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PERSONNEL

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ACADEMIC STAFF

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EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS

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PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROFILES

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RESEARCH STUDENTS

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RESEARCH STUDENT PROFILES

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TEACHING AND LEARNING

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PHYSICS SOCIETY

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COLOMBO PLAN VISIT TO JAPAN

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STUDENT AWARDS

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RESEARCH

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CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

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RESEARCH CENTRES

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS

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PUBLICATIONS

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

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EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

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RESEARCH GRANTS

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GRANT INCOME 2012 - 2014

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COMMUNICATION

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TESTIMONIALS

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ALUMNI

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HONORARY FELLOW LIST

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PLENARY, KEYNOTE AND INVITED LECTURERS / SEMINARS

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VISITORS AND COLLABORATORS

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SEMINARS BY INVITED SPEAKERS AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICS

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CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

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MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL Physics was a foundation department of the University of Wollongong in 1975 and the School of Physics today is one of six Schools within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences (EIS) at UOW where physics is core to all the EIS disciplines (http://eis.uow.edu.au/physics/index. html). The lean School of Physics has the smallest academic staff complement (13 in 2015) in EIS, being one-third to one-half the size of other EIS Schools. Undergraduate and postgraduate students very actively participate in many aspects of the School of Physics’ academic activities through the UOW Physics Society (http://unicentre.uow.edu.au/unilife/clubs/UOW095498.html). The degree programs currently offered by the School include undergraduate with end-on and integrated Honours, Masters by coursework and research (Master of Philosophy), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). All of the undergraduate degrees are accredited by the Australian Institute of Physics. The Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine have accredited all of the medical physics related undergraduate and postgraduate degrees on offer. The School of Physics has a highly visible and robust teaching program (http://coursefinder.uow.edu.au/index.html?ssSourceSiteId=UOW_Main) that adapts to both internal and external changes in the student environment and cohort. From a teaching perspective, the School aims to facilitate a greater awareness and engagement of society in physical science through continued exploration, development and usage of human and technological capacity for the benefit of its region, the nation and the international community. Our prize-winning teachers have a demonstrated track record of enthusiasm and active involvement in the development and running of new teaching and course initiatives within and outside EIS, supported by internal and external educational grants and published in peer-reviewed literature. The School of Physics provides high quality, hands-on education and training for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of Physics, Photonics and Medical Physics. In addition, the School undertakes significant service teaching for the Bachelor of Engineering in the first year and has a large number of students enrolled in subjects of general physics in areas of Astronomy, Environmental Physics, Biophysics and more recently Energy Systems. These attract students from all University Disciplines demonstrating that our tight internal integration does not preclude wide interaction.

Physics research areas are Medical Radiation Physics contained in the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP - http://eis.uow.edu.au/cmrp/index. html) and Condensed Matter Physics, a main campus sub-group of the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM - http://isem.uow. edu.au/index.html) with an emphasis on terahertz science and technology, superconductivity and magnetism, and thin film technology. Since 2012 our postgraduate numbers (MSc & PhD) have continued to grow and in 2015 we have a higher degree research (HDR) equivalent full-time student load (EFTSL) of 78. The School has been able to maintain its research income over the last three years, at approximately $2 million dollars per year. The high number of NHMRC funding dollars brought into the Faculty through CMRP research is of particular noteworthiness as this is the most NHMRC grants attracted by any research unit within the University of Wollongong. In terms of publications per staff member the School is one of the highest in the Faculty. The most recent Australian Research Council’s (ARCs) Excellence in Research Assessment (ERA) results from 2012 indicate that the School’s research is at or above international levels, with Medical Radiation Physics having a ranking of 4 (out of 5) which is the highest rank in the country for Other Physical Sciences field of research code (0299 FOR) while the Condensed Matter (0204 FOR) group had a ranking of 3 and contributed significantly to the 5 in Materials Engineering (0912 FOR). Such recognition is achieved through our active engagement with a significant network of local, national and international industry partnerships and collaborations that continues to grow every year. The vision for the School of Physics is to enhance its position as an internationally recognised, research-focussed School with an international reputation for high quality, innovative and student-centred undergraduate and postgraduate educational programs. I believe that this report demonstrates that the School of Physics is well on track to achieve this vision and hope you agree with me. I personally would like to thank each of the academic and support (technical, professional and administrative) staff whose continued effort and professionalism combine to not only make the School very viable unit, but also a most enjoyable workplace environment. I am very proud of the School’s achievements and feel very honoured to lead such a dedicated team of people.

MICHAEL L.F. LERCH

School of Physics Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences

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ACADEMIC STAFF Associate Professor, Michael Lerch PhD, BSc(Hons) Head of School, Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 4945 E : mlerch@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Electronic properties of semiconductors to the design and development of novel, solid state based sensors and instrumentation for application in radiation medicine. Optimization of radiation medicine created by the physical and semiconducting properties of silicon based sensors and engineered nano-ceramics in different radiation field environments. Membership and Affiliations Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Senior Professor, Anatoly Rozenfeld Director of the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics PhD ,MSc, SMIEEE, FRSN, MAICD Senior Professor of Physics, Director Centre for Medical Radiation Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 4574 E : anatoly@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Radiation detection and dosimetry for medical, space and aviation applications including micro- and nanodosimetry. Quality assurance instrumentation for radiation therapy including proton and heavy ion therapy and medical imaging. Radiation transport simulations for modelling of micro- and nano-dosimetry. Radiation physics of nanoparticles and its applications in radiation medicine. Radiobiology of charged particle therapy. Membership and Affiliations Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), NPSS Member of American Brachytherapy Society (ABS) Member of Australian Institute for Company Directors Fellow Royal Society NSW Member of Prostate Cancer Institute, St George CCC Ingham Institute IHMRI affiliated

Professor Roger Lewis PhD, BSc (Honours)

Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Engineering and Information Science Ph : +61 2 4221 3518 E : roger@uow.edu.au Research Interest: THz science and technology Thermionic cooling and power generation Membership and Affiliations Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP), Fellow, Royal Microscopical Society (FRMS) Member, Australian College of Educators (MACE) Member, American Association of Physics Teachers (MAAPT), Australasian Association for Engineering Education, 2015 Chairman A&NZ Institutes of Physics Condensed Matter Conference 2002+ Convener Condensed Matter Group, Australian Institute of Physics, 2000 Chairman A&NZ Institutes of Physics Condensed Matter Conference

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ACADEMIC STAFF Associate Professor Rodney Vickers PhD, M. Sc. B. Sc. (Hons.)

Associate Dean Education, Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences Ph : +61 2 4221 4099 E : rv@uow.edu.au Research Interest: Far infrared spectroscopy of impurities in semiconductors. Techniques employed include the application of high magnetic fields and cooling of samples to below 4.2 Kelvin. External stress is also applied including an innovative technique of controlled self-stress at low levels. Generation of THz radiation and its use in spectroscopy.

Membership and Affiliations Australian Institute of Physics

Senior Professor Chao Zhang PhD, MPhil, MA, GradDpl, FAIP

Professor of Physics and Leader of the CMP Group, ISEM Research strength. Ph : +61 2 4221 3458 E : czhang@uow.edu.au Research Interest: Transport and optical properties of low dimensional electronic systems such as semiconductors quantum wells, graphene, and carbon nanotubes. Theoretical study of electron correlation and scattering, quantum and classical plasmons, surface plasmon polariton excitations in nanosystems. Theory and simulation of spin-related transport and optical processes in spintronic systems. Thermionics and thermoelectrics in semiconductors. Membership and Affiliations Australian Institute of Physics

Professor Alexey V Pan PhD, MSc

Professor of Physics and Leader of the Thin Film Technology (TFT) Program (UOW) Ph : +61 2 4221 4729 E : pan@uow.edu.au Research Interest: Superconductivity and Magnetism, Thin Film Technology Hybrid systems, multilayers, superlattices Membership and Affiliations Australian Research Council Fellowship 2008-2013 Management Committee, European Cooperation in Science & Technology on Nano-Superconductivity Advisory Board Member, Superconductor Science & Technology (IOP) Member of the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS) Associate Editor, Superconductivity News Forum, ESAS & IEEE Council on Superconductivity

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Professor Peter Metcalfe PhD, BSc (Hon), FACPSEM, FIOP Professor of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 3522 E : metcalfe@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Clinical medical physics , radiation dosimetry for IMRT , VMAT, MRI Linac, radiobiological optimization

Membership and Affiliations ACPSEM Fellow IOP

Associate Professor Josip Horvat PhD, Dipl. Eng. Phys. Associate Professor of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 8073 E : jhorvat@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Superconductivity, magnetic nanoparticles, terahertz spectroscopy, DFT modelling, frustrated spin systems. Membership and Affiliations Fellow of Australian Institute of Physics

Doctor Carey Freeth PhD, M.Sc B.Sc Senior Lecturer of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 4798 E : carey@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Climatology, science education research, radiation physics. Membership and Affiliations Australian Institute of Physics, Australian Solar Council, American Association of Physics Teachers.

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ACADEMIC STAFF Doctor Susanna Guatelli PhD, Laurea (Master) in Physics Senior Lecturer of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 4374 E : susanna@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Monte Carlo simulation tools for radiation physics, in particular dosimetry, microdosimetry, nanodosimetry, detector development and radiation protection. Scientific computing. Membership and Affiliations International Geant4 Collaboration (http://geant4.web.cern.ch/geant4/) World representative of the ‘Multi-scale biological models and damage prediction’ Activity of the Geant4-DNA Group (http://geant4-dna.org/) CERN external user Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) IHMRI affiliated

Doctor George Takacs PhD, BSc(Hons), GAICD Lecturer of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 4897 E : gjt@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Climatology, science education research, radiation physics. Membership and Affiliations Australian Institute of Physics, Australian Solar Council, American Association of Physics Teachers.

Doctor Enbang Li PhD, MSc, BSc Lecturer of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 3242 E : enbang@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Photonics, Optical fiber sensing, Fiber-optic radiation detection. Membership and Affiliations Senior Member, Chinese Optical Society Editorial board member, Optical Communications

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ACADEMIC STAFF Doctor Yujin Qi PhD, MSc, BSc Lecturer of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 5093 E : yujin@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Advanced nuclear imaging physics, instrumentation and applications, including new or improved image detector development, system simulation and design for novel imaging tools, the study of accurately quantitative 3D image reconstruction techniques for specific biomedical imaging and radiotherapy applications. Membership and Affiliations Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Doctor Moeava Tehei PhD, MSc

Lecturer of Physics, Leader of Targeted Nano-Therapies (T.N.T.) Ph : +61 2 4221 4730 E : moeava@uow.edu.au Research Interest: Neutron Scattering and Instrumentation through Physical Chemistry Human Health Applications Cancer therapies and imaging Multimodal therapies Investigation of the combined effects of targeted radiations and drugs or nanoparticles at the nano-scale level. Membership and Affiliations French Neutron Society Biophysical Society (USA) The Australian Society for Biophysics Spokesperson for the backscattering instrument EMU at ANSTO Member of the Executive committee of ANBUG Member of the leadership group of the D&T Theme at IHMRI Member of the Instrument Advisory Teams of the time of flight PELICAN at ANSTO

Doctor Marco Petasecca PhD, EEng Senior Lecturer of Physics Ph : +61 2 4221 3522 E : marcop@uow.edu.au

Research Interest: Design and development of Silicon radiation detector for space and medical applications. Design and development of Electronic digital readout and analog front end for radiation detection instrumentation. Radiation hardness modelling and characterisation of radiation detectors for high energy physics, space and medical applications. Medical physics and medical instrumentation. Membership and Affiliations Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), IHMRI affiliated

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IN MEMORY OF DOCTOR DAVID MARTIN For over 35 years Dr David Martin devoted himself to instilling a sense of rigour, and respect for evidence and reason, in his students. His life was devoted to the study of physics, and sharing the understanding gained through that study with others. For many of the students who studied physics at the University of Wollongong he epitomised what it meant to think like a scientist. David’s idea of time well spent was a lengthy discussion with a student or colleague on some aspect of physics, and he excelled in helping others find flaws in their reasoning and weaknesses in their understanding of subtle concepts. In 1970s Dave was the first person to carry out spectroscopic measurements at liquid helium temperatures at UOW. Using cryogenic and far-infrared spectroscopic equipment that he had assembled from components that Prof. Peter Fisher (a former Head of Physics at UOW) had shipped over from his laboratory in USA. David also developed customized computerized digital data acquisition and processing for the system at a time when this was not routine (as it is today). The measurements were the first comprehensive quantitative ones on hydrogenic acceptors and donors under uniaxial stress in semiconductors. Of course the research was under the guidance and instigation of Professor Fisher and Dr Phil Simmonds (a retired academic from Physics at UOW), but Dave carried a great deal of the work in these early stages. This work hence launched what developed into the major line of research investigation in Physics Department for many years. Dave earned some prominence in the field of low-dimensional semiconductors physics and devices. Using a clever electronic technique he was the first anywhere to trace out directly the full current-voltage characteristic in the bistable overhang region of the quantum mechanical tunnelling resonance observed in some semiconductor double barrier structures. The devices were specially designed (elsewhere, in a collaboration) to exhibit enhanced bistability in the resonance region at low (at and below liquid nitrogen) temperatures. The technique allowed us to study previously hidden tunnelling characteristics pointing to some interesting physics, especially in high magnetic fields. To quote Prof. Laurence Eaves, an internationally renowned leader in this field of research from Nottingham University, UK “His work on the voltage overhang in the RTDs (resonant tunnelling diodes) involved a brilliant idea and a great deal of technological skill – a tour de force, which is still being cited”. 13

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EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS Dr Dean Cutajar BSc (Adv Hon), MSc and PhD Research Fellow

Dean received a BSc (Adv Hon), MSc and PhD, all with the School of Physics, University of Wollongong. Dean has been involved in research with the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong, since 1995, focusing on the development of radiation detectors for use in the quality assurance of radiation therapy for cancer treatment. Dean’s expertise includes computer simulations for radiation modelling, as well as electronics design for radiation detector operation. Dean is currently employed in a joint research fellow position between the University of Wollongong and St George Cancer Care Centre, under a BATRO (Better Access To Radiation Oncology) funding scheme, researching advanced brachytherapy dosimetry for the improvement of Quality Assurance techniques in brachytherapy procedures.

Dr Michael Weaver PhD, BEng(Tron - Hons), GradCertResCom Associate Research Fellow

Michael completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechatronics, Class 1 Honours) at the University of Wollongong. Following this, he completed his PhD in radiation pixelated detectors instrumentation for eye brachytherapy dosimetry with the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) alongside a Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation scholarship. Michael has been involved in a variety of projects as an Associate Research Fellow at CMRP. These have primarily included automated dosimetry systems for eye brachytherapy and external beam lung treatment. Based on the commercialisation, research and development skills he developed throughout his PhD and postdoctoral position, Michael was awarded with two scholarships aimed at commercialising medical devices. One at UOW’s iAccelerate innovation hub and the other as a two year fellowship at the Rosenman Institute in San Francisco, California sponsored by the NSW Health, beginning in November 2015.

Dr Elise Pogson PhD, BMedRadAdv(Hons) Associate Research Fellow

Elise is an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Wollongong. Dr. Pogson works collaboratively with the Ingham Institute and Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer therapy centres. Dr. Pogson has a Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Honours) awarded in 2008 and a Doctorate of Philosophy (Physics) awarded in 2013 on the “Terahertz Applications in Medicine the Environment and Optic.” Her research interests encompass multimodality imaging including Terahertz imaging, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computed Tomography (CT). She is currently studying the modality which provides better breast radiotherapy planning images both in prone or supine positions.

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EARLY CAREER RESEARCHERS Linh Tran BSc, MSc and PhD Research Fellow

Research Interest: Silicon radiation detectors , theoretical and experimental microdosimetry and its application in particle therapy, Monte Carlo simulations, radiobiology in proton and heavy ion therapy. Membership and Affiliations: Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Alessandra Malaroda PhD, MSc Research Fellow

Research Interest: Radiation dosimetry and its radiobiological effects in radiation therapy and in particular in Molecular Radiotherapy. Alessandra Malaroda received her PhD from the Institute of Cancer Research (UK) in dosimetry for Targeted Radionuclide Therapy. Before joining the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (University of Wollongong), Alessandra has been a research fellow at the University College London (UK) and a medical physicist at the Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (UK). She has been part of the IPEM Nuclear Medicine Interest Group and she has contributed to the IPEM Report n. 104 on “Dosimetry in Targeted Radionuclide Therapy�.

Doctor Mitra Safavi-Naeini PhD (Med Phys), MSc (Med Phys), BE (Electrical) Research Fellow

Research Interest: Medical imaging techniques and algorithms, Quantitative imaging techniques, Big data in medical imaging, Machine learning algorithms applied in medical imaging, Reconstruction techniques in positron emission tomography (PET), Quality assurance techniques in radiotherapy, Instrumentation in medical imaging, Nuclear imaging techniques used for monitoring spatially fractionated radiotherapy techniques, Clustering and regions of interest (RoI) techniques for pattern recognition Membership and Affiliations Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) IEAUST, IPEM, IoP

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PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROFILES

Duncan Fisher Professional Officer School of Physics

Peter Ihnat

Professional Officer School of Physics

Kathy Lyon

School Administrative Assistant School of Physics

Karen Ford

Administrative Assistant to Director of CMRP Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP)

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Mrs

Khalsa

Al shukaili

Radiation Dosimetry Simulations and Experiments in Contemporary Radiation Therapy Using Innovative Detectors.

Mr

Kadhim

Al-Attafi

Semiconductor Solar Cell

Mr

Amar

Al-Keisy

Hydrogen Production by the Photoelectrolysis of Water Using Nanocrystalline Semiconductors in the Form of Electrodes, Eolloids, Powders and Thin films

Mrs

Sarah

Alnaghy

The Implementation of Silicon Array Dosimeters in MRI-Linac Radiation Therapy Beams

Mr

Saree

Alnaghy

Dose Quality Assurance (QA) and Seed Verification for Low Dose Rate (LDR) and High Dose Rate (HDR) Prostate Brachytherapy

Mrs

Ramaq

Al-Gadhi

Co-registering Ultrasound and Radiation Pinhole Images from Brachytherapy Seed using a High Resolution in-body Imaging Probe.

Mr

Mustafa

Al-Qurainy

Synthesis & Study Structural & Electrical Properties of H gs.5P bs.5-*Sb*Ba2-rS rrCazCu gOs*6 Th i n fi I m Superconductors.

Mr

Ziyad

Alrowaili

Innovative detectors for QA for IGRT delivery.

Mrs

Shaymaa

Al-Rubaye

Preparation of New Ceramic-matrix Nanocomposite and Studying Its Properties

Dr

Farhannah

Aly

A Feasibility Study Investigating Methods to Implement and Improve Adaptive Radiotherapy (ART) in Patients Undergoing Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) for Head and Neck Cancer (HNC)

Mr

Shaon

Barua

Design and testing of a high performances race track using MqB2 Superconductor

Miss

Lauren

Bell

Accounting for delineation uncertainty in radiotherapy for cancer patients

Mr

David

Bennie

The Histogram Correlation method for calibration of dosimetric data in intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment verification.

Mr

Kemal

Berk

The Effect of Leaf Open Time Errors on Dose in Tomotheraphy

Mr

Colin

Bleasdale

Methods of Generation and Detection of THz Radiation

Miss

Kathrin

Bogusz

Engineering and study of multifunctional biocompatible nanoceramics.

Mr

David

Bolst

Monte Carlo simulations of Novel Silicon Detectors for Proton Therapy and Heavy Ion Therapy Quality Assurance

Mr

Christopher

Boyd

Characterisation of NanoDot Optically Stimulated Luminescent Dosimeters for In vivo Radiotherapy Dosimetry

Mr

Ryan

Brown

Effect of Tantalum Oxide Nanoparticles on Cancerous and Healthy Brain Cells

Mr

Jarryd

Buckley

Quantification of Cone-Beam Computed Tomography dose during Image Guided Radio-therapy

Mr

Jacob

Byrnes

Study of Nanostructured Multiphase Bulk Thermoelectric Materials

Mr

Matthew

Cameron

Microbeam Radiation Therapy Development of Instrumentation and Software Tools for Quality Assurance

Mr

Dean

Cardillo

Multifunctional Metal Oxide Nanoparticles For Biomedical Applications

Mr

Christopher

Cassell

Dosimetry of mixed pulsed gamma –neutron fields

Miss

Grace

Causer

Spin Structures in Oxide Thin Films and Crystals

Mr

Trent

Causer

Monte Carlo Optimisation of Treatment Planning and Semiconductor Radiation Detectors for External Beam Radiotherapy in Magnetic Fields

Mr

Lachlan

Chartier

Development of a Solid State Quality Assurance System for Scanning Beams in Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy

Ms

Xinqi

Chen

Design and Synthesis of Binary and Ternary Copper Chalcogenides Nanostructures for Energy Conversion

Mr

Yuchen

Chen

Study of New Class of Materials: Topological Insulators

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Mr

Jarrod

Colla

Far Infra-Red Spectroscopic Analysis of Hydrogenic Phosphorous Donors in Silicon

Mr

Dylan

Cook

MRI Dosimetry in the Lung

Mr

Ashley

Cullen

A Real Time Solid State Dosimetry System for QA in Synchrotron X-Ray Microbeam Radiosurgery

Mr

Jeremy

Davis

Diamond Detectors for Microdosimetry of Space Radiation

Mr

Shrikant

Deshpande

Investigation of novel devices for treatment verification in radiotherapy.

Mr

Andrew

Dipuglia

Development and Application of Novel Silicon on Diamond Dosimeter for Use in Quality Assurance of Microbeam Radiation Therapy

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Yuhai

Dou

Superwetting Materials for Oil/Water Separation

Mr

Mitchell

Duncan

IInstrumentation Development for Quality Assurance in Moving Target Radiotherapy

Mr

Rhys

Duncan

Monte Carlo Based Simulations for QA Tools for Eye Plaque Brachytherapy

Mr

Van Huan

Duong

Adaptive and Robust Algorithm for Lithium-Ion’s States Estimation for Application in Electric Vehicles

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Emma

Dyce

Dose Verification for Liver Target Volumes using Respiratory Management at the Prince of Wales Hospita

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Anthony

Espinoza

BrachyPix: Advanced QA in prostate cancer treatment by High Dose Rate Brachytherapy

Mr

Chunsheng

Fang

Functional Nano Materials for Energy Storage and Coversion

Mr

Haifeng

Feng

Exploration of Novel Namomaterials for Visible Light Photocatalysis

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Pauline

Fournier

Dosimetry in Synchrotron X-Ray Microbeam Radiation Therapy

Mrs

Iolanda

Fuduli

Advanced Radiation Dosimetry for Quality Assurance on Medical LINAC

Miss

Maegan

Gargett

Characterising of Silicon Array Dosimeters in Magnetic Fields

Mr

Jonathan

George

The Study of Vortex Dynamics

Mr

Stuart

George

GEM and MEDIPIX innovative radiation detectors for Neutron and Charged Particle dosimetry in Space and Hadron Therapy dosimetry

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Valentina

Giacometti

Modeling and Improvement of Proton Computed Tomography

Miss

Vanja

Gracanin

Neutron Dosimetry for Medical Linear Accelerators Using Planar Silicon Diodes

Mr

Haipeng

Guo

High Voltage Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

Mr

Alaa Hamed

Hamood

Influence of micro- and nano-patterning on superconducting thin films

Mr

Chao

Han

Microscopic Materials for Li Ion Battery

Mr

Eoin

Hodge

Fault Current Limiter

Mr

Jian

Hong

Energy Storage Materials

Mr

Nai-sheng

Hsu

Drug Delivery Multifunctional Systems Based on Nanoceramic Particles for Cancer Treatment

Mr

Zhe

Hu

Nano Materials for Na-ion Battery

Mrs

Fanar

Husseinjawdat

Nano Materials for Energy Storage

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Md. Monirul

Islam

Advanced 3D Architecture of Conductive Polymer/Nanoceramic Matrix Composites for Novel Supercapacitors

Mr

Masoud

Jalayer

The project goal is to evaluate the limitations of the design of the LDR BrachyView prototype in correctly resolving the position of multiple seeds within the prostate volume, both with the aid of Monte Carlo simulations and experimental studies

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Michael

Jameson

Clinical Impact of Inhomogeneous Radiotherapy Dose

Mr

Mohammad

Kaiser

Development of Rechargeable Li/S Battery

Miss

Alannah

Kejda

Quality Assurance for Eye Plaque Brachytherapy

Mr

Weihong

Lai

Research On Li/Air By Using Electrochemical Deposition

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Philip

Lavers

The Electronic Structure of Perovskites and Related Materials

Mr

Peter

Lazarakis

Biological effects of a static magnetic field on irradiated cells

Mr

Kaiyang

Li

A feasibility study of an ultra high resolution small animal PET scanner and a virtual ring based system matrix generator for iterative algorithm

Ms

Weijie

Li

Nano TiO2 for Application

Miss

Fang

Li

Room Temperature Rechargeable Sulphur Batteries

Mrs

Xin

Liang

Study on Sulfur Cathode Materials for High Performance Lithium/Sulfur Batteries

Miss

Lili

Liu

Development New Materials for Li-Air Batteries

Miss

Qiannan

Liu

Development of Porous Materials for Applications

Miss

Yajie

Liu

High Voltage Cathode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries

Mr

Kevin

Loo

Prostate Brachytherapy In-body Imaging

Mr

Wenbin

Luo

Advanced Nanostructured Materials for Lithium Air Battery

Mr

John

Mabon

THz emission of semiconductor materials

Mr

Levi

Madden

Development and Refinement of High Resolution Fiber Optic Scintillation Dosimeters for Microbeam Radiation Therapy

Mr

Andrew

Manettas

Thermoelectric performance study of nanostructured, cost-effective Pb chalcogenides

Mr

Nandhagopal

Masilamani

Electron Beam Lithography Nanofabrication in Superconducting Thin Films for Electronic Device Applications

Mr

Chandrasekar

Mayandi Subramaniyam

Development of Advanced Electrodes and Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Battery Applications

Miss

Marjorie

McDonald

Investigation into the Dose Enhancement Effects of Radiosensitiser and Nanotherapeutic Agents on Cancerous Brain Cells

Ms

Sally

McKinnon

Monte Carlo simulations in low energy and synchrotron x-ray beams

Mr

Aaron

Merchant

Development and Characterisation of a Novel Magic Plate Array of Innovative Silicon Detectors For Use In Quality Assurance of Proton Beam Radiotherapy

Mr

Mohanad Hazim

Mohammed

Spintronic Materials

Mr

Sheik

Nazrul Islam

Treatment Of Waste Water: Photocatalytic Efficiency Of Semiconductor Materials To Decompose Dye Ingredients

Mrs

Faizun

Nesa

Determination of magnetic order in nanoparticles of zinc ferrite via neutron diffuse scattering with polarization analysis

Mr

Matthew

Newall

Innovative silicon detector for 3D reconstruction of Dose in External beam radiotherapy

Mr

Patrick

Niemiec

Nuclear Reactor Characterization in Preparation for Decommissioning of the High Flux Australian Reactor

Miss

Claire

Pagulayan

Radiotherapy treatment planning contour variation and its effects on TCP and NTCP

Mr

Yuede

Pan

Advanced Materials for High-Performance Next-Generation Batteries

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Iliana

Peters

The Geometrical Changes of the Prostate During High Dose Radiation (HDR) Brachytherapy and the Effect on the Dosimetry of the Rectum

Mr

Viet

Pham

Advanced Materials for Lithium Air Battery.

Mr

Spencer

Porter

Perovskite Titahlum and Niobium Oxide Nitrides: Synthesis and Characterizoition

Mr

Claudiu

Porumb

Development of a Multi-Detector Quality Assurance Device for Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy

Mr

Wenbin

Qiu

Development of 2G Superconductors for Applications

Miss

Ranjusha

Rajagopalan

Electrode Materials for Li ion Battery

Mr

Xavier

Reales Ferreres

Efficient Energy Recovery in Light and Heavy Vehicles

Mr

Long

Ren

Study of Photocatalists

Miss

Anna

Romanyukha

Advanced dosimetry for HDR brachytherapy

Mr

Matthew

Sanderson

Investigation of Nonlinear Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Graphene

Mr

Joao Rafael

Santos

Efficient Energy Recovery in Light and Heavy Vehicles

Mr

Kyubin

Shim

Design and Development of Functional Mesoporous Materials for the Next Generation Drug Delivery System

Mr

Andrew

Squires

Fabrication, Application and Spectroscopy of Materials Utilising Terahertz Radiation

Miss

Nauljun

Stansook

In vivo 3D EPIDs-based dose verification from back projection and Monte Carlo dose mapping on deforming algorithm

Mr

Julian

Steele

Optical Characterisation of Bismuth Containing Semiconductors and Structures

Dr

Zhixin

Tai

The Study of two-dimensional materials for application on energy storage

Mr

Lee

Taylor

In vitro investigation of the effectiveness of cerium oxide nano particles as radio protectors of cancer and noncancer cells in megavoltage photon fields

Mr

Nathan

Thorpe

Application of the Moskin and other solid Dosimeters in the clinical Environment

Miss

Kananan

Utitsarn

Dosimetric Verification Using 2D Planar Diode Arrays and 3D Cylindrical Diode Arrays in VolumetricModulated ARC Therapy (VMAT)

Miss

Nikolina

Vicoroski

Innovative Silicon Detectors for Skin Dosimetry in Radiotherapy

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Amy

Walker

Physics of magnetic resonance image distortion: Impact on breast cancer radiotherapy

Miss

Li

Wang

Design and Development of P-block Visible Light Photocatalysis

Mr

Frederick

Wells

Analysis of the magnetic properties of superconduction by magneto-optical imaging and video

Mr

Matt

Westlake

Synthases and Characterisation of Magnetic Nano-particles for Biomedical Applications

Miss

Xin

Wu

The Accuracy of a Simple Method for Determining the Modulation Transfer Function of Linear Accelerators at Megavoltage Energies from Edge Profiles

Mr

Feixiang

Xiang

Study of Pinning and Supercurent enhancement in MGB2

Mr

Feng

Xiao

Boron Nitride Nanosheet Synthesis

Miss

Jinyan

Xiong

Advanced One Dimensional Plasmonic Photocatalysts

Ms

Yanfei

Xu

Silicon-based Anode Materials For Li-ion Batteries

Miss

Qiuran

Yang

Nano/Composite Anode Materials for Li-ion Batteries

Mr

Zhenwei

Yu

Development of Thermoelectric Composites for High Temperature Power Generation

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Zheyin

Yu

The Design and Synthesis of New Cathode Materials for High Performance Batteries

Mr

Fei

Yun

Electronic Band Structures and Gas Sensing Properties of Single Layer Materials Using First Principle Calculation and Experimental Methods

Miss

Melek

Zarifi

Prompt Gamma Imaging for On-Line Tracking of Bragg Peak in Proton Radiation Therapy

Mr

Hao

Zhang

Studies on Generation of Terahertz-Wave Radiation Source Based on Nonlinear Optics

Miss

Lijuan

Zhang

High-performance Thermoelectric Materials for Waste Heat Recovery

Mr

Shaohua

Zhang

Dendritic Silica Coated Inorganic Nanoparticles

Mr

Lei

Zhang

Novel Si Based Composite Materials as Anodes for Li-ion Batteries

Ms

Lanling

Zhao

Study on Growth and Properties of FeSex and related Superconductive Crystals

Mr

Jincheng

Zhuang

Low-temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study On 2D Materials

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RESEARCH STUDENTS

2nd Geant4 International School and Monte Carlo Workshop, 19-24 April 2013, Centre For Medical Radiation Physics, School of Physics.

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Alannah Kejda Alannah is a Masters student in the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, School of Physics. Alannah completed her undergraduate physics degree at UOW. She is currently researching new Quality Assurance equipment and protocols for eye plaque brachytherapy, a treatment for eye cancer. The characterisation and optimisation of edgeless diodes along with extensive computer modelling using GEANT4 have been the basis of much of her work, along with the design and construction of an eye plaque phantom.

PERSONNEL

RESEARCH STUDENT PROFILES

Frederick Steven Wells Frederick is a PhD student at the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials. Having completed his Honours degree in physics at UOW, he is currently undertaking research into the behaviour and distribution of magnetic vortices in superconductors, with a focus on high-speed magneto-optical imaging. He also undertook research at the University of Twente in a collaborative work examining superconducting vortex distributions using Scanning SQUID Microscopy. Under the guidance of Professor Alexey V. Pan, these two different areas of study have led to the publication of a number of diverse papers, with several more expected by the end of 2015. Frederick (called Steve to his friends) recently presented his work on both of these research areas at two international conferences on applied superconductivity, in Switzerland and France. He is also skilled at presenting scientific works to a more general audience, having won both the AIIM heat and the UOW finals of the 3 Minute Thesis Competition. He will now represent UOW in the Trans-Tasman finals of the contest in Brisbane.

Hao Zhang Hao is currently a PhD student at the School of Physics and Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM), University of Wollongong (UOW), majoring in Terahertz Opto-electronics, supervised by A/Professor Josip Horvat and Professor Roger Lewis from March 2015. He was awarded with a Bachelor Degree of Engineering (B. Eng) in Electronic Engineering from Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology (IMUST), China in 2006 and a Master Degree of Science (M. Sc) in Radio Physics from Lanzhou University (LZU), China in 2012. After being awarded with his Bachelor Degree in 2006, Hao ZHANG worked as a research engineer at Key Laboratory for Electronic Materials of State Ethnic Affairs Commission at Northwest University for Nationalities (XBMU), China from 2006 to 2009. His current research project is Terahertz Opto-electronics in Semiconductor Nanostructures, in particular focusing on the research of Generation of Terahertz-Wave Radiation Source Based on Nonlinear Optics and Semiconductor Nanostructures. Hao ZHANG is also a member of prestigious academic societies on optical physics area, including the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the Optical Society of America (OSA), Chinese Physical Society (CPS), Chinese Optical Society (COS), and the Australian Optical Society (AOS) respectively.

Jeremy Alexander Davis Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a Bachelor of Science in Physics with first class honours in 2008. In 2009 and 2011, Jeremy completed a graduate diploma in Education and graduate certificate in Commercialisation. Jeremy is currently a PhD student and recipient of the Australian Postgraduate award with the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) at the University of Wollongong, under supervisors Prof. Anatoly Rozenfeld and Dr. Susanna Guatelli. Jeremy has published several papers in reputable journals and has presented work at both a national and international level. This work was recognised in the awarding of the prestigious IEEE Phelps award. Jeremy recently submitted his PhD, titled, “Diamond based microdosimeters for radioprotection applications in space” for external review. His work involves the design, development and characterisation of novel diamond-based radiation detectors for radiation protection in space missions and aviation.

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RESEARCH STUDENT PROFILES Lachlan Chartier Lachlan completed his Bachelor of Medical Radiation Physics (Hons) at the University of Wollongong in 2014. Continuing his studies in the same field, he is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, School of Physics. Lachlan’s research topic is focused on developing a microdosimetric Quality-Assurance system for scanning proton and heavy-ion beams in cancer radiotherapy, under the supervision of Prof. Anatoly Rozenfeld and Dr. Linh Tran. His research aims to allow a better understanding of the radiation fields used in cancer treatment and their potential for tissue damage, utilising detectors the size of human cells. In his first year, Lachlan has published several journal and conference papers as part of the CMRP Microdosimetry team.

Lauren Bell Lauren completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Radiation Physics at the University of Wollongong, graduating in 2013 with first class honours. She is currently undertaking a PhD through the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, in conjunction with the Ingham Institute and Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre. She is a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award and South Western Sydney Cancer Services Radiation Oncology Student Scholarship. Lauren’s research is focused on methods to account for contouring variability in radiotherapy treatment planning and delivery, an uncertainty that is increasingly prevalent in modern radiotherapy techniques.

Matt Westlake Matt is currently a PhD student at UOW School of Physics. Matt completed a bachelor of science major in advanced physics at UOW in 2014. His current research is focused on the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, in particular the use of LaMnO3 for hypothermia treatment of cancer cells. His PhD program is under the supervision of Dr Moeava Tehei, A/Prof Michael Lerch and Dr Konstantin Konstantinov

Pauline Fournier Pauline holds an Engineering diploma in Materials and Nanotechnologies as well as a Master degree in Medical Physics. She started her PhD in 2012 at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) at the University of Wollongong. She is working on the Dosimetry for Synchrotron Microbeam Radiation Therapy, a novel irradiation technique for the treatment of brain tumors currently under development at different synchrotron facilities around the world. For her project Pauline uses a high resolution silicon based single strip detector developed by the CMRP and is conducting experiments at both the Imaging and Biomedical Beamline at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Grenoble, France) and the Imaging and Medical beamline of the Australian Synchrotron (Clayton, Vic). The encouraging results obtained have been presented at several international conferences.

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Sally McKinnon Sally graduated from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Physics (Advanced) in 2010. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong.   She is the recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award.  Sally’s research is in the field of Monte Carlo simulations to study the enhancement of radiotherapy clinical outcome by means of novel ceramic nanoparticles. Her project is under the supervision of Dr Susanna Guatelli and takes place within the Targeted Nano-Therapies Team.  Sally was recently awarded with the IEEE Phelps Award to present her work at the NSSMIC Conference in Seattle in 2014. Part of her PhD project took place within the European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (COST) Action MP1002, entitled “Nano-scale Insights into Ion Beam Cancer Therapy, Nano-IBCT”. She collaborated with the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

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RESEARCH STUDENT PROFILES

Yuede Pan Yuede is currently a PhD student at at the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, School of Physics. Before joining UOW, Yuede obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Nankai University and then worked for half a year in a branch company of Samsung Corp. in Tianjin, China. He got the scholarship of international postgraduate tuition award. Yuede carries out his research on lithium ion batteries under the supervision of Prof Shi Xue Dou and Dr. Shulei Chou. Particularly, he focuses on next generation batteries with high energy density, high capacity, long cycle life and low cost, like lithium sulphur batteries.

Sarah Alnaghy Sarah completed an undergraduate degree in radiation therapy, and then pursued physics through a Graduate Diploma in Science (Physics), Masters in Research - Science, and now a PhD through the University of Wollongong. Sarah’s PhD project is in conjunction with Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research and Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre. Her project focuses on the characterisation of silicon array detectors for operation in magnetic fields for use in the Australian MRI-Linac.

Mohammed Al Towairqi Mohammed is a Saudi PhD student at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP); School of Physics, University of Wollongong (UOW). Before joining UOW, Mohammed completed a Bachelor of Physic at Taif University (TU), Saudi Arabia in 2007 (First Class Honour). Thereafter, he got his Masters in Medical Physics from Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in 2011 (Distinction). Mohammed also has been appointed to take up a lectureship at Taif University, Faculty of Science, Department of Physics. Mohammed’s main research focus is on radiation dosimetry and instrumentation. He is working towards his PhD on Fiber Optic Dosimetry for real-time radiotherapy and diagnostic radiology under the supervision of Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld and Dr. Enbang Li. His PhD research project aims to develop an innovative radiation dosimeter based on Fiber Optics Technology which will be a valuable addition to the varieties of currently available radiation detectors in the market. Mohammed has co-authored a number of scientific research papers which have been published in highly reputable international journals.

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RESEARCH STUDENT PROFILES Maegan Gargett Maegan completed her Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced (Class 1 Honours) at the University of Wollongong in 2012, and is currently undertaking a PhD in the field of radiation oncology medical physics. Her project is conducted at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics, under the supervision of Professor Peter Metcalfe and Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld and involves collaboration with Dr Brad Oborn at the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre as well as medical physics personnel at the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research. Maegan’s research is guided by the MRI-linac facility currently under construction at the Ingham Institute, Sydney. One of just a handful of such prototypes worldwide, it combines magnetic resonance imaging and external beam radiation delivery in one hybrid machine. The aim of the system is to provide real time imaging with superior soft tissue contrast during cancer treatments. This, in turn, should improve treatment outcomes for patients by maximising the precision of tumour targeting and minimising healthy tissue damage. Her role in the project involves researching detectors developed by the CMRP for use at the facility, as current detector technology lacks accuracy when measuring radiation dose in the presence of a magnetic field. So far, Maegan’s project has focused on using Monte Carlo simulations to investigate possible irregularities in the dose response of a silicon array detector due to the presence of magnetic fields.

Xin Liang Xin is a Ph.D student in Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials (ISEM) at Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, University of Wollongong (UOW) under A/Prof. Jiazhao Wang’s supervision. She is working on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project entitled “Room Temperature Rechargeable Sulfur Batteries”. She completed her Bachelor Degree in 2006 in Shandong Normal University and received her Master Degree in 2009 in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) under the supervision of Prof. Yitai Qian. After that she worked as an honorary research associate and a Ph.D student in University of Liverpool in UK until 2011.

Pham Thien Viet Pham completed his bachelor degree at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Materials science and engineering department) in 2009. After that he worked 3 year in Energy Research lab as project officer. In 2012, he took 2 year master course in Europe (Master of energy storage & conversion program). He is currently taking Phd @ ISEM with Professor Hua Kun Liu. His group is developing catalyst materials for Lithium Air battery. The Lithium air battery is advanced battery that is possible to be used for electric cars.

Jarryd Buckley Jarryd completed his Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics degree at the University of Wollongong in 2012. Since 2013, Jarryd has been completing his MSc degree at the University of Wollongong under the supervision of Professor Peter Metcalfe and Dr Alessandra Malaroda. Jarryds research focus is quantifying the patient dose from Cone-Beam computed tomography during image guided radiotherapy, and assessing the risk of secondary cancers due to imaging dose. He is based as the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (University of Wollongong) and the Illawarra Cancer Care Centre.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING

PHYSICS SOCIETY The UOW Physics Society is open to all who are interested in physics, regardless of whether they are studying a full degree, a minor, a few subjects for interest or have never studied Physics but always wanted to know more. We aim to grow social ties within the like-minded group of people and promote physics within the UOW Community. Fortnightly seminars on current topics in physics and science Regular newsletter, updating and informing society members University of Wollongong Physics Society, Facebook page Weekly sports, board game nights and society camping trips UOW Trivia Nights and community Trivia Nights partaking Annual field trip to Parkes Radio Telescope Promoting the School of Physics to the wider community Serving delicious LN2 ice cream during EIS/UOW/Physics events

Physics Society is a professional association explicitly designed for students. This Society brings together a number of likeminded students to socialise and network.

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COLOMBO PLAN VISIT TO JAPAN Japan Student Research Trip Review

On arrival we immediately immersed in the Japanese culture and saw many novelties unique to Japan such as coffee vending machines, strange fashions, even stranger foods and extremely animated advertisements. We were introduced to the National Institute of Radiological Science facilities at Chiba and given a tour of the charged particle accelerator and the neighbouring treatment facilities for various tumours using the latest technology. We were also provided with presentations on the fundamentals and technologies behind the heavy ion and proton research and treatment modalities which was a great way to reinforce what we had seen and consider current research in the field.

Amongst our studies we also were given the opportunity to tour Tokyo and take in many cultural sites and experiences such as getting our fortunes read at the high temple, appreciating the dedication and design of the grave sites in the city, learning about Japan’s history at the museum, appreciating the architecture of the Imperial Palace and getting a birds-eye view of the city.

TEACHING AND LEARNING

In September 2014, 10 students studying medical radiation physics at the University of Wollongong were given the opportunity to visit Japan. The trip allowed us to experience another culture, meet new people and develop a greater understanding of the potential future directions of cancer treatment overseas and in Australia. We came from a variety of learning levels ranging from 1st year physics to 3rd year, all with the motivation to learn something new about the upcoming heavy ion and proton therapy treatment and for some of us, this was our first time overseas.

Then travelling to Gunma we saw more clinical applications of heavy ion therapy and proton therapy and their treatment facilities there as well as getting pampered at a natural hot spring.

Overall, the short week in Japan was a great way to learn about heavy ion and proton therapy, as we could understand the physics and its application through our own experience of it. The trip also was extremely enriching and very eye opening in terms of the Japanese cultural experience, gaining a new perspective of the people and their customs in this part of the world.

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STUDENT AWARDS Three Minute Thesis 2012

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Kevin Loo from the Faculty of Engineering’s Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) took out the honours last night in the final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. He had three minutes to explain his PhD thesis- something that has involved years of work and dedication within the CMRP which is one of the Research Strengths of the University. Kevin’s thesis is ‘BrachyView: A Novel In-Body Imaging System for Prostate Brachytherapy’. He is the recipient of an Australian Rotary Health Scholarship for his PhD. Kevin’s primary supervisor is CMRP Director Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld. Higher Degree Research (HDR) students literally raced against time in the final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition. It was an event in which entrants had three minutes to deliver compelling orations on their thesis topics and its significance without slides or visual aids. While it is by no means an exercise in trivialising or ‘dumbing down’ research, it aims to force students to consolidate

their ideas and crystalise their research discoveries to explain their work in a language that is appropriate for an intelligent but nonspecialist audience. The competition aims to develop academic, presentation and research communication skills as well as support the development of HDR students’ capacity to effectively explain their research to others. Extracted from: http://media.uow.edu.au/news/UOW127337.html

Physics PhD student wins Three Minute Thesis (3MT) final

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STUDENT AWARDS

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James Archer, 2014 Sabine Bellstedt 2014

Australian Rotary Health PhD Scholarship – Prostate Cancer IEEE - The Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant IEEE – Valentin T. Jordanov Radiation Instrumentation Travel Grant •

Anthony Espinoza 2012

Australian Postgraduate Award South Western Sydney Radiation Oncology Student Scholarship •

Lauren Bell 2013

ACPSEM Medical Physics Nucletron PhD Prize • Anthony Espinoza 2014

Australian Institute of Physics Prize Best overall performance in Final Year Physics Sponsored by AIP • • •

Matthew Sanderson 2013 Maegan Gargett 2013 Matthew Dobie 2014

in fourth year of double degree Sponsored by EIS - Physics • •

Lachlan Macdonald 2014 Alexander Mundey 2014

Physics Discipline Prize 1 Best performance in Year 1- Sponsored by EIS - Physics • • • •

Meng Cai 2013 Marc Teng Yen Hon 2013 Owen Brace 2014 Patrick Kelly 2014

Physics Discipline Prize 2, Best performance in Year 2- Sponsored by EIS - Physics • • •

Sabine Bellstedt 2013 Alexander Mundey 2013 Meng Cai 2014

Physics Discipline Prize 3- Best performance in Year 3- Sponsored by EIS - Physics • •

Grace Causer 2013 Floyd Pasfield 2014

Physics Discipline Prize 4- Best performance in Year 4- Sponsored by EIS - Physics • • •

TEACHING AND LEARNING

UOW Alumni Bookshop Prize, Highest average mark over the first 3 years of a Faculty of EIS (Physics) degree. Sponsored by UOW Alumni Bookshop

Lachlan Marnhan 2013 Matthew Newall 2013 Grace Causer 2014

CMRP Undergraduate Prize - Best performance in 3rd year Bachelor of MRP or Bachelor of MRP Advanced - sponsored by MRP • •

Lauren Bell 2013 David Bolst 2014

Kittel Lewis Prize - Best performance in PHYS446 - Honours Solid State PhysicsSponsored by Prof Roger Lewis • •

Jarrod Colla 2013 Grace Causer 2014

Lastek Prize for Spectroscopy - Best thesis performance in either PHYS405 or PHYS457 involving visible, infrared or terahertz spectroscopy - Sponsored by Lastek •

John Mabon 2014

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CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS Development of SOI and diamond microdosimeters for radiation protection in aviation and space missions Enhancement of external beam radiotherapy by means of high atomic number nanoparticles Characterisation of novel CMRP detectors for radiotherapy Quality Assurance by means of experiments and Monte Carlo simulations. Microbeam Radiation Therapy: Quality Assurance Silicon detectors for high spatial resolution dosimetry in Microbeam Radiation Therapy Development of advanced MRI-compatible PET/SPECT detectors Instrumentation development of high-resolution compact gamma camera Development of quantitative fully 3D image reconstruction techniques Thin film and multilayered hybrid structures Real-time magneto-optical imaging of superconductors and magnetic materials Atomically sharp high temperature superconductor interfaces for the development of novel radiation detectors with single photon sensitivity Magnetic walls as nano-manipulators for physics, bio- and medical technologies Controllable superlattice architectures with correlated exchange interactions for low energy electronics and quantum computing Development of superconducting multichannel leads for ultrafast data transmission with ultra-low thermal conductivity for cryoelectronic applications Magnetically induced “over-critical� currents in superconductors Vortex matter, vortex dynamics and pinning in superconducting and hybrid materials

RESEARCH

Design and modelling of self-sustainable hybrid energy systems Flattening Filter Free Linear Accelerator Beams Treatment Response monitoring and potential Dose Boosting using MRI scan information Investigation of MOSkin detectors for HDR brachytherapy and radiotherapy applications in IMRT Investigation of high spatial resolution optical dosimeters Plasmonic nanoparticle enhanced photonic interactions with bio-molecules Photon-phonon interactions in acousto-optic crystals Radiation by peeling adhesive tape Revealing secrets of biochars, organic fertilisers based on human-made fertile soils in the Amazon basin Rare earth orthoferrites and related materials High mobility low-dimensional systems Investigation Of Screening Properties In Spintronics Systems Electronic properties of graphene Development and validation of Monte Carlo based tools for radiation physics

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RESEARCH CENTRES

RESEARCH

INSTITUTE FOR SUPERCONDUCTING & ELECTRONIC MATERIALS (ISEM) DIRECTOR SENIOR PROFESSOR CHAO ZHANG

The Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials is a world-class collaborative team conducting research in superconducting and electronic materials science and technology.

ISEM seeks to stimulate the technological and commercial development to advance technologies including batteries for electric vehicles and energy storage; applied superconductivity for electrical and medical devices; energy conversion and transmission; spintronic and electronic materials for applications; terahertz science; and nano structured materials. The Institute is located at the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials, at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus, Australia’s first multifunctional materials facility that has the capacity to develop the processes and devices needed to scale-up labbased breakthroughs in preparation for commercialisataion. From its Wollongong base, ISEM has developed collaborative partnerships with research teams and industries throughout the world.

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RESEARCH CENTRES CENTRE FOR MEDICAL RADIATION PHYSICS DIRECTOR PROFESSOR ANATOLY ROZENFELD The Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) is a UOW Research Strength. It is internationally recognized and has attracted competitive funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Australian Research Council (ARC), Cancer Institute NSW and NSBRI (NASA), as well as strong support from Industry. The CMRP has close links with four major hospitals: St George Cancer Care Centre, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Liverpool and Prince of Wales Hospital’s Radiation Oncology Departments that provides opportunities for translational research and training in medical physics. Research and development in the field of radiation detectors and radiation instrumentation for mini-, micro and nano dosimetry in radiation therapy, nuclear medicine, space science, and high energy physics (HEP). Continuous education and training in medical physics through our comprehensive postrgraduate research programme, and strong national and international collaborations. Translational research into clinical environment and commercializing our research and development to improve the results of cancer treatment. Develop new radiation oncology modalities, including proton therapy, heavy ion therapy, synchrotron micro-beam theraoy, Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), MRI-Linac, Volumetric Modulated Arc radio Therapy (VMAT).

RESEARCH

Projects Include Radiation Detection and Instrumentation •Real time semi-conductor dosimetry for external beam therapy and brachytherapy (MOSkin, spectroscopy dosimetry, MEDIPIX dosimetry, Dose Magnifying Glass (DMG), Magic Plate neutron dosimetry). •Radiation probes, Positron Emission Tomography (PET) detector modules and gantry for small animal imaging •Semi-conductor detectors for micro-dosimetry in mixed radiation fields, •Radiation instrumentation for HEP and homeland security.

Applied Medical Imaging •Film dosimetry: radiochromic and radiographic. •Radiological dosimetry. •Image fusion for radiotherapy planning. •Imaging with high resolution pixelated detector.

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RESEARCH CENTRES Radiation Oncology | Radiotheraphy Physics •Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) – translational research •Image Guided Radiotherapy/Adaptive Radiotherapy and advanced dosimetry •Brachytherapy HDR and LDR to treat prostate cancer and eye melanoma. •Synchrotron Micro-Beam Radiation Therapy •Radio-Magneto-Therapy and MRI guided-Linac radiotherapy. •Micro- and nano-dosimetry and new radiation oncology modalities •Silicon micro-dosimetry for radiotherapy, space and avionics •Proton therapy and proton computer tomography •Dosimetry in hadron therapy, •Radio-biology for hadron therapy and Radio-Magneto therapy for detector characterisation and optimisation, dosimetry, microand nano-dosimetry. •Monte Carlo radiation transport simulations,for detector characterisation and optimisation, dosimetry, micro- and nanodosimetry. on the DNA scale.

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Collaborations with Overseas Institutions Include:

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•Advanced radiation therapy- Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Care Centre (New York), •Department of Medical Physics at Wisconsin University, Proton therapy and micro-and nano-dosimetry – Loma Linda University Medical Centre (proton therapy) and MGH Proton Therapy Centre USA, Weizman Institute of Science (Israel). •Space radiation medicine- US NAVAL Academy, NASA, NSBRI and Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA •HEP and hadro therapy- CERN-European Organisation for Nuclear Research (Switzerland), KEK – High Energy Accelerator Research Organisation (Japan). •Synchrotron therapy and imaging – European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF-France) •Semi-conductor radiation detector group at Polytechnico di Milano and Perugia University (Italy), and the Nuclear Medicine Medical Physics Department at University College, London. •Industrial partners supporting and collaborating with CMRP include: •Radiation detection instrumentation: Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Semi-conductor Nano-fabrication Facility (ANFF) at the University of New South Wales, Australia. •Radiation therapy: Insight Oceania P/: and Carian Medical systems, Siemens, Australian Synchrotron, Institute of Scientillating Material and Semi-conductor Production Association-BIT in Ukraine UOW PHYSICS ANNUAL REPORT 2012 - 2014

•Massachusetts General Hospital, F Burr Proton Therapy Centre, Harvard Medical School , USA •Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM), Yeshiva University, USA •Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany •National Space Biomedical Research Institute, USA •PTB, Germany •National Institute of Radiological Science (NIRS) , Japan •Heidelberg Heavy Ion Therapy, Germany •Institute for Scintillating Materials, Ukraine •CERN , Switzerland •Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics Czech National University in Prague •Istituto di fisica Nucleare (INFN), Italy •CENBG, IN2P3, Bordeaux, France

National Collaborators

•ANSTO •CSIRO •Australian Nanofabrication Facility (ANFF), UNSW •Australian Synchrotron, Medical Beamline •University of Sydney School of Physics and Radiation Research Laboratories, School of Medicine •University of Melbourne, CoEHP and School of Physics •Peter McCallum Cancer Centre •Illawarra Cancer Care Centre •St George CCC •POWH, Department of Radiation Oncology •Liverpool Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology •Ingham Institute for Medical Research •Eastern Heart Clinic


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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS Large, Controllable Spikes of Magnetoresistance in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3/SrTiO3 Superlattices

RESEARCH

We have investigated superlattices consisting of up to 30 epitaxial nanomultilayers (3–7 nm thick) of ferromagnetic La2/3Ca1/3MnO3 (LCMO) and insulating SrTiO3 (STO) hybrids. The superlattices demonstrate dramatic shifts of Curie temperature, indicating the possibility of its tunability. The metal–insulator transition (MIT) has been observed around 140 K. Below the MIT temperature, the superlattices have shown sharp drops of resistivity, facilitating the largest and sharpest magnetoresistance peaks (>2000%) ever observed in LCMO films and superlattices at low temperatures. The observed experimental results can be explained in the frame of the phase separation model in manganites with well-organized structures. The results of magnetic and transport measurements of such hybrid structures are discussed, indicating a magnetodielectric effect in STO interlayers. The magnetic and transport properties of the superlattices are shown to be technology-dependent, experiencing dimensional transitions, which enables the creation of structures with prescribed magnetoresistance characteristics for a broad range of applications.

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Sergey A. Fedoseev, Alexey V. Pan, Sergey Rubanov, Igor A. Golovchanskiy, and Olga V. Shcherbakova ACS Nano, 7, pp 286–293 (2013), Impact Factor = 12.8 DOI: 10.1021/nn304127n

Enhancing properties of high temperature superconducting step-edge Josephson junctions by nano-multilayers with a small mismatch In this work, we demonstrate a new straightforward, but effective multilayering approach for fab¬rication of high temperature superconductor (HTS) step-edge junctions with significantly enhanced characteristics. The alternation of main YBCO and interme¬diate NdBa2Cu3O7 (NdBCO) superconducting layers was shown to dramatically improve surface morphology of 1 μm thick films. Furthermore, this architecture resulted in considerable enhancement of flux pinning and current-carrying ability over a wide range of magnetic fields and temperatures. We have suc¬cessfully managed to apply this technology to YBCO step-edge junctions and to demonstrate significant enhancement of trans¬port and structural properties in these junctions. This approach is preferred over the fabrication of thick film, because it ena¬bles structural tailoring with simultaneous adjustment of trans¬port properties required for junction performance. Thus, the multilayered deposition is offering a new promising approach for applications in HTS-based electronics.

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A. V. Pan, O. V. Shcherbakova, S. A. Fedoseev, I. A. Golovchanskiy, D. Attard, S. K. H. Lam, J. Du, C. P. Foley, S. Rubanov, and A. Suvorova Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 1, 1300122 (2014)


SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS Significant tunability of thin film functionalities enabled by manipulating magnetic and structural nano-domains The influence of laser frequency on the structure and physical properties of thin films grown by pulsed laser deposition (PLD) has been studied. Different types of thin films, hard ferromagnetic FePt L10and quasi-single crystal superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO), have been used for demonstration of the effect. Significant structural modifications have been obtained for the films with similar thicknesses. These modifications are shown to dramatically control their corresponding properties (e.g. the 20-fold increase of coercive field in FePt films; the reversal of the critical current density in YBCO films), providing an instrumental ability for tuning the practical characteristics of the films for applications such as data storage and recording by changing the laser frequency of their deposition. Figure shows magnetic force microscopy (MFM) evaluation of ferromagnetic FePt films. In these images, light (yellow) and dark (purple) regions represent domains polarised in the up and down directions, respectively. By overlaying the MFM phase signal on topography, it is clear that the films deposited at 2 Hz and 6 Hz form single domain structures that correlate exactly with FePt islands. The 1 Hz film has a percolated morphology and forms multiple magnetic domains. Scan size 1 Âľm. Acquired with the MFP3D AFM.

Igor A. Golovchanskiy, Alexey V. Pan, Sergey A. Fedoseev, and Michael Higgins Appl. Surf. Sci. 311, 549 (2014).

Different experimental techniques are employed to evaluate the critical current density (Jc), namely transport current measurements and two different magnetisation measurements forming quasi-equilibrium and dynamic critical states. Our technique-dependent results for superconducting YBa2Cu3O7 (YBCO) film and MgB2 bulk samples show extremely high sensitivity of Jc and associated interpretations (such as irreversibility fields and so-called Kramer plots), which lose meaning without a universal approach. We propose such approach for YBCO films based on their unique pinning features. This approach allows us to accurately recalculate the magnetic field-dependent Jc obtained by any technique into the Jc behaviour, which would have been measured by any other method without performing the corresponding experiments. We also discovered low frequency-dependent phenomena, governing flux dynamics, but contradicting to the considered ones in the literature. The understanding of these phenomena, relevant to applications with moving superconductors, can clarify their dramatic impact on the electric field criterion through flux diffusivity and corresponding measurements.

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Critical current density: measurements versus reality

A. V. Pan, I. A. Golovchanskiy and S. A. Fedoseev Europhys. Lett. (EPL) 103, 17006 (2013)

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Collective librations of water molecules in the crystal lattice of rubidium bromide: experiment and simulation Terahertz spectroscopy of RbBr reveals four prominent absorption lines at room temperature and a further 15 lines at 10 K. Via density-functionaltheory (DFT) numerical modelling using the PBE0 hybrid GGA functional, all the absorptions are identified as correlated librations of water molecules in the RbBr lattice. Each libration mode is a combination of rocking, wagging and twisting motions of the water molecules. The number of libration lines and numerical modelling show that the C2v symmetry of water in RbBr is broken. Our modelling shows that the distribution of libration amplitudes and phases for different water molecules in the RbBr unit cell varies greatly between the different modes. All librational lines red-shift with increasing temperature. The rate of change for most lines is in the range 60–90 MHz K-1 (or (2–3) x 10-3 cm-1 K-1). Two lines shift more rapidly with temperature, at rates of 240 and 300 MHz K-1 (or (8 and 10) x 103 cm-1 K-1), respectively. Furthermore, the temperature dependence of the linewidth distinguishes two groups of lines. For one group, with weak linear temperature dependence of linewidth, cubic anharmonic terms in the RbBr crystal field are significant. This group is mainly associated with fully symmetric correlated librations. For the second group, with strong non-linear temperature dependence of the linewidth, quartic anharmonic terms in the RbBr crystal field are significant. However, the distribution of libration amplitudes, as well as the type of libration modes, influence the temperature dependence of the red shift, the linewidth, and the intensity, as well. Our combined experimental and theoretical investigation confirms the necessity of obtaining low- temperature data to observe all the calculated modes; moreover, the richness of detail in the temperature dependence of the data invites further modelling spanning a range of temperatures.

Terahertz spectroscopy of 2,4- Dinitrotoluene over a wide temperature range (7 – 245 K) Previous THz spectroscopy of the TNT explosive precursor, 2,4-dinitrotoluene (DNT), has been restricted to room temperature (apart from one set of data at 11 K). Here, for the first time, we investigate the spectrum as the temperature is systematically varied, from 7 to 245 K. Many new features appear in the spectrum on cooling below room temperature. As well as the five absorption lines observed previously, we observe five additional lines. In addition, a new room-temperature line at 8.52 THz (281 cm−1) is observed. Six of the lines red-shift with temperature and four of them blue-shift. The blue shift is explained by interplay between intramolecular and intermolecular hydrogen bonds. The variation in line width and line intensity with temperature is not systematic, although a conspicuous decrease in line intensity with temperature is observed in all cases. Modeling with hybrid PBE0 and TPSSh functionals helps identify absorption modes.

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L. M. Lepodise, J. Horvat and R. A. Lewis, J. Phys. Chem. A, 119, 263, 2015


SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS Magnetization curves of sintered heavy tungsten alloys for applications in MRI-guided radiotherapy The measured curves show that the magnetic properties of sintered heavy tungsten alloys strongly depend on the iron content, whereas the addition of nickel in the absence of iron led to no measurable effect. Since a difference in the BH curves for two samples with identical quoted nominal composition from different manufacturers was observed, measuring of the BH curve for each individual batch of heavy tungsten alloys is advisable whenever accurate knowledge of the magnetic properties is crucial. The obtained BH curves can be used in FEM simulations to predict the magnetic impact of sintered heavy tungsten alloys.

S. Kolling, B. M. Oborn, P. J. Keall and J. Horvat, Med. Phys., 41, 06107 (2014)

We employ a combination of pulsed- and continuous-wave polarized terahertz spectroscopy techniques to probe temperature-dependent spin waves in the antiferromagnet NdFeO3 . Our optical data span 1.6–467 K and reveal a conspicuous spin reorientation between 110 and 170 K, during which the lower-energy mode softens completely. Complementary inelastic neutron scattering reveals that the frequencies of the optically excited spin waves are consistent with a temperature-variable spin gap in the low-energy spin-wave dispersion of NdFeO3 . The result links the temperature dependence of the spin waves to a dynamic in-plane anisotropy. The magnetic anisotropy is calculated based on the results of the optical measurements. The change observed in the anisotropy energy along the a and c crystal axes suggests that the spin reorientation evident in NdFeO3 is driven by temperature-dependent in-plane anisotropy.

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Complementary terahertz absorption and inelastic neutron study of the dynamic anisotropy contribution to zone-center spin waves in a canted antiferromagnet NdFeO3

E. Constable, D. L. Cortie, J. Horvat, R. A. Lewis, Z. X. Cheng, G. C. Deng, S. X. Cao, S. J. Juan and G. H. Ma Phys. Rev. B, 90, 054413 (2014)

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS Photonic Aharonov-Bohm Effect in Photon-Phonon Interactions The Aharonov–Bohm effect is one of the most intriguing phenomena in both classical and quantum physics, and associates with a number of important and fundamental issues in quantum mechanics. The Aharonov–Bohm effects of charged particles have been experimentally demonstrated and found applications in various fields. Recently, attention has also focused on the Aharonov–Bohm effect for neutral particles, such as photons. Here we propose to utilize the photon- phonon interactions to demonstrate that photonic Aharonov–Bohm effects do exist for photons. By introducing nonreciprocal phases for photons, we observe experimentally a gauge potential for photons in the visible range based on the photon-phonon interactions in acousto-optic crystals, and demonstrate the photonic Aharonov–Bohm effect. The results presented here point to new possibilities to control and manipulate photons by designing an effective gauge potential.

Enbang Li, Benjamin J. Eggleton, Kejie Fang and Shanhui Fan Nature Communications, 5, 3225 (2014) DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4225

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Diamond microdosimeters for harsh radiation environments

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Diamond is an exciting new material for microdosimetry for space applications given its superior radiation hardness. It is considered to be a tissue equivalent material, making it ideal for radiation protection applications. It was shown that given a suitable correction factor (C), the energy deposition response in diamond to water, for protons and alpha particles typical of Galactic Cosmic Rays (GCR) and Solar Particle Events (SPE), see J. A. Davis, et al., IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 61(4), 2014. The first prototype created at CMRP, utilised boron implantation to create the first 3D SV via electrical isolation. This device is described in J. A. Davis, et al, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 59(6), 2012. This device was the first of its kind, and whilst successful in creating 3D SV structures, it was limited in the sensitive volume (SV) definition and charge collection efficiency. A second prototype was designed and developed to address these limitations. This device utilised the technique of laser ablation, to create physically isolated SV structures. This device is described in detail in J. A. Davis, et al, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 61(6), 2014. The device was investigated using the technique of Ion Beam Induced Current (IBIC) upon the ANTARES accelerator at ANSTO.

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Fig 1. Top viewpoint of the 2nd diamond microdosimeter prototype. Laser milled trenches are filled with EpoFix (blue). Aluminium contacts (grey) on top and Gold/ Chromium contacts on the back. Four different structures D1-D4 were created.


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Fig. 4. Cross section of the device concept, with mirrored gold (yellow) and aluminium contacts (light grey) on top and bottom of the diamond substrate (stone grey). Laser milled trenches are visible, filled with PMMA (blue).

Fig. 2. IBIC median energy map of D3 under 50V (left) and 200V (right) applied bias for 6 MeV alpha particles (see Fig. 1). Underneath the aluminium pad 100% charge collection efficiency is recorded.

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Following the successful demonstration of laser milling in creating isolated SV structures in diamond, see J. A. Davis, et al., IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci., 61(6), 2014.2014. A new device utilising this same technique in currently being developed. Along with the aforementioned laser milled trenches, this device will also include additional features to improve upon SV size and definition. The device is constructed upon a 30 mm thick sample of electronic grade diamond. The device features a 6x6 array of 30x30 mm2 SV structures, separated by laser milled trenches 20 mm deep and 20mm wide. The thickness of the substrate, along with array structure and the presence of mirrored contacts are hypothesised to produce improved charge confinement to SV regions along with a SV size applicable for microdosimetric applications. This device along with many others which utilise a variety of different techniques, are currently under development at CMRP.

Fig. 3. A CCE line spectra corresponding to the vertical lines in Fig. 1.

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS The feasibility study and characterization of a twodimensional diode array in “magic phantom” for high dose rate brachytherapy quality assurance

A. Espinoza, M. Petasecca, D. Cutajar, I. Fuduli, A. Howie, J. Bucci, S. Corde, M. Jackson, M. Zaider, M. L. F. Lerch and A. B. Rosenfeld Medical Physics, 40, 111702 (2013)

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High dose rate brachytherapy is a form of internal radiation treatment typically used for prostate cancer. Small, hollow plastic catheters are inserted into the prostate and a very high activity source delivers dose by moving through each catheter, completing the treatment within a few minutes. A device, known as a remote afterloader, is used to robotically control the placement of the source, by driving it to planned points inside of each catheter, for a time needed to deliver the correct dose to the tumour. Due to the very small margin of error and large risks associated with using such a high dose over a short period of time, there is a great need for verification systems that can accurately determine that the treatment delivered is matching the plan exactly. During this research, we successfully developed a novel system that was capable of measuring the quality of the brachytherapy delivery based on silicon detector technology. This world first comprehensive system was developed to assess the treatment delivered by the remote afterloader. Using the prototype system, named “Magic Phantom”, it was possible to measure and analyse treatment deliveries, with a source position and timing accuracy of less than 1 mm and 1 ms, respectively. Specialised electronics and software was designed to be easy to use, and featured automatic machine malfunction detection. Based upon the measured source positions and times, the dose in water was calculated at the detector plane and compared with planned. The high timing resolution of the system further allowed for the calculation of the additional transition dose delivered during the source movements, which is not generally considered and can be significant. The use of this system in hospitals will fill a large gap in the verification of this treatment, and give confidence to doctors and medical physicist that the treatment will be delivered exactly as intended.

Figure 1 – Total dose calculated based upon continuously measured treatment source positions and dwelling times for a treatment plan.

Figure 2 – Total transition dose only based upon all measured source movements for a treatment plan.

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS 3D-Mesa “Bridge” Silicon Microdosimeter for RBE Studies in 12C Radiation Therapy

Fig. 1 a) CMRP microdosimeter in DIL package and b) SEM image of the 3D bridge microdosimeter sensitive volumes. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 62 (2), 504-511, (2014)

Fig. 2 Median energy map showing the spatial distribution of energy deposited by 5.5 MeV He2+ ions in the SVs of the even array. The detector was biased at -10 V.

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A new silicon microdosimeter with 3D sensitive volumes (SVs) has been proposed, designed and fabricated at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP) to overcome the shortcomings of the conventional Tissue Equivalent Proportional Counter (TEPC). The new microdosimeter is called “bridge” microdosimeter as it has thin Si bridges between the SVs to support the Al tracks over the SVs. The charge collection study of the new device and its application for RBE determination in 12C radiation therapy at the Heavy Ion Medical Accelerator in Chiba (HIMAC), Japan is presented. Fig. 1a shows the 3D bridge microdosimeter mounted on a dual-in-line (DIL) package and Fig. 1b shows SEM image of arrays of SVs where the etched region outside the SVs was clearly visible. This new technology provided well-defined micron sized 3D SVs of dimensions similar to biological cells. The charge collection in the 3D SVs of the bridge microdosimeter was investigated using 5.5 MeV He2+ ion scanning microbeam at the Australian National Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO). Fig. 2 shows median energy maps obtained from odd and even arrays of the 3D bridge microdosimeter. Derived RBE10 values based on the Microdosimetric Kinetic Model (MKM) model [1] and SOI bridge microdosimetric spectra is presented in Fig. 3. The RBE10 values matched very well with those obtained from the TEPC measurements. Due to the high spatial resolution of the microdosimeter, more detailed RBE10 measurements were obtained at the end of the SOBP compared to the TEPC. It should be noted that the bridge microdosimeter measurements were done in a PMMA phantom while the TEPC measurements were carried out in water. This work presented the first RBE10 derivation in a 12C ion therapeutic beam using a high spatial resolution SOI microdosimeter and demonstrated a simple and fast method for Quality Assurance in charge particle therapy using silicon microdosimeter. References [1]. Yuki KASE et. al. 2011 Microdosimetric Approach to NIRS-defined Biological Dose Measurement for Carbon-ion Treatment Beam (Journal of Radiation Research); ISSN:0449-3060; VOL.52; NO.1; PAGE. 59-68;

Fig. 3 Derived RBE10 along the central axis of the SOBP of 12C ion beam, obtained by SOI bridge microdosimeter and TEPC at NIRS [1].

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS Monte Carlo simulation of the dose response of a novel 2D silicon diode array for use in hybrid MRI-LINAC systems MRI-linac systems have been proposed to provide a new form of image-guided adaptive radiation therapy. These systems will utilize the superior soft tissue contrast of MR imaging during radiation therapy treatments to provide superior target coverage and sparing of healthy tissue. A novel 2D silicon diode array detector developed at the CMRP has been characterized by Monte Carlo simulation for its performance inside magnetic fields representative of MRI-linac systems. The detector, named the Magic Plate, consists of 121 silicon diodes (dimensions 1.5 x 1.5 x 0.38 mm3) embedded in a thin kapton substrate, and is magnetic field compatible. The trajectories of secondary electrons become altered in a magnetic field, particularly at high-low density interfaces. As a result, detectors traditionally used for photon beam quality assurance, such as gas-filled ionisation chambers, need multiple corrections depending on their geometry, and the orientation and strength of the magnetic field. The slim design and small detector size of the Magic Plate means it is minimally perturbative, and is capable of producing a response to within 1% of water dose in a magnetic field. As such, the array is expected to be a valuable tool for MRI-linac applications.

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M. Gargett, B. Oborn, P. Metcalfe and A. Rosenfeld, Medical Physics, 42, p856 (2015)

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Figure 1: Part (a) shows water dose, with diode positions indicated, for a 12 segment IMRT field in a 1 T, perpendicularly oriented magnetic field. Part (b) shows the dose difference of the Magic Plate array relative to water.

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS Investigation of the use of novel ceramic oxide nanoparticles to improve the clinical outcome of radiotherapies Nanoparticles (NPs) have been shown by experimental and simulation studies to enhance X-ray radiotherapy of cancer. The effectiveness of radiation damage is enhanced in the presence of high atomic number (high-Z) NPs due to increased production of low energy, higher linear energy transfer (LET) secondary electrons when NPs are selectively internalized by tumour cells. High-Z NPs are also expected to be attractive for radiation damage enhancement in charged particle therapy. This project quantifies the dose enhancement of high-Z NPs in proton therapy, by means of Geant4 simulations. The NPs under study include gold (a wellknown, biocompatible radiation enhancer) as well as novel NP materials, fabricated at the Institute of Superconducting and Intelligent Material (ISEM) at UoW, tantalum pentoxide (Ta2O5) and cerium oxide (CeO2).

Figure: NP sphere of high-Z gold with incident 5MeV proton (blue track) and secondary electrons (red tracks) simulated with Geant4 and Geant4-DNA in a water medium.

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The energy deposition on a nanoscale around a single nanoparticle of 100 nm diameter is investigated in this project using the Monte Carlo toolkit Geant4 and the Geant4-DNA Package to model particle interactions in the water medium. Energy deposition enhancement locally to the NP boundary ranging approximately between 14% and 31% has been observed for a proton energy range between 5 MeV and 90 MeV, depending on the NP material. Enhancement of electron production and energy deposition can be correlated to the direct DNA damage mechanism. The simulation study demonstrates the theoretical potential for the application of novel ceramic oxide NP materials, developed at ISEM, for the dose enhancement of proton therapy.

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SELECTED RESEARCH PROJECTS New Silicon Detector Technology for Synchrotron X-Ray Microbeam Radiation Therapy

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According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the number of cancer cases in Australia continues to grow every year and around 50% of cancer patients currently receive some form of radiotherapy. The treatment of some cancers (e.g. glioblastoma multiforme) is very challenging with the treatment outcomes of surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy are not always ideal, and for certain variants, the long term prognosis is very poor. Microbeam Radiation Therapy (MRT), an exciting and very novel form of radiosurgery using submillimetre X-ray beams, offers new hope for such cancer treatment. Microbeam radiation therapy (MRT), a submillimeter X-ray radiosurgery technique, utilises the dose volume sparing effect by using highly collimated, parallel X-ray microbeams (with width 0.05 mm and pitch 0.4 mm) to deliver a uniform radiation dose to a target. A microbeam peak dose of 400 Gy, delivered in <1 sec minimises any cardiosynchronous related blurring of the microbeam X-ray paths. MRT quality assurance (QA) is very challenging due to the high dose rates (~20,000 Gy/sec) and highly striated X-ray radiation field. This talk will introduce the concept of MRT and the development of X-Tream, a high speed readout system with high resolution (micron-scale) silicon detectors for real-time dosimetry and beam monitoring, developed at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics (CMRP), University of Wollongong. The System has the ability to measure the instantaneous dose rate associated at any point with micron spatial resolution and hence is able to deduce the peak dose and valley dose between microbeams, which is referred to as the peak-to-valley dose ratio (PVDR). The X-Tream system is the first real-time dosimetry system for MRT to be developed in the world.

Fig 1: Design of new silicon single strip detector (SSD)

Fig. 2. Active area of SSD measured using an X-ray beam with dimensions of 5Îźm x 50Îźm raster scanned over the SSD.

Fig.3. Response of SSD scanned through 49 microbeams which took ~10 s.

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PUBLICATIONS Cheney, M. D., Chen, Y., Lim, R., Winrich, B. K., Grosu, A. L., Trofimov, A. V., Depauw, N., Shih, H. A., Schwab, J. H., Hornicek, F. J. & Delaney, T. F. 2014, '18F-FMISO PET/CT visualization of tumor hypoxia in patients with chordoma of the mobile and sacrococcygeal spine', International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, vol. 90, no. 1, Suppl. 1, pp. S753-S753. Chen, Q., Sanderson, M., Cao, J. C. & Zhang, C. 2014, 'Dynamic conductivity of the bulk states of n-type HgTe/CdTe quantum well topological insulator', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 105, no. 20, pp. 202110-1-202110-5. Constable, E., Deng, G., Horvat, J. & Lewis, R. A. 2014, ‘THz absorption bands in Sr14Cu24O41 by synchrotron radiation’, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-2. D Cardillo, M Tehei, M Lerch, S Corde, A Rosenfeld, K Konstantinov Highly Porous Hematite Nanorods Prepared via Direct Spray Precipitation Method Materials Letters (2014) 117 279-282. Delaney, T. F., Liebsch, N. J., Pedlow, F. X., Adams, J., Weyman, E. A., Yeap, B. Y., Depauw, N., Nielsen, G. Petur., Harmon, D. C., Yoon, S. S., Chen, Y., Schwab, J. H. & Hornicek, F. J. 2014, 'Long-term results of Phase II study of high dose photon/proton radiotherapy in the management of spine chordomas, chondrosarcomas, and other sarcomas', Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 110, no. 2, pp. 115-122. Depauw, N., Dias, M. F., Rosenfeld, A. & Seco, J. C. 2014, 'Ion radiography as a tool for patient set-up & image guided particle therapy: a Monte Carlo study', Technology in Cancer Research and Treatment, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 69-76. Dou, Y., Liu, Y., Liu, Y., Xiong, Z. & Xia, Q. 2014, 'Friction and wear behaviors of B4C/6061Al composite', Materials and Design, vol. 60, pp. 669677. Depauw, N., Batin, E., Daartz, J., Macdonald, S., Kooy, H. & Lu, H. 2014, 'A Novel Proton Pencil Beam Scanning Technique for Postmastectomy Chest Wall Irradiation', International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, vol. 90, no. 1, Suppl. 1, pp. S932-S932. Da Silva, F., Almeida, D., Garcia Gomez-Tejedor, G. & Limao-Vieira, P. 2014, 'CNO- formation through selective bond cleavage', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 488, no. 1, pp. 102018-1-102018-1. Davis, J., Ganesan, K., Alves, A. D., Prokopovich, D. A., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. L.F., Jamieson, D. N. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2014, 'Characterisation of an alternative novel diamond based microdosmeter prototype', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 3479-3484. Davis, J. A., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. L. F., Reinhard, M. I., Zaider, M. Rosenfeld, A. B. (2014). Tissue equivalence study of a novel diamond-based microdosimeter for galactic cosmic rays and solar particle events. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 61(4), 1544-1551. Deshpande, S., Xing, A., Holloway, L., Metcalfe, P. & Vial, P. 2014, 'Dose calibration of EPIDs for segmented IMRT dosimetry', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 103-118.

E. Constable, D. L. Cortie, J. Horvat, R. A. Lewis, Zhenxiang Cheng, Guochu Deng, Shixun Cao, Shujuan Yuan, and Guohong Ma, “Complementary terahertz absorption and inelastic neutron study of the dynamic anisotropy contribution to zone-center spin waves in a canted antiferromagnet NdFeO3”, Phys. Rev. B. 90 (2014) 054413. Fuduli, I., Newall, M. K., Espinoza, A. A., Porumb, C. S., Carolan, M., Lerch, M. L. F., Metcalfe, P., Rosenfeld, A. B. & Petasecca, M. 2014, 'Multichannel Data Acquisition System comparison for Quality Assurance in external beam radiation therapy', Radiation Measurements, vol. 71, pp. 338-341.

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E. Constable, D. Guochu, J. Horvat and R. A. Lewis, “THz absorption bands in Sr14Cu24O41 by synchrotron radiation”, 39th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz,14 - 19 September 2014, Tucson, Arizona, USA, IEEE Xplore, DOI: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2014.6956359

Fournier, P., Cornelius, I., Petasecca, M., Brauer-Krisch, E., Requardt, H., Dipuglia, A., Roberts, N., Hall, C., Stevenson, A. & Rosenfeld, A. 2014, 'Silicon strip detector for quality assurance in synchrotron microbeam radiation therapy', Physica Medica: an international journal devoted to the applications of physics to medicine and biology, vol. 30, no. Suppl. 2, pp. e135-e135. F. S Wells, A. V. Pan, X. R. Wang, S. A. Fedoseev, and H. Hilgenkamp, Analysis of low-field isotropic vortex glass containing vortex groups in YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films visualized by scanning SQUID microscopy Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) 5, 8677 (2015) Fuss, M. C., Sanz, A. G., Munoz, A., Blanco, F., Brunger, M. J., Buckman, S. J., Limao-Vieira, P. & García, G. 2014, 'Current prospects on Low Energy Particle Track Simulation for biomedical applications', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 83, pp. 159-164. Han, Z., Safavi-Naeini, M., Alnaghy, S., Cutajar, D. L., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Franklin, D. R., Malaroda, A., Carrara, M., Bucci, J., Zaider, M., Lerch, M. LF. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2014, 'Radiation dose enhancement at tissue-tungsten interfaces in HDR brachytherapy', Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 59, no. 21, pp. 6659-6671. Hutton, B. F. 2014, 'The origins of SPECT and SPECT/CT', European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 3-16. Horvat, J., Lepodise, L. M. & Lewis, R. A. 2014, 'Absorption spectra of benzoic acid in the 5-15 THz range', International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-2. Hutton, B. F. 2014, 'The origins of SPECT and SPECT/CT', European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 3-16. Hilgers, G., Bug, M. U., Gargioni, E. & Rabus, H. 2014, 'Comparison of measured and Monte Carlo simulated track structure parameters in nanometric volumes', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 161, no. 1-4, pp. 441-444.

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PUBLICATIONS I. A. Golovchanskiy, A. V. Pan, S. A. Fedoseev, and M. Higgins. Significant tunability of thin film functionalities enabled by manipulating magnetic and structural nano-domains Applied Surface Science 311, 549-557 (2014) Ipsen, S., Blanck, O., Oborn, B., Bode, F., Liney, G., Hunold, P., Rades, D., Schweikard, A. & Keall, P. J. 2014, 'Radiotherapy beyond cancer: target localization in real-time MRI and treatment planning for cardiac radiosurgery', Medical Physics, vol. 41, no. 12, pp. 120702-1-120702-8. Jackson, P., Foroudi, F., Pham, D., Hofman, M. S., Hardcastle, N. G., Callahan, J., Kron, T. & Siva, S. 2014, 'Short communication: timeline of radiation-induced kidney function loss after stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy of renal cell carcinoma as evaluated by serial Tc-99mDMSA SPECT/CT', Radiation Oncology, vol. 9, no. 253, pp. 1-4. Jalalian, A., Grishin, A. M., Wang, X., Cheng, Z. & Dou, S. X. 2014, 'Large piezoelectric coefficient and ferroelectric nanodomain switching in Ba(Ti0.80Zr0.20)O3-0.5(Ba0.70Ca 0.30)TiO3 nanofibers and thin films', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 104, no. 10, pp. 103112-1-103112-5. Jameson, M. G., Kumar, S., Vinod, S. K., Metcalfe, P. E. & Holloway, L. C. 2014, 'Correlation of contouring variation with modeled outcome for conformal non-small cell lung cancer radiotherapy', Radiotherapy and Oncology, vol. 112, no. 3, pp. 332-336. K Bogusz, M Tehei, C Stewart, M McDonald, D Cardillo, M Lerch, S Corde, A Rosenfeld, H K Liu, K Konstantinov Synthesis of potential theranostic system consisting of methotrexate-immobilized (3-aminopropyl)trimethoxysilane coated Bi2O3 nanoparticles for cancer treatment RSC Adv. (2014) 4, 24412 Kertzscher, G., Rosenfeld, A., Beddar, S., Tanderup, K. & Cygler, J. 2014, 'In vivo dosimetry: trends and prospects for brachytherapy', British Journal of Radiology, vol. 87, no. 1041, pp. 1-16. Kolling, S., Oborn, B. M., Keall, P. J. & Horvat, J. 2014, 'Magnetization curves of sintered heavy tungsten alloys for applications in MRI-guided radiotherapy', Medical Physics, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 061707-1-061707-6 Liney, G. P. & Moerland, M. A. 2014, 'Magnetic resonance imaging acquisition techniques for radiotherapy planning', Seminars in Radiation Oncology, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 160-168. Li, H., Wang, X., Chen, L. & Li, E. 2014, 'Denoising and R-peak detection of electrocardiogram signal based on EMD and improved approximate envelope', Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing, vol. 33, no. 4, pp. 1261-1276. Li, H., Zhou, W., Zhang, M., Liu, Y., Zhang, C., Li, E., Miao, C. & Tang, C. 2014, 'Large-area binary blazed grating coupler between nanophotonic waveguide and LED', The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2014, pp. 1-6. Li, H., Liu, Y., Miao, C., Zhang, M., Zhou, W., Tang, C. & Li, E. 2014, 'High-performance binary blazed grating coupler used in silicon-based hybrid photodetector integration', Optical Engineering, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 097106-1-097106-6. Li, H., Liu, Y., Zhang, M., Zhou, W., Zhang, C., Li, E., Miao, C. & Tang, C. 2014, 'Highly efficient polarization-independent grating coupler used in silica-based hybrid photodetector integration', Optical Engineering, vol. 53, no. 5, pp. 057105-1-057105-6.

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Li, H., Cui, B., Zhang, M., Zhou, W., Chen, H., Zhang, C., Liu, Y., Tang, C. & Li, E. 2014, 'Integration of 1550 nm vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with gratings on SOI', Optics and Laser Technology, vol. 64, pp. 333-336. Liu, Z., Sanderson, M., Cao, J. & Zhang, C. 2014, 'Topologically guaranteed enhancement of nonlinear optical conductivity of graphene in the presence of spin-orbit coupling', Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 90, no. 23, pp. 235430-1-235430-6. Li, E., Eggleton, B. J., Fang, K. & Fan, S. 2014, 'Photonic Aharonov-Bohm effect in photon-phonon interactions', Nature Communications, vol. 5, pp. 1-5. Loo, K. J., Jakubek, J., Zemlicka, J., Petasecca, M., Safavi-Naeini, M., Bucci, J., Zaider, M. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2014, 'BrachyView: feasibility study into the application of Timepix detectors for soft tissue thickness imaging in prostate brachytherapy treatment', Radiation Measurements, vol. 71, pp. 329-332. M. Mustapic, J. Horvat, Z. Skoko, Md Shahriar Al Hossain, S. X. Dou, “Interplay between boron precursors and Ni-Co-B nanoparticle doping in the fabrication of MgB2 superconductor with improved electromagnetic properties” Acta Materialia 80 (2014) 457-467. M. Mustapic, J. Horvat, M. S. Hossain, Z. Sun, Z. Skoko, D. R. G. Mitchell, S. X. Dou, “Novel synthesis of superparamagnetic Ni-Co-B nanoparticles and their effect on superconducting properties of MgB2”, Acta Materialia, 70 (2014) 298-306. Mendelson, A. F., Zuluaga, M. A., Thurfjell, L., Hutton, B. F. & Ourselin, S. 2014, 'The empirical variance estimator for computer aided diagnosis: Lessons for algorithm validation', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8674, pp. 236-243. Mozid, A. M., Holstensson, M., Choudhury, T., Ben-Haim, S., Allie, R., Martin, J., Sinusas, A. J., Hutton, B. F. & Mathur, A. 2014, 'Clinical feasibility study to detect angiogenesis following bone marrow stem cell transplantation in chronic ischaemic heart failure', Nuclear Medicine Communications, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 839-848. Mikheenko, P. & Johansen, T. H. 2014, 'Smart superconducting grid', Renewable Energy Research Conference, RERC 2014, Elsevier BV, Netherlands, pp. 73-76. Pan, A. V., Shcherbakova, O. V., Fedoseev, S. A., Golovchanskiy, I. A., Attard, D., Lam, S. K.H., Du, J., Foley, C. P., Rubanov, S. & Suvorova, A. 2014, 'Enhancing properties of high-temperature superconducting step-edge Josephson junctions by nano-multilayers with a small mismatch', Advanced Materials Interfaces, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 1300112-1-1300112-6. Petrovic, I., Pham, Q. T., Ristic-Fira, A., Santin, G., Sasaki, T., Seznec, H., Shin, J. I., Stepan, V., Tran, H. N. & Villagrasa, C. 2014, 'Simulating radial dose of ion tracks in liquid water simulated with Geant4-DNA: a comparative study', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, vol. 333, pp. 92-98.

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PUBLICATIONS Preston, R. M., Eberhardt, J. E. & Tickner, J. R. 2014, 'Neutron-gamma pulse shape discrimination using organic scintillators with silicon photomultiplier readout', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 2410-2418. Qinjun Chen, Mathew Sanderson, J. C. Cao and C. Zhang Dynamic conductivity of the bulk states of n-type HgTe/CdTe quantum well topological insulator Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 202110 (2014) R Brown, M Tehei, S Oktaria, A Briggs, C Stewart, K Konstantinov, A Rosenfeld, S Corde, M Lerch High-Z Nanostructured Ceramics in Radiotherapy: First Evidence of Ta2O5-Induced Dose Enhancement on Radioresistant Cancer Cells in an MV Photon Field Particle & Particle Systems Characterization (2014 - Recently associated to the prestigious Advance Materials family), 31, 500–505. Radhanpura, K., Lewis, R. A., Sirbu, L., Enachi, M., Tiginyanu, I. M. & Skuratov, V. A. 2014, ‘Effect of heavy noble gas ion irradiation on terahertz emission efficiency of InP (100) and (111) crystal planes’, Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol. 29, pp. 095015-1-095015-5. Sanz, A. G., Fuss, M. C., Blanco, F., Masin, Z., Gorfinkiel, J. D., Carelli, F., Sebastianelli, F., Gianturco, F. & García, G. 2014, ‘Electron scattering cross section calculations for polar molecules over a broad energy range’, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 83, pp. 57-67. Shenggang Liu, C. Zhang, Min Hu, X. Chen, Ping Zhang, Sen Gong, Tao Zhao, and Renbin Zhong, Coherent and tunable terahertz radiation from graphene surface plasmon polaritons excited by an electron beam, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 201104 (2014) Steele, J. A. & Lewis, R. A. 2014, 'In situ micro-Raman studies of laser-induced bismuth oxidation reveals metastability of beta-Bi2O3 microislands', Optical Materials Express, vol. 4, no. 10, pp. 2133-2144. Steele, J. A. & Lewis, R. A. 2014, 'Laser-induced oxidation kinetics of bismuth surface microdroplets on GaAsBi studied in situ by Raman microprobe analysis', Optics Express, vol. 22, no. 26, pp. 32261-32275. Squires, A. D., Constable, E. & Lewis, R. A. 2014, ‘3D printing of aspherical terahertz lenses and diffraction gratings’, International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-2. Spadea, M. Francesca., Fassi, A., Zaffino, P., Riboldi, M., Baroni, G., Depauw, N. & Seco, J. 2014, ‘Contrast-enhanced proton radiography for patient set-up by using x-ray CT prior knowledge’, International Journal of Radiation: Oncology - Biology - Physics, vol. 90, no. 3, pp. 628-636. Tran, L. T., Prokopovich, D. A., Lerch, M. L.F., Petasecca, M., Siegele, R., Reinhard, M. I., Perevertaylo, V. L. & Rozenfeld, A. B. 2014, 'Development of a large-area silicon A-particle detector', Applied Radiation and Isotopes, vol. 92, pp. 96-101. Tran, L. T., Guatelli, S., Prokopovich, D. A., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. L. F ., Reinhard, M. I., Ziegler, J. F., Zaider, M. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2014, 'A novel silicon microdosimeter using 3D sensitive volumes: modeling the response in neutron fields typical of aviation', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 1552-1557.

Tran, L. T., Prokopovich, D. A., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. L., Fleta, C., Pellegrini, G., Guardiola, C., Reinhard, M. I. & Rozenfeld, A. 2014, 'Ultra-thin 3-D detector: charge collection characterization and application for microdosimetry', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 61, no. 6, pp. 3472-3478. Trapp M, Tehei M, Trovaslet M, Nachon F, Martinez N, Koza MM, Weik M, Masson P, Peters J Correlation of the dynamics of native human acetylcholinesterase and its inhibited huperzine A counterpart from sub-picoseconds to nanoseconds J R Soc Interface (2014); 11(97): 20140372. Tenconi, C., Carrara, M., Borroni, M., Cerrotta, A., Cutajar, D., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M., Bucci, J., Gambarini, G., Pignoli, E. & Rosenfeld, A. 2014, 'TRUS-probe integrated MOSkin detectors for rectal wall in vivo dosimetry in HDR brachytherapy: in phantom feasibility study', Radiation Measurements, vol. 71, pp. 379-383.

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Tran, L. T., Prokopovich, D. A., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. L. F., Kok, A., Summanwar, A., Hansen, T., Da Via, C., Reinhard, M. I. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2014, '3D radiation detectors: charge collection characterisation and applicability of technology for microdosimetry', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 1537-1543.

Tehei, M., Perlmutter, J. D., Giusti, F., Sachs, J. N., Zaccai, G. & Popot, J. 2014, 'Thermal fluctuations in amphipol A8-35 particles: a neutron scattering and molecular dynamics study', Journal of Membrane Biology: an international journal for studies on the structure, function and genesis of biomembranes, vol. 247, no. 9-10, pp. 897-908. Thomas, B. A., Erlandsson, K., Drobnjak, I., Pedemonte, S., Vunckx, K., Bousse, A., Reilhac-Laborde, A., Ourselin, S. & Hutton, B. F. 2014, 'Framework for the construction of a Monte Carlo simulated brain PET-MR image database', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, vol. 734, no. Part B, pp. 162-165. Veera, J., Lim, K., Dowling, J., Ghose, S., Holloway, L. C. & Vinod, S. K. 2014, 'Dedicated Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) simulation for cervical cancer radiation treatment planning (RTP): assessing the impact on target volume delineation', Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, vol. 58, no. Supp 1, pp. 156-156. Villani, E. G., Crepaldi, M., DeMarchi, D., Gabrielli, A., Khan, A., Pikhay, E., Roizin, Y., Rosenfeld, A. & Zhang, Z. 2014, 'A monolithic 180 nm CMOS dosimeter for In Vivo Dosimetry medical application', Radiation Measurements, vol. 71, pp. 389-391. Win, T., Thomas, B. A., Lambrou, T., Hutton, B. F., Screaton, N. J., Porter, J. C., Maher, T. M., Endozo, R., Shortman, R. I., Afaq, A., Lukey, P., Ell, P. J. & Groves, A. M. 2014, 'Areas of normal pulmonary parenchyma on HRCT exhibit increased FDG PET signal in IPF patients', European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 337-342. Wen, Q., Tian, W., Mao, Q., Chen, Z., Liu, W., Yang, Q., Sanderson, M. & Zhang, H. 2014, 'Graphene based all-optical spatial terahertz modulator', Scientific Reports, vol. 4, pp. 1-5.

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PUBLICATIONS Xing, A., Arumugam, S., Holloway, L. & Goozee, G. 2014, 'PyCMSXiO: an external interface to script treatment plans for the Elekta速 CMS XiO treatment planning system', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 489, no. 1, pp. 012063-1-012063-5. Journal of Physics: Conference Series Xing, A., Arumugam, S., Deshpande, S., George, A., Holloway, L., Goozee, G., Gray, A. & Vial, P. 2014, 'Streamlining EPID-based IMRT quality assurance: auto-analysis and auto-report generation', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 489, no. 1, pp. 012043-1-012043-6. Xing, A., Deshpande, S., Arumugam, S., George, A., Holloway, L. & Goozee, G. 2014, 'Commissioning of SharePlan: the liverpool experience', Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol. 489, no. 1, pp. 012064-1-012064-6. Journal of Physics: Conference Series Yee Sin Ang, J. C. Cao, and C. Zhang, Nonlinear optical conductivity of two-dimensional semiconductors with Rashba spin-orbit coupling in terahertz regime, The European Physical Journal B 87:28 (2014) Yee Sin Ang, Zhongshui Ma and C. Zhang, Chiral tunneling of electrons in two-dimensional semiconductors with Rashba spin-orbit coupling, Scientific Reports 4, 3780; DOI:10.1038/srep03780 (2014). Yonamine, A. H., Fedoseev, S. A., dos Santos, D. I. & Pan, A. V. 2014, 'Magnetic properties of YBCO/LCMO superlattices with and without STO interlayers', Advanced Materials Research, vol. 975, pp. 101-105. Zheng Liu, Mathew Sanderson, J. C. Cao and C. Zhang Topologically guaranteed enhancement of nonlinear optical conductivity of graphene in the presence of spin-orbit coupling Phys. Rev. B. 90, 235430 (2014) Zhuang, J., Yeoh, W. Kong., Cui, X., Xu, X., Du, Y., Shi, Z., Ringer, S. P., Wang, X. & Dou, S. Xue. 2014, 'Unabridged phase diagram for single-phased FeSexTe1-x thin films', Scientific Reports, vol. 4, pp. 1-6.

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Holness, J. L., Fleming, J. S., Malaroda, A. L. & Warwick, J. M. 2013, '99mTc-DTPA volume of distribution, half-life and glomerular filtration rate in normal adults', Nuclear Medicine Communications, vol. 34, no. 10, pp. 1005-1014.

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PUBLICATIONS 2013 A Briggs, S Corde, S Oktaria, R Brown, A Rosenfeld, M Lerch, K Konstantinov, M Tehei Cerium oxide nanoparticles: influence of the high-Z component revealed on radioresistant 9L cell survival under X-ray irradiation Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine (October 2013) 9 7 1098-105. Aldosari, A. H., Espinoza, A., Robinson, D., Fuduli, I., Porumb, C., Alshaikh, S., Carolan, M., Lerch, M. L. F., Perevertaylo, V., Rosenfeld, A. B. & Petasecca, M. 2013, 'Characterization of an innovative p-type epitaxial diode for dosimetry in modern external beam radiotherapy', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 4705-4712. Almeida, D., da Silva, F. Ferreira., Garcia Gomez-Tejedor, G. & Limao-Vieira, P. 2013, 'Dynamic of negative ions in potassium-D-ribose collisions', Journal of Chemical Physics, vol. 139, no. 11, pp. 114304-1-114304-6. Al-Tikrity, S. F. Sultan. 2013, 'The effect of bias voltage on the optical conductance of a single layer graphene p-n junction in THz regime', International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-2. A. V. Khoryushin, J. E. Mozhaeva, P. B.Mozhaev, V. V. Yurchenko, O. Stupakov, A. V. Pan, C. S. Jacobsen, and J. B. Hansen Structural and magnetic properties of (NdBa)MnO3 films on lattice-matched substrates Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 333, 53-62 (2013) A. Yonamine, A. V. Pan, S. A. Fedoseev, D. I. dos Santos, D. Oakden, B. Parsons, O. V. Shcherbakova, I. A. Golovchanskiy, N. Masilamani, R. J. Webber, and O. A. Mukhanov Properties of individual YBCO layers in a two-layered design for energy-efficient digital data cables IEEE 14th International Superconductive Electronics Conference, ISEC 14, 6604282 (2013) Aza, E., Caresana, M., Cassell, C., Colombo, V., Damjanovic, S., Gilardoni, S., Manessi, G., Perrin, D. & Silari, M. 2013, 'Comparison of the performance of different instruments in the stray neutron field around the cern proton synchrotron', Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 161, no. 1-4, pp. 190-195. Baek, W. Y., Arndt, A., Bug, M. U., Rabus, H. & Wang, M. 2013, 'Total electron-scattering cross sections of pyrimidine', Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, vol. 88, no. 3, pp. 032702-1-032702-8. Bug, M., Gargioni, E., Nettelbeck, H., Baek, W., Hilgers, G., Rozenfeld, A. & Rabus, H. 2013, 'Ionization cross section data of nitrogen, methane, and propane for light ions and electrons and their suitability for use in track structure simulations', Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 88, no. 4, pp. 043308-1-043308-21. Burgos, N., Cardoso, M. J., Modat, M., Pedemonte, S., Dickson, J., Barnes, A., Duncan, J. S., Atkinson, D., Arridge, S., Hutton, B. F. & Ourselin, S. 2013, 'Attenuation correction synthesis for hybrid PET-MR scanners', Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 8149, pp. 147-154. Nagoya Attenuation correction synthesis for hybrid PET-MR scanners

Byrne, H.L., McNamara, A.L., Domanova, W., Guatelli, S. & Kuncic, Z. 2013, "Radiation damage on sub-cellular scales: beyond DNA.", Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 1251-1267. Bousse, A., Erlandsson, K., Pedemonte, S., Ourselin, S., Arridge, S. & Hutton, B. F. 2013, 'Angular rebinning for geometry independent SPECT reconstruction', Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine 2013 Conference Proceedings, Fully3d Org, Unite States, pp. 308-311. Chen, Q., Ang, Y., Wang, X., Lewis, R. A. & Zhang, C. 2013, 'Energy loss rate of a charged particle in HgTe/(HgTe, CdTe) quantum wells', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 103, no. 19, pp. 192107-1-192107-3.

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Byrnes, A., Pant, R., Li, E., Choi, D., Poulton, C. G., Fan, S., Madden, S., Luther-Davies, B. & Eggleton, B. J. 2013, 'Photonic chip based tunable and reconfigurable narrowband microwave photonic filter using stimulated Brillouin scattering', Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 17, pp. 18836-18845.

Cheng, G., Xiong, J. & Stadler, F. J. 2013, 'A facile polyol-mediated approach to tunable CeO2 microcrystals and their photocatalytic activity', Powder Technology, vol. 249, pp. 89-94. Chun Guan, Yunhui Xing, C. Zhang, and Zhongshui Ma, Electromagnetically induced transparency of charge pumping in a triple quantum-dots with A-type level structure, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 163116 (2013) Denifl, S., Garcia Gomez-Tejedor, G., Huber, B. A., Marinkovic, B. P., Mason, N., Postler, J., Rabus, H., Rixon, G., Solov'yov, A. V., Suraud, E. & Yakubovich, A. V. 2013, 'Radiation damage of biomolecules (RADAM) database development: current status', Journal of Physics, vol. 438, pp. 012016-1-012016-8. Erlandsson, K., Salvado, D., Bousse, A. & Hutton, B. F. 2013, 'Design optimization and evaluation of a human brain SPECT-MRI insert based on high-resolution detectors and slit-slat collimators', IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-4. E. Constable, J. Horvat, D. L. Cortie, Z. Cheng, S. Yuan, S. Cao and R. A. Lewis, â&#x20AC;&#x153;High temperature anisotropy of NdFeO3 determined using time-domain terahertz spectroscopyâ&#x20AC;?, 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2013; Mainz; Germany; 1 September 2013 through 6 September 2013; Code 102316, DOI: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2013.6665932. Feng, W., Tawfiq, A., Cao, J. & Zhang, C. 2013, 'Energy-loss rate of a fast particle in two-dimensional semiconductors with Rashba spin-orbit coupling', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, no. 5, pp. 052113-1-052113-3. Gao, F., Pant, R., Li, E., Poulton, C. G., Choi, D., Madden, S. J., Luther-Davies, B. & Eggleton, B. J. 2013, 'On-chip high sensitivity laser frequency sensing with Brillouin mutually-modulated cross-gain modulation', Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 7, pp. 8605-8613.

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PUBLICATIONS Golovchanskiy, I. A., Fedoseev, S. A. & Pan, A. V. 2013, 'Quantitative model for tunable microstructure in magnetic FePt thin films by pulsed laser deposition', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 46, no. 21, pp. 215502-1-215502-8. Golovchanskiy, I. A., Pan, A. V., Shcherbakova, O. V. & Fedoseev, S. 2013, 'Rectifying differences in transport, dynamic, and quasi-equilibrium measurements of critical current density', Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 114, no. 16, pp. 163910-1-163910-9. Guan, C., Xing, Y., Zhang, C. & Ma, Z. 2013, 'Electromagnetically induced transparency of charge pumping in a triple-quantum-dots with A-type level structure', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, no. 16, pp. 163116-1-163116-5. Hutton, B. F., Thomas, B. A., Erlandsson, K., Bousse, A., Reilhac-Laborde, A., Kazantsev, D., Pedemonte, S., Vunckx, K., Arridge, S. & Ourselin, S. 2013, 'What approach to brain partial volume correction is best for PET/MRI?', Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors, and Associated Equipment, vol. 702, pp. 29-33. Im, J., Yun, J., Kim, J. & Lee, Y. 2013, 'Preparation and applications of activated electrospun nanofibers for energy storage materials', Current Organic Chemistry, vol. 17, no. 13, pp. 1424-1433. K Ozawa, N Horan, A Robinson, H Yagi, F Hill, S Jergic, Z Q Xu, K Loscha, N Li, M Tehei, A Oakley, G Otting, T Huber, N E Dixon Proofreading exonuclease on a tether: the complex between the E. coli DNA polymerase III subunits α, ε, θ and β reveals a highly flexible arrangement of the proofreading domain, selected as a “Featured Article” (top 5% of articles in the journal), Nucleic Acids Res (May 2013) 41 10 5354-67. Kazantsev, D., Ourselin, S., Hutton, B. F., Lionheart, W. R. B. & Arridge, S. R. 2013, 'A novel method of embedding additional information into tensor diffusion filtering as an application for multi-modal reconstruction in ET', Fully Three-Dimensional Image Reconstruction in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Proceedings, Fully 3D, United States, pp. 312-315. Kim, J., Shi, D., Kong, K., Heo, Y., Kim, J., Jo, M. Ru., Lee, Y. Cheol., Kang, Y. & Dou, S. Xue. 2013, 'Structurally and electronically designed TiO2Nx nanofibers for lithium rechargeable batteries', ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 691-696. Li, K., Safavi-Naeini, M., Franklin, D. R., Petasecca, M., Guatelli, S., Rosenfeld, A. B., Hutton, B. F. & Lerch, M. L. F. 2013, 'Design and development of PETiPIX: an ultra high spatial resolution small animal PET scanner', IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC), IEEE, United States, pp. 1-4. Loo, K. J., Petasecca, M., Safavi-Naeini, M., Han, Z., Lerch, M., Bucci, J., Jakubek, J., Zemlicka, J., Meikle, S., Zaider, M. & Rosenfeld, A. 2013, 'BrachyView: tomographic reconstruction using Timepix detectors in post-implant dosimetry checks for permanent prostate brachytherapy implants', IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-3. Lewis, R., Bruno-Alfonso, A., de Souza, G., Vickers, R., Colla, J. & Constable, E. 2013, 'Spherical, cylindrical and tetrahedral symmetries; hydrogenic states at high magnetic field in Si:P', Scientific Reports, vol. 3, pp. 3488-1-3488-3.

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L. M. Lepodise, J. Horvat and R. A. Lewis, “Signature of aromatic carbons in the terahertz spectroscopy of biochars”, 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2013; Mainz; Germany; 1 September 2013 through 6 September 2013; Code 102316, DOI: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2013.6665653. M Trapp, M Marion, M Tehei, M Demé, T Gutberlet, J Peters High hydrostatic pressure effects investigated by neutron scattering on lipid multilamellar vesicles Phys Chem Chem Phys October 2013, 15 20951-20956. M Trovaslet, M Trapp, F Nachon, M Koza, P Masson, M Tehei, J Peters Relation between dynamics, activity and thermal stability within the cholinesterase family Chemico-Biological Interactions March 2013, 203 1 14-18. Lian, C. P. L., Wong, J. Hsiu Ding., Young, A., Cutajar, D., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. L. F. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2013, 'Measurement of multi-slice computed tomography dose profile with the Dose Magnifying Glass and the MOSkin radiation dosimeter', Radiation Measurements, vol. 55, pp. 51-55. Lian, C. P. L., Young, A., Cutajar, D., Freeman, N. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2013, 'Organ point dose measurements in clinical multi slice computed tomography (MSCT) examinations with the MOSkin™ radiation dosimeter', Radiation Measurements, vol. 55, pp. 56-59. Li, H., Bai, Y., Dong, X., Li, E., Li, Y., Liu, Y. & Zhou, W. 2013, 'Optimal design of an ultrasmall SOI-based 1 × 8 flat-top AWG by using an MMI', The Scientific World Journal, vol. 2013, pp. 636912-1-636912-6. Livingstone, J., Prokopovich, D. A., Tran, T., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M. LF., Reinhard, M. I., Perevertaylo, V. L., Ziegler, J. F., Zaider, M. & Rozenfeld, A. 2013, 'Charge collection in n-SOI planar microdosimeters', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 4289-4296. L. M. Lepodise, J. Horvat, R. A. Lewis, “Collective librations of water molecules in the crystal lattice of rubidium bromide: experiment and simulation”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15 (2013) 20252 -20261. Metcalfe, P., Quinn, A., Loo, K., Lerch, M., Petasecca, M., Wong, J. Hsiu Ding., Hardcastle, N., Carolan, M., McNamara, J., Cutajar, D., Fuduli, I., Espinoza, A., Porumb, C. & Rosenfeld, A. 2013, 'Review of four novel dosimeters developed for use in radiotherapy', Journal of Physics, vol. 444, pp. 012008-1-012008-7. M. Mustapic, J. Horvat, M. S. Hossain, Z. Skoko and S. X. Dou, “Enhancing superconducting properties of MgB2 pellets by addition of amorphous magnetic Ni-Co-B nanoparticles”, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26 (2013) 075013. M. Shahbazi, X. L. Wang, S. R. Ghorbani, M. Ionescu, O. V. Shcherbakova, F. S. Wells, A. V. Pan, S. X. Dou, and K. Y. Choi Vortex-glass phase transition and enhanced flux pinning in C4+-irradiated BaFe1.9Ni0.1As2 superconducting single crystals Supercond. Sci. Technol. 26, 095014 (2013)

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PUBLICATIONS N. Masilamani, O. V. Shcherbakova, S. A. Fedoseev, A. V. Pan and S. X. Dou Effect of Substrate and Buffer Layer Materials on Properties of Thin YBa2Cu3O7-x Films IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 23, 6601105 (2013) Noerochim, L., Wang, J., Wexler, D., Zhong, C. & Liu, H. 2013, 'Rapid synthesis of free-standing MoO3/Graphene films by the microwave hydrothermal method as cathode for bendable lithium batteries', Journal of Power Sources, vol. 228, pp. 198-205. O'Brien, T. E., Zhang, C. & Wright, A. R. 2013, 'Universal geometric classification of armchair honeycomb nanoribbons by their properties in a staggered sublattice potential', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 103, no. 17, pp. 171608-1-171608-4. Pan, A. V., Golovchanskiy, I. A. & Fedoseev, S. A. 2013, 'Critical current density: Measurements vs. reality', Europhysics Letters: a letters journal exploring the frontiers of physics, vol. 103, no. 1, pp. 17006-1-17006-5. Petasecca, M., Loo, K. J., Safavi-Naeini, M., Han, Z., Metcalfe, P. E., Meikle, S., Pospisil, S., Jakubek, J., Bucci, J. A., Zaider, M., Lerch, M. L. F., Qi, Y. & Rosenfeld, A. B. 2013, 'Brachyview: proof-of-principle of a novel in-body gamma camera for low dose-rate prostate brachytherapy', Medical Physics, vol. 40, no. 4, pp. 041709-1-041709-9. Pogson, E. M., Macnamara, J., Metcalfe, P. & Lewis, R. A. 2013, 'Comparing and evaluating the efficacy of the TOR18FG Leeds test X-ray phantom for T-rays', Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 18-27. Preston, R. M., Eberhardt, J. & Tickner, J. R. 2013, 'Neutron generator burst timing measured using a pulse shape discrimination plastic scintillator with silicon photomultiplier readout', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 8, no. December, pp. 1-12. Qinjun Chen, Yee Sin Ang, Xiaolin Wang, R. A. Lewis, and C. Zhang, Energy loss rate of a charged particle in HgTe/(HgTe, CdTe) quantum wells, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 192107 (2013) Qi Liu, L. Yu, Y. Wang, Y. Ji, J. Horvat, M.-L. Cheng, X. Jia and G. X. Wang, “Manganese-based layered coordination polymer: synthesis, structural characterization, magnetic property and electrochemical performance in lithium-ion batteries”, Inorg. Chem. 52 (2013) 2817. R. Nigam, S. J. Kennedy, A. V. Pan, and S. Dou Magnetic phase diagram and correlation between metamagnetism and superconductivity in Ru0.9Sr2YCu2.1O7.9 Eur. Phys. J. B 86, 280 (2013), 6 pages S. A. Fedoseev, A. V. Pan, S. Rubanov, I. A. Golovchanskiy, and O. V. Shcherbakova Large, Controllable Spikes of Magnetoresistance in La 2/3 Ca 1/3 MnO3/SrTiO3 Superlattices ACS Nano 7, 286-293 (2013) Sanderson, M., Ang, Y. & Zhang, C. 2013, ‘Klein tunneling and cone transport in AA-stacked bilayer graphene’, Physical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, vol. 88, no. 24, pp. 245404-1-245404-9.

Shamba, P., Wang, J. L., Debnath, J. C., Kennedy, S. J., Zeng, R., Md Din, M. F., Hong, F., Cheng, Z., Studer, A. J. & Dou, S. X. 2013, 'The magnetocaloric effect and critical behaviour of the Mn0.94Ti0.06CoGe alloy', Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 0560011-056001-7. Safavi-Naeini, M., Han, Z., Cutajar, D., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M.L.F., Franklin, D.R., Jakubek, J., Pospisil, S., Bucci, J., Zaider, M. & Rosenfeld, A.B. 2013, "BrachyView, A novel inbody imaging system for HDR prostate brachytherapy: Design and Monte Carlo feasibility study", Medical physics, vol. 40, no. 7. Shamba, P., Zeng, R., Wang, J. L., Campbell, S. J. & Dou, S. X. 2013, 'Enhancement of the refrigerant capacity in low level boron doped La0.8Gd0.2Fe11.4Si1.6', Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 331, pp. 102-108.

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Sanz, A. G., Fuss, M. C., Blanco, F., Masin, Z., Gorfinkiel, J. D., McEachran, R. P., Brunger, M. J. & Garcia, G. 2013, 'Cross-section calculations for positron scattering from pyrimidine over an energy range from 0.1 to 10000 eV', Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, vol. 88, no. 6, pp. 062704-1-062704-13.

Steele, J. A., Radhanpura, K., Lewis, R. A., Sirbu, L. & Tiginyanu, I. M. 2013, 'Optical characterization of novel terahertz emitters', International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-2. T. Toyoda, M. Fujita, T. Uchida, N. Hiraiwa, T. Fukuda, H. Koizumi, and C. Zhang, Difference between far-infrared photoconductivity spectroscopy and absorption spectroscopy: Theoretical evidence of the electron reservoir mechanism, Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 086801 (2013) T. E. O’brien, C. Zhang and A. R. Wright , Universal geometric classification of armchair honeycomb nanoribbons by their properties in a staggered sublattice potential, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 171608 (2013) T. H. Johansen, A. V. Pan, and Yu. M. Galperin, Exact asymptotic behavior of magnetic stripe domain arrays Phys. Rev. B 87, 060402(R) (2013) Selected as Editor’s Suggestion for work of particular interest, importance, and clarity. Tran, L.T., Bolst, D., Guatelli, S., Prokopovich, D.A., Keat, Y.C., Petasecca, M., Lerch, M.L.F., Reinhard, M.I., Fazzi, A., Sagia, E., Agosteo, S., Matsufuji, N. & Rosenfeld, A.B. 2013, "High spatial resolution microdosimetry with Δe-E detector on C-12 beam: Monte Carlo simulations", IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record. Toyoda, T., Fujita, M., Uchida, T., Hiraiwa, N., Fukuda, T., Koizumi, H. & Zhang, C. 2013, 'Difference between far-infrared photoconductivity spectroscopy and absorption spectroscopy: theoretical evidence of the electron reservoir mechanism', Physical Review Letters, vol. 111, no. 8, pp. 086801-1-086801-4. Tyler, M., Vial, P., Metcalfe, P. & Downes, S. 2013, 'Clinical validation of an in-house EPID dosimetry system for IMRT QA at the Prince of Wales Hospital', Journal of Physics, vol. 444, pp. 012043-1-012043-4.

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PUBLICATIONS Veera, J., Vinod, S. K., Holloway, L. C., Borok, N., Dimigen, M., Pogson, E. M. & Lim, K. 2013, 'External beam radiotherapy target volumes for cervical cancer: A multi-institutional study assessing contouring variability on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computer tomography (CT)', European Journal of Cancer, vol. 49, no. Suppl. S2, pp. S240-S240. Vial, P., Blake, S. J., McNamara, A. L., Holloway, L., Greer, P. B. & Kuncic, Z. 2013, 'A new concept in detector design for radiation therapy: simultaneous imaging and dosimetry for comprehensive treatment verification', IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, IEEE, United States, pp. 1-6. W. Feng, A. Tawfiq, J. C. Cao, and C. Zhang Energy-loss rate of a fast particle in two-dimensional semiconductors with Rashba spin-orbit coupling, Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 052113 (2013) Weickhmann, C., Jakoby, R., Constable, E. & Lewis, R. A. 2013, 'Time-domain spectroscopy of novel nematic liquid crystals in the terahertz range', 38th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc, Germany, pp. 1-2. Xu, Z., Chen, C., Wu, S. Qing Yang., Wang, B., Teng, J., Zhang, C. & Bao, Q. 2013, 'Graphene-polymer multilayer heterostructure for terahertz metamaterials', in J. Friend & H. Hoe. Tan (eds), Proceedings of SPIE - Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems, SPIE, United States, pp. 89230C-1-89230C-5. Xing, A., Arumugam, S., Holloway, L. & Goozee, G. 2013, 'Validation of an IMRT beam model using a secondary treatment planning system as a 3D dosimeter', Journal of Physics, vol. 444, pp. 012051-1-012051-4. Zhao, C. Lan., Li, Y. Ping., Chen, L. Hong., Yuan, C. & Qi, Y. Jin. 2013, 'The experimental study of lanthanum bromide detector in the gamma ray imaging', Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 336-338, pp. 373-378. Zhang, C., Chen, Z., Guo, Z. & Lou, X. Wen (David). 2013, 'Additive-free synthesis of 3D porous V2O5 hierarchical microspheres with enhanced lithium storage properties', Energy and Environmental Science, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 974-978.

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Z. Yu, Xiaolin Wang, Yi Du, Sima Aminorroaya-Yamini, C. Zhang, Kris Chuang, Sean Li, Fabrication and characterization of textured Bi2Te3 thermoelectricthin films prepared on glass substrates at room temperature using pulsed laser deposition,

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PUBLICATIONS 2012 Alhakeem, E., Alshaikh, S., Rozenfeld, A. & Zavgorodni, S. 2012, 'Experimental and Monte Carlo verification of Acuros XB calculations near low and high density heterogeneities', Medical Physics, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 4619-4619. Alnawaf, H., Butson, M. & Yu, P. K. N. 2012, 'Measurement and effects of MOSKIN detectors on skin dose during high energy radiotherapy treatment', Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences In Medicine, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 321-328. Alnawaf, H., Yu, P. K. N. & Butson, M. 2012, 'Comparison of Epson scanner quality for radiochromic film evaluation', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 314-321. Al Tikrity, S., Ang, Y. Sin. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Room-temperature strong terahertz photon mixing in graphene', Optical Society of America Journal B: Optical Physics, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 274-279. Ang, Y. Sin. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Enhanced optical conductance in graphene superlattice due to anisotropic band dispersion', Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, vol. 45, no. 39, p. 395303. Ang, Y. Sin., Ma, Z. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Retro reflection of electrons at the interface of bilayer graphene and superconductor', Scientific Reports, vol. 2, no. 1013, pp. 1-6. Ang, Y. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Strong nonlinear optical response of bilayer graphene in the terahertz regime', Key Engineering Materials, vol. 500, pp. 62-65. Ang, Y. Sin., Sultan, S., Tawfiq, A., Cao, J. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Terahertz photon mixing effect in gapped graphene', Journal of Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, vol. 33, no. 8, pp. 816-824. Ang, Y. Sin., Chen, Q., Wang, X., Lewis, R. A. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Terahertz photon mixing effect in graphene and topological insulator', 37th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), IEEE, USA, pp. 1-2. A. Tawfiq, Yee Sin Ang, C. Zhang, Intraband nonlinear terahertz waves absorption of gapped graphene, 37th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, (Wollongong, Australia Sept 24-28, 2012), Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/IRMMWTHz.2012.6380473 A. V. Pan, S. A. Fedoseev, O. V. Shcherbakova, I. A. Golovchanskiy, S. Zhou, S. X. Dou, R. J. Webber, O. A. Mukhanov, T. Yamashita, R. Taylor, Development of Energy-Efficient Cryogenic Leads with High Temperature Superconducting Films on Ceramic Substrates Physics Procedia 36, 365 (2012) Beaven, D., Fulcher, J. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'A linear time complexity solver for lattice quantum field theory computations', Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2012, Newswood Ltd, Hong Kong, pp. 1641-1646.

Bo Wang, C. Zhang, Z. S. Ma Double trigonal warping and anomalous quantum Hall step in bilayer graphene with Rashba spin-orbit coupling, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24, 485303 (2012) Bug, M. U., Surdutovich, E., Rabus, H., Rozenfeld, A. & Solov'Yov, A. V. 2012, 'Nanoscale characterization of ion tracks: MC simulations versus analytical approach', The European Physical Journal D, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 291-296. Bug, M. U., Rabus, H. & Rozenfeld, A. 2012, 'Electron emission from amorphous solid water after proton impact: Benchmarking PTra and Geant4 track structure Monte Carlo simulations', Radiation Physics and Chemistry, vol. 81, no. 12, pp. 1804-1812. Bug, M. Ute., Baek, W. Yong. & Rabus, H. 2012, 'Simulation of ionisation clusters formed in nanometric volumes of the deoxyribose-substitute tetrahydrofuran', International Journal of Radiation Biology, vol. 88, no. 1-2, pp. 137-142.

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Bo Lv, C. Zhang, and Zhongshui Ma, Specular Andreev reflection in the interface of a two dimensional semiconductor with Rashba spin-orbit coupling and a d-wave superconductor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 077002 (2012)

Casas Bedoya, A., Domachuk, P., Grillet, C., Monat, C., Magi, E., Li, E. & Eggleton, B. J. 2012, 'Reconfigurable photonic crystal waveguides created by selectrive liquid infiltration', Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 11046-11056. Cortie, D., Shueh, C., Chen, P., Gao, J., Klose, F., Lierop, J. Van. & Lin, K. 2012, 'Probing exchange bias effects in CoO/Co Bilayers with Pillar-Like CoO structures', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 11PG01-1-11PG01-4. Cortie, D. & Lewis, R. A. 2012, 'Terahertz surfoluminescence', Surface Science, vol. 606, no. 21-22, pp. 1573-1576. Cortie, D. & Lewis, R. A. 2012, 'The importance of scattering, surface potential, and vanguard counter-potential in terahertz emission from gallium arsenide', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, no. 26, pp. 261601-1-261601-3. Chen, Q., Ang, Y. Sin., Lewis, R. A., Wang, X. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Photomixing in topological insulator HgTe/CdTe quantum wells in terahertz regime', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 101, no. 21, pp. 211109-1-211109-3. Davis, J.A., Ganesan, K., Alves, A.D.C., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Livingstone, J., Lerch, M.L.F., Prokopovich, D.A., Reinhard, M.I., Siegele, R.N., Prawer, S., Jamieson, D., Kuncic, Z., Pisacane, V.L., Dicello, J.F., Ziegler, J., Zaider, M. & Rosenfeld, A.B. 2012, "Characterization of a novel diamond-based microdosimeter prototype for radioprotection applications in space environments", IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 3110-3116. Davis, J. A., Ganesan, K., Alves, A. D. C., Guatelli, S., Petasecca, M., Livingstone, J., Lerch, M. L. F., Prokopovich, D. A., Reinhard, M. I., Siegele, R. M., Prawer, S., Jamieson, D., Kuncic, Z., Pisacane, V. L., Dicello, J. F., Ziegler, J., Zaider, M. & Rozenfeld, A. 2012, 'Characterization of a novel diamond-based microdosimeter prototype for radioprotection applications in space environments', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 3110-3116.

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PUBLICATIONS Depauw, N. & Seco, J. 2012, ‘Preliminary results of a scintillating fibers detector for proton radiography’, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, pp. 83-84. Dowdell, S. J., Clasie, B., Depauw, N., Metcalfe, P. E., Rozenfeld, A., Kooy, H. M., Flanz, J. B. & Paganetti, H. 2012, 'Monte Carlo study of the potential reduction in out-of-field dose using a patient-specific aperture in pencil beam scanning proton therapy', Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 57, no. 10, pp. 2829-2842. Dieter Beaven, John Fulcher, and C. Zhang, A linear time complexity solver for lattice quantum field theory computations, Proceedings of the International MultiConference of Engineers and Computer Scientists 2012 Vol II D. Upadhyay, S. Scalia, A. V. Pan, P. M. Young, D. Traini, W. Chrzanowski, Inhalable, targetable and thermo responsive lipid vehicles for pulmonary drug delivery Proc. 9th World Biomaterial Congress (2012). Eskandari, A., Aminzare, M., Razavi hesabi, Z., Aboutalebi, S. H. & Sadrnezhaad, S. K. 2012, 'Effect of high energy ball milling on compressibility and sintering behavior of alumina nanoparticles', Ceramics International, vol. 38, no. 4, pp. 2627-2632. Feng, C., Dan, M., Zhang, C., Guo, Z., Wang, S. & Zeng, R. 2012, 'Synthesis and electrochemical properties of Sn-SnO2/C nanocomposite', Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 7747-7751. Guatelli, S., Cutajar, D., Rosenfeld, A.B. & Layton, C. 2012, "Teaching Monte Carlo codes at university: Development of a Geant4 course for students of schools of physics", Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2012, art. no. 6360300, pp. W2C11-W2C15. Huang, C.-., Guatelli, S., Oborn, B.M. & Allen, B.J. 2012, "Microdosimetry for targeted alpha therapy of cancer", Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2012. Huang, C.-., Oborn, B.M., Guatelli, S. & Allen, B.J. 2012, "Monte Carlo calculation of the maximum therapeutic gain of tumor antivascular alpha therapy", Medical physics, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 1282-1288. Huang, C.-Y., Guatelli, S., Oborn, B.M., Allen, B.J. Microdosimetry for targeted alpha therapy of cancer (2012) Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2012, art. no. 153212, Hughes, J. R., Holloway, L. C., Quinn, A. & Fielding, A. 2012, 'An investigation into factors affecting electron density calibration for a megavoltage cone-beam CT system', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, vol. 13, no. 5, pp. 93-107. Huang, S., Cirmi, G., Moses, J., Hong, K., Bhardwaj, S., Birge, J. R., Chen, L., Kabakova, I. V., Li, E., Eggleton, B. J., Cerullo, G. & Kartner, F. X. 2012, 'Optical waveform synthesizer and its application to high-harmonic generation', Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, vol. 47, no. 7,

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Horowitz, Y., Siboni, D., Oster, L., Livingstone, J., Guatelli, S., Rozenfeld, A., Emfietzoglou, D., Bilski, P. & Obryk, B. 2012, ‘Alpha particle and proton relative thermoluminescence efficiencies in LIF:MG,CU,P:IS track structure theory up to the task?’, Radiation Protection Dosimetry, vol. 150, no. 3, pp. 359-374. K. W. See, X. Xu, J. Horvat, C. D. Cook and S. X. Dou, “Calorimetric AC loss measurement of MgB2 superconducting tape in an alternating transport current and direct magnetic field”, Supercond. Sci. Technol. 25 (2012) 115016. Kuncic, Z., Byrne, H. L., McNamara, A. L., Guatelli, S., Domanova, W. & Incerti, S. 2012, 'In silico nanodosimetry: New insights into nontargeted biological responses to radiation', Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, vol. 2012, pp. 1-9. Koybasi, O., Goulet, M., Depauw, N., Gingras, L., Archambault, L., Beaulieu, L. & Seco, J. 2012, 'Development of a 2D scintillating fiber detector for proton radiography', IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record, IEEE, United States, pp. 4318-4323. Lazarakis, P., Bug, M. U., Gargioni, E., Guatelli, S., Rabus, H. & Rozenfeld, A. 2012, 'Comparison of nanodosimetric parameters of track structure calculated by the Monte Carlo codes Geant4-DNA and PTra', Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 57, no. 5, pp. 1231-1250. Lazarakis, P., Bug, M.U., Gargioni, E., Guatelli, S., Incerti, S., Rabus, H., Rosenfeld, A.B. Effect of a static magnetic field on nanodosimetric quantities in a DNA volume (2012) International Journal of Radiation Biology, 88 (1-2), pp. 183-188. Cited 2 times. Lazarakis, P., Bug, M. U., Gargioni, E., Guatelli, S., Incerti, S., Rabus, H. & Rozenfeld, A. 2012, 'Effect of a static magnetic field on nanodosimetric quantities in a DNA volume', International Journal of Radiation Biology, vol. 88, no. 1-2, pp. 183-188. Livingstone, J., Prokopovich, D. A., Lerch, M. L. F., Petasecca, M., Reinhard, M. I., Yasuda, H., Zaider, M., Ziegler, J. F., Pisacane, V. L., Dicello, J. F., Perevertaylo, V. L. & Rozenfeld, A. 2012, 'Large area silicon microdosimeter for dosimetry in high LET space radiation fields: Charge collection study', IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 3126-3132. Li, J., Shi, L., Jia, L., Jiang, D., Zhou, W., Hu, W., Qi, Y. & Zhang, L. 2012, ‘Radiolabeling of RGD peptide and preliminary biological evaluation in mice bearing U87MG tumors’, Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry, vol. 21, no. 12, pp. 3850-3855. Loo, K., Petasecca, M., Safavi-Naeini, M., Lerch, M., Han, Z., Jakubek, J., Pospisil, S., Meikle, S., Zaider, M., Bucci, J. & Rozenfeld, A. 2012, 'BrachyView: a novel in-body imaging system for prostate brachytherapy', 2011 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2011, IEEE, USA, pp. 279-281. Moeava Tehei L’eau dans les extremophiles Biofutur (2012) 331 28 -30 M Trapp, M Trovaslet, F Nachon, M Koza, L van Eijck, F Hill, M Weik, P Masson, M Tehei, J Peters The Energy Landscapes of human Acetylcholinesterase and its Huperzine A-Inhibited Counterpart The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2012) 116 51 2714744-14753.

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PUBLICATIONS McNamara, A.L., Guatelli, S., Prokopovich, D.A., Reinhard, M.I. & Rosenfeld, A.B. 2012, "A comparison of X-ray and proton beam low energy secondary electron track structures using the low energy models of Geant4", International journal of radiation biology, vol. 88, no. 1-2, pp. 164170. Miller, K. H., Constable, E., Berger, H., Tanner, D. B., Horvat, J. & Lewis, R. A. 2012, 'Complementary techniques for probing terahertz magnetic excitations in Cu3Bi(SeO3)2O2Cl', 37th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), IEEE, USA, pp. 1-2. Novosel, N., Pajic, D., Skoko, Z., Mustapic, M., Babic, E., Zadro, K. & Horvat, J. (2012). “The influence of CuFe204 nanoparticles on superconductivity of MgB2”, Superconductivity Centennial Conference, 2011, Physics Procedia, 36 (2012), 1498-1503. O'Brien, T. E. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Optical conductance of a two-dimensional semiconductor in the presence of Rashba spin-orbit coupling and a periodic potential', Modern Physics Letters B, vol. 26, no. 26, pp. 1-7. O. V. Shcherbakova, A. V. Pan, S. Gorman, S. A. Fedoseev, I. A. Golovchanskiy, and S. X. Dou, Inhomogeneities in YBa2Cu3O7 thin films with reduced thickness, Physica C 479, 102 (2012) Pant, R., Byrnes, A., Poulton, C., Li, E., Choi, D., Madden, S. J., Luther-Davies, B. & Eggleton, B. J. 2012, 'Photonic chip based tunable slow and fast light via stimulated Brillouin scattering', Optics Letters, vol. 37, no. 5, pp. 969-971. Petasecca, M., Cullen, A., Fuduli, I., Espinoza, A., Porumb, C., Stanton, C., Aldosari, A. H., Brauer-Krisch, E., Requardt, H., Bravin, A., Perevertaylo, V., Rozenfeld, A. & Lerch, M. L. F. 2012, 'X-Tream: a novel dosimetry system for Synchrotron Microbeam Radiation Therapy', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 7, no. 16, pp. 1-15. Preston, R., Jakubek, J., Prokopovich, D. & Uher, J. 2012, 'Proton beam characterisation of a prototype thin-tile plastic scintillator detector with SiPM readout for use in fast-neutron tracker', Journal of Instrumentation, vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 1-14. Qinjun Chen, Yee Sin Ang, Xiaolin Wang, R. Lewis, and C. Zhang, Photomixing in topological insulator HgTe/CdTe quantum wells in terahertz regime, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 211109 (2012) Qinjun Chen, Yee Sin Ang, Xiaolin Wang, R. A. Lewis, C. Zhang, Terahertz photon mixing effect in graphene and topological insulator, 37th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, (Wollongong, Australia Sept 24-28, 2012), Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/IRMMW-THz.2012.6380474 Qi, Y., Zhang, X., Zhao, C., Chen, L., Petasecca, M., Safavi-Naeini, M., Lerch, M. & Rozenfeld, A. 2012, 'Performance comparison of two compact multiplexed readouts with SensL’s SPMArray4 for high-resolution detector module', 2012 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, NSS/MIC 2012, IEEE, USA, pp. 455-457.

R. Zeng, J. Liu, G. D. Du, W. X. Li, J. L. Wang, J. Horvat, S. X. Dou, ”Magnetic and superconducting properties of spin-fluctuation limited superconducting nanoscale VNx”, PROCEEDINGS OF THE 56TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON MAGNETISM AND MAGNETIC MATERIALS / Fundamental Properties and Cooperative Phenomena, published in: J. Appl. Phys. 111 (2012) 07E142 Ralston, A., Liu, P., Warrener, K., McKenzie, D. & Suchowerska, N. 2012, 'Small field diode correction factors derived using an air core fibre optic scintillation dosimeter and EBT2 film', Physics in Medicine and Biology, vol. 57, no. 9, pp. 2587-2602. Salari, M., Aboutalebi, S. Hamed., Chidembo, A. T., Nevirkovets, I. P., Konstantinov, K. & Liu, H. K. 2012, 'Enhancement of the electrochemical capacitance of TiO2 nanotube arrays through controlled phase transformation of anatase to rutile', Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, vol. 14, no. 14, pp. 4770-4779.

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Qinjun Chen, Xiaolin Wang, R. A. Lewis, C. Zhang, Nonlinear response of topological insulators in the terahertz regime, 37th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, (Wollongong, Australia Sept 24-28, 2012), Digital Object Identifier : 10.1109/IRMMWTHz.2012.6380345

S. Sultan, Y. S. Ang, and C. Zhang, Room temperature strong terahertz photon-mixing in graphene, J. Opt. Soc. America B 29, 274 (2012) Sun, J. D., Qin, H., Lewis, R. A., Sun, Y. F., Zhang, X. Y., Cai, Y., Wu, D. M. & Zhang, B. S. 2012, 'Probing and modelling the localized self-mixing in a GaN/AlGaN field-effect terahertz detector', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 100, no. 17, pp. 173513-1-173513-4. Sima Aminorroaya-Yamini, C. Zhang, Xiaolin Wang and Ivan Nevirkovets, Crystal structure, electronic structure and thermoelectric properties of n -type BiSbSTe2 J. Phys D-Appl. Phys. 45, 125301 (2012) Su, D., Horvat, J., Munroe, P., Ahn, H., Ranjbartoreh, A. R. & Wang, G. 2012, 'Polyhedral magnetite nanocrystals with multiple facets: Facile synthesis, structural modelling, magnetic properties and application for high capacity lithium storage', Chemistry: A European Journal, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 488-497. Shueh, C., Chen, P., Cortie, D., Klose, F., Chen, W., Wu, T. H., Van Lierop, J. & Lin, K. 2012, 'Correlating uncompensated antiferromagnetic moments and exchange coupling interactions in interface ion-beam bombarded Co90Fe 10/CoFe-oxide bilayers', Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 51, no. 11, pp. 11PG02-1-11PG02-4. Tawfiq, A., Ang, Y. & Zhang, C. 2012, 'Intraband nonlinear terahertz waves absorption of gapped graphene', International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz, pp. 1-2. T. Toyoda and C. Zhang, Theory of the integer quantum Hall effect in graphene, Phys. Lett. 376, 616 (2012) T. E. O’Brien and C. Zhang, Optical conductance of a two-dimensional semiconductor in the presence of Rashba spin-orbit coupling and a periodic potential, Mod. Phys. Lett. B 26, 1250174 (2012)

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PUBLICATIONS Tuniz, A., Pope, B., Argyros, A., Fleming, S., Wang, A., Large, M. C. J., Pogson, E. M., Lewis, R. A., Bendavid, A. & Kuhlmey, B. T. 2012, 'Spatial dispersion management in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials', 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2012, pp. 1-2. Tuniz, A., Pope, B., Wang, A., Large, M. C. J., Atakaramians, S., Min, S., Pogson, E. M., Lewis, R. A., Bendavid, A., Argyros, A., Fleming, S. C. & Kuhlmey, B. T. 2012, ‘Spatial dispersion in three-dimensional drawn magnetic metamaterials’, Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 11924-11935. W. Wang, C. Zhang, and Z. S. Ma, The effect of spin–orbit interaction on optical conductivity in graphene, J. Phys: Condens. Matter. 24, 035303 (2012) Wang, W., Zhang, C. & Ma, Z. 2012, ‘The effect of spin-orbit interaction on optical conductivity in graphene’, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 1-9. X. L. Wang, Yi Du, S. X. Dou, and C. Zhang, Room temperature giant and linear magnetoresistance in topological insulator Bi2Te3 nanosheets, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 266806 (2012) Yee Sin Ang and C. Zhang, Strong Nonlinear Optical Response of Bilayer Graphene in the Terahertz Regime Key Engineering Materials 500, 62 (2012) Yee Sin Ang, Shareef Sultan, Asya Tawfiq, Juncheng Cao and Chao Zhang, Terahertz Photon Mixing Effect in Gapped Graphene, J. Infrared Milli. Terahz. Waves 33, 816 (2012) Yee Sin Ang, C. Zhang, Enhanced optical absorption in graphene superlattice due to anisotropic band dispersion Journal Phys D-Appl. Phys. 45, 395303 (2012) Y. Zhang, X. L. Wang, W. K. Yeoh, R. K. Zheng, C. Zhang, Electrical and thermoelectric properties of single–wall carbon nanotube doped Bi2Te3, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 031909 (2012) Yee Sin Ang, Z. S. Ma, and C. Zhang, Retro reflection of electrons at the interface of bilayer graphene and superconductor, Scientific Reports 2, 1013; DOI:10.1038/srep01013 (2012) Zhenwei Yu, Xiaolin Wang, Yi Du and C. Zhang, Fabrication and magneto-transport properties of p-type Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 thin films on glass by pulsed laser deposition Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 4, 656 (2012) Zhang, H., Davidorf, F. & Qi, Y. 2012, 'Comparison of 16 mm OSU-Nag and COMS eye plaques', Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 166-178. Zhang, X., Qi, Y. & Zhao, C. 2012, 'Design and development of compact readout electronics with silicon photomultiplier array for a compact imaging detector', Chinese Physics C, vol. 36, no. 10, pp. 973-978.

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Zhang, C. & Ang, Y. 2012, 'Nonlinear transmittance of bilayer graphene in terahertz regime', Laser and Tera-Hertz Science and Technology, Optical Society of America, United States, pp. 1-2.

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 2014 Senior Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld • • • • • • • • •

Invited Speaker at 2nd International Conference on Radiation and Dosimetry in Various Fields of Research (RAD 2014), 26-29 May, 2014 ,Serbia Invited Speaker Heavy Ion Accelerators Symposium (HIAS), ANU, July 2014 Invited Speaker at Particle Therapy Workshop, Combined Scientific Meeting, Melbourne, 3-7 September , 2014, Australia Invited Panellist, International Space Medicine Summit, NASA and Rice University’s Baker Institute and Baylor College of Medicine, 5-8 June, Houston, USA Vice- Chancellor’s Award - Excellence Award for Researcher of the Year Vice-Chancellor’s Award - For Outstanding Achievements in Research Commercialization Convener: Accelerators for Medicine and Industry , Asian Forum on Accelerator and Detectors, Melbourne, Member of NHMR Assigners Academy Member of WG: Accelerators and its related technologies for other fields of Asian Forum for Accelerators and Detectors Advisory Board Member, Superconductor Science and Technology, IoP

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Academic Promotions | 2014 Senior Professor Chao Zhang •

Academic Promotion

Professor Alexey Pan •

Academic Promotion

Advisory Board Member, Superconductor Science and Technology, IoP

Professor Peter Metcalfe • • • •

Chair of ACPSEM Conference Scientific Meeting (CSM) advisory committee, member of the scientific advisory and organising Committee for csm-2014. Cancer institute NSW Chair, tradition Oncology Physics Fellow Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine Fellow Institute of Physics

Doctor Susanna Guatelli • •

Australia Japan Emerging Research Leaders Exchange Program (ERLEP) Representative of the activity ‘Multi-scale biological models and damage prediction’ of the Geant4-DNA international collaboration

Academic Promotions | 2013 Associate Professor Michael Lerch •

Academic Promotion

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Associate Research Fellow Michael Weaver • •

NSW – QB3 Rosenman Institute Fellowship Program Winner Best oral presentation – ABG2014 (Australia)

Associate Research Fellow Thuy Linh Tran • • • •

Paul-Phelps Continuing Education Grant, Nuclear and space Radiation Effects (NSREC) Conference in Paris, France Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Jak Kelly award for Postgraduate Excellence in Physics, Royal Society of NSW” Travel Grant for quality of research on microdosimetry IEEE/NPSS PHELPS Award for exceptional good work in the Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society (NPSS) fields of research

Student Frederick S. Wells •

AIIM 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition People’s Choice Award

Student Xin Liang • •

Double Scholarship: University Postgraduate Award and the International Postgraduate Tuition Award 2014 Postgraduate Student Merit Award in ISEM.

Student Patrick Niemiec •

PhD, AINSE scholarship from ANSTO

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AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS 2013 •

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Medical Physics paper “BrachyView: Proof-of-principle of a novel in-body gamma camera for low dose-rate prostate brachytherapy” featured as “Today’s Science Sparks” on the Cyber-Library Café in the Zuckerman Research Center (NYUSA) https://library.mskcc.org/sparks/month/2013/05 Keynote Speaker at 12th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association of Radiation Safety Management (JRSM2013), 27-29 November, Sapporo Elected Vice–Chair of International Solid State Dosimetry Organization (ISSDO) Chair of Special Workshop Program at IEEE NSS MIC 2013, Seoul , Korea Elected Vice–Chair of International Solid State Dosimetry Organization (ISSDO) Member of International Advisory Committee 16th Symposium on Microdosimetry (MYCROS 2013) Member of the IEEE NPSS Radiation Instrumentation Steering Committee (RISC) Member of Supervisory Board of “Advanced Radiation Dosimetry, European Network Training Initiative” (ARDENT), CERN. Member of NHMRC Translational Research Faculty Member of Scientific Committee of the 17th International Conference on the Use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, Melbourne 6-9May, 2013 Member, NHMRC Academy, Australia Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of Solid State Dosimetry Conference (SSD 17), Recife, Brazil , 22-27 September, 2013 Member of Scientific Advisory Committee of “Advancements in Nuclear Instrumentation, Measurements Methods and their Applications”, ANIMMA 2013, Marseille, 23-27 June, 2013 Member of Scientific Committee 16th Symposium on Microdosimetry (MYCROS 2013), October 20-25, 2013, Treviso, Italy Member of International Advisory Committee 16th Symposium on Microdosimetry (MYCROS 2013), Member of International Advisory Committee 16th Symposium on Microdosimetry (MYCROS 2013),

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Member of the Norwegian/European Physical Society, American Physics Society and is elected fellow of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters.

Convener of the Geant4 Australian School and MC Workshop in 2013, held at Wollongong University. Committee member of the conference “Geant4 2013 International User Conference at the Physics-Medicine-Biology frontier”, October 7-11, Bordeaux, France.

Student Patrick Niemiec •

awarded an AINSE scholarship from ANSTO to pursue his PhD studies

Student Anthony Espinoza •

IEEE Nuclear Physics and Plasma Science (NPSS) Radiation Instrumentation Award Jordanov’s Travel Grant

Students Matthew Newall, Sally McKinnon, Saree Alnaghy , Zhangbo Han, Kaiyang Li •

IEEE Nuclear Physics and Plasma Science ( NPSS) Phelps Continuing Educational Awards

Associate Research Fellow Michael Weaver • • •

Best poster –SSD17 (Brazil) Dennis Mathers Prize for best poster presentation (Australia) IEEE Nuclear Physics and Plasma Science (NPSS) Phelps Educational Grant award

Associate Research Fellow Thuy Linh Tran Ken •

Doolan Prize Award – at Physics in Industry day- The Future of Aerospace, CSIRO, Australia for Presentation: “Si microdosimetry for radiation protection in avionics” IEEE Nuclear Physics and Plasma Science ( NPSS) Phelps Continuing Educational Awards

Student Igor A. Golovchanskiy •

ISEM Postgraduate Student Excellence Award

Professor Alexey V Pan • •

Committee is organising the five yearly combined conference which includes AIR, RNZCR and ACPSEM. Melbourne 2013. •

Professor Tom Johansen •

Doctor Susanna Guatelli

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Senior Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld

Australian Research Council Fellowship Vortex Matter in Nanostructured Superconductors (Vortex VIII), 21-26 Sep 2013, Rhodes, Greece (Invited) Program and Advisory Committee, Vortex XIII, 21-26 Sep 2013, Rhodes, Greece. Associate Editor at the Global Edition of Superconductivity News Forum, the joint publication of the IEEE Council on Superconductivity (CSC) and the European Society for Applied Superconductivity (ESAS).

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Chair of Radiations Dosimetry and Radiation Protection track in Radiation Oncology, World Congress on Med. Phys. and Biomed. Engineering, Beijing Keynote Speaker, at the 4th annual National Cancer Centres Symposium, Melbourne Convener of Instrumentation for Bio-Medical Research, IEEE NSS MIC 2012, October 29-Nov 3, Anaheim, USA Chair of the Workshop “New Technologies in Hadron Therapy: Particle Imaging and Optimization of Treatment Delivery”, IEEE NSS MIC, 28 October, Anaheim, USA Chair of International Workshop MMND 2012 and IPCT 2012, Wollongong, 6-9 December, Wollongong Invited Speaker, Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Sydney, 10-13 Dec NHMRC Honour Roll

Professor Peter Metcalfe •

NZ EPSM Invited Key Note Speaker, Hamilton, New Zealand, August 2012

Doctor Susanna Guatelli •

COST Short Term Scientific Mission Grant, Australian Academy of Science, COST Action Funding, September 2012. Travel grant to attend QSMC 2012 Nano-IBCT Workshop, Madrid, Spain, 7-9 November 2012.

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Associate Research Fellow Michael Weaver •

Department of Health and Ageing scholarship

Associate Research Fellow Sergey A Fedoseev •

ISEM Postgraduate Student Best Paper Award

Professor Alexey V Pan • •

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research Partnership Member of Organizing Committee, 37th International Conference on Infrared, Terahertz and Millimeter Waves (IRMMW-THz 2012), Wollongong, Australia, 23-28 Sep 2012 Management Committee of European Cooperation in Science and Technology on Nano-Superconductivity (19 European countries, 47 research organisations. Australian Research Council Fellowship

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EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES Research Laboratories and Facilities Physics research is supported by well-equipped laboratories and workshops and a highly skilled team of support staff. There is a major off-campus facility for large scale research projects. We invest in facilities that will help us grow, expand our understanding of the world and develop solutions to global problems:

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advanced computer controlled welding systems the latest robotic and automation systems high speed data acquisition high speed video and cine cameras 3kW diode laser welding fume measurement system scanning electron microscopes electron back scattering diffraction unit transmission electron microscope atomic force microscope x-ray diffraction optical microscopy and metallography mechanical testing micro indentation system hardness testing GLEEBLE thermo-mechanical simulator thermal analysis suite (DSC, dilatometry, DTA) high temperature laser confocal microscope plasma nitriding system filtered arc deposition system wear testing machines 10kW gyrotron for microwave processing chemo-mechanical synthesis equipment refractory testing high temperature sessile drop measurement equipment Hille rolling mills ultra high vacuum pulsed laser deposition (UHV-PLD) system terahertz facility magnetic properties and physical properties measurement systems (MPMS and PPMS) ICP-OES Spectrometer for chemical analysis electron beam evaporation facility with XPS, auger, x-ray modules high resolution SEM/EBL system high magnetic field materials processing and characterisation system large scale cylindrical tri-axial apparatus with dynamic actuator (300 mm in diameter)

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large scale cyclic prismoidal tri-axial rig with unrestrained sides (600x600x800 mm) large scale consolidatometer (650 mm in diameter for soft soil testing) GDS controlled tri-axial apparatus cyclic filtration apparatus (240 mm in diameter) 500kN instron universal testing machine Large capacity drop hammer machines California instruments 30 kVA programmable arbitrary waveform generator 100 kW, 3000rpm, 1000Nm 4-quadrant dynamic dynamometer power quality analysers (including Hioki 3198 Power Quality Analyzers, Dranetz-BMI Power Xplorer PX5 and Elspec G4500 BLACKBOX Portable Power Quality Analyzer) Tektronix PA4000 Power Analyzer PMM 7000 EMI pre-compliance receiver and PMM L3-64 three-phase 64 A artificial mains network 100 pF, 100 kV standard capacitor and 1000:1 voltage divider 3 x 4.5 kW Chroma Electronic Loads 3 x 5 kW Terra Solar Array Simulators Small-Strain Hollow Cylinder Apparatus Cyclic simple shear apparatus Unsaturated tri-axial apparatus Static/cyclic tri-axial apparatus Back pressure shear box apparatus GDS cyclic process simulation apparatus Ring shear apparatus High Pressure Tri-axial Apparatus Large-scale direct shear apparatus Scanning electron microscope with EDXS Field emission gun scanning electron microscope with EDXS and EBSD Texture goniometer Dust testing via AS4156 and I.S. EN15051 Simulation research hub comprising 8-core workstations Large-scale direct shear tester with variable shear rate and displacement UOW PHYSICS ANNUAL REPORT 2012 - 2014

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Arching and flow rate indicisers Treatment Planning Systems for Radiation Therapy (Pinnacle, Eclipse and HDr. brachytherapy) Nuclear spectroscopy shielded room for radiation detector investigation Characterisation facilities for semi-conductor and scintillator based radiation detectors Computer cluster for Monte Carlo radiation transport simulations (GEANT, EGS, Beam, Pinnacle, MCNP) Electronic DAQ system designed laboratory for medical devices (fast picoseconds resolution VCR, FPGS programming and testing equipment) Phantom design and fabrication laboratory (mechanical machinery tools, Autocad station) Clean room for semi-conductor radiation detector assembly and investigation PET computer control gantry for relocating different designed PET detector modules

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Access to ANSTO facilities at collaborating radiation detection group: • • • •

Heavy ion microprobe for IBIC studies Instrumentation for characterization of semiconductor radiation detectors Gamma spectroscopy radiation detectors Radiation sources

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LINAC Brachytherapy equipment CT scanners PET MRI


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GRANT INCOME 2012 - 2014

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2014

MDCTP 2014

LymphFabrics: wearable technologies to control lymphoedema

Weaver, Michael

$218,697

NSW Health

2014

AS/IA142/8728

On-line X-ray microbeam monitor for MRT quality assurance [28/9/14-30/9/14]

Lerch, Michael

$3,300

Australian Synchrotron Company P/L

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DP140101501

Novel terahertz electronics, photonics and plasmonics in high-mobility, low-dimensional electronic systems

Zhang, Chao; Wang, Xiaolin; Lewis, Roger; Bao, Qiaoliang; Horvat, Josip

$410,000

Australian Research Council (ARC)

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AS142/ SAXS/7975

Size-Exchusion Chromatography Coupled SAXS of Macromolecular Complexes: the Replisome and the Divisome

Dixon, Nicholas; Lewis, Jacob; Tehei, Moeava

$1,015

Australian Synchrotron Research Program

2014

11159

Advanced microdosimetry detector utilizing 3D MEMS technology

Petasecca, Marco

$20,250

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

2014

AS/IA143/9209

Petasecca - experimental visit to ESRF facility

Petasecca, Marco

$3,500

Australian Synchrotron Company P/L

2014

AS141/FIR/7660

Using Nonlinear Effects as a Method for cheap THz Radiation Production

Lerch, Michael; Lewis, Roger; Squires, Andrew; Constable, Evan

$1,415

Australian Synchrotron Company P/L

2014

11138

Radiation hardness of medical devices for radiation therapy quality assurance

Cutajar, Dean; Petasecca, Marco

$12,650

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

2014

China Patent ZL 200880023328.8

Radiation Sensor and Dosimeter

Rozenfeld, Anatoly

$12,650

US Patent N 8,742,357 B2

2014

EP 1 481 265 B1

Method and apparatus for real time dosimetry

Rozenfeld, Anatoly; Zaider, Marco

ALNGRA13058

Optimisation of angular independent dosimeters for radiotherapy quality assurance through IBIC characterisation

$16,447

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

ALNGRA13061

Characterisation of large area, thinned SOI microdosimeters for proton and heavy ion therapy

$11,234

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

ALNGRA13057

Development of 3D dosimeters for space, avionic and radiation protection applications

$14,534

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

2013

2013

2013

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Petasecca, Marco; Rozenfeld, Anatoly


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TOTAL AMOUNT AWARDED

RESEARCHERS

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2013

DP130102956

Electron and spin transport in topoogical insulators

Wang, Xiaolin; Zhang, Chao; Lewis, Roger; Xue, Qi-Kun; Hoffman, Axel; Klose, Frank

$410,000

Australian Research Council (ARC)

2013

AS133/ SAXS/7098

Size-exclusion chromatography coupled SAXS for structural measurement of replisomal and cell division proteins

Hill, Flynn; Tehei, Moeava; Lewis, Jacob

$1,415

Australian Synchrotron Research Program

ALNBRG132925

Dynamic mechanism of spin reorientation transition in NdFeO3 investigated by inelastic neutron scattering

Constable, Evan; Cao, Shixun; Cheng, Zhenxiang; Cortie, David; Deng, Guochu; Horvat, Josip; Lewis, Roger; Yuan, Shujuan

$2,667

Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE)

LE130100109

A multiscale electrochemical, magnetoelectric and electromechanical characterization facility for advanced materials and devices

Valanoor, Nagy; Hamilton, Alexander; Munroe, Paul; Amal, Rose; Wang, Xiaolin; Zhang, Chao; Cheng, Zhenxiang; Seidel, Jan

$200,000

Australian Research Council (ARC)

2013

ACSRF06403

Collaboration with Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (Chinese Academy of Sciences) to explore the application of carbon nanomaterials in terahertz science and technology

Zhang, Chao; Lewis, Roger; Xi, Jiangtao; Cao, Juncheng; Wang, Chang; Han, Y

$20,000

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR)

2013

U.S. Patent No. 8421022 B2

Method and apparatus for tissue equivalent solid state microdosimetry

Rozenfeld, Anatoly

MP1201

Nanoscale Superconductivity: Novel Functionalities through Optimized Confinement of Condensate and Fields

Moshchalkov, V.V; Wordenweber R; Lang W;Pedarnig, J D; Pan A V, and 70 other applicants

â&#x201A;Ź500k

European Cooperation in Science and Technology Action

Plastic auxetics: a new class of materials; Microscope preparation tools

Mitchell D; Pereloma E; Rosenfeld A; Liu H; Spinks G; Jiang Z; Pan A V; Petasecca M; Li Z; Guatelli S; Aminorroaya-Yamini ; Gazder A; Chen Z; Reid M;Kuzmikova L; Konstantinov K

$50,000

UOW RIBG grant

The Australian MRI-linac Program: Improving cancer treatment through realtime image guided adaptive radiotherapy

Keall, Paul; Barton, Michael; Crozier, Stuart; Baldock, Clive; Fahrig, Rebecca; Fay, Michael; Forstner, Dion; Greer, Peter; Holloway, Lois; Kim, Taeho; Kuncic, Zdenka; Newsom, John; Oborn, Bradley; Pelc, Norbert J; Price, William; Rose, Stephen; Rozenfeld, Anatoly; Scott, Greig; Thwaites, David; Vial, Philip

$5,705,380

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

2013

2013

2013

2013

2013

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INDUSTRY

20112013

DP110100398

New approach to control grain boundary behaviour in superconducting thin films

Pan A V; Muller K H; Johansen T H; Hilgenkamp H

$210,000

ARC Discovery Project

20082013

DP0879933

Tailoring superconducting hybrid multilayered film systems for electric and electronic applications

Pan A V; Foley C; Johansen T H; Hilgenkamp H

$713,000

ARC Discovery Project

APP1030159

Improving radiation therapy of static and moving targets using high spatial resolution real-time dosimeters

Rozenfeld, Anatoly; Barton, Michael; Jackson, Michael; Petasecca, Marco; Lerch, Michael; Metcalfe, Peter; Tome, Wolfgang; Carolan, Martin; Kron, Tomas; Oborn, Bradley; Cutajar, Dean; Wong, Jenny; Holloway, Lois; Hardcastle, Nicholas

$526,325

National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

2012

LP120200289

New generation high efficiency thermoelectric materials and modules for waste heat recovery in steelworks

Dou, Shi; Li, Sean; Li, Wenxian; Zhang, Chao; Aminorroaya-Yamini, Sima

$400,000

Australian Research Council (ARC)

2012

AS122/ SAXS4915

Helicase loading and translocation in Bacillus

Tehei, Moeava; Hill, Flynn; Wood, K

$1,415

Australian Synchrotron Research Program

2012

APP1033237

Quantifying the impact of imaging choice for breast cancer radiotherapy

Delaney, Geoff; Metcalfe, Peter; Koh, Eng-Siew; Vial, Philip; Holloway, Lois

$391,596

Cancer Australia

LE120100069

A complete thermo-electric characterisation facility for exploration of novel materials and devices at high temperatures

Wang, Xiaolin; Dou, Shi; Peleckis, Germanas; Ye, Lin; Zhang, Tianshu; Martyniuk, Mariusz; Zhang, Chao; Yi, Jiabao; Umana-Membreno, Gilberto; Yeoh, Wai Kong; Lewis, Roger; Zhang, Yuebin; Ulrich, Clemens

$200,000

Australian Research Council (ARC)

Australian Synchrotron Access Program

Smith, Ian; Dillon, Carolyn; Lerch, Michael; Wilce, Matthew; Trewhella, Jill; Whisstock, James; Nugent, Keith; Tilley, Leann; Best, Stephen; Gentle, Ian; Martin, Jennifer; Peele, Andrew; Pigram, Paul; Harris, Hugh; Lombi, Enzo; Goossens, Darren; Ridgway, Mark; Buckley, Craig; Riesen, Hans; Bond, Charles; Ivanova, Elena; Dastoor, Paul; McCulloch, Dougal; Gardiner, Michael; Harmer-Bassell, Sarah; Downes, James; Rushmer, Tracy; Turner, Simon; Ackland, M. Leigh; Rose, Andrew; Cortie, Michael; Creagh, Dudley; Jiang, Zhong-Tao; AldrichWright, Janice; Pavlov, Konstantin; Duke, Mikel; Adhikari, Benu; Forwood, Jade; Wajrak, Magdalena

$30,000,001

Australian Research Council (ARC)

2012

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2012

2012

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RESEARCHERS

INDUSTRY

2012

The National Medical Physics University Network

Thwaites, David; Fielding, Andrew; Franich, Rick; Pollard, Judith; Metcalfe, Peter; House, Michael; Rozenfeld, Anatoly

$726,761

Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA)

2012

A state-of-the-art magnetic property measurement facility for development of advanced materials, energy and environmental technologies in Sydney Basin

Li, Sean; Amal, Rose; Kepert, Cameron; Zhang, Chao; Sheppard, Leigh; Zheng, Rongkun; Kennedy, Brendan; Sahajwalla, Veena; Guo, Zaiping; Ling, Chris; Dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Alessandro, Deanna; Klose, Frank

$375,000

Australian Research Council (ARC)

$600,000

Australian Research Council (ARC)

LE120100197

LE120100006

A dedicated, configurable linear accelerator for medical radiation research

2012

US Patent N 8,212,220

Dual Detector

Lerch M; Rozenfeld A; Gektin O

2012

Appliction N PCT/ AU2010/001263

Imaging Methods and System

Rozenfeld A; Jakubec J

RESEARCH

2012

Keall, Paul; Rozenfeld, Anatoly; Greer, Peter; Metcalfe, Peter; Thwaites, David; Eslick, Enid; Baldock, Clive; Holloway, Lois; Bosi, Stephen; Jackson, Michael; Vial, Philip; Downes, Simon; Barton, Michael

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EVAN CONSTABLE Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institut Néel, France Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) 2010, Doctor of Philosophy 2015

TESTIMONIALS

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I’VE ALWAYS HAD A DESIRE TO UNDERSTAND WHY THINGS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE.

“I’ve always had a desire to understand why things are the way they are, and studying Physics at UOW helped me discover how the universe works. “The teaching staff were always available to give one-on-one guidance, and the education quality was world class. The fundamentals I learnt in my undergraduate degree and the practical skills I learnt in my postgraduate degree have been essential to my role as a scientist. “Now I’m living in France and being paid to do the science I really enjoy. What more could I ask for?”

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CLAIRE PAGULAYAN Medical Physics Registrar, Prince of Wales Hospital Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics

THE CENTRE FOR MEDICAL REDIATION PHYSICS AT UOW IS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED, SO MY PEERS AND I WERE CONSTANTLY BEING INTRODUCED TO PROFESSIONALS IN THE FIELD.

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“Studying Medical Radiation Physics at UOW was challenging, but the support provided and the approach taken by my tutors and lectures was great and made a challenging time a lot easier.

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“My lecturers had an open door policy so I was always comfortable asking for help. The most beneficial thing about my degree, though, was the networking opportunities that constantly appeared. UOW staff are at the centre of radiation physics, so my peers and I were constantly being introduced to professionals in the field. “Since graduating from UOW I’ve found that the problem solving and communication skills I gained while doing my physics degree are highly valued by employers, and the challenges of medical physics has provided me with a career that is interesting, challenging and rewarding.”

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TESTIMONIALS “I am a beamline scientist at the Australian Synchrotron’s Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) in Melbourne. My main role is leading IMBL’s microbeam radiation therapy (MRT) project. MRT is an experimental radiotherapy technique which has demonstrated reduced toxicity to healthy tissues compared to conventional radiotherapy.” “My degree at UOW gave me many opportunities to gain insight into the world of research through hands on practical work, external facility visits, research projects and summer research programs. During both my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees I had opportunities to be involved in local and international collaborations, conduct research at state-of-the-art international facilities and attend conferences to present my research and network with professionals in the field.”

JAYDE LIVINGSTONE Scientist, Australian Synchrotron Doctor of Philosophy Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics Advanced Honours

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MY DEGREE AT UOW GAVE ME MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO THE WORLD OF RESEARCH THROUGH HANDS ON PRACTICAL WORK.

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ALUMNI Once students complete their degree at UOW, they become part of a global community of 120.000 alumni, a network of graduates across the world with the shared experience of studying at UOW. Below are members of our Alumni that have become very successful in their chosen career.

Toni de Liseo Bachelor of Science (Physics)

When Information and Communication Technology Illawarra (ICTI) president Tony de Liseo was a high school work experience student in UOW’s Department of Physics in 1982, he “earned his keep” by solving a mechanical problem the department was having with some calibrating equipment.

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That experience not only sparked Tony’s passion for physics, but landed him a part-time job as a technical aid in the department when he enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree after his Higher School Certificate.

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Tony says the Physics Department was an exciting place for a young science student, with inspiring academics like Dave Martin, Ken Osborne, Peter Fisher, Jadish Mather and Lindsay Smith, while some astronomy observations of Supernova 87a he did with Glen Moore were published by the Smithsonian Institute in the US. Tony says his general science degree was an excellent grounding for his first career in process control and automation. He then started specialising in IT, spending a number of years in consulting and IT training before establishing an Australian office for a UK-based Bond International Software 14 years ago.

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Tony is Asia Pacific Manager for Bond, which specialises in developing software and providing support services for human resources departments of large national and international corporations and staff recruitment consultancies. The 20-strong multicultural team at the Wollongong office services clients across Australia and Asia Pacific, as far away as Japan, China, Hong Kong and South America with software development, servicing and technical support, including a help desk. Eighty percent of Bond’s staff are UOW graduates. Tony moved Bond’s office from Sydney to Wollongong soon after establishing it. Tony said the manager of Bond’s Hong Kong office had joined the company after studying for his Masters degree in Wollongong. “He worked for us here for a couple of years before going back to Hong Kong to open our office there. One of the technical engineers in Hong Kong was looking to do his Masters, and chose UOW so that he could continue to work parttime while studying.” Tony was elected president of the region’s ICT cluster in 2010, and is determined to build stronger networks and collaboration between companies in the expanding sector so that they grow and prosper, benefitting each other and promoting the

region as an ICT hub. “Wollongong has so many competitive advantages for our industry, including lifestyle, lower office-space costs and lower staff turnover than the capital cities,” Tony said. “The University of Wollongong produces more ICT graduates than any other university in NSW, and many are phenomenally talented. If we don’t engage them they have to go – to Sydney and in many cases overseas.”


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Claire Pagulayan

Bachelor of Medical and Radiation (Physics)

I completed the Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics at UOW in 2012 and then went on to study a Master of Science - Research, doing a project which focused on Radiotherapy Treatment Plan verification. This led me to the position as a Medical Physics Registrar at The Prince of Wales Hospital, associated with the Training Education and Assessment Program (TEAP) at the Australasian College of Physical Scientists & Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM). This role has given me the opportunity to further my education and training towards becoming a Medical Physics Specialist.

It is wonderful to see how the theory and principles I have learnt at university can be put into practice to benefit the community. Being an integral part of a team who are able to make a profound impact upon the quality of life and the health of people and families by working with and utilising state-of-the-art medical radiation physics technology is highly rewarding.

My career has only just begun; there are endless opportunities that may arise in the future. I intend on completing my registrar position at the Prince of Wales hospital and obtaining my certification as a Medical Physics Specialist. Further on down the track I would like to return to UOW as a collaborator, utilising my skills and experiences gained in the clinical Medical Physics environment to advance research in the field of Medical Physics.

My occupation affords me the opportunities for involvement in advanced Medical Physics research as well as travel to local and overseas conferences for training courses, networking with and meeting new people in the field.

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Medical Physics Registrar, The Prince of Wales Hospital

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Curtis Wahlfeld

Bachelor of Science (Physics)

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Completed the Bachelor of Science Physics in 2012 and currently in the 2015 Telstra Graduate Program. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had some experience in consulting, network engineering and mobile apps so far. After finishing my degree I studied a secondary education diploma at UOW for a few months before enrolling in a Cert4 and then a diploma in IT networking at West Wollongong TAFE. Whilst studying I worked at Coles Shellharbour for over six years. I love PCs and gaming, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m also interesting in camping, travelling and snowboarding.

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Nicole Humble

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Physics (Honors) Product Manager (VMAT products) Radiosurgery Treatment Planning department

a huge advantage in the amount of clinical work that was set aside for us during my time at CMRP, as this is the kind of practical experience and knowledge that makes you valuable to such employers. The course is unique in the sense that it is so specialized for Medical Physics, which is something that is relatively rare still here in Europe.

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I graduated from UOW at the end of 2008 in the B. Medical Radiation Physics (Hons). Shortly after, I moved to Europe and was accepted to the University College London where I completed my M.Sc in Radiation Biology. Through my UCL Professor, I came into contact with my PhD supervisor where I finished my PhD in Physics at the Technical University in Munich after which I joined Brainlab in the Spring of 2014. I am currently employed as a Product Manager for our VMAT products in the Radiosurgery Treatment Planning department. My education at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics in Wollongong provided a strong foundation for me to get to where I am today. Being in industry now, there is

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Stewart Griffin

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Bachelor of Medical Radiation Physics (Honors)

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It began as an excuse to study physics by the sea. I grew up as an inland kid and the appeal of moving to a coastal town was huge. The ability to study my favourite subject, and for it to lead into the medical domain was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse. The first couple of years were difficult, lots of general physics & math but there was always at least one subject or one lecturer on hand to ensure that it remained interesting and to keep me thinking about and waiting for the ‘what’s next’. True to this expectation the last 2 years or my undergrad flew by. I spent the majority of my final year placed at St. Vincent’s Private Hospital Radiotherapy department putting into practice all of the theory I had worked on at uni. I worked alongside an incredibly knowledgeable group who complemented perfectly the

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excellent lectures and labs from our dedicated UoW team. I graduated with Honours and was accepted into a position at the Martyr Hospital as a Medical Physics Registrar while still working towards, and receiving my Master of Science, again with the full support of the CMRP team at UOW. The B. Medical Radiation Physics (Hons) has given me an incredible skill set and knowledge base but more importantly a way of thinking that seems to be applicable to so many areas of my professional life. Over the years I have had varied positions, all of which were accessible to me thanks to my studies at UoW. I spent the 3 years as a hospital based Medical Physicist in Sydney before looking for a sea change. I found an incredible position while overseas and spent two years in the UK working

with a small team to develop planning software for Neurosurgeons. I’m now living in Switzerland working for the American company, Accuray in a training and support position. I’m responsible for ensuring that our European customers have the knowledge and tools they need to use Accuray’s TomoTherapy treatment system to its fullest. I get the opportunity to spend most of my day working alongside health care professionals from all backgrounds and can honestly say that the UOW team and in particular the CMRP gave me an amazing foundation from which I have launched a career that I love.


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Andrew Wroe Bachelor of Medical Radiation Physics (Honors) Chief of Technology Development Department of Radiation Medicine

I graduated from the Bachelors of Medical Radiation Physics program in 2003 with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal in Engineering and moved in to a PhD program with my mentor Professor Anatoly Rozenfeld. My PhD focused on microdosimetry and nanodosimetry for space and therapeutic applications in proton therapy, which by its very nature was cutting edge and meant a great deal of time overseas, much of which was supported through a Fulbright Scholarship awarded in 2005. The cutting edge nature of the research pioneered at the Center for Medical Radiation Physics allowed me to gain experience at many world renowned institutions including the Harvard School of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center and United

States Naval Academy. The PhD program at the CMRP gave me the opportunity to develop skills in physics, radiation detectors, radiobiology and computer programming all of which have stood me in good stead in my career. Professor Rozenfeld and the entire team at the CMRP is focused on ensuring their work is presented and published in the wider community and this focus is translated to graduate students in their program. While many may overlook this, the encouragement of students to present and publish their work teaches them skills in professional scientific writing and also develops confidence in public speaking while enhancing their CV.

Loma Linda University Health. This advancement would not be possible without the support of Anatoly Rozenfeld and the rest of the CMRP team and it now allows me to carry on the tradition of supporting the treatment of cancer patients and training the next generation of caregivers and researchers.

I graduated with a PhD in Physics from the Center for Medical Radiation Physics in 2007 with the Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering Gold Medal for Excellence in Research. I immediately went to work at Loma Linda University Medical Center as a Medical Physicst. The training at the CMRP and the University of Wollongong gave me a great foundation on which to build on and advance within the Loma Linda Organization. At 33, I am now the Chief of Technology Development within the Department of Radiation Medicine and Professor in the School of Medicine at

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I began my university career with the University of Wollongong in 2000 studying Medical Radiation Physics with a Faculty of Engineering scholarship. This degree gave me an excellent background in Medical Physics and prepared me for work both in a research and hospital setting through the very practical nature of the curriculum. The small class sizes and dedication of the faculty in this program meant that students were mentored through the program and personalized support was readily available.

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Heidi Nettelbeck

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Physics

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After completing a bachelor degree in Medical Radiation Physics, I went on to do a PhD exploring the influence of magnetic fields in radiotherapy. This work attracted interest from the international scientific community, where I was offered a permanent research position in Germany’s national metrology institute, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt.

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For the past 6 years I have been leading a working group in the ‘Fundamentals of Dosimetry’ department researching the biological effectiveness of ionising radiation and developing Monte Carlo track structure codes for nanodosimetry. My studies in the School of Physics prepared me for many aspects of my current work: from project management to solving fundamental questions on

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the interaction of ionising radiation with DNA. It also assisted in international networking and securing several large European grants as well as continued collaboration with the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics at the University of Wollongong.


NAME

SURNAME

HONORARY

CURRENT POSITION

Mark

Reinhard

Honorary Senior Fellow

Program Leader, National Security Research, ANSTO

Martin

Carolan

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Director of Medical Physics, Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Cancer Services, Wollongong NSW

Steve

Meikle

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Director, USyd-ANSTO node of the Australian National Imaging Facility, Professor of Medical Imaging Physics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Usyd

James

Tickner

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Team Leader, X-ray technologies, CSIRO

Nicholas

Hardcastle

Honorary Senior Fellow

Medical Physics Sepcialist, Northern Sydney Cancer Centre

Gustavo Garcia

Gomez-Tejedor

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Scientific Researcher, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientĂ­ficas

Martin

Ebert

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Director of Physics Research, Department of Radiation Oncology, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Nedlands WA

Gary

Liney

Honorary Principal Fellow

Senior MRI Physicist, Ingham Institute for Medical Research

Gareth

Moorehead

Honorary Principal Fellow

Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Materials Science and Engineering

Stephanie

Corde-Tehei

Honorary Senior Fellow

Deputy Director of Medical Physics, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick

Andrew

Wroe

Visiting Fellow

Special Projects Physicist & LLURM Chief of Technology Development, Department of Radiation Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center

Judith

Freund

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Senior Staff Specialist, combined Medical Imaging Unit, St. Vincents Hospital Sydney

Wolfgang

Tome

Visiting Professorial Fellow

Professor of Radiation Oncology and Director of Medical Physics, Institute of Onco-Physics, Albert Einstein College of Yeshiva University, Bronx, NY

Richard

Banati

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Distinguised Research Fellow, ANSTO

David

Cohen

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Chief Research Scientist, Leader, Accelerator Science Project ANSTO

Phillip

Simmonds

Honorary Principal Fellow

Retired Senior Lecturer, University of Wollongong

Dale

Prokopovich

Honorary Senior Fellow

Experimental Physicist, Radiation Detector Research, ANSTO

Anna

Ralston

Honorary Senior Fellow

Director of Medical Physics, Cancer Care Centre, The St George Hospital, Sydney

Tomas

Kron

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Director of Physical Sciences, Department of Physical Sciences, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne

Peter

Bradley

Honorary Senior Fellow

RF Wireless and Ultra low power communications Systems Engineering Consultant

Bradley

Oborn

Honorary Associate Fellow

Post Doctoral Research Physicist, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital

Kym

Nitschke

Honorary Senior Fellow

Senior Medical Physicist, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital

Lois

Holloway

Honorary Principal

Research Physicist, Department of Radiation Oncology, Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres

Michael

Jackson

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Director, Radiation Oncology, Prince of Wales Hopsital

William

Zealey

Honorary Associate Profressor

Retired Associate Professor, University of Wollongong

Johansen

Tom

Honorary Professorial Fellow

Head, Department of Superconductivity, University of Oslo, Norway. Member of the Norwegian/European Physical Society, American Physics Society and is elected fellow of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters and The Royal Norwegian Society of Science and Letters.

Stephen

Joseph

Honorary Assoc Professor

UNSW Visiting professor

Kirily

Rule

Honorary Associate Professor

ANSTO Instrument Scientist

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PLENARY, KEYNOTE AND INVITED LECTURERS/ SEMINARS SENIOR LECTURER SUSANNA GUATELLI AND SENIOR PROFESSOR ANATOLY ROZENFELD

Invited Talk “From Higgs detection to saving lives: bench-to-bedside technology developments for Radiation Medicine”, Australian Institute of Physics Congress, Sydney, 10-13 Dec, 2012 Invited Plenary Talk, “Bench to Bed :Translational research in radiotherapy quality assurance” 4th Annual National Cancer Centres Symposium, Melbourne, 25-26 September, 2012 Invited Plenary Talk “Silicon Microdosimetry” , International Symposium on Microdosimetry, MICROS , 20-25 October, 2013 Treviso, Italy Keynote Speaker (opening) “Progress in Radiation Dosimetry with Semiconductor Sensors”, 12th Annual Meeting of Japanese Association of Radiation Safety Management (JRSM 2013), 27-29 November, Sapporo 2013 Special Invited Lecture “Progress in Semiconductor Dosimetry: Radiation Therapy and Diagnostic Radiology” , 9th International Workshop on Ionizing Radiation Monitoring, Chiyoda Technol, 30 No-1Dec , 2013, Oarai, Japan Invited Plenary Talk “State of the Art Semiconductor Dosimetry Frontiers of Future Research”, 17th International Conference on Solid State Dosimetry , 22-27 September , 2013, Recife, Brazil Invited Plenary Speaker Progress in Semiconductor Dosimetry for QA in Radiation Therapy”, 2nd International Conference on Radiation and Dosimetry in Various Fields of Research (RAD 2014), 26-29 May, 2014 ,Serbia Invited Penalist, Panel Radiation: Risk of Radiation Hazards for Space Missions, International Space Medicine Summit (ISMS), NASA and Rice University’s Baker Institute and Baylor College of Medicine, 5-8 June, 2014,Houston, USA Invited Plenary Speaker “Advanced Detectors for Radiation Dosimetry in Radiation Therapy”, Heavy Ion Accelerators Symposium (HIAS), ANU, July 2014 Invited Lecturer “Advances in Radiation Dosimetry” Radiation Dosimetry International Workshop, University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC), Kuala Lumpur, 28-29 May, 2014 Invited Plenary Talk “Advanced Quality Assurance in Stereotactic Radiosurgery for error free treatment”, 11th World Congress of the Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney, 17 – 19 March, 2014 Invited Speaker “Semiconductor Detector Development for RBE and Absorbed Dose QA in Charged Particle Therapy” Particle Therapy Workshop, Combined Scientific Meeting Imaging and Radiation in Personalised Medicine, Melbourne, 3-7 September , 2014, Australia

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Invited Speaker “Advanced Si Detectors for QA in Radiation Therapy on Medical Accelerators and Relevant Activities in Australia”, The 5th Asian Forum for Accelerators and Detectors (AFAD), 15-16 January, 2014

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VISITORS AND COLLABORATORS Visitors to CMRP in 2014

Visitors to CMRP in 2013

PhD, Director of Medical Physics Montefiore Hospital, Director of Institute for OncoPhysics at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Yeshiva University, USA

Ph.D., FCCPM, FAAPM, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, USA

Professor Wolfgang Tome

Doctor Hiroaki Akasaka

PhD Division of Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Hospital, Japan

Doctor Josh Yamada

Professor Bruce Faddegon

Doctor Sebastien Incerti

PhD, CENBG, CNRS/IN2P3, Centre d’Etudes Nucléaires de Bordeaux-Gradignan, France

Dr. Vladimir Ivantchenko

Geant4 Associates International Ltd, United Kingdom

MD Memorial Sloan Ketering Cancer Centre (MSKCC), USA

Professor Mauro Carrara

Dr. Joseph Perl

PhD, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, USA

PhD , National Cancer Centre, Milan , Italy

Doctor Chris Beltran

PhD , Director of Medical Physics Research, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA

Professor Jeffrey P. Sutton

MD, PhD , President and CEO and Institute Director , National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI), Houston, USA

Doctor Giulio Villani

PhD, Rutherford Appleton Research Laboratory, UK

Doctor Michael Scholz

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PhD, Biophysics Group, GSI, Germany

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VISITORS AND COLLABORATORS CMRP Collaborators

ISEM Offshore Collaborators:

•Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) , USA

•Instutute of Physics, Shanghai University of China

•Massachusetts General Hospital, F Burr Proton Therapy Centre,

•Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany

Harvard Medical School , USA

•TeraView Ltd, Cambridge, UK

•Loma Linda University Medical Centre, Proton therapy facility ,

•UNESP-Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil

University of Loma Linda , USA

•FOM Institute for Plasma Physics - Rijnhuizen, Netherlands

•Albert Einstein College of Medicine (AECM), Yeshiva University,

•Technical University of Moldova, Moldova

USA

•Heriot-Watt University, UK

•European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France

•Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information

•Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany

•Technologies, Chinese Academy of Sciences

•National Space Biomedical Research Institute, USA

•Peking University, China

•US NAVAL Academy, USA

•Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

•PTB, Germany

•Northeastern University, China

•National Institute of Radiological Science (NIRS) , Japan

•Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universite, Norway

•Heidelberg Heavy Ion Therapy, Germany

•Yunnan University, China

•SPA BIT, Ukraine

•University of California-Santa Cruz, USA

•Institute for Scintillating Materials, Ukraine

•Universitat Leipzig, Germany

•CERN , Switzerland

•Japan Electronics College

•Milan Polytechnic Institute, Italy

•National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine

•Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics Czech National

•University of Zagreb, Croatia

University in Prague

•Universitetet i Oslos, Norway

•Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

•Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

(ANSTO)

•Argonne National Laboratory, USA

•Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

•Hypres Inc, USA

(CSIRO)

•Russian Academy of Sciences

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•Australian Nanofabrication Facility, UNSW

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•Australian Synchrotron, Medical Beamline

ISEM Domestic Collaborators:

•University of Sydney School of Physics and Radiation Research

•University of NSW

Laboratories, School of Medicine

•Bragg Institute, ANSTO

•University of Melbourne, CoEHP and School of Physics

•Australian synchrotron,

•Peter McCallum Cancer Centre

•University of Newcastle

•Illawarra Cancer Care Centre

•Univ. of Melbourne

•St George CCC

•CSIRO, Lindfield

•POWH, Department of Radiation Oncology

•University of Sydney

•Liverpool Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology

•Victor Chang Research Institute

•Ingham Institute for Medical Research

•Swinburne University of Technology

•Eastern Heart Clinic

•University of Queensland •Monash University

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SEMINARS BY INVITED SPEAKERS AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICS February 2014 Normal tissue tolerance of microplanar beam X-ray : A long-term observation A Novel Radiosensitizer, Monogalactosyl diacylglycerol, Enhanced the Cytotoxic Effects for the Pancreatic Cancer

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, May 2014 Invited talk, EURADOS School, “Voxel phantom development and implementation for radiation physics calculations”, 13-15th May, 2014, Munich

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, June 2014 Invited talk, AIP, Bragg Institute, ANSTO: “Geant4 capability for neutron detection modelling”, 12th June 2014.

Dennis R. Schaart, PhD, July 2014

Delft University of Technology - Netherlands, Faculty of Applied Sciences - Radiation Science Recent Results in SiPM Based Detectors for Time-of-Flight PET and PET/MRI

Amy Walker, Sally Mackinnon, David Bolst and Matthew Cameron, September 2014 CSM distortion presentation, CSM Monte Carlo/Nanoparticle presentation, CSM presentation

This seminar series features presentations from the 2014 Combined Scientific Meeting held last week in Melbourne.

Mathew Cameron, Maegan Gargett and Nathan Thorpe, October 2014

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Alessandra Malaroda, Kylie Dundas and Lauren Bell, October 2014 Professor Lawrence S.Pinsky, Esq. October 2014 Physics Department University of Houston Texas

A Novel Radiosensitizer, Monogalactosyl diacylglycerol, Enhanced the Cytotoxic Effects for the Pancreatic Cancer

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, October 2014 Invited Seminar “Geant4 for Medical Physics”, Instituto Superiore di Sanita’, Rome, Italy

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, November 2014 •Seminar, Division of Radiation Oncology, Kobe University Hospital, “Development of Quality Assurance Instrumentation for radiotherapy”, 12th November 2014. •Seminar, Radiation Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, “Development of Quality Assurance Instrumentation for radiotherapy”, 12th November 2014. •Seminar, National Institute of Radiological Sciences, Chiba, Japan, “Development of Quality Assurance Instrumentation for Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy”, 10th November 2014. •Seminar, Proton Medical Research Centre, Tsukuba University, “Development of Quality Assurance Instrumentation for Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy”, 6th November 2014. •Seminar, Gunma University, Maebashi, Japan, “Development of Quality Assurance Instrumentation for Proton and Heavy Ion Therapy”, 4th November 2014

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SEMINARS BY INVITED SPEAKERS AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICS Invited Talks “Principles and Dosimetry Challenges of X-ray Microbeam Radiation Therapy”, Dept Radiation Oncology and Ingham Institute, Sydney, June 2014, Australia “First Results of a 128 Channel Realtime X-ray Microbeam Monitoring System based on a back-etched Silicon Multi-Strip Detector”, 4th MC Meeting and 3rd WG Meeting of the SYRA3 COST Action TD1205, Institute of Anatomy, Berne, Switzerland, October 2014 “Principle of MRT: Current Status”, Synchrotron X-Ray Microbeam Radiation Therapy Workshop, Wollongong, September 2013 “Dose Measurements of Micro-beams Using Silicon Detectors”, Australian Synchrotron IMBL Specialists Workshop, Melbourne, March 2012 “Advanced Sensors for Radiation Medicine: Research and Development at the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics”, UOW Research Presentations to His Excellency Mr David Daly, Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union to Australia and New Zealand, SMART Infrastructure Facility, Wollongong, December, 2012

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, April 2013 Title: Geant4-based research at CMRP, Date: 19-21April 2013, Conference: Monte Carlo Workshop, University of Wollongong, Wollongong

Associate Professor Chi Liu, April 2013 Yale University

Overview of research projects at Yale University

Mr Damiano Celeste, May 2013 Design and characterization of an Anti-Compton spectrometer based on a CsI(Tl) scintillator and silicon photomultipliers for

COMMUNICATION

homeland security applications

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SEMINARS BY INVITED SPEAKERS AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICS Doctor Susanna Guatelli, 28 June 2013 Invited talk, 24-28 June 2013, “Radiotherapy based on alpha emitting radionuclides: Geant4 for nano- and micro- dosimetry”, IAEA Technical Meeting on ‘Radiopharmaceuticals labelled with alpha-emitting radionuclides’, organised by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Wien, Austria.

Associate Professor Olga Martin, August 2013 Translation of the gamma-H2AX assay to radiation oncology

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, September 2013 Invited seminar, Title: CMRP Geant4 simulation studies for the fight against cancer. at the Istituto Superiore di Sanita’ (ISS), Rome, Italy, for students of the Medical Physics School. 7 September 2013

Filippo Ammazzalorso, December 2013

Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology – Particle Therapy Center, University of Marburg, Germany Dosimetric assessment of targeting uncertainties in scanned Proton and Carbon Ion Therapy and Development of countermeasures

Doctor Nicole Humble, December 2013

Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany Dosimetry and radiobiology of laser-driven particle beams: first cell experiments with the ATLAS laser

Doctor Stefan Schell, December 2013 COMMUNICATION

Department of Radiation Oncology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitat Munchen, Germany Dose delivery and treatment planning methods for efficient radiation therapy with laser-driven particle beams

Doctor Stephen Dowdell, December 2013 The Optimal 4D Treatment Plan

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, February 2012 Invited talk, “Effect of a magnetic field in radiotherapy: a nanodosimetric study”, Radiation 2012, AINSE, Lucas Heights, 15-17 February, 2012.

Doctor Chris Lidman, February 2012 Obtaining larger, more precise and better calibrated Type Ia supernova samples for cosmology.

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SEMINARS BY INVITED SPEAKERS AT THE SCHOOL OF PHYSICS Scott Martin, March 2012 Medical Device Research in CSIRO

Zeljko Pastouvic, April 2012 ANSTO

Focused ion beam induced beneficial and detrimental effects in semiconducting sensors

Jack Williams, May 2012 CMRP PhD candidate

Future Methods for Non-Invasive Prostate Cancer Screening and Diagnosis

Ms Liliana Stolarczyk, June 2012

PhD candidate with The Henryk Niewodniczański Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, IFJ PAN Proton Radiotherapy at IFJ PAN (Krakow, Poland) Dose from secondary radiation in proton and conventional radiotherapy

Ms Pauline Fournier, July 2012

Postgraduate student at the Claude Bernard University (Lyon, FRANCE) in Medical Physics. Scattered Radiation Dosimetry in Interventional Cardiology

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, August 2012 Teaching Monte Carlo codes at University: Development of a Geant4 course for students of schools of physics”, 2012 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment and Learning for Engineering (TALE), Hong Kong, 20-23 August, 2012.

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Mr. Kevin Loo, August 2012 BrachyView: A New In-body Imaging System for Prostate Brachytherapy

Professor Atsushi Kitagawa, October 2012 Carbon-ion radiotherapy physical and biological advantages.

Doctor Scott Findlay, October 2012 Adapting simulations to non-periodic specimens: grain boundaries, few atom impurities, defects.

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, November 2012 Invited talk, “Improvement of radiotherapy by simulation on nanoscale and measurements on micronscale”, QSMC 2012 Nano-IBCT Workshop, Quantum Scattering codes and Monte Carlo simulations to model dynamical processes in byosystems, Madrid, Spain, 7th-9th November, 2012.

Doctor Susanna Guatelli, December 2012 Title: Geant4-based nanodosimetric studies: effect of a magnetic field in radiotherapy and enhancement of protontherapy through High-Z nanoparticles, Conference: Micro- Mini- Nano- Dosimetry and international Prostate Cancer Treatment Workshop, Wollongong.

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CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS CONFERENCE

WORKSHOP

2012

2012

37th IRMMW THz at UOW MMMND & INTRO Mini-Micro-Nano-dosimetry and International Prostate Cancer Treatment Workshops

Radioprotection: Past, Present and Future School of Physics in collaboration with The Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering (AINSE) Mini–Micro-Nano Dosimetry (MMND) and Innovation Technology for Prostate Cancer Treatment (IPCT), 6-9 December , 2012, University of Wollongong , Australia Summer School TLD Dosimetric Characteristics for Brachytherapy Sources and Low Energy X-Rays

2013

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2nd GEANT 4 School and Monte Carlo Workshop, University of Wollongong Australia

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Pinnacle Modelling cLASS

2014 Mini–Micro-Nano Dosimetry (MMND) and Innovation Technology for Prostate Cancer Treatment (IPCT) , 20-25 October, 2014 , Sheraton Mirage, Port Douglas, Australia

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PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

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REFLECTING ON OUR PROGRESS AND SUCCESSES GLOBALLY RANKED AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S BEST MODERN UNIVERSITIES

50 UNDER

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• 26th in the world - QS Top 50 Under 50 Rankings 2014 • 33rd in the world - Times Higher Education Top 100 Under 50 Rankings 2014

TOP 2% OF UNIVERSITIES IN THE WORLD

TOP

2%

• 276th in the world - QS World University Rankings 2013/2014 • 298th in the world - Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013/2014

5

GLOBALLY RATED A FIVE-STAR UNIVERSITY

STARS

• 5 Star rating - QS World University Rankings 2014 • For the fourteenth year in a row, the Good Universities Guide (2014) awarded UOW five stars in:

TOP

100

• Getting a Job

• Graduate Starting Salaries

• Positive Graduate Outcomes

TOP 100 IN THE WORLD FOR GLOBAL GRADUATES For the 8th year in a row employers have ranked UOW in the top 100 universities in the world for the quality of its graduates - QS World University Rankings Graduate Employers Survey 2014

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