Research Projects

Supervisor(s): 

Jeremy Bailey

My research group studies the atmospheres of stars, exoplanets, and Solar-system planets using a combination of advanced instrument development, observing programs on large telescopes, and state-of-the-art modelling tools.

Supervisor(s): 

Adam Micolich

Self-assembled nanostructures for quantum device and bioelectronics applications

Supervisor(s): 

Dimitrie Culcer

My research is fully integrated into the ARC Centre of Excellence in Future Low-Energy Electronics Technologies (http://www.fleet.org.au) and is focused on two areas.

1. Quantum transport in topological materials

Supervisor(s): 

Michael Ashley

Michael's research interests centre around astronomy from Antarctica. This includes the design and construction of instrumentation for use in Antarctica, and in the analysis of data collected by the instruments.

Supervisor(s): 

Dane McCamey

Projects in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science will investigate excitonic materials and devices via a range of techniques, including optical and spin based spectroscopy, electrical, and optical measurem

Supervisor(s): 

Tim Duty

Measuring charge with sub-electron resolution in a solid-state device is crucial for quantum technologies and other precision measurement applications.

Supervisor(s): 

Maria Cunningham

How life formed on Planet Earth is one of the big questions that we want to answer as scientists.

Supervisor(s): 

Maria Cunningham


The formation and evolution of stars drives the evolution of galaxies in the universe at all epochs (times), from the earliest observable galaxies to our own Milky Way.

Supervisor(s): 

Dennis Stello
NASA's Kepler mission has provided a legacy data set for the study of stars and their planets. Kepler's high precision measurements reveals stellar brightness variations caused by oscillations of standing sound waves inside the stars. Just like the sound of a violin and a bass are different due to their different size, the Stellar Oscillations Group led by Dennis Stello uses observed frequencies of stellar oscillations to determine the sizes and masses of stars and what they are made of. Using this technique -- called asteroseismology -- is currently revolutionizing stellar astrophysics.

Supervisor(s): 

Oleg Sushkov

The CSIRO On-line Analysis (OLA) Group offers opportunities for students to undertake applied physics research projects at our Lucas Heights laboratories.

Honours projects
H1. 3D printed X-ray fluorescence analyser

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