The OMS group invited Professor Dragomir Neshev, director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Tranformative Metal-Optical Systems to gave the Photon Science Institute Seminar today. He spoke about the new institute and a specific example of non-linear optical metamaterials for night-vision.
Dr Aruni Foseka of the Warwick Electron Microscopy Centre gave a seminar to the group and colleagues at the Photon Science Institute. Her talk covered electron microscopy techniques for nanomaterial characterisation, including dark-field and spectroscopic approaches.
Patrick gave a seminar at the University of Sheffield, where he was kindly hosted by Dr Jenny Clark of the Department of Physics and the Sheffield Laser Lab. He spoke about exploiting functional inhomogeneity for optimizing nano-optoelectronics, and learnt a lot about ultrafast spectroscopy for singlet fission.
Patrick gave the Oxford Condensed Matter Physics seminar on A needle in a needlestack – exploiting functional inhomogeneity for optimized nano-optoelectronics. In this talk, he presented on recent advances in using high-throughput spectroscopy to study nanowires for optoelectronic applications.
The group welcomed Dr Antonio Hurtado of the University of Strathclyde Institute of Photonics to give a seminar at the Photon Science Institute. He spoke on Neuromorphic Photonics – the use of lasers as non-linear elements in a neuromorphic system.
During the 5 day trip, Patrick learnt about new devices being made in the Melbourne group and a research plan for the reciprocal trip was made. In addition, he made side-trips to Prof Jeff Davis (Swinburne University) and Prof Chennupati Jagadish (Australian National University) to discuss the latest research.