ore sensing and sorting Program lead by Dr Nick Cutmore.
Students would join the X-Ray team led by Dr Yves van Haarlem. The team focuses on inventing, designing and building X-ray and nuclear-based measurement and imaging systems. Students would be based at CSIRO’s Lucas Heights laboratories.
Honours students who are interested in one of these projects must contact the Honours Director Prof Oleg Sushkov to discuss before nominating one of these as a project choice.